If your children are stood in room full of toys but are claiming they're bored consider some of these simple tricks to bring new life to their previously forgotten toys. Most children have a favorite TV show and often a collection of the merchandise to go with it. However, these character toys often don't have... Continue Reading →
Summer arrived with a wave of glorious heat so we thought we'd start the season as we mean to go on and throw a paintball party for friends. Why not make your mark by giving them a bash too... The last day of school has long been celebrated on both sides of the ocean with... Continue Reading →
This last month or so I've been trying to make sure that everything our family puts out for recycling is actually recyclable. We've always been fairly careful but it's easy to get lax about rinsing bottles or behind the times with what your area's current recycling contractor will and won't take. But it occurred to me, you're really not solving much with recycling unless you actually use recycled products...
It doesn't take much to convince me not to cut the grass but this is the perfect excuse! In the name of childhood fun put away the mower and give yourself a week off from the chore...
Sensory bins are one of the few things which keep my children playing independently for a solid hour. As such I'm all for them! Read on for a basic guide on how to create your own... A sensory bin is formed from any safe, tactile material which encourages children to play while engaging the senses.... Continue Reading →
Reducing single use plastics is at the top of the list this year for the boys and me. We've picked up a little of the local obsession with the 'baggie' among other bad habits and need to clean up our act. However a few easy, cost effective changes are already greatly reducing how much we... Continue Reading →
It suddenly occurred to me today that, for us, there's barely two weeks until the start of summer! That's both two weeks to the start of the official summer - Memorial Day with splash pads turned on and outdoor pools open - and two weeks to the start of the ten week school vacation. I... Continue Reading →
Ok, so that's not strictly true. There's endless novelty recipes to be found: the softest, most sensitive, truly edible... but the only recipe that's ever stuck with us is this basic, no cook method that we then add into depending on what we want it for. Here goes. Ingredients: 2 cups flour - all purpose... Continue Reading →
Instead of waving flags at our Royal Wedding Play Date I thought that our guests might like to make, wave and play with ribbon sticks. These are quick and easy to make with minimum mess to clear up afterwards.[Contains affiliate links; I may earn from qualifying purchase but it does not affect the price you... Continue Reading →