Free Summer Holiday Activities for Kids

We’re a few weeks into the summer holidays now and I have to be honest and say that I’m loving it! The extra time spent with our girls is wonderful, and thankfully it hasn’t cost us a fortune. If you’re a regular reader of my blog, you may have noticed that we’re trying to complete as many of the National Trusts 50 things to do before you’re 11 3/4 List. A lot of the activities are cheap, or free. For more info, click here. I thought I’d share with you some of the free/cheap activities that we’ve been doing so… [Read More]

Preparing for your first summer holiday with the kids

If your kids have just finished their first year of school, no doubt they’re excited for the upcoming six week holidays. You may be feeling a little less excited and considerably more apprehensive – but this is normal! Six weeks off school leaves a lot to be arranged, from activities to childcare, and this can put strain on even the most organised of parents. The team over at Wellkid Peppa Pig Multi-Vits have put together their top tips for making sure you’re prepared for the holidays – check them out below! Plan and stick to a budget to avoid overspending… [Read More]

Simply Swim Review

One of our favourite things to do when the weather gets a bit warmer, is to take our children swimming. We’re very lucky where we live because we have a number of indoor and outdoor swimming pools a short drive away, and one of the outdoor ones is even free! I like to join in my children when they’re swimming, whether that be on the beach, or at an outdoor or indoor pool. If we’re at one of our local beaches, our girls, who are six years old, don’t tend to go in the water for a full swim, it’s… [Read More]

Tips for hosting your child’s birthday at home

Our twin girls will be six years old next month, and they’ve asked to have a birthday party at home this year. As daunting as this sounds, I’m actually really keen on this idea. However I’m more than aware that I’ll need to organised and put a few rules in place. For example certain rooms will be off limits and I’ll definitely have to empty our living room of valuables and toys that we don’t want broken or to go missing. There are many benefits of having a children’s birthday party at home. For starters, it won’t cost the earth… [Read More]

Cocobubble Review: Making bath time fun for kids!

A few weeks ago I was relaxing in the bath at home when our twin girls came wandering into the bathroom and enquired what the brightly coloured, round thing in my hand was. It was a bath bomb. They were intrigued and watched with such intensity as it plopped into the bath water and started fizzing whilst turning the bath water a magnificent shade of pink. They giggled and looked on in awe before asking me if they could have a bath bomb when they next have a bath. Although that was my last bath bomb, I did wonder about… [Read More]

Where did all the cool kids go?

It’s funny how our hobbies, priorities, likes and dislikes change as we get older. At the beginning of this year I turned 30 and since then I’ve changed a lot of things in my life. I’m eating better, I’ve lost weight and I’m running a lot. I’ve even entered a half marathon in October. When you’re young, you take a lot of things for granted. Friends, family, money etc. Your parents probably embarrass you and you try your best not to be seen in public with them. Hobbies when you’re young usually consist of listening to music, hanging out with… [Read More]

Mila & Pheebs Super Safari Box Review

Back in March of this year, my girls and I reviewed an awesome box of craft and stationary goodness from Mila & Pheebs. We’ve been very fortunate again because they’ve kindly sent us their June box to review which has a safari theme to it. Just to give a brief overview, Mila & Pheebs offer subscription and activity boxes for kids. I love that the boxes are addressed to the children! Inside our box we found: Safari Criss Cross Safari Colouring-in Sheets Lion Eraser Safari Dotty Art Safari Pencil Safari Memo Pad Safari Wordsearch Safari Pop-Up Pencil Safari Greeting Cards… [Read More]

Fun Additions to Your Garden That Your Kids Will Love

Out of all the places in the home, the garden is perhaps the most magical and mysterious for children when they’re young. If you have a large garden, then it could seem like a forest to their young innocent eyes, but there are times when our gardens are just dull, boring and lifeless because we simply didn’t put the time and effort into them. If you want to give your kids a backyard wonderland to explore and become inspired by, then here are a couple of fun and unique additions to add to your garden. Source Bird watching With a… [Read More]

How To Get Your Family Back In The Garden

Picture Source We’ve all been there. Maintaining a garden is difficult, and once you let standards slip it becomes hard to find the motivation to get back out there. The overgrown weeds, dying plants, and tacky, old garden furniture are all things which aren’t quite as appealing anymore; there’s little to motivate the family to relax in the garden on a warm summer’s day or any kind of day, for that matter. Still, much like giving that cluttered living room or the broken cabinets in the kitchen a makeover, you’ll thank yourself for tackling that unappealing task later. Here are… [Read More]

A Mumma’s Guide Getting The Kids To Spend More Time Outside 

As a mum, you want what’s best for your kids, which is why you worry about them not spending enough time outside. Do they lack vitamin D? Are they getting enough exercise? Are they addicted to technology? These are all worries that a lot of mums have, so if you’re worrying about these things or anything else to do with your kids spending time outside, don’t worry because you are not alone – we all worry about our kids. Of course, in days gone by – like when we were kids – children spent a lot of time outdoors. We… [Read More]