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My Arts And Crafts Horror Stories 

My kids ever since they were really little have had a thing for painting, papier-mâché, Play-Doh and so on. They always have liked to make things. My eldest son still likes to draw and he actually has a few different comic books that he is working on right now. My youngest son is just starting to get to the age of where I think he will no longer want to paint or make things. This really sucks as it means Read More...

Fun Arts And Crafts Ideas With Toilet Roll 

In my house, I appear to be the only person (and I am including my other half in this!) who realises that there is not some kind of toilet roll fairy that will place the new roll of toilet paper on the handle and put the empty one that you just finished off into the bin! This means that sometimes when I take a stand and refuse to put empty toilet rolls in the bin that there can be Read More...

Taking A Preschooler To The Movies 

Going to the movies has been something that I have enjoyed since my dad took me to see The Black Cauldron back in 198…. You do not need to know how old I am! Anyway, movies have been a huge part of my life and it is something that I really enjoy sharing with my own kids. We love having movie nights at home, but there is just something extra special about going to an actual movie theatre to Read More...

How To Make Christmas More Memorable & Personal

It is nearly that time of year again when Santa comes down the chimney…. Or if you are like most modern houses, you say he comes in the door as you do not have a chimney, but you know what I mean. While the presents are great, I thought today I would share with you guys a few of the things we have done over the years that have given me some great family memories. I also want to Read More...

Flying With Kids! Things to do family travel

Going on vacation with the kids can be a magical experience. Flying with kids (and also a nervous partner!) can be a very stressful experience for everyone involved. I looked at a recent study and found that many children actually have a lot of anxiety about going on a plane. Unfortunately, if you want to go on an international vacation or even go to a far part of this great country of ours. You have to fly! Well do not Read More...

Ditch the Kids Party and Try This Instead  (parties)

I wrote a blog post the other week talking about some of the troubles I have had with my kids birthday parties over the years. These days we have moved on from them having what felt like half the kids from their school terrorising the local Church hall and we do more low key things. Today I am sharing with you a few ideas that you can do for your kids birthday party that are not having a million kids Read More...

Can These Methods Stop A Toddler Tantrum? Toddlers

Just wait until the terrible twos, or just wait until you have a toddler tantrum to deal with! These were words that my mother said to me many, many years ago. I though just brushed them off. Of course, I had heard of the horror of a toddler tantrum, but I knew I would be able to deal with it. I mean how hard can it be to tell a little kid to stop what they are doing, behave Read More...

Camping With Kids, What You Need To Know!

I was shocked to read that less and less kids these days have an interest in going camping! To me, that is nuts as camping was something that I loved to do when I was a kid. Going into the woods or actually where  I grew up we had a large quarry which was much better for camping. Anyway, camping was something that I really wanted to do as soon as I knew I was going to be a parent. Read More...

How To Survive Christmas Shopping For The Kids!

Did you know that 99.99 percent of parents are driven insane by Christmas shopping? Ok so I may have made that stat up, but Christmas shopping for the kids can be very hard. I am not just talking about the financial aspect of it, but the drain it has on you mentally, physically and emotionally. I am sure each year braving the shops for Christmas shopping takes a little piece of my soul. In all seriousness today I want to Read More...

Why Operation Is A Great Christmas Gift Idea

The holiday season is nearly upon us and today I thought I would look at one of the games that my kids have loved to play, Operation. This is a great Christmas gift idea and if you are reading this at some other point in the year, Operation makes a great birthday gift as well. Playing board games is something that we love to do as a family and Operation is one of our favourite games and we for some Read More...