29 September 2016

Spin Master | Air Hogs RC Batwing

Now T is getting older, he likes toys are are more technical than he used to and loves anything that moves. So when we had the chance to review the Air Hogs RC Batwing from Spin Master, I knew he would be in his element as not only does this toy move, but it flies too!

If you're a Batman lover, you will know that the Batwing is the iconic vehicle from Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice, which he flies through the sky to get to the bad guys quickly. Well, now they have this amazing vehicle but in toy version for the kids to play with. 

25 September 2016

Bath Time Adventures with HiPP Organic Free From Baby Care Range

Being a mum to 3 children, I'm sure you can imagine just how many brand of baby items I have tried out over the years. Too many to name in fact. From foods and nappies, to bottles and bath ranges, we've probably tried most brand on the market. 

HiPP Organic have been one of my favourite food baby brands since, well I don't know how long. But they're the one I would always buy as I loved the fact that they were organic and gave the best meals for little ones. 

24 September 2016

How Do Us Parents Unwind Around The Home?

When the kids are napping or at school or even at sleep at night, it gives us parents the chance to unwind and relax. Well, that's when all the household chores are done any way. But what do we do to unwind?

Rattan Direct have recently put together a survey orientating around what do parents do to unwind around the home. They're wanting as many respondents as possible so please do pop over and tell them how you unwind at home (link at the bottom of this post).

23 September 2016

Why Do Breakages Always Happen At The Wrong Time?

As a parent, we all know just how tight our budgets can be squeezed. I mean, if you're like me, you'll budget for everything, making sure bills are paid, the freezer and cupboards are full of food and the kids are kitted out, and then you have your spends that are left. 

But it doesn't always work out like that. An unexpected bill, or even a breakage in the house, anything can crop up that causes even the most savviest of people to wonder how they're going to get through the next month. 

Even me. I am one of the most money savvy people I know. I budget every month, right down to the last penny. All my bills are set up on direct debits and I have reminders of when everything is due out so I know exactly what is and isn't in my bank at any time. 

18 September 2016

Having Fun in the Sun with Wicked Uncle

When it comes to buying toys that are good for all my children's age ranges, it can be a pain. What's fun for one, can be a bit baby-ish for another. I do like toys that can stand the test of time though and suit all ages, and both genders. Toys that are fun for all. 

So when Wicked Uncle got in touch, I scoured their website to try and find a couple of toys that the boys would love. I do like how their site is laid out. With options for genders, age ranges and types of toys. There is also a gifting section which helps you decide on toys that would be suitable. 

11 September 2016

Enjoying the Land with Yorkshire Water

If you haven't guessed by now, I adore Yorkshire. It is my home County and the place I have lived for all my life. An the place I will always stay as it just has my heart. 

I love the buzz of the cities, the shopping, the people. But most of all, I love that there is the seaside which just seems to have never changed from when I was a child, and on the opposite side, a deep rural area which is perfect for country walks with beautiful scenes over the rolling hills of the Yorkshire Dales. 

Whilst I'm sure you're all aware of  the many stunning locations that Yorkshire has to offer, Yorkshire Water, being one of the biggest land owners in Yorkshire, want to draw your attention to their beautiful sites that they have all across the county.

10 September 2016

Going Back to School with Dr. Martens

No doubt your children will have gone back to school this week and it's a week full of mixed emotions. After having 6 weeks off, going back can be daunting, scary and make kids very anxious but it is also a chance to catch back up with friends, learn new things and explore the world through education. 

This month seems to different than normal though as we are still getting some lovely weather and so it's shorts and a polo shirt rather than duffel coats and hiding from the rain. 

It's coming though. We all know that this sunny weather isn't here to stay and so it's practical to be ready for when the colder weather hits and you need to wrap the kids up warm and boot them up to keep their tootsies out of the cold. 

7 September 2016

A Day of #smartDiscoveries With smarTrike

As a parent, I try to take my kids on adventures that they will find not only stimulating to their minds, but to their senses too. For little ones, this can be extra fun as even just a walk across the road brings all sorts of new experiences. 

We are working with smarTrike on their #smartDiscoveries campaign to show just how unique these experiences when viewing these surroundings from a trike. Seeing the world through children's eyes. That first view of the traffic lights and the beeps they make. The giddy dog that wants a kiss. 

For children, they get their own view of the world from the seat of their trike and it is amazing how mush they can see, and touch, around them from where they are perched.

1 September 2016

Ideas That Keep Lunch Boxes Fun and Healthy with Iceland Foods

The month of September signifies the start of the new school year and for me, this is also the start of the dreaded school lunch box drama. Both boys will be having packed lunches as that's what they prefer but, they are both so fussy and it's hard to keep creative an not just stick with the same options all the time. 

Sandwiches are great and all, but they do get boring after a full week of eating them. This is why Iceland have asked me to get creative as part of their #PowerOfFrozen challenge. I've decided to get to work creating a new lunch box meal that is still as quick and easy as making a sandwich, but is different and more visual, to give the boys a change. That's where wraps come in.