How To Keep A Clean And Tidy Home With Kids In Tow

Is it really possible to keep a clean and tidy home when you have kids? In my opinion, not really, or at least not all of the time. As a parent, this is something you have to get used to! However, there are ways to alleviate the problems of muddy footprints, spilled drinks, and toy…

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Zimpli Kids review and giveaway

Having a toddler means getting into all kinds of messes that you never imagined. I regularly find myself coated in paint, covered in stickers, or with Play-Doh wedged under my fingernails. But the truth of it is a lot of kids just like having messy play experiences! So when I was contacted by Zimpli Kids,…

How to help your kids broaden their horizons

If you ever worry that your kids are not having their horizons broadened by their current lifestyles, it's something that's surprisingly easy to change. As their parent, we have the ability to introduce them to new things and have them learn more about the world around them as well as their own potential. There are…

Take the stress out of Christmas dinner

Cooking Christmas dinner for your family is stressful. More so if it’s the first time that you’ve invited everyone over to yours, or you’ve got a large family to feed. It’s challenging, it’s exciting, and it can also be expensive, to the point that some families have started charging their guests. I'm not sure that's…

Fabulous gift ideas for men

Working out what to buy the person in your life who has everything is difficult and it’s often men who pose the biggest challenge. From husbands to dads, uncles to brothers, getting that perfect present can be tricky.  Whether you’re looking for a birthday treat or a Christmas extravagance, here's a look at some of…

Review of the Hape Camper Van Walker

It’s never easy to decide what to buy for your little ones to help their development. There is so much available now that inevitably you will end up with some baby-related paraphernalia that is hardly touched or not even used at all. One of the things that has definitely helped Phoebe with her development is…

Enjoying family time outdoors with Anthisan

Phoebe really enjoys being outdoors and playing outside, which I think is lovely and something I want to embrace before she hits the age where TV and computer games are much more appealing! I've always worried though that my aversion to bugs and creepy crawlies (particularly spiders) will transfer onto Phoebe, and she'll grow up…

No-added sugar banana and blueberry muffins

When we started weaning Phoebe (over a year ago, where does it go?!) we felt quite strongly that we wanted to keep her sugar intake to a minimum. That's easier said than done when healthy and important food groups such as fruit and milk contain sugar, but we were keen to do our best to…