Arts and crafts, the simple pleasures of life

Arts and Crafts Go Digital As children, most of us grew up engaging in the traditional form of arts and crafts. Either in a schooling environment or at home with our minders. Paints, crayons, papier mache or clay. The list of arts and crafts is endless. It’ a way to keep the mind sharp as well as being an enjoyable past time.  Needless to say, times are changing. Life has become digital. You can now video call your doctor, do banking online or even download design apps. These apps can be anything from knitting, house design, DIY or painting, to… [Read More]

KidzInMind App Review – Managing children’s safety online

Do you worry about what apps your children have access too online? Then KidzInMind is for you! Available to download on iOS and Android, KidzInMind offers parents peace of mind by allowing their children children access to age appropriate and approved apps with no adverts or hidden payments and parental device control tools. In today’s world children are increasingly becoming experts in using tablets and mobile phones to play games, watch videos and chat with their friends. Ensuring that your child is safe whilst using these devices can often be tricky for parents. The KidzInMind app has been developed by… [Read More]

DisneyLife Review

Disney has launched it’s new digital service, DisneyLife, in the UK and we’ve been lucky enough to have the opportunity to review it.  It’s a subscription service which costs just £9.99 a month. For that you get access to a big collection of movies, books, music and TV episodes, in one place.  DisneyLife is available at www.DisneyLife.com, the App Store and Google Play. Families and fans can sign up now for a free one month trial.  As big fans of Disney, both my twins and I were keen to see exactly what the app offered. Our twins love playing Disney games, so we think it’s great… [Read More]

You Tube Kids App – Launch Party at London Zoo!

Technology is pretty amazing. I’m always amazed at how different things are now compared to when I was a child. I remember having a dial up internet connection and playing roller coaster tycoon on my parents huge desktop PC.  I think children of today I are so lucky because they have so much technology available to them. As long as it’s used correctly and monitored by parents then the internet and all it has to offer is a great learning resource.  One of my favourite things on the internet is You Tube. I use it to share my own videos,… [Read More]

Argos Wishlist App Review

If you’re stuck for ideas about what to get your child for Christmas look no further than the Argos Wishlist app for help! Simply search for ‘Argos Wishlist’ in the App Store…. …and download.. After scrolling through the on-screen instructions… …your child will need to pick a helper… …and then take a selfie. This is so mum and dad will know whose wishlist belongs to who as you create multiple accounts for different people. All that’s left to do is for your child to create their wishlist. This can be done easily be scrolling the categories which range from ‘Top… [Read More]

Zappie App and Wall Sticker Review

Twin Daddy and I moved into our new home back in December 2012. In our old home, we decorated the girls nursery in a lovely shade of pink and they had a pretty butterfly border on the wall, with pink curtains and a pink light.  We moved to our new home a week before Christmas so to start with we didn’t really have much time to decorate the girls new room. 11 months down the line and that’s still the case.  When we were asked to review some wall stickers I was eager to do so in the hope that… [Read More]

Home is where the heart is

Beautiful range of boxes at HomeSense What is a home? This is something that has been on my mind for a while now. Why? Well, a lot of things have changed in my life over the last 15 years. Some good and some not so good. When I was growing up, a home was a place in which I felt safe, secure and loved. I valued our family life, but I must admit looking back, I wish I had spent more time with my family.  I had a lovely childhood. I grew up in a nice area, went to a… [Read More]

The Adoption App: Review

The Adoption app was created by Sharon Simons, an adoptive mum who, after successfully navigating the rigors and challenges of the adoption process, decided to craft an app to make the adoption process much easier for others.  Please note that this app is aimed at the american market, but it is still a very useful resource for those considering adoption. Available for download on an iPhone or iPad, this app is easy to use and provides a lot of practical information. It guides you through all the steps involved and has a handy checklist of tasks that need to be completed before… [Read More]