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Keeping Kids Tech-Free Before Bed

As Dexter gets older and mixes with more children, I’ve been toying with the idea of getting him a new tablet or device for Christmas, but I’ve been having a bit of an internal dilemma. Mornings are a nightmare with him when he has to…

October 21, 2018
Childs Play

Teaching STEAM with the Musical Activity Cube

We’ve struggled for gift ideas for Bridget this year for Christmas – I mean, what do you get a child that is 3rd in line and has everyone’s hand me downs? Well, Smyths came to the rescue by asking me to review one of…

October 9, 2018

What we’re loving in the new Smyths Christmas catalogue!

The kids are back at school, the leaves are turning crisp and brown and people like me are already thinking ahead to Christmas. I LOVE Christmas and I’m the same every year. I’m always one of the first people to get the decorations up…

September 21, 2018

How to Store Children’s Summer Clothes & Toys

One child can accumulate a huge amount of clothing and toys over a summer season, but when you have two or more children, their possessions can threaten to take over the whole house.If you feel like you’re drowning under the weight of your children’s…

September 19, 2018

Simba – Sleep for Parents

Sleep is important for everyone but when you become parents it can be harder to come by. Here are a few tips to help you get better sleep when you have children and our thoughts on the Simba Hybrid mattress…

September 16, 2018

The Brand New Babystyle Oyster 3

A little over a month ago, Bridget and I were invited to attend the launch of the brand new Babystyle Oyster 3, which is due for release this Autumn. Among the attendees were a mix of bloggers and parent product testers, all ready to…

August 19, 2018

Back to school with Debenhams

Dexter is heading back to school with Debenhams uniform range. So… Dexter has completed the reception year at school and one thing I have learnt is how much kids grow and get mucky!  We’ve no chance of using any of his school uniform from…

August 14, 2018

How to encourage your toddler’s speech

About a month or so ago, I received a note home from Paisley’s preschool saying that she is behind in her speech and that it has been passed on to our health visiting team. This annoyed me hugely because she isn’t behind on her speech at all,…

August 12, 2018
Travel and Local

STEM based kids activities in Peterborough

At last! The summer holidays are finally here. I don’t know about you but those last few school runs really dragged. Especially with the heat we’ve been having lately. But now we are free from the monotony of school runs, I’m ready to spend…

August 3, 2018

Teach your child to ride a bike in 3 EASY steps!

I’ve taught a couple of kids now, how to ride their bikes and it’s always made me proud when they finally master it. But recently I discovered a fantastic new way of teaching and I honestly never realised how quick and easy it could…

July 8, 2018