5 Fun Activities to Keep Kid’s Brains Active During The School Holidays

We are two weeks into the summer school holidays, we are having fun and enjoying relaxing. One thing I am aware of is how easy it is to spend too much time with technology. Everything should be in moderation. It is important that they keep their little brains active.. Here are 5 fun activities which will hopefully help with summer boredom and build up their thinking skills. 1. Visit your local library Visiting your local library with your children is a fun way to spend a morning. Not only can you take out a handful of books, your kids can too. Encourage your children to browse all the books and get them to choose a few of their favourites to take home. Reading is such an easy way to engage their brains during the holidays and if they are lost in a good book, we bet they won’t even realise they… View Post

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Helping Your Child Over Come Bedwetting

Of all the skills your child masters as they grow, one of the hardest is managing their bladder. Some children seem to master it without a problem but other children struggle. Bedwetting is night time ‘accidents’ that happen when a child is asleep. They either don’t get the urge to visit the toilet or they are in such a deep sleep, they don’t wake resulting in a wet bed. It is frustrating and embarrassing for the child, and a concerning problem for you, as their parents. But there are ways in which you can help your child overcome bed wetting. #1 Invest in bed protection Stripping and washing sheets is one thing, but ongoing bedwetting can also cause the mattress to smell and this leads to all kinds of issues. Protecting the bed with bed protection is the ideal solution. Made from high-quality plastic, the sheeting etc. doesn’t ‘crinkle’ like… View Post

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Photographic Memories

I love my DSLR as much as a child. I treasure it and it brings me untold joy. But what did we do before phones could take photos? E went through stages of being camera-averse and thusly, reacted strongly to the sight of the big Canon coming at her. J just wants to grab hold of it. A mobile phone though? Can be quite the sneaky little snapper and I often take photos without my kids objecting. Brilliant. The other thing about taking photos on the phone is that you can be anywhere, doing anything and grab photographic evidence with ease. They aren’t always as clear as my DSLR photos but they are great for capturing photographic memories. This spontaneous photography allows for some surprises when you look back through the crazy amounts shots you’ve taken. I am often reminded of moments of which I had forgotten. Moments I am so delighted to discover have been… View Post

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Being Mummy!

The first word I hear most days is “Mummy”, followed by a tender “I love you” or “good morning” or “Can I have chocolate for breakfast?” Or in J’s case I get a I’m hungry whinge! Before my eyes are even open, before my brain has fully adjusted to the reality of no more sleep. I am reminded that before all else, I am Mummy . I have two little people depending on me to fulfil that role unquestioningly. There are days, of course, that I inwardly groan and silently beg for a break from this relentless responsibility. I don’t want to be a cook, cleaner, stylist, mentor, nurse, art teacher, entertainer and enforcer of unfair rules. When I wake up on these tired, uninspired days, I have to dig deep and remember that my children are innocent bystanders of my exhaustion. I have to be mindful always, even if it means regular visits to… View Post

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Advent Calendar’s For Children

We are hurtling towards the most magical time of the year, Christmas. It’s only a few weeks away now until the countdown to Christmas begins and the advent season is well upon us. Some form of the Advent Calendar has been used for more than 150 years and becomes increasingly popular every year. From a traditional calendar to calendars that feature popular collectibles and themes, there is an advent calendar for everyone. As a little girl I used to love opening a door on my chocolate advent calendar to see what Christmas shape chocolate was hiding behind it, this little treat was a great way to countdown to Christmas and before I knew it I was opening the last door – which was always the largest chocolate which meant it was Christmas Eve and If I had been a good girl Father Christmas would be coming to our house that night. Advent calendars… View Post

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