Start A September Do Over

January isn’t the only time to feel like you can get a fresh start. September is just as good of a month to begin again, even if you haven’t attended school for years now. The start of the school year gives the feel that you can try harder, be a bit … [Read more...]

Celebrate Harvest Festival

This year Harvest Festival falls on September 23rd. Traditionally It was a time to celebrate all that God had provided for that year. It is a worldwide celebration of all the fantastic food that has grown on the land and is one of the oldest traditions we … [Read more...]

Yummy Autumn Plum Crumble

Sticky sweet plums are one of my favourite fruits for this time of year and when baked, especially in a crumble make for one of the cosiest desserts ever. Team with custard, cream or even ice cream or add chunks of Rhubarb for a sour kick. Maybe even a … [Read more...]

Top Tips For Selling Your Home.

Have you fallen out of love with your home? Maybe you've added one child too many or need to move to be within your chosen school catchment area. Perhaps you just need a change of scenery. Whatever the reason may be, getting your home ready for sale … [Read more...]

Your Daily Bread

Our fuss-free no yeast bread recipe is great when you're short of time or in an emergency situation. Its a variation of soda bread and uses baking powder and milk rather than buttermilk and bicarb. You can make a vegan version using soy or nut milk and … [Read more...]

International Talk Like A Pirate Day

Ahoy, Mateys! Wednesday 19th is International Talk Like a Pirate Day!   This is a great day to get all our inner pirate out. Grab your eye patch and your sword and get ready for an adventure! So, how do we celebrate this amazing day?   Here … [Read more...]

The Best Educational & Fun Apps for Kids

Many parents have a love and hate relationship with technology when it comes to our kids. We love it because it can keep them occupied and quiet for hours on end. Sometimes parents just need a break. But we hate it because it takes forever to get them … [Read more...]

Whizz Popping Roald Dahl Day 2018

Roald Dahl Day 2018 is a fun day to celebrate this beloved author. Did you know if he were still alive today he would be 101 years old?! Which is your favourite Roald Dahl book? Matilda? Charlie and the Chocolate Factory? Or is something else? A story … [Read more...]

Celebrate Positive Thinking Day

Everyone needs a bit of positive thinking in their lives. Being mindful is part of our overall health. When we have positivity in our life, it carries over to many other aspects and areas. Yes, even as a stressed-out parent like you and I can achieve … [Read more...]

Vegetable Bake Brilliance

Nothing beats a huge vegetable bake to help break up mid-week meal boredom. Its one of those dishes where you can practically add any veg that you have and need to use up. Spice it up by adding chopped tomatoes and some chilli flakes or serve it as is, … [Read more...]

September Is Self Care Month

Did you know that September is Self-Care Month? I didn’t either. But this is a great opportunity to really take a moment and just breathe. Self-Care Month is about focusing on supporting self-care throughout communities, families and within yourself. … [Read more...]

September Baby Safety Month

September is Baby Safety Month and a great opportunity for you to make sure your little one is surrounded by the safest products you can find. Baby Safety Month is sponsored by Juvenile Products Manufacturing Association (JPMA). Their goal is to make sure … [Read more...]

First Day Jitters for Parents

First Day Jitters... It’s the first day of school for your child and you may be surprised to find that you may be (if not more) than a little nervous. It is almost like it is your first day of school. But you are not alone hundreds of parents up and down … [Read more...]

Your School Uniform Checklist

School Uniforms can be overwhelmingly overwhelming. Here’s our list of everything you likely to need.  If like us, your school has no uniform then use the same list for a base set of “school only clothes” saving the very best for occasions and … [Read more...]

Lovely Leek Soup

From the allium family and the skinny cousin of the onion, garlic and shallot. Leeks are really versatile and in season. Our Lovely Leek soup serves four and can be used as a starter or as a quick mid-week meal when your not looking for anything heavy but … [Read more...]

25 Best Books For The Under 5’s

Reading books can take you to magical places, dark alleys and mystic seas. Where the turn of a page will see the leap of a mermaid or a giant or a ghost. I am a self-confessed bookworm. I had a library card aged five and dragged my poor mum and … [Read more...]

School’s Out for Summer!

When it comes to the summer holidays knowledge is power. And with six weeks stretching out before us we all know that we need to be on our toes to fend off those inevitable questions like "what are we doing today" or god forbid the "I'm bored" statement … [Read more...]

Are You Feeling Lucky

Today is the second Friday the 13th of this year, and the number 13 has long been considered unlucky. Remember the Knights Templer? On October 13, 1307, scores of French Templars were arrested, tortured and made to confess to false crimes like heresy, … [Read more...]

Seven Apps Every Woman Needs

Tech hasn’t always been so female-friendly. When Apple released its health app in the autumn of 2014, you could track pretty much anything health related but not follow and track your period. Apple has since addressed this by adding a Reproductive … [Read more...]

Tally Ho For Pimms Lollies!

Serve these naughty little Pimms lollies instead of a bigger dessert at a summer barbecue and you'll be the hostess with the mostess. Remember you'll need lolly sticks and lolly moulds. Alternatively, you can use larger shot glasses as the moulds: place … [Read more...]