Forest School book

Giveaway: Win a copy of Play the Forest School Way

Forest School has become a buzzword within parenting circles as parents become more and more aware of its benefits, such as: Playing in nature – Learning through experience – Free play – Managing risk To name a few… Now, Forest School becomes even more accessible with the publication of Play The Forest School Way, a woodland adventure book packed full of outdoor activities for parents and children. Ideas include making nature jewellery, constructing… Continue Reading “Giveaway: Win a copy of Play the Forest School Way”

paper flowers

6 garden activities for you and the kids this summer

Are you already contemplating how you’re going to keep the kids entertained and out of trouble without letting them fester in front of a screen this summer? If so, we’ve got you covered with these six fantastic garden activities for you and the kids to get stuck into while the sun is shining: Flower garden windows Take a cardboard box and cut out picture frame… Continue Reading “6 garden activities for you and the kids this summer”

At least you have a healthy baby

At least you have a healthy baby

I read a post the other day from a lady who had wanted a hands off, non medicalised, hands off birth with her twins. She had a meeting with the supervisor of midwives prior to the labour, made sure everything was written down and reiterated everything again when she arrived at the hospital in labour. Yet she was still ‘not allowed’ in the pool she had… Continue Reading “At least you have a healthy baby”

HiPP Organic porridge pouches

Review: HiPP Organic porridge pouches and cereals & win a HiPP hamper

Breakfast can be a bit of a difficult meal, especially in a busy household. On a school morning, I have 4 children to get fed, washed and dressed and out of the house for a nursery run by 8am. So sometimes, breakfast is a bit of a rushed affair, and having something that the kids can grab quickly is a real life saver.  Eliza’s breakfast… Continue Reading “Review: HiPP Organic porridge pouches and cereals & win a HiPP hamper”

rock climbing

How to entertain the kids in Manchester

Ah, Manchester, unfairly looked upon as Liverpool’s lesser cousin. One has the Beatles, one has Oasis; one has a relatively low crime rate, one has a relatively high crime rate; one has a beautiful, historic dock area, and one has Old Trafford… But, I’m here to tell you that Manchester is not just the rainiest place in England, but it also a brilliant day out… Continue Reading “How to entertain the kids in Manchester”

#TriedTested

Tried & Tested Tuesday #21

Morning loves! I don’t know about you but we’re soldiering through the week looking forward to the long bank holiday weekend and half term! Welcome to another week of #TriedTested! Of course we wouldn’t be able to say that without you lovely lot returning each and every week to link up your favourite reviews and taking time to read and comment on others.  We have always… Continue Reading “Tried & Tested Tuesday #21”

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Review round up: May

Welcome to my latest review round up! This month we have received a real range of products, for the kids, for myself and for the home. Just 4 Kids natural deodorant Gemma and Jacob are both at the age where they need deodorant when they are taking part in sports and activities, but I wanted something that was really gentle to start with. This Just… Continue Reading “Review round up: May”

creative kids

Encouraging creativity in kids

It’s important that kids understand how to be creative from a young age. Creativity is fun, it allows them to believe there are no boundaries to their imagination – which in this current environment of constant testing and technology is important – and it means they are never bored. Schools and teachers don’t have the time for messy play anymore, which means kids are stuck… Continue Reading “Encouraging creativity in kids”

Keep Calm and Call the Midwife

How to become a student midwife

Any of you who follow me on social media will know that I am about to embark on a whole new career. This September, I start and Access to Midwifery course at my local college, and I hope to gain a place at university in 2017 to study a degree in Midwifery. It is something I have wanted for a very. very long time, and… Continue Reading “How to become a student midwife”

Win a trip to Rome

Win a trip to Rome with Jones Bootmaker

Win an incredible city break for 2 with Jones Bootmaker AND get 10% off your next purchase! Jones Bootmaker are giving you the chance to win a luxury European city break to Rome for 2 people. The prize includes: Flights and transfers Four nights accommodation at a 5* hotel Excursions to The Colosseum, The Vatican Museums, The Sistine Chapel, St Peters Basilica and The Borghese… Continue Reading “Win a trip to Rome with Jones Bootmaker”

tengi

Review: Tengi messaging app

A couple of weeks ago, I introduced you to a new messaging app called Tengi. In short, it is a messaging platform that allows you to chat with friends, in a similar way to Facebook messenger or Whats App. You can chat to one person, or you can create a group chat with several people. The difference with Tengi is that you can actually win… Continue Reading “Review: Tengi messaging app”

Help to Buy mortgage

Everything you need to know about Help to Buy mortgages

Without wishing to sound too Jane Austen about things, it is a truth universally acknowledged that the housing market can be a difficult place for buyers. High prices mean that many people who are perfectly able to afford monthly mortgage repayments struggle to raise a deposit and that situation has grown worse in the last decade. Halifax found, for example, that the average deposit for… Continue Reading “Everything you need to know about Help to Buy mortgages”