Cycling has become one of our little weekend family activities recently. It’s lovely. Little Noah has been able to ride his bike for some time now, but he’s been cycling on his smaller BMX bike that was more comfortable for him. Isla has only just started riding her bike. So as Isla was a little unsure on her feet, we thought it was maybe time to encourage Noah to go out on his larger mountain bike.
Your master bathroom is your personal sanctuary, but have you put a fraction of the thought into your kids’ bathroom? If you expect it to also serve as a guest bathroom, then it absolutely deserves some of your inspired design ideas to create a stylish space that you can be proud to show off to houseguests.
Not only are road trips great ways to bond with your children, but you will be able to create memories that can last a lifetime. Still, preparation is important if you hope to truly enjoy the journey and have the ultimate roadtrip. What should you take into account before you ever leave the driveway?
As any parent will relate, keeping the kids toys tidy in the house can be hardwork. Making sure you have the right storage options and also making sure the toys are accessible to the children. We decided bunk beds saved us the best amount of space at the moment, as the children share a room. When we buy our own house and the children have their own bedrooms, this will not be the case. So I am starting to look at options that will be perfect for saving space.
There will come a time in the year, most likely after Christmas, where you will want to start thinking about having a clear out at home. We did this last weekend and I asked the children to choose some fabulous toys to take to charity, to help make another child’s Christmas a happy one. You will want to get rid of your old possessions and pieces of furniture, ready to make room for all the new things you received during the festive season. However, when it comes to clearing out your home, you will also want to get the kids involved and get rid of their old toys.
Whether it’s a road trip, long car journeys to visit family or friends, or heading out on an exciting caravan holiday can be a real nightmare. We drove down to Devon recently for a weekend, we had to be prepared for the children to be bored as it was a 4 hour journey both ways. From the endless chorus of ‘are we there yet?’ to the dreaded ‘I feel sick’, complaints and arguments are commonplace within the confines of the car.
The best thing about kids is they’re all so different. It is watching them grow and blossom, their personalities shining through more and more with each passing day. So kids are arty, others are more into science. Some enjoy reading, others would rather make home movies. Some can’t get enough of the outdoors, and some are indoor-obsessed. This last point is not necessarily a bad thing. They may just prefer to play the role of sofa-loving director in their sibling’s theatre production.
This place is incredible. No wonder it’s called the UK’s favourite theme park. There is something for everyone here and even on a hot, bank holiday Sunday, we had a fabulous day. Our favourite area had to be the Lost Kingdom, which I will explain a little more about later. The children enjoyed the huge toy shop at the end of the day too (it’s ginormous). Here are my tips on making the most out of your day at Paultons Park.
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.
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.