The truism that the hardest job is being a parent has never been more relevant than now. Raising our kids to become well-adjusted adults in a time of unstable digital economy, the pressures of social media and time of rising anxiety and bad mental health among teens is a worrying prospect. It’s understandable to want to wrap your children in cotton wool and shield them from the world. Continue reading “Essential Adulting Lessons You Need To Teach Your Kids”
School is fast approaching (sob) and we have been very busy these last few weeks with school rhyme time sessions, parents evenings, planning our route and preparing Jake for leaving his preschool friends and making new ones. I think he’s fine… it’s Mummy who’s not! One of my biggest mental hurdles I need to overcome is the idea of doing a school run 5 days a week, we can just about manage 3 at the moment and with William trying to get moving it could be a bit of a juggle come September! However, I need to get my organisational head on Continue reading “My Name Tags Review and Giveaway!”
It is official, I can finally shout it from the rooftops “We are Turtle Tots Ambassadors!” and I have been dying to tell you all for weeks now. But I had to wait (along with 5 other eager bloggers from around the country) until the official announcement day on the May 1st. Continue reading “We are Turtle Tots Ambassadors! #bringonthesmiles”
April is Global Child Nutrition Month, focused on raising awareness and funds for school meal programs in developing nations. As a mother of a four-year-old, I know just how important a full belly is for Jake’s attitude, his behaviour, and his attention span. So imagining how a child’s day at school is impacted when they haven’t had breakfast or don’t know where their next meal will come from is simple. Adequate nutrition is essential for learning and childhood development. Continue reading “Celebrate Global Child Nutrition Month”
The weather has been less than Spring like recently (to say the least) and as most of our usual indoor activities had been exhausted we found ourselves at a bit of a loss over what to do the other day. Then I remembered hearing about a new play place in Odiham, Hampshire. A friend had highly recommended that we visit Little Play Town because her children had such a great time so I set about looking it up online.
Little Play Town is an indoor interactive play place for babies and children aged 1-6 years. It is very similar to Continue reading “Our Visit to Little Play Town”
Keeping the children entertained during the weekend can sometimes feel like a difficult challenge. If you have run out of ideas on how to keep them occupied, you have come to the perfect place. Check out the six fun weekend activities your kids will love.
- Visit a Zoo
Your children will love seeing different animals at the zoo, such as elephants, monkeys, and tigers. Many zoos also offer an affordable family pass, so it can be a cheap day out. It’s bound to be an entertaining day that your children will remember for many years to come, and you could even buy them a keepsake from the gift store, so they will have a much-loved keepsake from the family day out.
- Book Tickets to a Theme Park
Your kids will bounce up and down once you tell them you’ve booked tickets to a fantastic theme park, such as Universal Orlando, Legoland, or SeaWorld. They will love riding roller coasters and watching family-friendly entertainment. It’s a thrilling activity they’re unlikely to forget in a hurry, so book tickets to a theme park at ticketsales.com.
- Go Rollerblading
Rollerblading can be a fun activity for all ages. It doesn’t matter if your child is 5 or 15, they will love putting on a pair of rollerblades and gliding from A to B. It’s, therefore, the ideal activity for all the family, and it can help improve everyone’s health and fitness levels. Yet, it’s important to provide them with protective gear to ensure they are safe whilst having fun, so they can reduce the risk of injury if they fall.
- Explore Exhibitions at a Local Museum
Museums can provide your kids with hours of fun, as they can explore different exhibits on different topics. It’s a fun and cultural activity that could support your child’s education, as they’ll learn plenty of interesting facts throughout the day. Most museums also offer special promotions, weekly discounts, and even free admission on specific days, so do a little research to time your visit well.
- Enjoy a Family Bike Ride
If your children spend far too much time on the couch during weekends, you should encourage everyone to go on a family bike ride. You, your partner, and the kids can cycle your way across the neighbourhood or through the local park, so you can each become more physical activity while enjoying some fresh air. Ensure your kids also have helmets on to ensure their safety while cycling and don’t forget to pack plenty of bottled water to avoid dehydration and increase their energy levels.
- Go on a Mini Road Trip
Pack a suitcase, grab the kids, and head off on a long weekend adventure. Write a bucket list of activities you want to experience throughout the weekend, so your children can visit different attractions and see new sights on your mini road trip. Don’t forget to book hotels in advance, so you will have a safe, comfortable place to stay each night on your travels.
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As a parent, I reckon that around 95% of my conversations revolve around sleep (or lack of!) It’s funny, isn’t it? As soon as a baby is born we turn the parents and one of the first things we ask them is how are they sleeping? We continually look for solutions to supposed ‘sleep issues’, we heavily discuss it amongst our new Mum friends and spend hours working out which sleep tactics are the best. And so begins the never-ending cycle of talking about sleep… Continue reading “The Importance of Sleep for Children… and You!!”