My Little Pony Book Review and Competition

My Little Pony Movie was released earlier this month and it’s sure to be a big hit! To celebrate the release of the movie, we’ve been sent a My Little Pony book bundle to review, plus you could win your very own book bundle too! We received the following books: My Little Pony Movie Storybook My Little Pony 1,000 Sticker Activity Book My Little Pony Giant Sticker Book with Colouring I’ve always loved books that tell the story from a movie. My Little Pony: The Movie book is a 64 page hardback book that tells the story of a new dark… [Read More]

We review the revision website, Education Quizzes

I’m sure that the majority of parents would agree with me when I say that it’s important to give our children the best start in life. From the moment our children are born we have only the best intentions for them. To care and look after them, keep them safe and fed, to ensure they’re happy, to give them a stable home and to make sure they receive the best education possible. From nursery to pre-school and high school, our children can thrive when placed in the right environment, with the right people, but also with the right tools, whether… [Read More]

Practical Advice to Keep Your Children Mobile Safe at School

Generation Z Generation Z has been a pretty hot topic at the moment. For those unfamiliar with the term, Generation Z refers to 16-22 year old’s. Recent research carried out for Newsbeat found that older generations believe today’s youth are lazy, selfish and addicted to social media. As a mum and step-mum, I have to disagree with this, but I can certainly see why the older generation would possibly think this. My three step-children all fall into the category of Generation Z. They’re 18, 20 and 22. In their short lives they’ve achieved so much more than I ever did… [Read More]

We’re part of the Argos Chad Valley Play Panel! Driftstone CarPark & Cars Playset Review! Plus Win a £75 Argos Voucher!

I’m very excited to announce that we’ve been invited to be part of the Chad Valley 2017 Play Panel. This means over the next few months, we’ll be sharing some of the hottest toys with you, plus we’ll be giving you the chance to win one of three £75 Argos vouchers! Our first competition can be found toward the end of this post so make sure you enter for your chance to win a £75 Argos voucher – perfect with Christmas just around the corner! As part of the Chad Valley Play Panel we will be receiving a number of… [Read More]

Keeping children safe online in 2017

The world has changed a lot since I was a child. Back then it was all about MSN messenger and MySpace. Gone are the days of children playing happily outdoors, as it seems more and more children are opting to spend their free time glued to their smart phones, tablets and laptops. The worrying thing for me about this is that it’s claimed that almost a third of parents allow their kids to use the internet freely without any restrictions. Not only that, but the age in which children are accessing the internet is getting younger and younger with children going… [Read More]

Your first day in year one

To our beautiful girls, Today is your first day in year one. How is that possible? It only seems like yesterday when we took those first tentative steps into nursery with you both. Mummy and daddy prepared you as best we could. We talked about nursery a lot, what you’d do there, who would be there, what to do if you needed the toilet etc. We talked about the fact that you’d have your own special peg to hang your bag and coat on. We did everything we could think of to make the settling in period as easy as… [Read More]

Well done John Lewis! Clothes for boys and girls

There has been a lot of backlash lately about the decision made by John Lewis to get rid of their boys and girls section of clothing. The decision means that all children’s clothes will simply come under the same label of ‘Boys and Girls’. Now, in today’s society it’s impossible to please everyone. You’re always going to get people who disagree with this just as much as you’ll get people who agree with this decision. It’s the people who take things to the extreme that annoy me most. The people who come out and say that their child identifies as… [Read More]

Job hunting for the 30 something female! Plus an update on the job front!

New Job

Last week I wrote a post called, ‘A New Exciting Chapter‘. It’s about how I made the decision to take redundancy from my job and how I felt about it. In the post I explained how I was feeling pretty emotional, nervous and unsure of what the future would hold, but I also explained that I’d slowly come round to the idea of doing something new and to look at this as an exciting thing, a new chapter to do something different. What I hadn’t thought about was job hunting. You see, having worked for the same company for 11… [Read More]

Zoggs Water Wing Vest Review

Our twin girls are five years old and for as long as I can remember they have always enjoyed swimming. When they were babies my husband and I didn’t take them swimming very often. Mainly because when my husband worked, I couldn’t take them on my own and we’d usually spend weekends in the park or going for walks. However, as soon as the girls were old enough for me to take them swimming on my own, it’s something that I’ve been dong regularly. I think it’s so important for children to learn how to swim. In my opinion it’s… [Read More]

Teaching children about road safety

One of my biggest fears as a parent is that my children get hurt. Whether that be from a fall, from another child, by accident or  from not knowing how to cross the road safely. That last one, is a biggie for me. I think it’s so important that we as parents teach our children how to cross the road safely from a young age. Our twin girls are five years old and they’re at the point now where I always make them look to see if it’s safe to cross the road before asking me to check that it’s… [Read More]