Who else does a Christmas cleanup?

It’s that time of year again where I find myself thinking about how many toys the girls have that they simply don’t play with anymore, and those that have never been played with. What is it about Christmas looming that gets me into a frenzy? Well, I’ll tell you! Toys! Toys! Oh, more toys! I’ve decided that we need a serious declutter! We need to simplify our lives, our home and be more selective about toys we gift our children. Last year, Santa brought our girls lots of Sylvanian Family toys. They’re absolutely lovely, but sadly they’ve never been played… [Read More]

Hatchimals Surprise Reveal and Video #HatchimalsSurprise

In 2016 Hatchimals were the ‘must have’ toy for Christmas and SpinMaster are back again this year with their brand new Hatchimals Surprise! Hatchimals Surprise is all about anticipation and surprise! You don’t know who you’ll hatch, but your egg can’t hatch without your love and care! We’re one of a lucky few who have been sent our very own Hatchimals Surprise to hatch and share with you! Hatchimals are magical and interactive creatures that embody the wonder of surprise. The key to releasing their magic is children! It’s through their curiosity, care and nurturing that Hatchimals are brought to… [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]

That Friday Linky

It’s Friday again, which means it’s That Friday Linky time again! Please have a quick read of the info below and join in! As always we ask that you link up your favourite post of the week. Please don’t link up your entire blog, just one specific post that you’d like to share with us all. Linky’s are a great way to find new blogs to read, discover new content and they’re also a great way to raise your blogs profile. Myself and my husband, Nigel, who blogs at DIY Daddy are your hosts. If you’d like us to retweet your… [Read More]

Brilliant Mum Feature Week 26

Brilliant Mum Feature

Hello and welcome to the Brilliant Mum Feature. Once a week I will be featuring one mum in a bid to find out more about them and their lives. If you’d like to take part in this series, simply fill in this form. This week our brilliant mum feature is Becky from Mommy and Rory. Becky is a 26 year old mama of one, living in Sheffield with her little boy Rory and her not so better half Ryan! Having just returned to work, Becky says she can now class herself as a full time working mum! Aside from blogging and (attempting)… [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]

I Completed the Cardiff Half Marathon!

I can’t believe I’m actually writing these words, let alone saying them out loud! On Sunday, October 1st 2017, I completed my first half marathon! When I first started taking running seriously, I never would have imagined that I could ever complete a half marathon. My goal was to just to be able to run 5k without stopping. When I reached my 5k goal, I set a new goal to run 10k without stopping. When I achieved that, and after taking part in a few 10k races, I knew it was time to set a new goal. To run a… [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]

Rise of Scar Playset Review: The LionGuard

The Lion King is one of the girls favourite films at the moment. When we recently went on holiday to Disneyland Paris, R bought a Simba toy and she now has quite a collection of Simba toys! So when we were sent this Rise of Scar Playset her little face lit up, as did M’s, who’s also a fan! The Rise of Scar Playset is available from Smyths for £44.99 (price correct at time of publication). Aimed at children aged three and over, this playset will provide hours of fun for children who want to create the Lion Guard scenes from… [Read More]

That Friday Linky

It’s Friday again, which means it’s That Friday Linky time again! Please have a quick read of the info below and join in! As always we ask that you link up your favourite post of the week. Please don’t link up your entire blog, just one specific post that you’d like to share with us all. Linky’s are a great way to find new blogs to read, discover new content and they’re also a great way to raise your blogs profile. Myself and my husband, Nigel, who blogs at DIY Daddy are your hosts. If you’d like us to retweet your… [Read More]