Six full weeks off school? Those words are simultaneously create a sense of joy in the hearts of kids and anxiety in the hearts of parents. Don't get me wrong, I love the holidays, I love having my kids to myself and being out of the strict school routine for a bit. But I'd be … Continue reading 12 Summer Boredom Busters
Ah, long lazy summer days sitting in the shade of a big tree, feeling the warm grass beneath your toes and relaxing with some wonderful, topical books. Nothing sounds nicer than that, right now. So I've come up with a list of our favourite books with a summer theme, to help make that daydream a … Continue reading Six Fantastic Books with a Summer Theme.
The Summer Holidays are hard work. As much as we as parents feel guilty admitting it, it's difficult to come up with the right balance of structured and free play activities to keep kids occupied and prevent boredom from creeping in. On the same note, the summer holidays can be expensive! For this reason, I've … Continue reading 6 Super Summer Crafts for Kids
This week, in the UK it's been HOT! We rarely see summer temperatures above around 25 degrees Celsius. But this week it's been reaching highs of 37 in some parts of the country. For us, in the UK, this means pain and suffering. You see, we're not equipped to cope with extreme heat. Most of … Continue reading 10 Cooling Activities for HOT Summer Days
After emerging from the dark bleak winter, Spring and Summer is always a nice time to freshen up your make-up routine. I love to go for a fresh faced, dewy look in Summer. As its nice to feel light and airy rather than over done. I only really do drugstore make-up with a few exceptions. … Continue reading My Budget Summer Make-up Look Perfect For Busy Moms
Ok so I know, the downside of spring is the fact that it rains A LOT! Rainy days and bored kids traditionally don't mix, but I have compiled a list of fun ideas to make even the wettest of days fun fun fun! *This post may contain affiliate links which means that I'll make a … Continue reading Enjoy rainy days with kids (for free!)
One of my favourite things, as a mother and a book addict, is to change the display books on our front facing bookshelf every few weeks. These are the books that set the scene in the playroom and , as they're always on display, are the first books the girls pick for story time. For … Continue reading 8 Wonderful Books with a Spring Theme
Ah Spring! The most welcome time of year, after a long, dark and cold winter, there's no better feeling than the onset of Spring. The days get longer, outdoors suddenly becomes colourful again, spring flowers begin to emerge, the weather becomes milder and most people, myself included begin to feel happier, more positive. It's fantastic! … Continue reading 7 Fantastic Ideas for Getting Outdoors in Spring
My girls, age 5 & 2, had until this Winter, never played in the snow. The last decent snowfall we had, here in the Midlands, was in January 2013, when Banana was around 9 months old. We took her out to touch it and look at her world turned white, but she obviously doesn't remember. … Continue reading Playing in a Winter Wonderland.
This year, I've decided that we're really going to have a good go at the 50 Things to do Before You're 11 3/4s challenge by the National Trust. We've dabbled in the past, and managed to get a few things completed in the Autumn, but I've decided, this year, to make a feature of it … Continue reading Taking on the National Trust’s #50Things Challenge.