Review of Octopus Learning

Oh wow we had such fun with this subscription box which we were asked to review – it was intended for our pre-schooler but actually ended up being enjoyed by all the kids, plus Mummy and Grandparents! The idea of the subscription box is to teach a wide range of concepts using fun games and tasks broken down into different … Read More

Review of Mae Jemison Box

I was so excited to be offered the chance to look at an Ingenues box with my daughter – we chose the Astronaut Box to review as she is very into space and science at the moment. The box is delivered with everything to you need to learn and play and our 8 year old really enjoyed it. Also available … Read More

Review of Hopster App for Kids

This post has been sponsored by Hopster and written by Mrs F x We were offered the chance to have a play with the Hopster App on a Kindle Fire (it’s not been on there before, just on the App Store…), as we have one and don’t really use Apps very often and had the long holidays looming I thought … Read More

Our Summer Plans

Long School Holidays – Love It or Hate It? So, this month, week and DAY hasn’t really gone to plan! We’ve had visits to A&E, unexpected changes to childcare dates, and a pre-booked event that has actually come at just the worst time it turns out… so lots of learning has taken place, some ideas have been shelved for next … Read More

Bullying and Your Child

Bullying and the Power of WeParent If you follow our Just One Thing series on Facebook you may have seen us interview Nick Tustin one of the founders of the website WeParent. I really like this site and have used it for support and ideas in parenting our four wild cards – even with 15 years’ experience as a lecturer … Read More

Review of Rockford’s Rock Opera

What a fascinating experience it was to review this Ecological tale about Extinction for children… You can download the Apps from all the app stores, the first instalment is free and the next 3 parts are at a very low cost. We loved that it was all produced in the attic! We loved that children weren’t dumbed down to We … Read More

Miscarriage…

There isn’t really a fancy or funny title I can put here, and I only want you to be reading this if you want to, and know what it’s going to be about so anything cryptic would have been unfair. It’s not a nice topic, but it is an important one. I was intending to add it to our Bumps … Read More

Sleep Deprivation… and how to cope

There are so many ways that being a parent is tough, it’s an emotional roller coaster for a start! If you add in some fussy eating or a troubled sleeper your own health and emotional wellbeing can very quickly become fragile. When we find it hard to manage our behaviour and yell or slam doors we can add guilt to … Read More

Don’t Panic!

Easter School Holidays are upon us (at least here the in the UK they are!) – they are a difficult one to plan as the weather at this time of year is a bit unpredictable. It could be anything from glorious sunshine (friend of the frugal) or knee deep in snow – this year the forecast is for the cold … Read More

Winter School Holiday Survival

It can be hard to think what to do with the kids in the Winter school holidays, of course the new toys and things they get at Christmas (assuming they are on the nice list) mean there is a lot of distraction, and there are usually lots of activities around for Christmas. However, these trips and toys all add up … Read More