Under Sink Storage Problems Solved!

  There is finally a solution to utilising all the space in that miserable cupboard under the kitchen sink! Best of all, it’s easy to use and won’t cost you a fortune! Addis sent me their Under the sink organiser a couple of weeks ago, and we’ve been testing it out and love it, and when I shared a video of it on Instagram stories (you can watch it here) I got so many people replying and saying it was genius, and then sending me pictures of it in place once they bought it! Who knew so many of us were frustrated by the mess under the sink! I had a sort of out what was under my sink, which was all chucked in haphazardly, with duplicates of some things…

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Family Games Night with Little Tikes Crazy games

We had our first proper family games night at the weekend, and it was so much fun! Arlo at three and a half isn’t quoite old enough for games with too many rules or games where you have to wait a long time between turns – he simply gets too impatient! Little Tikes sent us a family games night box with two perfect games in, both are fast paced, fun and really interactive! We stuck some music on, played games for an hour and a half whilst scoffing popcorn, then ordered pizza and all watched a film together afterwards and it was lovely, the kids were up late but as it was a weekend it didn’t matter! Crazy Blender is a super fun game, that teaches kids about matching, memory…

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Toys: Kekilou Collectable Dolls

Athena is definitely a stereotypical ‘girly girl’ and although she loves to play trains and cars with her brother and will climb on any tree or wall she sees, she really really loves the colour pink, wants to wear makeup and loves a frilly dress. It was for that reason that knew she would love the Kekilou range of toys, and when a box full of them arrived and her little face broke into the biggest smile I knew I was right! In fact Arlo also got involved, has claimed a few dolls for himself and has loved ‘applying’ (in the loosest sense of the word!) the makeup too. These collectable dolls are all inspired by magical transformations, fashion and surprises – so right up most little girls’ street! There…

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Review: Hopster TV, the kids app that does it all!

For the last few months and especially over the Summer holidays when the kids had quite a lot of a tablet time in order for me to keep up with my workload we’ve been using Hopster TV on their kindle fires. They have one each, and I prefer them to regular tablets as I am able to completely control how they use them and for how long for, knowing that they’re safe from seeing things they shouldn’t. The interface is easy to use and fun to look at and is designed with little fingers and little brains in mind! Best of all Hopster TV isn’t just a ‘telly’ app, but it has the following options once logged in: Shows All the TV shows you’ll find in Hopster TV are age…

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Iconic Sleich Animals from George at Asda

Arlo loves dinosaurs, and if you watched my Instagram stories this morning you would have seen him making his new T Rex eat a load of farm animals – sorry about that if you were eating your breakfast! Schleich are the world renowned maker of realistic animals, from farm animals to Dinosaurs and even make believe creatures too, like Mermaids and Unicorns! Now you can pick Schleich animals up from George at Asda online! Arlo was sent the Tyrannosaurus Rex, and loves it so much he took it to the child-minders this morning, even though he had to walk instead of scoot so he could carry it! He’s been asking me questions about it, like “why is the top of his mouth bumpy” and “what are these claws for?” –…

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Getting Arty with the smART Sketcher Projector!

At the moment Athena is definitely more ‘arty’ than she is scholarly, although I know that may change as she gets older! At the moment if you give her a choice of practising reading or doing something with colours and paper she’ll always choose the latter. The smART Sketcher has made her even more keen on drawing now as she is able to draw absolutely anything she wants without frustration! It’s a clever projector that hooks up to an app on your phone, and it has a few different ways to use it: Step by Step Drawing This function lets you choose from lots of different pictures, from animals to transport and lots in between, and starts with simple line drawings that Athena traces over, presses the next button to…

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Travel: Best Island Destinations for Travelling with Kids

When you’re travelling with children jetting off to exotic tropical islands may seem like a challenging feat. Many people assume that the world’s island paradises only cater to adults, but this doesn’t have to be the case. Tons of islands around the globe actually serve as perfect destinations for family getaways. So don’t feel like you are limited when it comes to your next family trip- consider booking flights for the whole family to one of these kid-friendly islands. Tagaytay, Philippines The Philippines caters to travellers of all kinds, so whether you are a nomadic backpacker, a honeymooning couple, or a family with several children you’ll find something to keep you busy. As far as catering to families goes, One of the best spots is in the city of Tagaytay…

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