Cabin Fever Cures

Image from Pixabay Every parent with a newborn, or even toddlers, is at risk of going insane. We’re sorry, but it’s true. You sit in day after day, watching the same episode of a kids program time and again. You have next to no adult conversation. And, the work is endless. But, if you start going insane, how do you think your little ones feel? It gets to the point where you’re desperate them to start school so you can get some life back. But, when the times comes, you’ll miss them like nothing else. So, it’s important to make… [Read More]

Do you let your children play naked outside the home?

This topic has arisen quite randomly and rather out of the blue. I’m part of a journalist story request group on Facebook and one of the journalists was looking for two people. One who allows their children to play outside naked, whether it be in the garden, beach or perhaps the local park, and another who would never allow their children to play naked outdoors. Being honest I am part of the group that would never allow their children to play naked outdoors. Yes, on occasion, M, who loves to be naked has sprinted into the garden with no clothes… [Read More]

Growing Strawberries Indoors and Outdoors

Back in April I planted some strawberry plants indoors and outdoors. 2015 has been the first year that I have made a proper effort toward growing my own fruit and vegetables. I’ve planted tomatoes, strawberries, potatoes, spring onions, herbs and salads. My girls have enjoyed helping to plant the seeds and water the plants with me. They’re really looking forward to being able to pick the fruit and vegetables when they’re ready. As mentioned above I planted some strawberry plants indoors in a medium sized pot and some outdoors in a large strawberry planter.  I was curious to see if the ones… [Read More]

To entertain or not to entertain? That is the question!

Over the past two and half years I’ve found lots of different ways to entertain my children. When they were babies simple things such as talking and singing to them worked, as well as pulling silly faces and making funny noises. Like most parents we also invested in a cot mobile – which we never used – along with a variety of toys that made sounds or had flashing lights on! Now that our children are almost three, I’ve been looking at the ways in which I keep my children entertained and I’ve been questioning it. That’s not a bad… [Read More]

Joules Field Welly Review

I recently discovered Joules after finding a gift from them in my Britmums Live goody bag. A beautiful, multi-coloured fabric key ring. Joules sell a range of clothes for men, women and children. You’ll find anything from dresses to hats, scarves and wellies for sale on their website. They also sell a range of home and outdoor items such as pet bedding, stationary and beach towels. Started by Tom Joule over 30 years ago, he first started selling his products at country equestrian and outdoor events. He realised one day that clothing didn’t reflect people’s personalities and so Joules was born. Joules are all about colour and detail…. [Read More]

You know it’s summer when…

…it’s time to get your garden spruced up! We were recently invited to take part in a competition to grow a sunflower plant.  I don’t know much about gardening, but that doesn’t stop me from giving it a go when equipped with the right garden tools! R and M recently helped me to plant some seeds in our new green house in a bid to start growing some salad and vegetables of our own.  Prior to this the only other type of gardening I’ve done was as a child when Mum or Dad would ask me to give them a… [Read More]

Let’s get kids playing outdoors again!

When you think back to your childhood, what do you remember most about how you spent your time? For me, it’s memories of playing outdoors with my friends and sister. I’d spend the whole day outdoors and would only return home for food, water or money to buy an ice lolly! I guess I was lucky that we had a lovely back garden. It was spacious, full of plants and had a pond at the end of it. There was a decked area with a picnic bench sat on it, which lead onto a big patch of grass. To the… [Read More]

All Wrapped Up: Christmas Gift Ideas For The Hard To Buy For

Image courtesy of David Costillo/Freedigitalphotos.net As Christmas is getting closer it seems that the usual panic buying has begun. I always tell myself that I’ll buy presents throughout the year and that way I’ll save some money and be super organised and stress free by the time Christmas comes. In truth I tend to leave it until a month or two before the big day and then end up buying online to save me time. I like to think I’m quite good at buying people presents they’ll like and I tend to look for unique, unusual gifts, but what do… [Read More]

Garden Designs all Children will Love

All homes can benefit immensely from a garden, but for a family, it is worth its weight in gold. Rather than hopping about on the furniture or sitting goggle-eyed in front of the TV, having a garden that children want to go out and play in is immensely rewarding – for them as well as for the parents. Whether you invest in a swing set and a trampoline or create a natural haven of insects and plants, your children will love the opportunity to let off steam in a safe environment that’s all their own; even better, all the exercise… [Read More]