Dear Children…

Dear Children, I want to start this letter by telling you both that Mummy and Daddy love you more than words can ever express. We want you both to be happy, and in order for that to happen, we’ll always be there for you, supporting you both through good and bad times. This letter has been written with a lot of love behind it. Life can be tough. It can be cruel. It can break even the strongest of human beings. However, if we can go forward in life with a positive, can-do attitude then we truly believe that anything… [Read More]

How to Help Your Kids Fall in Love with Maths

It’s difficult for anyone to put effort into something they dislike, let alone a child. If a young person has no interest in a subject or struggles to understand it, they’re hardly going to feel motivated to learn. That’s why it’s essential that you instil a love of maths in children – to encourage enthusiasm for the subject. Discover 5 ways to motivate your child to love maths, and in turn, want to learn. 1. Gamify Maths By gamifying maths, you’ll make learning fun for your child. In fact, they won’t even realise they’re learning as they’ll be too busy… [Read More]

Should you charge your children rent?

After over hearing a conversation a few weeks ago about whether or not parents should charge their children rent when they enter employment, I was curious to hear what other people thought about this. I spoke to my husband, Nigel, who blogs at DIY Daddy, who thinks that parents should definitely start charging their children rent as soon as they enter employment. He says that it’s a good way for our children to learn that they need to pay their way in the world, and contribute toward food and bills etc. It will help to teach them the value of money… [Read More]

Have fun this Easter with the Cadbury Peter Rabbit Collection #ad

This Easter, Cadbury are retelling the forgotten story of the Easter Bunny, and I think you’ll agree that Cadbury is a firm favourite with families across the UK. Their brand new products are suitable for all ages and for sharing amongst the family over the Easter weekend. Saturday’s star, Frankie Bridge has collaborated with Cadbury to release her first ever book just in time for Easter. The Tale of the Great Easter Bunny is available to download online here. The Tale of The Great Easter Bunny tells the story of the Easter Bunny and encourages families across the nation to take part… [Read More]

Babymel Robyn Navy Changing Bag Review from Kiddies Kingdom

When our twins were babies, my husband and I went through numerous changing bags. Some were too small, others too big. Some fitted our double pushchair perfectly, whilst others just got in the way. It’s true that finding the right changing bag for you and your little ones can take time. Our twin girls are six years old now, but that doesn’t mean we no longer need a changing bag. Although, they’re no longer in nappies, and don’t drink from bottles anymore, day trips still mean that we need a bag capable of carrying enough for twins. This includes lunch boxes,… [Read More]

This is what we really should be teaching our young girls

As a mum of girls, I often worry about their future and think about all of the things that I’d like them to learn before they spread their wings and leave the nest. There are so many things that I wish I’d been taught when I was younger. As such I thought I’d ask some other parents, who also happen to be bloggers, what they think we should really be teaching young girls. Here’s what they said. Money Pete from Household Money Saving said: I would teach them about money – why it’s important for the future and how best… [Read More]

Glimmies Aquaria Review

When it comes to toys, our girls have quite a few! This means it takes something pretty magical to impress them. So when we were sent a Glimmies Aquaria set to review along with two additional figures, I think it’s fair to say that the girls were pretty impressed! Glimmies are super cute magical creatures that live in Aquaria, an underwater village in Glimmies world! These little marine fairies each have their own unique names. We received Glimsplash, Medusilla and Mareen. Each fairy is super cute to look at. As you can see Glimsplash is pink, Medusilla is green, and… [Read More]

Review: Bargain Toys from PoundToy

Buying gifts for children can be expensive. If your child’s social life is anything like the social life of our six year old twins, then you’ll know exactly what I mean. Not a week goes by where they don’t come out of school with another birthday invitation. Of course, they absolutely love getting dressed up and going to all these wonderful parties, but for mum and dad, it can add up pretty quickly. Some parents I know will buy toys throughout the year in sales and clearances, then stash them all away so that when another party invite arrives, they’re… [Read More]

Mother’s Day Gift Guide 2018

This Sunday is Mother’s Day. A day to celebrate our wonderful mums and spoil them with love, affection and presents! I’ve put together a few ideas to help you find the perfect gift for your mum. Feasts Cookbook Set £39.50 Available online from Sous Chef, award-winning author Sabrina Ghayour’s latest cookbook is packed with recipes and menu suggestions for sumptuous Middle Eastern banquets. Paired with a selection of essential ingredients so mum can get stuck in right away! Included you’ll find: 1 x Feasts by Sabrina Ghayour   1 x Nigella Seeds   1 x Aleppo Pepper – Pul Biber 100g… [Read More]

Now We Are Six

Today our twin girls turn six years old. I know it’s something that a lot of parents say on their children’s birthdays, but the last six years really have flown by. R and M have grown into so such wonderful, thoughtful, bright and clever girls. I’m so proud of them both, and so honoured to be their mummy. Rather fittingly a few weeks ago, my husband and I were given a poem during parents evening that the girls teachers want them to learn for the Eisteddfod. Written by Winnie the Pooh Author, A.A. Milne, it sums up the feeling of… [Read More]