Keeping the Kids Busy – Kids art set giveaway

Schools out for summer! Are you over the moon to have more time to spend with your children and do fun stuff together or totally daunted by the prospect of keeping them busy for 6 weeks? I suspect I have my foot half in each camp! I love my kids to bits but 6 weeks… Continue reading Keeping the Kids Busy – Kids art set giveaway

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My Summer Comping Challenge: How Did I Get On?

A few months ago I set myself the challenge of filling a box with prize goodies to keeping my kids busy in the Summer Holidays. If you missed the post, you can read about the full details of the challenge here. So how did I get on? So far, with a week to go until… Continue reading My Summer Comping Challenge: How Did I Get On?

Toppsta: A Great Resource For Kids Who Love Books

I'm reviewing the Toppsta website today because it's a site not many people seem to know about and I have found it such an excellent source of reading inspiration and free books! See below for tips on receiving free books. As a teacher with years of experience working with young children, I firmly believe in… Continue reading Toppsta: A Great Resource For Kids Who Love Books

Mini Makers at The Herbert Museum: Messy Fun For Under Fives

I took my two smalls, aged 2 and 3, along to the Mini Makers session at The Herbert Museum and Art Gallery today. We've been to the Museum lots of times before and it is a fantastic place to visit any day. I totally recommend the Elements gallery - all three of my children love… Continue reading Mini Makers at The Herbert Museum: Messy Fun For Under Fives

The Joys Of Comping- Pondering luck: What is luck and can you make your own luck? 

People say to me fairly often "Oh you're so lucky!" I am lucky; I have three beautiful children, a comfortable home and a fabulous husband, but that is not what they mean, these commentators on my luck. It happens pretty much every time I win a prize, so I hear it fairly regularly. But just… Continue reading The Joys Of Comping- Pondering luck: What is luck and can you make your own luck? 

Keeping The Kids Busy: Trying To Win Summer Holiday Fun

Keeping the kids busy over six weeks of Summer holidays is always a challenge and can prove expensive. We've already had our family holiday at Easter so we are at home pretty much all of it too! We always manage to find something cheap but fun to do to keep the kids busy (click here… Continue reading Keeping The Kids Busy: Trying To Win Summer Holiday Fun

Keeping The Kids Busy: Archive of Fun Activities for Kids

Sometimes kids are great at amusing themselves but when they start whinging they are bored it's good to have a few activities up your sleeve! Fun family time doesn't have to take hours of preparation or cost a lot of money. There are lots of fun activities you can do with whatever you have to… Continue reading Keeping The Kids Busy: Archive of Fun Activities for Kids

Keeping the Kids Busy: More Easy Indoor Activities

If you missed it, you can catch up with my original post on Easy Indoor Activities To Keep the Kids Busy. It's a bank holiday weekend so the weather has taken a predictable nose-dive! We still bung wellies on and get out when we can but when the kids are all soggy and pile back… Continue reading Keeping the Kids Busy: More Easy Indoor Activities

Wedding DIY: Make Your Own Seating Plan

Weddings are expensive beasts and while we all want to have a lovely day, a lot of brides really don't have the bottomless budget that you would need to recreate the gorgeous weddings in the magazines. When you are planning a wedding on a budget, DIY is the way to go. So today I am… Continue reading Wedding DIY: Make Your Own Seating Plan

Wedding DIY: How To Make Kids Activity Bags

We all know that busy kids are nicer to be around than bored fed up ones and as there were quite a few children invited to our wedding including our own three, keeping them occupied for a few minutes peace was pretty high up our priority list. Firstly we made party bags to match our… Continue reading Wedding DIY: How To Make Kids Activity Bags