Playmobil is a big favourite in our house, and the Fire Chief’s Car and Playmobil Pirates are played with most days. They seem to bridge the different ages well, with Gemma, Jacob and Max able to enjoy them equally.  We were recently sent the FulguriX from the Playmobil Super 4 range, which… View Post

Nurseries deserve more attention to detail than many other rooms. It is mainly because babies are more sensitive to the ambience than adults are. They may not react to the outside world in the same way, or we may not understand their reactions and responses, but it is up to us… View Post

Did any of you see any sun this weekend? We had some beautiful spring weather on Saturday, makes everything seem a bit brighter doesn’t it? In case you are new here – let us tell you what Tried & Tested is all about. We all know how useful reviews can… View Post

Even if you love creating a great family meal it can be a real drag trying to produce a culinary masterpiece with so many mouths to feed, which is why the opportunity to escape the kitchen and eat out at a restaurant carries plenty of appeal. The problem for many… View Post

Fruit Shoot has talked to UK parents, and 80% of them feel their kids are under pressure to grow up too quickly, achieve academically, and live up to the expectations of society, and that this is getting in the way of their ability to truly express themselves and discover what… View Post

Are you tired of the same old cheesy chat-up lines? Do your dates keep trying to put you in uncomfortable situations? Are you looking for a true gentleman? Believe it or not, there are some out there; it’s just a matter of finding one. Here are some dating traits of… View Post

Often when people have kids, they feel like it’s time to go ahead and say goodbye to their dreams of a picture-perfect home. They envision their favourite furniture being ruined by stains, toys taking up every inch of floor space, and general wear and tear. While this can be the… View Post

When a grandparent is beginning to struggle with the loss of mental capacity that comes with dementia, it can be very confusing for children in the family. Even very young children need to make sense of their world, and questions are common. Most parents start off by pretending that there’s nothing… View Post

Welcome to the latest instalment in my Birth Stories feature. Today Charlie from RealGirlRamblings tells the tale of her assisted birth.  WHY DID NO ONE TELL ME THE REALITY OF AN ASSISTED BIRTH? On our way to a baby massage class one spring morning with our napping babies snuggled in the… View Post

We are huge Grobag fans. We have used them for all 4 children over the last 11 years, and they have aided safe and secure sleep over that time. I just wouldn’t use anything else now. They stop blankets being kicked off, they maintain body temperature and they have become… View Post

Being at home doesn’t have to be boring. Whether you’re stuck at home because of bad weather, a day off from work, lack of transportation or simply have nothing else to do, there are plenty of activities to help you pass the time. Enjoy your day at home by trying one… View Post