Fairy Tale Dress Up Characters for Boys
Apr18

Fairy Tale Dress Up Characters for Boys

Fairy Tale dress up ideas for boys This week my 5 year old came home with a letter detailing what they would be learning this term in class. Their literacy topic is Fairy Tales and as part of this topic, they have been asked to dress as a fairy tale character for a special day at school. As far as Fairy Tale dress up goes,  immediately loads of princesses popped into my head, but unsurprisingly not so many boy characters came to...

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9 Important Ways Sleep is Beneficial to You
Mar28

9 Important Ways Sleep is Beneficial to You

Why should we get good Sleep? From the moment our babies are born, we spend an huge amount of time looking into sleep routines, sleep training, getting our little ones to go to sleep and then to sleep through the night. We fret and grumble when we have an interrupted night. We are told to take naps if we can to bolster our sleep quota. We are hit with adverts telling us to use a special mattresses and pillows, a certain type of light...

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Candles create an inviting atmosphere in your home this Autumn
Oct08

Candles create an inviting atmosphere in your home this Autumn

As the mornings and evenings start darkening and the weather turns crisp and cold, my thoughts turn to chunky jerseys, thick leggings and woolen socks. Out come the beanies and hats and scarves from their summer exile, on go the electric blankets and orders for lovely kiln dried wood for the fireplace are made. I love Autumn. The picture above is the view from my front door! Isn’t it spectacular? Autumn is when nature puts on...

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20 Reasons your child doesn’t want to go to bed
Oct01

20 Reasons your child doesn’t want to go to bed

As parents, we all want our children to get a good night’s sleep. As adults we know how important sleep is, how essential it is to good health and vitality. I am a big believer in bedtime routines and ensuring my children maintain a predictable and calming bedtime. As I mentioned before in 18 ridiculous reasons why children wake at night my children have followed the same routine since they were 6 months old. This does not mean...

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Should Children Do Chores?
Sep28

Should Children Do Chores?

Having three children means there is always some or other household chore that needs doing. Five people in one house means there is always laundry, always vacuuming, always dishes that need sorting. Always beds that are needing to be made and bathrooms that need cleaning. I am a believer in getting children to help maintain the family home. Of course, the bulk of this falls to me as I am a work at home mom. I almost said SAHM just...

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5 ways to look your age, not older!
Sep21

5 ways to look your age, not older!

Since my children are all now in school, I am starting to make improvements in areas long neglected in favour of the kids. I’m always last on my”to do” list and have decided this has to change! While being home, I have maintained only the most basic of self care routines. Just enough to fall into the “not gross” category. But, with my 40th birthday looming, my youngest finally in school full time and my...

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Fabulous Kids book, Hetty Feather, now on stage!
Jul17

Fabulous Kids book, Hetty Feather, now on stage!

We’re Going to See Hetty Feather! Being big Jacqueline Wilson fans, we jumped at the chance to go and see and review the stage adaptation of Hetty Feather, one of my daughter’s favourite trilogies by one of her favourite authors. In the Autumn of 2014, Random House published Jacqueline Wilson’s 100th book, Opal Plumstead. My daughter received, and thoroughly enjoyed, Opal Plumstead as her Christmas book ( we always do a...

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25 Fun and Easy uses for Balloons
Jun11

25 Fun and Easy uses for Balloons

Ideas for using Balloons… (other than simply blowing them up)  Here are some fun things to do with and make out of balloons. To decorate for a minion party, float yellow, latex, helium-filled balloons around your house. Using a permanent-ink marker, draw black goggles and blue overalls on each one, again resembling the minions. Draw a Minion face on a balloon using a marker pen. Children can take these home afterwards. Play...

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