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:
Life is buzzing, and you often find yourself running after time. We all do. But that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t take the time to stop and create a moment of peace for yourself, with your partner or with your children. After all, you can’t live a life of stress without recharging your batteries. Indeed, while you can find nutritious fuel for your body through the right food all day long, the fuel for your soul isn’t that easy to get by. That’s exactly why you need some me time, couple time and naturally family time. It’s important that you separate these types of emotional energy in your life. It is a common mistake for new mothers to focus so much on their role as a mummy that they forget that they are also a woman and a wife – or a girlfriend. You don’t need to choose your role; you can be a parent, a lover and a strong woman.
As a parent, it’s always important to remember that you are a person still! It can be easy to forget all the things you used to do before you had your children, and it’s important to go back to these things every once in a while to give you a much needed break from the hard work that raising children can be! This is something I learnt the hard way this year and made some big decisions on getting some me time.
Niagara is known for its spectacular parkland, many nature trails and of course the magnificent Falls, but for any wine connoisseurs or gluttonous foodies out there, it’s still a star attraction. It’s one of the best-known areas for fine wines, it has some of the greatest restaurants in Canada, and people continue to flock here every year to sample the many culinary delights on offer during the many festival periods. If you still need convincing as to why Niagara Falls is a hub for foodies though, read on…
I have been doing a lot of learning over the past few months, call it a self awareness journey if you will. It’s helped me a lot at work and at home! I have learnt how to control feelings and I almost look at myself in certain situations now and guide myself in the right way. I wanted to share some of my journey and my learning experiences as it might be useful for someone else.
We are a family of seven: two (almost) grownups, two under 7’s, two dogs and a cat. During the week, we are probably the average family, doing ordinary things. School run routines, work, walking the dogs, feeding, playing, cleaning and sleeping. You know the usual things. So, at the weekends, and some week nights depending on the beautiful sunshine, we love to get out and about. We are always on the go, but when do we get time to ourselves?
I found out about a great little survey that Muddy Puddles have open at the moment, they want to find out what children get up to outside, their favourite activities and what makes them happy when exploring the outdoors! I wanted to share it with my readers too. It’s a great survey that encourages you to answer it with the children – you cannot predict the responses you will get.
On Mothers Day we managed to get out in the local park for an hour or so, usually we either rush around the park with the dogs or we go somewhere else. It was nice to just be at the park and be there! No rushing around. We enjoyed the space around us and explored, it was fun and we found some parts of the park that we hadn’t seen before.
Do you enjoy family walks? Are you going on a weekend break where you might be outdoors? It could even be on the walk to school or a trip to the shops! You will almost certainly need a go to jacket for the children. This British weather can never be a guarantee and we always carry weatherproof jackets in the car. Berghaus recently launched a new range of jackets for children aged 3-13 and they sent Noah & Isla matching jackets to review, you can find their range of kids clothing on the Blacks website.
This post is basically a big “tip” for those of you that struggle to get out of the house in the morning, whether that is for work or the school run in-between. I have been struggling for months in a cycle that literally started off my day in a frustrated, built up way that effected the rest of the day to come. I am pretty sure the children really didn’t like it either. I made one change, to begin with and it changed my entire mood.