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]

How to build a garden pond

Earlier this year my husband and I decided to get our six year old twins their first pet. Ideally we wanted a cat, but our landlord wasn’t keen on this idea, but he did suggest a goldfish perhaps or a rabbit. After much deliberation we decided on a rabbit! Our girls named him Snuggles, and he’s become a big part of our family. Since introducing a rabbit to our children, they’ve become more and more interested in animals. Initially they loved learning all about rabbits. I’d look online for random facts about them to tell our girls. For example, did… [Read More]

Five ways dads can make the most of the last few weeks of the summer holidays

Guest post Author Bio Han-Son runs DaddiLife – a parenting website for dads, with tips, stories and advice for the modern day dad covering things to do, health, lifestyle and more. Check them out on Facebook and Instagram. Five ways dads can make the most of the last few weeks of the summer holidays The summer holidays can be tiring, we know. By now you’re probably exhausted! It can be hard when they’re at school to find enough quality time to spend with them, so it’s important to make the most of the summer holidays – and as there are… [Read More]

6 ways to have a brilliant summer – despite the weather

Summer is here, meaning sunny days, picnics and having fun enjoying the fresh air, right? Wrong, if the British weather has anything to do with it! But don’t let storms keep you inside. The long days are an ideal time to get out with your children, giving them new skills and experiences and making for some lifelong memories. Life under canvas Camping can teach children about the world outside without leaving your back garden. You don’t need a big tent, just a quick pop-up one – the kind you would take to a festival (remember them?). Failing that, sling a… [Read More]

Boston Chicken House with Run Review

Back in January we introduced a new member to our family. A pet rabbit called Snuggles. Snuggles was around four months old when he joined us, and he’s well and truly settled into our family. Our children adore him, and I must admit so do I! When we first brought Snuggles home, we purchased a cage that was recommended to us by the pet shop. However, within a few weeks it became clear that Snuggles would quickly outgrow it. With this in mind, I did some research and purchased a rabbit hutch. The rabbit hutch is currently indoors as it’s… [Read More]

This is what we really should be teaching our young girls

As a mum of girls, I often worry about their future and think about all of the things that I’d like them to learn before they spread their wings and leave the nest. There are so many things that I wish I’d been taught when I was younger. As such I thought I’d ask some other parents, who also happen to be bloggers, what they think we should really be teaching young girls. Here’s what they said. Money Pete from Household Money Saving said: I would teach them about money – why it’s important for the future and how best… [Read More]

Spruce Up Your Garden This Spring With LOVEThESIGN

You may not think it, especially after last week’s abundance of snow, but spring is definitely on it’s way! That means, it’s time to get the garden ready. As a family of four with two young children, we tend to spend the majority of summer outdoors in our garden. Our twin girls enjoy playing football, bouncing on their trampoline and running around the garden making games up. They also love playing with their water table and paddling in their paddling pool. That’s when the sun decides to make an appearance! Whilst our girls play and make the most of the… [Read More]