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How to throw a children’s birthday party (without breaking the bank)

How to throw a children’s birthday party (without breaking the bank)

There’s nothing better than a birthday party when you’re young. Not only are there presents, but you’re also surrounded by friends and family, and they’re all there to see you! Nothing quite beats being the centre of attention when you’re young. Adversely, nothing is quite as daunting for a parent when it comes to throwing their child’s birthday. Not only is the organisation a total nightmare, but there’s also the question of cost. No matter how large or small your party budget might be, there are a number of ways that you can reduce both the stress and the impact on your bank account.VIEW the POST

Allowing the kids to run roughshod in the garden

Allowing the kids to run roughshod in the garden

Having children is one of the joys of life. Literally, the fruits of your labour will one day stop being that little bundle of joy in the cot sleeping so soundly and be a growing child bounding around. Its part of growing up to not know your strength, and that’s what playing around is all about. Children get to be free and learn what they’re capable of and how much fun it is to be a little carefree. The rough and tumble of play are best reserved for outside the house and in the garden. VIEW the POST

It’s never to early to encourage your child to be active

It’s never too early to get your child started with a lot of things that will help their health and development. Being active is one of the things you can start encouraging early – even if they haven’t learned to roll over yet! Encouraging an active lifestyle is excellent for your infant, and benefits them as they grow up to. You can help them to develop their coordination, motor skills, and even their confidence by being active with them. If you’re looking for ways to get active with your baby, toddler or older child, try one of these ideas to do fun things together.

Just an ordinary walk with my little family

Just an ordinary walk with my little family

As you  may have gathered from the title of this post, it is just a little walk (30 minutes to be precise) that I was able to practice getting the focus right on my new lens. What's the point of having these wonderful things if you can't take gorgeous photos of your family with them? So this is the Sony Alpha camera that I got for Christmas with a 50mm (f1.8) lens on. It takes amazing photos. I love them.  VIEW the POST

#CountryKids – a bike adventure

#CountryKids – a bike adventure

On Saturday afternoon, after all of our crafting fun in preparation for Mothers Day on Sunday, we put the kiddies in their bike trailer and off we went for a little 8 mile bike ride around Paxton Pits, which is only a few minutes drive from our house. We love it around Paxton Pits, lots of different routes and things to see. VIEW the POST

Top 3 Toys to Get the Kids Outside this Summer

There seems to be a raft of electronic and digital toys determined to keep our kids glued to some form of screen and while some electronic games can help expand their minds, there’s no denying the majority of us wish kids would use their summer days to exert some of the endless energy they seem to store up. Luckily there are some toys on the market just now that are all but guaranteed to get them out of the house and into the garden. Here are just three that come highly recommended by mums. Drummond Park Bubble Buster Kids absolutely love blowing bubbles and this toy takes that knowledge and creates a whole new game out of it. Designed for two players, the aim of Bubble Buster is to be the first to pop 20 bubbles with a specially designed electronic ‘bubble count’ wand. Bubble Buster comes packed with a…