Parenting play hacks 

We all like a parenting hack… so here is a round up of our favourite playing hacks that we have tried 🙂 ď»ż Water balloon pump Use an empty hand wash with pump and fill with water so they can fill water bomb balloons themselves without wasting loads of water or asking you to do them…

Hama beads for little fingers

Do your children like hama beads?  But they are too little to make patterns in the little pin boards?  Lara gets very frustrated coz she can’t do it, and when she does manage to make a small pattern, one of them will knock it over and send it flying… they’ve never had one make it…

Activities -Fun and Free when Stuck Indoors

We love having days at home… I love our home but sometimes the kids go a bit stir crazy having a whole day in the house so when they are a bit nuts, it’s great to give them an easy to set up activity that lasts them ages before they get bored of it… here…

Rainy Day – Easy Activities 

There’s nothing worse than a rainy day, with nowhere to go and a bored child at home!!  For some reason it’s so much harder to entertain them when it’s raining…  I like to have a ‘go to’ list of things to do… things that are easy to set up, entertain for a large period of…

Music to my ears – instruments to make in seconds 

Our house loves noise, our house is never quiet… We have a big tub full of musical instruments which come out to be played with on a regular basis. Rattles, drums, castanets, xylophones they love it all! But we also like to make instruments too and sometimes that’s much more entertaining for them. We have…

Messy Painting Fun – Awesome Painting Ideas 

I’m not a massive fan of painting… I struggle with the mess… But I had to get the paints out eventually…  I can’t just leave them too it, it would literally end up everywhere! So it’s very highly supervised haha. William was asleep so I finally let Lara do some painting!!! I couldn’t find the…

Busy bags… For keeping entertained in quiet situations

Out for a meal? Meeting at the bank? Dentist/doctor appointment? Cup of tea with an elderly relative? Long drive? At times we just have to drag the children along to something that they are probably not going to enjoy and will most likely be bored and play up… So I have made a list of…

Olympics or should I say ‘Toddlympics’

Over the summer we have played various games that relate to the Olympics… I love the Olympics and Paralympics… Such inspirational people and I think it’s a really good thing to encourage children to get involved in… Being so young, we didn’t exactly do proper sports… Just our variation of them. All of our Toddlympics…

I just need 10 minutes… Ways to keep toddlers entertained

I’ve been ill this week with a sickness bug… It got me thinking about how I would entertain the children when all I want to do is lay on the sofa and sleep!  Also, sometimes you need to get on… Whether it be cooking a meal or getting yourself showered and dressed etc… Or you simply…

Nature art 

Going for a walk is a lovely stress busting activity… But only if the kids don’t whinge for the entire walk!!!  I have found that giving Lara a task whilst on a walk worked brilliantly!! We went during Williams nap time so he was out for the count… I gave Lara a carrier bag and…

Say Cheese!!!!

Ok, so… I will admit that I’m pretty guilty of the whole ‘photo set up’ thing… You know, when you get your child to stop at the top of the slide and smile and say cheese and look all happy for the most perfect photo of a happy time at the park… When in reality,…

Shaking it up 

Probably like most of you at times, we got ourselves (or rather I did) into a bit of a rut of doing the same things all the time… Same groups, same park, same activities, same tv programmes, same breakfast, same outfits… Oh my god I’m bored just thinking about our daily activities!!! Partly down to…