There is nothing more important to a community than the education of its children. Educators have always had to scrape by in order to provide the tools the children need. Even in districts where the local government holds education in top regard, there are always budget concerns. When those time… View Post

It is great to see the sun coming out more. I am really looking forward to long summer evenings, which mean I can spend more time outside with the children. Of course, the fact that the weather is getting warmer means that I have been thinking a lot about updating… View Post

Over the next 5 weeks, we have 5 birthdays in this family. We didn’t plan that very well, did we?! This means that the next few weeks will be a whirlwind of cake, wrapping paper and balloons.  If you have any birthdays coming up, you might have some party planning… View Post

Hello, and welcome! How was your Easter weekend? Are you sick of chocolate eggs and hot cross buns yet? In case you are new here – let us tell you what Tried & Tested is all about. We all know how useful reviews can be. Most bloggers do them –… View Post

There has been a lot of talk lately about the new laws and safety regulations regarding booster seats for older children. In simple terms, as of March 2017, any child using an existing backless booster seat can legally continue to do so, although newly manufactured backless booster cushions on the… View Post

When a friend shares the news that she is going to have a baby, there will probably be lots of hugs and belly rubs and also few happy tears here and there. But soon after all this is over, you might be wondering about the best baby gift, something that is not… View Post

We are away on holiday this week, so I have some fantastic guest post features for you. Today I have a C section story from My Mummy’s World. When I had my first born child I had a lovely natural birth, natural progression with just a little gas and air… View Post

While we are away enjoying our family holiday, I have a few guest posts lined up for you. Today we hear from Devon Mama and her little sleep stealer. The one thing I thought I knew about babies was that they slept. A lot. Every baby I saw in a movie… View Post

For many of us, a dog plays a central role in our families. They’re sweet, playful and occasionally naughty, but beyond this, they’re said to make us happier and healthier than we could be without a pet. But is this really true? Well, if you’re committed to giving your dog… View Post

Travel cots are a funny thing aren’t they? We don’t use them all that often, but when we do, they need to be right – we need to know our little ones are comfortable enough to sleep in them when we are away, and safe too.  But some travel cots… View Post