As Autumn approaches the days get shorter, the night’s darker and the temperature starts to drop. You might already be thinking about creating an Autumn/Winter wardrobe for your child, but have you started thinking about the ways you can alter their living space ready for the new season? Creating that ultimate child’s bedroom feel for Autumn. Take a look at these top tips on how you can get your child’s bedroom Autumn ready with just a few simple steps.
From making yourself look presentable to having time for that second morning coffee, having kids can often leave you with less spare time than you’d like. While we all know how important it is to keep fit, many parents struggle with fitting time for a workout into their busy schedule. When it comes to children, however, physical exercise is even more vital for growth and development, and should be encouraged as much as possible. If you and your child are in need of some fun ways to stay active, take a look at these easy exercise ideas to help you both stay fit and healthy!
To begin with, extended family is the original and best parenting assistance service there is. Even if you don’t get on with your in-laws now, after having a baby, you will appreciate them being around and helping to look after your child. Thankfully I do get on with my in-laws and I know I am lucky as they have helped me a lot along this parenthood journey. Becoming a parent is both the most rewarding and the most challenging thing you will ever have to do, as each stage brings with it its own set of challenges.
When you’re moving home, there are a lot of important factors that you need to take into consideration. This is especially true if you’re raising a young family. If you’re moving outside of your local area, you’ll need to make sure that your new location is suitable for your children. To move home is an extremely expensive process, it can also cause a large amount of upheaval for your family. That is why it is so vital that you make the right decision. Luckily, there are ways for you to take control of the situation. Below are five steps for moving to an area that is good for your kids.
Today, it’s so easy to get caught up in technology that it has become a part of our lifestyle. It is no surprise that our kids get caught up in it as well. But rewind to the time when technology was not the norm, and that the best adventures we had were when we were out in the sun, picking our food from the garden or straight from the farm.
This summer holiday has been so spontaneous, mostly due to the wet weather we have had. It’s meant that any grand plans have changed last minute, including holidays. When we have had some dry weather, it’s been great to get out with some handy activities in my back pocket. Thanks to our Paws Outdoors kit from BEAR and The Wildlife Trusts. BEAR are all about getting the little ones out and about with nature. So they teamed up with The Wildlife Trust to make sure our cubs have lots of fun things to do.
I love a bucket list, most of the time I do not write them down. I am one of those people that until the very last moment, everything is an opportunity. Recently I have been thinking about family festivals. We have only experienced this once with the children. It wasn’t a music festival or anything, it was Blogstock. It gave us a little taster of what a bigger festival would be like.
If, like me, you are a working Mum that has just over 2 weeks to kit the children out with their new school uniforms (replace the scuffed shoes, torn edged trousers and chewed jumper sleeves!) you will want to get as much as you can in a “one stop shop”. John Lewis is just that. John Lewis challenged me to find everything I need in their school uniform shop, and I managed to get everything I needed for under £100.
Educational games are extremely popular with parents right now; kids get to enjoy playtime, while their parents rest assured that they are still learning something useful. But even though most of these fun, educational games involve computers and technology, that doesn’t mean that classic children’s games have nothing valuable to teach your children. Granted, some games should be avoided for the sake of keeping peace within the family – Monopoly comes to mind – but there are other classic games that still teach your children timeless lessons.
You will never lose anything again with these fabulous, personalised, labels from Petit Fernand. We were sent a booklet of iron on labels for Noah and Isla for their school uniform. We were also sent stick on labels for their drinks bottles and other useful school items. I kept finding things to stick the labels on, I got a bit carried away.