Arlo is THREE!

Three. Definitely no longer a toddler, let alone a baby. It’s crazy to think this little dynamo has been in our lives for three years. He’s exasperating and adorable in equal measures (well, most of the time) and he is the biggest challenge I have ever faced. The kid has balls, the kid has no sense of boundaries or danger…

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Be My Bear – Bear Making Kit & Giveaway!

Last week we had a delivery from Be My Bear, and online store who stock a large variety of different bears that can be made at home. The kids had looked on the website to find a bear that they wanted to have as their very own and a few days later a kit arrived containing the bear carcass (for want…

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Raskog Craft Trolley Ikea Hack

My kids have tonnes of craft supplies. If they’re lucky I even let them use them! I’m kidding, but tidying up after craft sessions is one of my most hated tasks! Thankfully for the last three months or so the task has been a lot easier; the sessions themselves a lot less messy generally because everything is neatly organised and…

How to put together a Kids Arts and Crafts trolley using the Ikea Raskog Trolley and a few other bits!

Hippo on the Moon at Brighton Theatre Royal

On Tuesday the kids and I headed to the Theatre Royal in New Road, Brighton. We’d been invited to see the stage adaptation of The First Hippo on the Moon, the book by David Walliams. If you’ve read the book you’ll know it doesn’t take long to read, so I was wondering how it would translate to a stage show.…

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Mini Micro Scooters: Mini2Go & 3-in-1 Deluxe Comparison & Video

Scooters are definitely the in thing, in fact I’m not sure they will be ever be ‘out’! When I walk Athena to preschool she scoots, as do at least half her class, they leave their scooters lined up ready and waiting for them to finish and scoot home again. We also have a lot of parents walk past us after…

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Bonfire Night safety with Fireman Sam

  I love a good firework display, and every year since Athena was born we’ve taken her out to see fireworks so she’s always been used to them. In Sussex there are a lot of bonfire societies who put on parades, displays and HUGE bonfires in towns throughout the area. Last year we did Shoreham Bonfire night, and the year…

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Little Buttons Activity book

There’s no denying that the days are drawing in and soon we’ll be turning clocks back to eke out some extra daylight, it’s the time of year where I like to line up some fun indoor activities for the kids so I can spend less time freezing in the park watching them hurtle about apparently not feeling the cold! We’ve…

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A new start: Preschool & Childminder

Athena hasn’t been at nursery since the end of May, she’s been going since she was 12 months old and absolutely loved it all; the messy play, the friends, the garden and the staff. We took the decision to take her out just after she turned three because although she loved it there and it gave me one day a…

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