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Christmas Gift Ideas for the Under 10’s

November 18, 2019 admin 0

Every year we try and treat our boys to a range of Chrstmas gifts that include a few items that they have asked for, some educational items, a couple of books and at least one game we can play as a family. Each year however it gets harder and harder to decide what to buy so if you are anything like us then hopefully these ideas will help you as much as they have helped […]

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Am I having a Boy or a Girl?

September 27, 2019 admin 0

Nowadays when ladies get pregnant and find themselves wondering “Am I having a boy or a girl?” it is common practice to find out the gender of the baby before the birth instead of waiting, with those who opt for a surprise at delivery being in the minority.  It is also becoming increasingly common for these that don’t opt to find out the gender to instead find themselves on the receiving end of lots of […]

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The Hangrees a toy review

September 16, 2019 admin 0

This week we have been sent  new toy for the boys to review, The Hangrees. Prior to being asked if we wanted to take a look I hadn’t heard of them before but I have a feeling they will become the next big thing this winter. If, like me, you aren’t already familiar with them then The Hangrees are plastic toys that are a paradoy of well known characters, fast food joints, and programs. The […]

Things to Do Tonight to Make Your Morning Easier

Four Things to Do Tonight to Make Your Morning Easier

May 28, 2019 admin 0

When you have kids mornings can be dicey. There is always someone who’s hungry, someone who’s thirsty, someone who needs their clothes on, and someone has to help with the kids’ shoes. Getting out the door with children can be difficult. Here are four things to do tonight to make your morning easier. 1)  Lay Out Kids’ Clothes and Shoes the Night Before: This sounds simple, but this one step saves me more time every morning […]

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Our first impressions of the Weekend Box

March 5, 2019 admin 2

A couple of weeks ago we were sent a Weekend Box from the Weekend Box Club, which is a small box full of S.T.E.M. craft activities, that can be done over the weekend – or anytime at all really.  It arrived just as we were leaving for Devon so I put it away and forgot about it until the weekend just gone when I dug it out and had a closer look. The tiddler was […]

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Helping Your Children Adjust When Moving To Another Country

November 14, 2018 admin 0

There is a lot to consider before moving to another country, including looking for a job, finding a quality global health insurance provider, making new social circles and much more. It can become easy to get wrapped up in your own moving process and as a result, we end up overlooking our children, who are going through the same thing, albeit from a different perspective. Moving to another country can be worrying and upsetting for […]

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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 […]

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5 tips for keeping kids occupied on road trips by Passport and Adventures

October 27, 2018 admin 0

***This is a sponsored post. This month we welcome Cath Jordan from Passports and Adventures as our guest blogger as she tells us what her top 5 tips are for keeping kids occupied on road trips.   On the road, as drivers, us parents must deal with constant traffic dangers and situations such as blinding rain (or sometimes even snow), traffic jams, street signs and other drivers, not to mention making sure we have a […]

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Could boredom boost creativity in children?

October 3, 2018 admin 0

A 2018 study commissioned by Bic into the activities of modern day children uncovered some interesting findings that suggest children claim they are bored very easily and as much as up to 122 times a month, although I’m sure mine could do that in a week, if not a day sometimes! But in all seriousness it does make us wonder why are children are claiming to be bored so easily. Is it because they have […]

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Nature, nurture or pure pot luck?

September 14, 2018 admin 0

I am pretty sure every human over the age of 16 has heard of the nature nurture debate in some capacity. Whether it was an hour long lesson in 6th form psychology or a fleeting reference in a horror film when giving a character assassination of the serial killer, it’s a debate that will out live all of us. For anyone that is actually reading this and scratching their head the short short version is […]