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Panto Review: Peter Plank In It’s Bearly Easter

School holidays, the time parent's country-wide dread! It’s not easy, or cheap to keep the kids entertained and whilst there are plenty of things you can do at home it can often leave you feeling rather stir-crazy after just a few days. Today marks the last day of the Easter break for us here in… Continue reading Panto Review: Peter Plank In It’s Bearly Easter

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Book Review: Who Do I See In The Mirror? By Vese Aghoghovbia Aladewolu

In today's modern world of social media and press coverage urging everyone to try and achieve the 'perfect' look, it really worries me the pressure that children growing up in this environment will feel.  I have always made sure to reinforce how beautifully unique and special each of my children are and urge them not… Continue reading Book Review: Who Do I See In The Mirror? By Vese Aghoghovbia Aladewolu

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Paperscapes Series: Books For Inquisitive Kids To Devour

Kids are like sponges, absorbing every new experience and snippet of information they discover and are constantly learning as a result. As a self-confessed bibliophile it’s no surprise that I love to share books with the kids to help them expand their ever-growing knowledge as they are an absolutely amazing resource for learning. Over the years… Continue reading Paperscapes Series: Books For Inquisitive Kids To Devour

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Review: Read With Phonics Kids App

Parents of school age children will without a doubt be familiar with phonics that are used to help teach those all important sounds needed to aid reading, writing and spelling. I'll happily admit when my older girls started learning the phonics sounds way back in nursery I was pretty clueless as I don't remember being… Continue reading Review: Read With Phonics Kids App

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Learning How To Behave Around Dogs With The Zara DogDog Kids Club

Growing up we always had pet dogs and I was taught from a very early age about the do's and don't's when it comes to approaching unfamiliar ones. I've never owned a dog since leaving home, but that didn't stop me instilling my older two girls with the same lessons I learnt all those years… Continue reading Learning How To Behave Around Dogs With The Zara DogDog Kids Club

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Winter Fun With Weekend Box

Parent's will know that during the Winter months when the weather is undoubtedly abysmal, entertaining the kids during the weekend can be somewhat of a challenge. Unable and quite possibly unwilling to get outdoors it can be difficult to find something to keep them busy that doesn't involve staring at a screen for prolonged periods… Continue reading Winter Fun With Weekend Box

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Babycchinos London: Stylish Bags For Modern Parents

Something every parent across the land will tell you is that kids don’t travel light. Despite being small in stature, from the day they make their screaming entrance into the world they require a full entourage just for a trip to the shop to buy milk. As new-borns that consists of nappies, wipes, formula and… Continue reading Babycchinos London: Stylish Bags For Modern Parents

Days Out, Events & Holiday's · Kids · Reviews

Review: The Snowman Tour Live

This year celebrates the 40th anniversary of the classic children’s book, The Snowman by Raymond Briggs*. Originally published in 1978 as a wordless picture book, its popularity saw it brought to life on screen in 1982 as a short film. Being born in the early 80’s, I can’t remember a Christmas without The Snowman and… Continue reading Review: The Snowman Tour Live

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The Santa Express at Hayes Garden World

Last year, I published a post all about the Winter Wonderland created at Hayes Garden World, based here in Cumbria. It had been many years since we had visited, and it made such a lasting impression that we vowed to return this year. We decided to go the whole hog this time though and booked… Continue reading The Santa Express at Hayes Garden World