Outdoor events for the whole family

Lulworth Castle

It would be impossible to over-exaggerate the importance of spending time together as a family, and how essential it is for children to be able to enjoy the great outdoors as they get to grips with the world around them. Play, particularly when it’s facilitated outside, is an integral part of every child’s growth and development. Those precious moments spent together, meanwhile, will quickly become your family’s remedy to the pressure of modern living. So, how are you going to… Continue Reading “Outdoor events for the whole family”

Unboxing new Hatchimals CollEGGtibles


Back in December, Hatchimals were ‘THE’ toy that everyone wanted to find in their Christmas stocking and we welcomed our very own Hatchimal into the family. Following on from the craze are the more affordable Hatchimals CollEGGtibles who live in a hidden land called Hatchtopia. Hatchimals CollEGGtibles come inside small, speckled eggs and like their larger friends need your nurturing touch to hatch. Firstly, you can identify your egg’s family by matching up its speckles to the Collectors list. Then,… Continue Reading “Unboxing new Hatchimals CollEGGtibles”

Unboxing the Bruno Mattress

A few weeks ago, I was invited to try a brand new mattress from Brunosleep.co.uk, a revolutionary mattress brand from Germany. They have just the one mattress design as they believe it’s the perfect one – an ideal balance of ergonomically engineered support foam and sustainable natural latex and we were sent one to review. First of all, it came in a really small box for a 3ft mattress for a single bed and the kids were intrigued, so I… Continue Reading “Unboxing the Bruno Mattress”

Things to do in Las Vegas with the kids

Bellagio Fountains

I remember traveling to Las Vegas when I was a child, seeing some amazing sights such as the fountains at the Bellagio Hotel and winning some teddies in a kids casino, although I cannot remember where that was. I was looking to see what I could do with the kids in Vegas now that I have a family of my own and here are some things that look pretty fun things to do. What could be better than shopping? Shopping… Continue Reading “Things to do in Las Vegas with the kids”

Feeling Overscheduled


I often see reports that kids are becoming over-scheduled with a constant round of extra-curricular activities and it is something I am wary of with mine. We do some after-school clubs, but I feel we have a happy balance between time outside having fun, time spent on technology and time doing clubs. The problem I have is that having four children still at home, I am the one being over-scheduled with various school / club runs and now that I… Continue Reading “Feeling Overscheduled”