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]

Car Safety Tips for Travelling with Kids

With new changes in the laws regarding car seats for children I thought now would be a good time to address this, along with some other car safety tips when travelling with children. The new child car seat laws mean that manufacturers aren’t allowed to introduce new models of backless booster seats for children shorter than 125cm or weighing less than 22kg. This means companies will only be able to manufacture new backless booster products for children over 125cm tall or heavier than 22kg, which ever comes first. The reason behind this is because backless car seats offer less protection in the event… [Read More]

Traveling With A Timid Child

Image source For children, traveling should be an exciting time. It should be an opportunity to explore new horizons, see the world outside of their own and gain experiences that you can only learn through doing rather than seeing. It makes sense that, as parents, you want your children to be able to travel and enjoy the time you spend away. Of course, there are some children for whom the idea might be more difficult. Whether it be because of special needs or just a general timidity about the world around them, for some children, they need their comfort zone…. [Read More]

Subliminal messages to help kids tidy up?

Come on now! Everybody sing to the tune of ‘I wish I was a punk rocker’ by Sandi Thom… Oh I wish I was a funky fairy with powers in my glare In 2017 revolution was in the air You were born to me, but now I know my powers are not there! Oh I give up! It’s hard for me to say this, but I totally understand how my parents felt when I was a kid. If I was a fairy, my magical power would be to stare at my kids with a ‘glare’ so menacing they’d know instantly… [Read More]

The Easy way to give your kids bedroom a quick makeover!

Wall stickers

Creating a bedroom that is truly unique to your child can take a lot of thought, time and effort. As your child grows, their likes and dislikes change, which can often mean the theme your child once had for their bedroom is no longer fitting with both their age and their likes. When I was growing up I asked my parents if they could paint my bedroom green and if they could paint a cactus on the wall. In fairness to them, they took my random request and carried it out for me. I had lovely lime green walls and… [Read More]

Cool Knits for Cool Kids

Being a mum to twin girls who have the complete opposite taste in clothes is pretty interesting. Some may say that it’d be hard to find them both clothes that they love, but that’s not the case at all. I’ve said this numerous times on my blog, but M is really into her girly clothes. When we’re out shopping for her we’re looking for clothes that are pastel colours such as pink, white, lavender, soft greys and purples etc. If it’s fluffy and has a picture of an animal or ballerina on then even better! M loves to wear dresses… [Read More]

Ten Fashionable & Practical Swimwear Pieces for Girls

SUN UVA Wishlist

Although summer is quite a while away, there’s no time like the present to start thinking about your family summer holiday. We’ve already booked a holiday to Disneyland Paris and we’re currently looking at destinations for a beach holiday during the summer too. If you have any suggestions please let me know! Now, if you’re anything like me when you think of planning a holiday that usually means shopping for holiday clothes! The thing is I’ve done so much ‘shopping for holiday clothes’ in my lifetime, that I have a wardrobe full of holiday clothes! My children, however, are constantly… [Read More]

How much should I buy the kids for Christmas?

Christmas

This post was inspired by an email conversation I had with my sister a few weeks ago. We were talking about Christmas and what we were buying our kids etc., when my sister asked how much I was buying our twins for Christmas. Up until that point I hadn’t really thought about it. I replied saying that I think kids would be happy with a handful of presents, but that I thought it was the parents who ultimately feel the need to buy their kids everything on their letter to Santa. This got me thinking. As I said above I… [Read More]

Ten Must Have Bags for your Kids!

Must have kids bags

With Christmas around the corner, parents across the globe are starting to think about what to buy their kids. I started my Christmas shopping at the beginning of the month and picked up some fab stocking fillers yesterday. I like to buy our twins a variety of presents including toys, but also books, clothes, games and puzzles etc. I always buy them some new pyjamas, it’s sort of a Christmas tradition, along with a new decoration for the tree! It dawned on me a little while ago though, that now our twins have started school, they’ve started to show more… [Read More]

Keeping kids safe when abroad

Taking your children anyway can often be a pretty daunting task. Depending on their age, their routine and in particular their mood on the day, your trip is going to go one of two ways. Either really well or really stressful! Being prepared and organised can help, as can having a plan. Knowing what you’re going to do, where you’re going, how you’re getting there and what time you’ll get there by can all help in making your day run as smoothly as possible.  It may just be a trip to the shops, or perhaps somewhere further afield. A farm,… [Read More]