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]

Plan Family Fun For The Christmas Break

It’s official. There are now less than 10 weeks until the Christmas holiday! While it might be a little too early to plan your presents, it’s not too early to prepare your holiday. Indeed, as time is not slowing down, Halloween is just around the corner. You know that once you’ve finished making the costume of your little ones, it’ll be just enough time to do your Christmas shopping. In other words, you will be too overwhelmed by stress to schedule some well-deserved family fun. Indeed, the Christmas time has become synonymous with stress. Parents are nervous that they’ll never… [Read More]

Get the Kids Outdoors this Summer with the Chad Valley Range from Argos #GoodToGo #PlayPanel

Finding ways to encourage children to put down their iPads and get outdoors can be challenging, but thanks to Chad Valley and their range of over 400 toys for babies, toddlers and younger children, that’s about to get easier! As part of the Chad Valley Play Panel, a network of parenting bloggers from all over the UK, we’re here to put the Chad Valley range of toys to the test and give you our unbiased opinion on their wide range of toys. These toys include inflatables, mud kitchens, sports sets and more! In order for us to put these toys to… [Read More]

Join the NSPCC and take on Messathon: the messtastic obstacle course! (Discount code included)

I love a good run and it’s something I try to encourage my children to do too. They’ve already watched me run a few races and we’ve even been on a few runs together around our local area. They even took part in a family fun 1k run a short while ago. I think it’s so important to encourage children to get active and that’s why I wanted to share with you the NSPCC’s Messathon! As per the title of this post, it’s a messtastic obstacle course! There are three dates set across Surrey, Bristol and Aldenham. Families with children… [Read More]

Caboodle Everyday Changing Bag Review

As a mum of twins my changing bag is fit to burst. Although my girls are three years old I still use a changing bag everyday and it’s always full, with hardly any room to spare. With that in mind it’s important to me that a changing bag is both spacious and durable. The contents of my changing bag usually consists of: Folding portable potty  Two complete spare changes of clothes (2 pairs of leggings, 2 tops, 2 pairs of socks, 2 pairs of knickers) Two drink bottles Some snacks (crisps, fruit etc) My purse and keys In addition to… [Read More]

Looking back on our fun family Easter

Easter has been and gone in a blur.  It’s the first year that R and M have really understood the concept of Easter. I planned ahead what I wanted to do and got everything ready. I bought some plastic eggs from a pound shop – the kind which can be opened up to allow you to fill them with chocolate – and I also bought them a plastic Easter basket each. I also bought some Easter decorations and crafts such as make your own Easter cards, paint your own egg and egg box etc! The girls had so much fun… [Read More]

Top tips to help teach children the time

1. Encourage children from an early age to count. Counting will help children to understand the concept of time such as seconds and minutes. When your child can count to 60, it’s a good time to start exploring time in more detail 2. Talk to your children about the time. Explain to them when things will happen. For example: “At one o’clock we’re going to the park” or “We’ll go to the park in ten minutes” 3. Invest in a child friendly watch. The Watch Hut is a good place to start looking. Ensure the watch face is clear and the… [Read More]

We went to Techniquest!

If you live in Cardiff there is no doubt in my mind that you will have heard of Techniquest. For those of you who are unfamiliar with it, Techniquest is the UK’s longest established science centre. They have various exhibits which they build themselves and once a month they have a toddler day. As the name suggests on toddler day Techniquest opens its exhibition floor up for children to take priority.  They have additional activities, including story time, colouring and craft tables, all aimed at encouraging young children to take their first steps in science. In the summer of 2013,… [Read More]

Our Cardboard Castle

This is my entry to the Center Parcs and Tots 100 February challenge. If I’m chosen, I would like to visit Longleat Forest. Tots100 and Center Parcs have teamed up to challenge bloggers to get crafty and think of a fun indoor game you can create as a family, made from things you find around the house. Enter the cardboard castle! I’ve been thinking about doing something like this for quite a while. Mainly because we have a stack of various sized cardboard boxes sitting in our porch waiting to be recycled. I often get a huge piece of cardboard… [Read More]

Our Dream Garden

We love summer time here in our home, but to us playing in the garden is an all year round activity. The picture above was taken one cold afternoon in our garden. Our twins love running around barefoot in the summer and come winter we’ll wrap them up warm and kick a ball about! We bought a small activity frame for our girls to play on in the garden, but as they get older I would love to transform our garden into a more fun play area for them. My dream garden would include the following   An area for… [Read More]