Getting your garden ready for winter

I woke up this morning and as usual made myself a cup of tea. In doing so I looked out of the kitchen window and into our garden. That’s when I decided that it’s almost time to start getting our garden ready for winter. At the moment our garden is full of toys. There’s a little tikes toy kitchen currently sprawled out on the grass having been blown over by the wind. It’s one of the toys that I should really have taken to a charity shop, but I just can’t bring myself to part with it just yet! Our girls… [Read More]

Selecting the Right Shed for Your Garden

When you decide to invest in a shed for your garden, there are a few different things you need to consider. From purpose to durability, you need to ensure that the shed you choose is right for your needs and the style of your garden. Whilst it may seem like a shed is simply a shed, there are so many available on the market that have different materials, features and price tags, so it’s important to make sure you know exactly what you want from your shed, to ensure you make the right purchase. Wooden Sheds The most traditional option… [Read More]

Fun Additions to Your Garden That Your Kids Will Love

Out of all the places in the home, the garden is perhaps the most magical and mysterious for children when they’re young. If you have a large garden, then it could seem like a forest to their young innocent eyes, but there are times when our gardens are just dull, boring and lifeless because we simply didn’t put the time and effort into them. If you want to give your kids a backyard wonderland to explore and become inspired by, then here are a couple of fun and unique additions to add to your garden. Source Bird watching With a… [Read More]

How To Get Your Family Back In The Garden

Picture Source We’ve all been there. Maintaining a garden is difficult, and once you let standards slip it becomes hard to find the motivation to get back out there. The overgrown weeds, dying plants, and tacky, old garden furniture are all things which aren’t quite as appealing anymore; there’s little to motivate the family to relax in the garden on a warm summer’s day or any kind of day, for that matter. Still, much like giving that cluttered living room or the broken cabinets in the kitchen a makeover, you’ll thank yourself for tackling that unappealing task later. Here are… [Read More]

Great Gardening Ideas For Your Kids

(image: hanscom.af.mil) With the summer almost upon us, now is a great time to get outdoors and work in the garden. Not only will it give you the fresh air you need, but it will give you something to focus on, improving your brain activity and raising your mood. As a parent, spending time in the garden with your kids will give you some great bonding moments. You will also be able to pass on your gardening skills to your little ones, giving them something to do, rather than watching the tv or playing on their games consoles. Here are… [Read More]

A Mumma’s Guide Getting The Kids To Spend More Time Outside 

As a mum, you want what’s best for your kids, which is why you worry about them not spending enough time outside. Do they lack vitamin D? Are they getting enough exercise? Are they addicted to technology? These are all worries that a lot of mums have, so if you’re worrying about these things or anything else to do with your kids spending time outside, don’t worry because you are not alone – we all worry about our kids. Of course, in days gone by – like when we were kids – children spent a lot of time outdoors. We… [Read More]

Get The Kids Excited About Cooking

Image Source Starting kids on a path of healthy eating helps to guarantee their habits stick as they enter adulthood. It’s one way that we, as parents, can give our children a great start in life. Encouraging them to get involved with food, cooking, and flavours teaches them good habits, gives them knowledge about nutrition, but also gives them skills that they can take into adulthood. But how do you get kids who might be a bit fussy or uninterested more involved with what they eat? It sounds like an impossible task, doesn’t it? Well, fear not. Here are a… [Read More]

Magical Gardens For Kids That Don’t Cost The Earth

The thing about gardening is that no matter how good you are at it, or how much time you devote to it, it can be a pretty expensive endeavour. The price of plants, tools, soil and decorations can all add up. Especially if you have a specific vision of what you want to create for your little ones in mind. But there are some ways to ensure that you get the most fun out for your garden without breaking the bank. Read on to find out more. Getting the basics right The first thing that you need to get sorted… [Read More]

How Large Families Can Save Money

If you have a relatively large family, then you will probably be aware that it is often surprisingly easy to accidentally overspend and to end up with little money at the end of the month. This can happen all too easily, but the truth is that the solution is to simply adopt a different kind of attitude. There might only be a certain amount of money coming in, and the same responsibilities every month, but if you are a little clever about it then you can easily save a considerable amount of money for your family each month. In this… [Read More]

My Fairy Garden Watering Can Review

Fairy watering can

Back in 2015, our twin girls helped me to make a fairy garden. Ever since then, the fairies have been quite clever in leaving surprises and gifts out for our girls when they’ve been good. It happens without warning. Usually when I’m on my way to pick the girls up from school. Whilst I’m out the fairies might make the girls their tea and have it ready on the table for them when they come home. Other times they’ve left little gifts like small jars of fairy dust or perhaps a new reading book, but this time they really have… [Read More]