Four Reasons Why You Should Love Hand-Me-Downs

I know some people like to have everything new for their kids, but I have always loved hand-me-downs. Don't get me wrong, I do choose them a few special things just of their own, relating to their interests or personality, but if friends and family with older kids offer me a bag of pre-loved goodies,… Continue reading Four Reasons Why You Should Love Hand-Me-Downs

Move and Play at Coventry Transport Museum: Fantastic Family Fun

We love a trip out in the school holidays. Anything to keep the kids from getting bored at home and falling out! We love walks, and trips to the park but with the weather being so dodgy at the moment it is good to have indoor options too so when we were invited to try… Continue reading Move and Play at Coventry Transport Museum: Fantastic Family Fun

Keeping the Kids Busy: Keep Your Kids Reading During the Holidays

With no homework and no school reading books to practice over the summer, how do you keep your children interested in reading, and make sure they keep practicing their reading skills without it being a chore? Head to the library Your local library is well-worth investigating at any time of year, but particularly in the… Continue reading Keeping the Kids Busy: Keep Your Kids Reading During the Holidays

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

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? As of the start of the school holidays,… 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

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

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