nature nurture

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 […]

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The Ultimate Family Dinning Guide – Kids Eat Free and Affordable Options

September 14, 2018 admin 0

  Are you planning on taking your family to dinner? If you are and you have your little ones with you, then you already know just how expensive this can be. Taking your whole family to dinner requires planning in advance. This is because the moment a waiter begins approaching with your dessert menu is enough to make you sweat and even fear; especially if you have a limited budget. As such, we have compiled […]

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How to encourage your children to talk about their day

January 8, 2018 admin 11

Sometimes getting children to talk about their day can seem impossible so here is a post I wrote about how to encourage your child to talk about their day. I wrote this post because hen I pick the boys up from school I always ask them how their day went and most times I get the same rotation of responses I can’t remember It was fine Good thanks and I can’t be the only one. […]

Our new favourite past time

January 21, 2017 admin 0

The boys are at an age now where they can actually play games. They don’t always end well, the tiddler likes to win, every time, and the big un like rules, lots and lots of rules. But they like the idea of playing games and are really starting to get the concept of them so we have introduced family game night. This happens every Saturday night now and the boys have latched onto this idea […]

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An easy, enjoyable and cheap way to teach geography to children

August 11, 2016 admin 2

I think it is important to make learning fun for children. It doesn’t matter whether this is teaching them a second language, helping them get their pen licence (don’t get me started on this) or learning about he world in which we live, it should always have an element of fun. Now geography is not my strong point and I hate to admit it but my sat nav is an absolute necessity when ever I […]

When the Strawberry Fountain completed The Claire House Splash Dash

July 10, 2016 admin 2

Those that have been following my blog will know that my husband and I are always looking for new outdoor fun to have with our boys and this weekend we had the opportunity to try something new, The Claire House Splash Dash.   My eldest had seen pictures of the splash dash and had asked if we could do it so when the opportunity came up I thought it would be just perfect. We kept […]

Do all brothers fight?

June 18, 2016 admin 8

I remember a time when my husband and I had the most adorable little boy, with blonde hair and blue eyes and a smile that could light up a room, he got attention everywhere we went. He was a fast developer and a great little companion, although he never, EVER, slept but we looked at him with adoration in our eyes and thought lets give him a baby brother or sister. Lets have another baby, […]

The acropats have landed – a review

May 30, 2016 admin 3

This week we received a gift from acropats, a box of foam figures that connect together, bend ¬†and float, suitable for all children over the age of 3. When the package arrived both my boys, (6 and 3), were equally excited to play with them. My eldest noticed that they were in the shape of little people and once this had been pointed out my youngest thought it was hysterical. Straight away they started building […]

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Who loves a bit of Hanky Panky?

October 31, 2015 admin 0

During half term I had to take my car for the dreaded MOT whilst I had my two boys, 5 and 3. The mechanic said it would take about an hour so we took a walk into Chester in hunt for a pancake house that had been recommended by friends. It took us a while to find it as it’s off the main road hidden away down a quiet little¬†street behind the hustle and bustle […]

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super hero bedroom :)

May 18, 2015 admin 2

I have two boys, one is five and superhero mad, the other is two and loves what ever his big brother tells him to love, so at the moment he’s also superhero mad. So obviously when I asked my 5 year old how he wanted his room decorating he suggested having a superhero room. Not one for over decorated rooms I got him to compromise on one blue wall, one red wall and super hero […]