Review: A Unique Father’s Day Gift with Tree2mydoor.com

If you haven’t yet realised it, this Sunday is Father’s Day. Like many people I’ve headed to the local supermarkets and a few local small businesses in search of the perfect Father’s Day gift my children can give their daddy. I can’t say much more as he may well be reading this, but it’s fair to say that our twin girls are pretty excited to give their daddy the gifts they’ve helped me to choose for him. Two of those gifts, I must admit, have been rather hard to hide! They’re not your usual Father’s Day gift and that what… [Read More]

Creating a pet friendly garden

Pets are such a big part of our lives. When I was a child we had many different pets at one time or another. My favourite was our pet cat, Jessie. She was a long haired black cat that I absolutely adored. I have one very fond memory her. I was desperate for her to stay in my bedroom at night time so I could cuddle her so I snuck her into my bed when I went to my room and placed her on top of my duvet. My parents didn’t know this and I daren’t not tell them as… [Read More]

Advert: Win a Get Out and Grow Starter Pack for your School

I’m a huge advocate for getting children outdoors and immersed in nature. That’s why when I heard about Get Out and Grow I knew that I wanted to spread the word! Get Out and Grow is launching an incentive encouraging students to head outside and get planting, growing and learning about where fruit and vegetables come from. When I was growing up we had a huge apple tree in our back garden. My sister and I loved climbing it, but we enjoyed picking apples from the tree and eating them even more! We’ve recently received an apple tree and grape… [Read More]

Camping, Festivals and Days Out. A Summer Spent Outdoors

This year my husband and I have decided that we’d like to spend as much time as possible outdoors as a family. With so many young people spending the majority of their time indoors on their phones or games consoles, we’re trying our very best to encourage our children to embrace the great outdoors. Being outdoors has so many wonderful benefits from improvements in mental health and well-being, as well as physical benefits such as improved blood pressure and of course the chance to exercise. Of course we can’t always be outdoors when the weather is really bad, but a… [Read More]

Creating A Garden Space For The Whole Family To Enjoy

Your outdoor space is just as important as the indoors. You want to encourage the family to get fresh air in their lungs, especially when it comes to the hotter months of the year. Here’s how to create a garden space for the whole family to enjoy. Image Source Plenty Of Outdoor Furniture Outdoor furniture is one of the main things every garden should have as a household. They’re needed because everyone wants the option of having something to sit on that isn’t the floor. Whether it’s a few sun loungers, some chairs around a table or a weather resistant… [Read More]

Getting the family outdoors

This summer my husband and I have decided that we’d like to try and make a really big effort to spend more time outdoors as a family. There are so many benefits to spending time outdoors such as better mental health and reduced stress levels. We have so many ideas as to how we can encourage the whole family outdoors. The first thing we’re doing is ditching the car on the school run when we can and walking instead. Naturally this is better for the environment for lots of different reasons, but it’s also better for us. It means we… [Read More]

Why Kids Need Adventures And To Live Without Technology More Than Ever

Last week an article was shared on Facebook entitled, ‘Why Kids Need Wilderness and Adventure More Than Ever‘. I read every single word of this article carefully and found myself nodding along in agreement to each and every point. When I was growing up, my parents would encourage my sister and I out of the house and tell us to return before it got dark. We’d spend our days wandering the streets with our friends, exploring new places, wading in the stream building dams, playing in the park, riding our bikes, learning to roller skate, and playing pooh sticks. The… [Read More]

Sorting the garden out for Spring

As a family we’re very lucky that we have a nice garden. It’s not huge, but it is a fairly good size. It’s sizeable enough for a trampoline with room to kick a ball around in and to have a kids paddling pool up in the summer months. We do use our garden a lot in the drier weather. From entertaining friends with a BBQ, to enjoying picnic lunches on the grass with our children or simply sitting under an umbrella watching the kids play with their toys, draw or read a book. I really couldn’t imagine not having a… [Read More]

Taking care of wildlife in your garden this winter

Taking care of our pets in the winter months is something that all pet owners take seriously. We have a pet rabbit called Snuggles who we absolutely adore. It’s well known that rabbits cope better in cold weather, but that doesn’t mean they won’t get cold. As such when Snuggles is in his outdoor run, I always put down extra bedding and an extra layer under his hutch cover. However, may people often forget about the wildlife in their garden. Winter can be especially harsh for wildlife such as birds and hedgehogs. We’re very lucky where we live because we… [Read More]

How to Create Family Memories This Fall

The leaves are changing colors and you can smell the aroma of pumpkin spice in the air…what does that mean? Fall is here! Fall is, hands down, my most favorite time of the year.  I love everything about fall. The food, fashion and weather are things that just make my heart smile. Fall is especially fun if you have a family. Big or small, the fun you can have during this time of the year is totally different than the fun you have in the summer or winter.  Were going to look at how you can turn these fun fall… [Read More]