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7 Simple and Effective Tips To Avoiding Winter Coughs And Cold

Every year i’ve noticed how around 4-6 weeks after the kids have returned to school after the summer holidays that many children and adults seem to get hit with snotty noses, tickley coughs and sore throats. It’s that time of year when everyone seems to be catching those awful winter coughs and colds.  Over the last couple of weeks we were hit with the snotty noses, sneezes and coughs. Myself included. Now I know, you’re thinking. Why is this person giving us advice on Avoiding Winter Coughs And Cold, yet here she is telling us that she has been ill…

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What’s That Smell? Game Review

Every now and again, Myself, Matthew and out 2 eldest boys like to have a games night when our younger boys are in bed.  Sometimes we will play on the Xbox or Wii but other times we will play actual games. But finding games suitable and appropriate for kids around their teens is tough. Then we came across What’s That Smell? What’s That Smell? is a unique new game from WowWee where taking a sniff makes you a winner. Eagerly anticipated and already gaining fans, it’s the new the scratch & sniff party game that stinks! What’s that Smell is the first…

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Last Minute Halloween Face Paint For Kids With Snazaroo #AD

Snazaroo is a well know face painting and special effects brand. No doubt you will have heard of them.  With Halloween approaching, I was thinking, what on earth can my boys be this Halloween. Now if you check out my Halloween Safety Tips For Parents   I suggested that you use face paint instead of masks.  I am going to share with you 2 of our favourite Halloween face paints for kids.  For these we used the Snazaroo Face Paint Party Set which is available from Amazon. VAMPIRE  Step 1 : Dampen the sponge in water. Using the white face paint and…

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Busy Things Review – Educational Website For Kids With Discount Code

As a parent and childminder I am always on the look out for fun new ways to encourage learn.  Over the years I have tried a few online programmes but they have failed to engage my boys. Now we have found a fun new educational site, Busy Things. Busy Things is a subscription based online learning programme. It covers the English, Scottish, Welsh and Australian national curriculum.  With us being from the UK, we use the English National Curriculum from 3 years old to 11 years old. Busy Things covers the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) from 30-50 months, Key Stage…

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7 Family Friendly Fun Ways To Celebrate Halloween

It’s nearly Halloween, Some parent’s may not like the thought of sending their children out to knock on strangers doors to receive sweets and treats.  I personally love Halloween, and I don’t mind taking my children trick or treating. I do have a post about keeping your children safe while trick or treating But if your mind is set against taking your children trick or treating but still want to celebrate Halloween, I have come up with 7 Family Friendly Ways To Celebrate Halloween. PIN ME FOR LATER Dress up If you are going to celebrate Halloween then your kids…

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9 Questions To Ask When Choosing A School

No doubt you will have 101 questions that you want to ask When Choosing A School for your child.  I’m hoping that some of these will help in your journey to choosing a school. How do they settle children if they get upset or seem unhappy? Your child is still quite young when they start school, maybe barely 4 or 5 at the most, so you want to know that they’ll be OK if they fall over in the playground or get lost between the dinner hall and their classroom. Are they kept separate from the older kids in the…

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7 Things To Consider When Choosing A School For Your Child

It’s that time of year again. The time that schools start opening their doors for next years prospective parents to come in and have a look. In hope of them choosing a school for their children. It’s now time to apply for my youngest sons primary school place. Already having 4 out of my 5 sons in school. I obviously am not a stranger to the school application process, so I though I would share my hints and tips choosing a school for your child.  I hope, with this post, to be able to put a few stressed out mummy minds…

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Scream Factory 2018 Review – Mummy Daddy Date Night

When I was contacted by the Scream Factory team to gain VIP access to their Extreme tour, I couldn’t say no! Matthew and I were in need of a Mummy Daddy Date Night. And with Halloween being just around the corner and our love for all things supernatural, weird and wonderful, we couldn’t wait to take on the experience of the Scream Factory.  Now I can tell you that Scream Factory’s Extreme Tour is not for the faint-hearted! Set in the eerie grounds behind Kirkleatham Museum. The unguided tour lasts around 45-50 minutes in groups of no more than ten.…

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