25 August 2016

How To Use The #PowerOfFrozen To Entertain The Kids This Summer

As a parent, we know exactly what the summer holidays will be like. The kids love the first few weeks but as it's starts to tail off, the boredom kicks in and then it's 'there's nothing to do', 'I'm bored' so trying to find things for the kids to do to keep them occupied and entertained is the way to go.

My sons love helping my cook and I find that if they do actually help prepare dishes, then they more than likely eat them too. So as it comes to the end of the holidays, I start to get creative with the way we make things, to add a different slant to their meals and to keep them entertained as they help to make them. 

We love being set challenges and so it has been great to get involved when Iceland challenged us to discover new products that can make cooking with kids easier with their #PowerOfFrozen challenge. We grabbed our reusable bags and off we went to Iceland, to see what we could find. 

22 August 2016

Be School Ready | Everything Your Child Might Need

It's getting to that time of year where we need to be prepared for the September start at school. Each year a new term of children take on the challenge of education in Reception which starts them on the ladder at school. 

Remembering what your child will need can be confusing as there is so much out there and every child has different needs. Today I'm featuring my top products and items that I will be using for C as he starts on his journey at school.

19 August 2016

Encouraging Baby’s Independence with SMA® PRO Follow-on Milk

There comes a time in baby’s lives that they want to explore the world on their own. To get a feel for things and be more independent as they take on the world and grow in to little people. As parents, we are in a bit of a quandary, getting excited as your baby learns something new but then having this sadness that your baby is also growing up and becoming more independent every day.

From around 6 months old, independence will start to develop. Their goal is to move about, any which way possible. Starting to roll over, sit up, bum shuffle, crawl and then walk on their own. Moving and grooving, trying to escape to new places.

Escaping at nappy changes now they've decided that they want to be free and wiggling like mad whenever a nappy does come near. And one of the best ones, starting to settle in to a routine where they sleep through and no longer need mum/dad during the night. I love this stage, although I do miss the nighttime cuddles that we used to have!

18 August 2016

A Day at Mattel Play! Liverpool


A couple of weeks ago we had a nice little break in Liverpool. Whilst researching for what to do on our trip, I came across Mattel Play! Liverpool which is a themed play area in the heart of Liverpool, The Albert Dock. 

With three different zones, Thomas & Friends, Bob the Builder and Fireman Sam, there is so much to see and do at Mattel Play! So, we decided to book in for midday on the Monday of our trip and therefore got a 2 hour slot so that we could go an explore the themed areas. 

Joseph was asleep when we initially arrived so they allowed us to take the pram upstairs into the first area. Normally they request that prams be left in the buggy park but luckily there is a lift so there is access available if needed. 

15 August 2016

LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens


I do love a good videogame and usually, as soon as a new one comes out, we'll purchase it and see what it's like. It's the same for the boys, they pick out new games and then work their way through until completed. 

At the moment, for the likes of the Playstation 4, there doesn't seem to be all that many games that are suitable for children and so with the LEGO franchise in full flow, it's great to see them bringing out loads of new games that the boys can play. So far, they have played, and completed, all the LEGO games that have come out, so it's safe to say that as soon as LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens came out, they wanted to give it a go.