book advent

What is a book advent and how to make one

November 16, 2018 admin 0

Every year for the past 5 years I have created a book advent in December and it has now become one of our families favourite traditions. When I first started doing it the concept wasn’t very common and lots of friends and family were intrigued as to what I was doing and why but now the idea is definitely catching on more and more.   What is a book advent ?   Simply put a […]

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Ready 2 Robot toy review

November 13, 2018 admin 0

The boys have been sent some Ready2robot toys to check out just in time for Christmas and I have a feeling they will be asking santa to bring them some more, especially the tiddler.   The ready2robot toys incorporate three things that most boys and probably some girls love, robots, slime and fighting.  These toys allow your child to build and customise their own characters, or mechbots as they are officially known, using the mix […]

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Strictly Briks a product review

November 9, 2018 admin 0

One of the things I love most of all about working for myself is the extra time I get to spend with the boys after school. Instead of not getting home till gone 6pm I am usually able to pick them up at 3pm and enjoy the evening with them before starting work again once they go to bed if I need to. In this time we have started doing more structured activities instead of […]

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Christmas gift ideas for primary school children

November 7, 2018 admin 9

It can be so hard to know what to buy children these days as there is simply so much choice and most often the children themselves will change their minds from one day to the next which really isn’t very  helpful for parents, friends, or of course Santa himself. Having got two primary aged boys myself I thought I would compile a list of gift ideas that I think would be suitable for them and […]

The Easy Read Time Teacher Watch

November 4, 2018 admin 0

You may remember a while ago we reviewed the Easy read time teacher wall clock which is still pride of place in my sons room and has been a great help in teaching him to tell the time, as well as getting him to stay in bed till an appropriate hour too! As we found the clock to be such a great item and with Christmas just around the corner I have ordered my eldest […]

mrs. wordsmith

Introducing Mrs. Wordsmith

October 23, 2018 admin 0

Mrs. Wordsworth is a company that caught my eye earlier in the year at the Christmas in July event. Amongst all the stands filled with tinsel and Christmas crackers was a teachers paradise and I couldn’t wait to talk to the creators in more detail. They had two main products, the Social Journey for children aged 2-4, and the narrative journey for those aged 6-13.   Both products work in the same way in that […]

sounds of the forest

Sounds of the forest – A book review

October 18, 2018 admin 5

I am a total book worm and have been for as long as I can remember, I even joined a book club earlier this year just so I could discuss the books I read with like minded people. So when the boys started to show an interest in reading too I was delighted, I’ve read to them since they were tiny but it’s lovely seeing them reach for a book to read or asking for […]

what do kids need for school

What do kids need for school?

August 23, 2018 admin 0

The boys, like most other children in the country, go back to school in a couple of weeks, which means right now I am doing the ever crazy back to school shop. Not my favourite past time I can assure you. I have been asked by a few fellow mums whose children start school this September “What do kids need for school?” and so I thought I would write a post outlining everything that I […]

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Marili skincare range – inspired by Africa, made in England

August 11, 2018 admin 0

One of the biggest perks of being a blogger is the opportunity to try new products and visit new places that we might not otherwise experience. These opportunities have opened my eyes to so many new companies and more importantly they have educated me on the way products are made and the ingredients that are used and it has definitely made me think about the products we then go on to buy as a family. […]

Everything you need to know about the gardening subscription boxes by Mud & Bloom

August 10, 2018 admin 0

Subscriptions boxes are becoming so popular, a monthly treat to look forward to, either for yourself or gifted to someone else. There are subscription boxes full of makeup, boxes that focus on your tipple of choice and even boxes for the dog. Just like most new ideas the ones that are aimed at children are the most popular especially if they incorporate an element of education as well as plenty of fun and in our […]