Snow Inspired Crafts for Young Children

I love Christmas Activities – it’s something that brings my family together with their varying ages. You can’t go wrong with sweets either! Sweet Snowmen You will need: icing sugar marshmallows curlywurly pieces dolly mixtures strawberry laces or anything else sweet you fancy First take a marshmallow and cover it in icing. Then place another … Read more

What not to buy this Christmas

Are you still desperately trying to find that perfect present for Christmas? Maybe you still haven’t even started Christmas shopping. Or maybe there’s just the odd one or two people to buy for. Well I thought I’d help you out by saying what NOT to buy this Christmas. Think about who you are buying for … Read more

Christmas Hats

A simple activity to keep the children entertained this Christmas and a lot of fun is to make Christmas hats. They can be as simple or as complicated as you like and then can be worn for the Christmas dinner. Simply get a strip of coloured paper or card and pull it around the head … Read more

Breastfeeding Breaking The Rules

“Have you ever had to think “outside the box” when it comes to breastfeeding? Do you think there are certain breastfeeding “rules” that are meant to be broken? Do you fit in the typical nursing mom mold? Share your thoughts here!” I guess I do break the rules. I’m not exactly sure what the rules … Read more

Christmas Decorations Children can Make

The build up to Christmas is such an exciting time. I like to build this further with Seasonal Crafts. Here are some simple ideas. Snowmen Simply get some cotton wool, coloured paper for hats and scarves, find a free-printable snowman face and then just glue them on to an old toilet roll holder. If you … Read more

Breastfeeding Words of Encouragement

I found a lot of people weren’t encouraging when I  started breastfeeding. It felt like I was doing something wrong. Go feed him in the backroom, or even on the toilet floor! Feed him for 10 minutes on each side every 4 hours – what your baby is screaming? There must be something wrong with your … Read more

Simple Recipe Chocolate cakes

You may notice that I like making cakes with my children. It is a very simple recipe that even my 2 year old is able to get involved in, and a slight variation can make it seem less dull. I believe making them together has all manner of benefits for my children – bonding, counting, … Read more