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.
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.
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.
Kids love to see how things work and craft their own creations, so building is a fun pastime for parents to share with their little ones to have fun and help them develop. Of course, actual construction and real tools can be dangerous for children, so there are only certain kinds of building activities that would be suitable for playtime. Some games like Jenga focus on structural design and challenge you to build properly to maintain the stability of the blocks. Even without a designated board game or special building materials, kids tend to find ways to build things out of whatever they can find. Thus, to keep their hands out of mischief and give yourselves something cool to do as a family, consider the following seven kinds of building projects that are kid-friendly:
Do you ever find there are some days when the kids just need some fresh air? It’s always good to get them out, even if it’s for 30 minutes. Getting fresh air and exercise, even if it’s for 30 minutes after school, is great for a healthy lifestyle. There are lots of things you can do that make it fun too! Being fit and healthy doesn’t need to be hard work.