Celebrating 25 years of Owl Babies (and finding new hats) with @walkerbooksUK #GIVEAWAY

In the six years of motherhood we have navigated, I’m pretty proud of the impressive library of children’s books we have collected. Each one holds a special place in our heart as either one (or both) of our daughters have obsessed over the modern day classics, page after page, night after night. more “Celebrating 25 years of Owl Babies (and finding new hats) with @walkerbooksUK #GIVEAWAY”

Share Button

Helping your child’s cursive handwriting with Uniball #InternationalLiteracyDay

*Collaborative post

Today, on September the 8th, it’s international literacy day. Another crazy new ‘day’ you might think, but this has been a ‘thing’ since 1965, to highlight the importance of literacy across communities, societies and for individuals. Across the globe illiteracy continues to remain an issue across poverty stricken communities, and particularly an issue to education deprived women. But even right here in the UK the National Literacy Trust suggests that as many as 25% of adults are illiterate and struggling with day to day tasks. The quality of handwriting can have a direct impact in success of secondary and further education (Institute of Education), so getting it nailed early on is actually far more important than you may imagine. more “Helping your child’s cursive handwriting with Uniball #InternationalLiteracyDay”

Share Button

Introducing my #BML17 sponsor @LitecupUK

It’s that time of year again when the buzz starts building for the biggest parenting blogger conference in the UK… BritMumsLive. Well, actually, this time last year, BML was a distant memory as it was held in June, but you get my drift. more “Introducing my #BML17 sponsor @LitecupUK”

Share Button

Being a family car cliche; why we love our Nissan Qashquai

* Collaborative post

The day we drove our first born daughter home from the hospital was the start of many things… sleepless nights, unconditional love, the transformation of us into parents, but also the day something else in our minds would shift. more “Being a family car cliche; why we love our Nissan Qashquai”

Share Button

September looming; getting organised for the return to reality

I hate to be all doom and gloom, raining on everyone’s summer parade, but there are just two more weeks left of August. That means in just over a fortnight we’ll all be bracing ourselves for a bedtime battle and a morning mission…back to reality with a thump! more “September looming; getting organised for the return to reality”

Share Button

Num Noms series 4 Toy REVIEW and #Giveaway

It would seem this summer we have been chief toy testers here at MMT HQ. This week we were invited to review the brand new series 4 Num Noms. I have to admit, I initially had absolutely no idea what a Num nom was, and the girls certainly didn’t. However after a quick google and investigation into exactly what these little toys are, I just knew the girls would love them. more “Num Noms series 4 Toy REVIEW and #Giveaway”

Share Button

Organix Punk’d Snack for Kids Review & #Giveaway

“I WANT A SNACK”. These are the words played on repeat in the soundtrack of my day. I, like many of us, seem to have raised a generation of snackers.  more “Organix Punk’d Snack for Kids Review & #Giveaway”

Share Button

Fingerlings Fidget spinners and Fairy Doors.

Fidget spinners. Possibly one of the strangest obsessions of the current day. And most annoying.

I should have known better when we found a sparkly pink metallic fidget spinner alone on the floor on a recent day out. Having tried to locate its owner, it ended up in my pocket and by default back at our home. Where it proceeded to cause no end of arguments, tears and physical fights over whose fidget spinner it would become. more “Fingerlings Fidget spinners and Fairy Doors.”

Share Button

What2Buy4Kids Toy Review: Old School Summer Survival

Ah, the summer holidays. Six blissful weeks of no school run, no after school clubs, no homework, no reading and nowhere to be.

True, but this also means six weeks of entertaining your children, for me, seven days a week, on a budget without losing your mind.  more “What2Buy4Kids Toy Review: Old School Summer Survival”

Share Button

Our box full of memories from The Creation Station

Just this afternoon, as I was storing away the dense bag of drawings and artwork from Tigs first year at primary school, I stumbled across a box full of memories from what seems like a lifetime ago. more “Our box full of memories from The Creation Station”

Share Button