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7 Busy Bag Ideas for Busy Preschoolers

Busy Bag Ideas for Preschoolers

Looking for ideas for entertaining your preschooler when you're out and about? Check out these 7 great suggestions from regular contributor, Lauren of Teacher Types. “Are we there yet?” “Can we go now?” “How much longer?” “I’m bored!” Sound familiar? Last month I shared ‘7 Busy Bag Ideas … [Read more...]

Birthday Traditions for Kids: Decorate Your Own Birthday Cake

Decorating Cake Birthday Tradition

These photos are from a good friend who introduced this birthday tradition with her children a few years ago - decorating their own birthday cake for a family birthday celebration. I thought it was too good an idea not to share! All you need to do is prepare your cake with an icing sugar and … [Read more...]

Kids Art Ideas: Spiral Art Spring Garden Collage

Kids Art Idea-: Spiral Art Spring Garden Collage

Immy received a Spiral Art Kit for Christmas and it wasn't long before our dining table was covered in sheets of paper adorned with gorgeous spiral shapes of all different sizes. When we were talking about what to do with all of the spirals we noticed that many of them looked a lot like flowers and … [Read more...]

Our Play Space: Kitchen Art Corner

Art Space for Kids

I love that today's featured play space proves that you don't necessarily have to have a lot of space in your home to dedicate as an art space for children. Where is this playful space? North Yorkshire, UK Tell us a little about the people who play in this space. I set this area up seven … [Read more...]

5 Organising Tips and Tricks For a Happier Home – and You

5 Organising Tips and Tricks For a Happier Home

Today I welcome Katrina Springer from The Organised Housewife with 5 fabulous suggestions for getting your home (and life!) organised. Having my twins all those years ago I struggled to keep my home clean and organised. Being that I had two little babies to care for there came a point that I … [Read more...]

The Thing About Parenting

The Thing About Parenting

I remember talking with a friend who had just had her third baby about this bizarre journey of parenting that we're both on. We were mulling over the realities of life as a parent, and indeed how much our lives had changed, as we sipped on McCoffees and made use of the free playground... as you do. … [Read more...]

Homemade Tortillas for Taco Tuesdays

Homemade tortilla recipe

In this post regular contributor Maree of Three Foot Cooks shares a simple and budget friendly recipe for homemade tortillas. Meat free Mondays, Taco Tuesdays and Fishy Fridays.  I have been making a weekly menu plan for our family meals for 7 years now.  I started before Bear and Bee were … [Read more...]

How to Make Paper Pinwheels

How to make paper pinwheels

Spinning pinwheels captivate children of all ages and when Immy and I were perusing Jean of The Artful Parent's brand new book, The Artful Year, we couldn't help but choose making paper pinwheels as one of the first (of many!) projects we just couldn't wait to try! These paper pinwheels are … [Read more...]