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]

Parenting is…

Hoping your child doesn’t finish all of their food because you secretly want to eat their leftovers – who doesn’t like cold, homemade pizza that’s been chewed on by a five year old? Not knowing any other parents name. You simply refer to them as “Tom’s Mum” or “Helen’s Dad” Deciding to walk the kids to school because it’s healthier and better for the environment, only for you to get half way when the heavens open and you all get drenched. Not only that, but neither you or your kids have a coat or an umbrella. Bribing your children. “If… [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]

Every Moment Counts Challenge

We’re taking part in Families Online #everymomentcounts challenge. We were set a fun challenge to capture our ‘little family moments’ each day for a week, and then write a short blog post explaining why we chose these moments and why they are so special to us. The challenge was for 7 days and ran from the 18th– 24th of September. Each day we were given a theme and then asked to take a photo for that theme. The themes for each day were as follows: Day 1. Together Day 2. Tradition Day 3. Laughter Day 4. 3 Things Day 5. Colourful… [Read More]

Back to School Essentials with Chemist.co.uk

School has been in full force for a number of weeks now and our girls have settled into year one really well. It seems the transition from nursery into reception was the most difficult as there were tears, but as I watched our girls walk into their classroom for the start of year one, there wasn’t a single tear in sight. A sign that they’re growing up! Of course, with the new school term that means the inevitable coughs and colds, as well as scraped knees and bruised elbows! Thankfully Chemist.co.uk are on hand to help. I was asked by Chemist.co.uk… [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]

Improve your memory with the Brainbox Transport Game Plus Win Your Very Own Game

Playing table top games with our girls is one of my favourite things to do. Granted, sometimes things can get a bit heated, but it’s all part of the fun and learning experience! I’d much rather sit at a table playing good, old fashioned games together, than watch them playing on tablets or glued to a TV screen. We were recently sent a new game to review from The Green Board Game Company and it’s so much fun! Brainbox Transport is a great, memory style game for children for children aged four and over. Included in the box you’ll find:  55… [Read More]

Perfect Party Dresses for Kids who like to Party!

As summer comes to an end, I like to look forward to one of my favourite times of the year. The Autumn/Winter season! Like many people, I enjoy snuggling under a soft, warm blanket on my sofa with the fire lit and a good film on the TV. Of course I love summer too, but there’s something so magical and homely about the colder months! It also means we can start getting ready for the party season! Christmas! Oops, sorry, yes I did just mention the ‘C’ word in September, but I can’t help it! For me, this time of… [Read More]