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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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This year we have opted for Treads school shoes and here’s why

August 18, 2019 admin 1

I don’t know about your kids but mine seem to go through school shoes like you wouldn’t believe, especially my eldest. It doesn’t seem to matter whether we buy their shoes from a well known brand or a high street supermarket, within a matter of weeks they are scuffed and looking messy and within no time at all they have worn away the fronts, or the soles, or both, and need a new pair before […]

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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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Win with Zimpli Kids and The Strawberry Fountain

November 14, 2018 admin 39

My boys love slime, magnetic slime, colour changing slime, even toys that come in slime, every time they get some spending money they seem to spend it on a slime related product – much to my joy! So when I discovered the Zimpli kids range I just knew I had to get some for the boys for the Christmas, it’s like slime on steroids. Normally when they have slime I am barking orders at them like […]

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Win Smiggle Squishies with The Strawberry Fountain

September 26, 2018 admin 44

If you have kids you will no doubt know what a squishie is, if you have kids and you don’t know what these are then where have you been, you are seriously late to the party! But fear not we can fill you in on everything you need to know and even give you the chance to get your hands on one of these cute little squishies, whether you to choose to keep it for […]

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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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Do’s And Don’ts Of Kids Birthday Gifts

August 14, 2018 admin 0

Are you buying a birthday present for your kid or someone else’s? This can be a stressful time, especially if you’re not entirely sure what that particular child would like this year. Buying a gift can be expensive, so make sure you shop around for the best value for your money. There is new tech coming out every year, but there are some things that will never change. Here are some do’s and don’ts that […]

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A review of Trentham Monkey Forest

July 5, 2018 admin 10

Last week my family and I went to Trentham Monkey forest,which is an outdoor attraction that houses 140 monkeys all roaming free. I was super excited abut this as monkeys are my favourite animals ever since I studied animal psychology and spent two weeks at Chester zoo analysing their every move. We decided not to tell the boys where we were going instead we gave them clues along the journey, which despite the multiple signs […]

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, […]