Introducing School Reviewer – a site for parents of school age children

school reviewer

When Emmy first started school I asked around local friends for advice on the local Pre-Schools. We went to look around the one we’d heard the best reports of and which happened to be within walking distance.  We really liked it so put her name down without looking at the others.  Our decision was easy – IRead more

How to enjoy Bonfire night when you have children

tips for enjoying bonfire night with kids

Bonfire Night can be an extremely enjoyable time of year for your children, but it’s not without its challenges. Some kids are afraid of the loud noises and wind up being very quiet about the whole thing. For others, it’s the exact opposite, and their excitement around fireworks means you may find yourself worrying aboutRead more

Giveaway: Win a Milton Starter Sterilising Kit worth £55

Milton competition

When Emmy was a newborn the one thing I did religiously was sterilising, her bottles were washed  out thoroughly in boiling water , her dummies were sterilised, the work surfaces and her high chair. I wasn’t one of those Mum’s who wouldn’t let her crawl on the floor or who sprayed all toys before theyRead more

Num Noms takeover Bella Italia

Num Noms Bella Italia (Medium)

A few weeks ago, Paul, the children and I headed off to Lakeside to attend an event at Bella Italia where there was to be a Num Noms takeover party. Incase you’ve not heard of Num Noms yet, they are the latest collectible toys for children to hit the shelves, named as the new Shopkins theseRead more

Budding photographers can win with Rattan Direct


There is one thing I wish I was a lot better at and that is photography, I am determined I will find time to actually learn to use the decent camera Paul purchased for me a few years ago but for now and for ease all photos are taken on my smart phone. It’s actuallyRead more

Coming to The O2 this weekend

American airlines Empire live (Medium)

This weekend the fun and games will begin in the cinema at The O2. ‘American Airlines presents Empire Live’ film festival. Empire is the World’s biggest Movie Magazine and it has announced the full line up of exciting events ready to hit the O2 this weekend for American Airlines Presents Empire Live weekend. A seriesRead more

Giveaway: Win a selection of Urtekram Coconut products worth £50

Win a Urtekram bundle

It is very rare I get actual ‘me time’ these days, since the children arrived pampering myself has had to take a back step and showering is down in less than 5 minutes with the door open and a child trying to chat to me, pass me things or scream at each other – it’sRead more

Peter Andre launches a national search to find the UK’s Fit to Dance Champion

Fit to dance search

At the end of last month I was invited to attend an exciting day out with the Disney on Ice skaters and Peter Andre for a fun filled morning of dancing and story telling. Unfortunately we already had plans so Emmy and I couldn’t make it. This event was to celebrate the launch of theRead more

Making school lunches healthy and varied for Harry

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Now Harry is in school 3 full days a week that means he needs a packed lunch on those days.  Of course he isn’t really fussed about what is inside his lunch box just as long as he sits with his friends, doesn’t have to drink water and hopefully gets to wave at his sisterRead more

Initial thoughts on back to school – musings from parents in the first few weeks

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My children have now been back to school for 2 weeks and already the tiredness is kicking in. That’s mainly because our routine went out of the window for the summer holidays and they had many late nights. During the first few days of the children going back to school, my social media timelines wereRead more