Healthy after school snacks + Smiggle voucher giveaway

I am sure I’m not the only one who picks up the kids from school and is greeted by “I’m hungry” or “Can I have a snack”. Both kids are starving by the time they come home from school and instantly want a snack – if not reined in they would happily head for theRead more

Back to School Settling In – or NOT Settling In

The first few days of a new school year are always hard for the kids, they’ve had 7 weeks away from the school structure and routine. Time doing what they want and when, to an extent, later bedtimes, no homework and of course they haven’t seen most of their friends over that time. If thatRead more

5 ways for helping your child get ready for the new school term

So, here we are, heading towards the end of the summer holidays. It doesn’t feel like five minutes since the bell rang at the end of term but there’s no denying it, the autumn term is just around the corner. Starting school again is a stressful time for you as a parent and of courseRead more

Money saving on back to school items + downloadable checklist

September is creeping around quickly and if you haven’t started the back to school shopping yet, then don’t worry you certainly aren’t alone. Many of us parents leave it until 2 weeks before heading back to school until we even think about what is needed for the new school year. My reasons for doing thisRead more

Back to School Shopping at Queensgate Centre, Harlow

Back to school shopping at the Queensgate Centre, Harlow

**Posted in collaboration with Queensgate Centre** How quickly are the Summer holidays passing us by? We are over 4 weeks in with back to school fast approaching us and I am in mixed minds as to whether this is a good or a bad thing? I’ve loved having the kids home from school, no earlyRead more

Putting Start-rite shoes through a proper test on the climbing wall

There has been SO much uproar recently over kids school shoes, namely girls ones not being up to the job and inappropriately named that I thought I would set about this review of the kids new Start-rite school shoes with a different approach. It’s been said that many girls shoe designs are flimsy and notRead more

Back to school with Jake Shoes

It’s that time when all parents look at the calendar and thing – it’s OK we still have a few weeks until the kids go back to school, and I admit I am one of those parents. However, there are lots of us with the same thoughts and once the final panic sets in weRead more