World book day costumes from Joke.co.uk #AD

Both my children absolutely love stories. Bedtime stories are a special time in our household, a way to calm down for the evening, snuggle up together and enjoy each others company. I first introduced bedtime stories when they were babies, of course, they couldn’t understand what I was reading and it could have been anythingRead more

Alternatives to cereals for breakfast

Alternatives to cereals for breakfast

It’s no secret, mornings can be pretty lively in our house. No matter how organised we try to be the night before, something will usually happen to undo all of our meticulous advance preparation and will often see us running out of the door with very minimal time to spare. I’m not alone in thisRead more

Trying to reignite back to school fun with Hasbro

**Posted in collaboration with Hasbro, post contains affiliate links** That’s is half term is now over for everyone and I really struggled to get the kids excited to head back into the classroom again, it took them long enough to get over the summer holidays with lots of fun-filled days and a few PJ daysRead more

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

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