Don't miss these homemade wrapping paper crafts for the kids that will make your gifts look FABULOUS!

10 Homemade wrapping paper crafts that will make your gifts look FABULOUS!

I’ve been really unimpressed by the gift wrap on offer this year and I suddenly thought I wonder whether my fellow Super Moms have any creative ideas. And sure enough I’ve rounded up 10 different ways that the kiddos can design and decorate their own wrapping paper. This year the gifts are going to look so fabulous no one will want to unwrap them!

Family meal ideas

These easy family meal ideas will make your life so much easier

Family meal ideas for busy moms

As a busy mom it’s so easy to fall into a routine serving the same food over and over again. Mix things up a bit with our collection of family meal ideas that everyone will love.

These oh so easy lunch recipes will make sure tummies are filled for the afternoon

Easy lunch recipes

Lunch is such an important part of the day if you want your kiddos to have enough energy to make it through the afternoon. But it can be so easy to get stuck in a routine with sandwiches and fruit. These easy lunch recipes should inspire you to fix something different.

Holidays

Check out these adorable Christmas decorations that toddlers can make

6 Christmas ornaments toddlers can make

Crafts are a great way for your toddler to learn so many skills, from creativity to fine motor. And Christmas is a great time to get crafty because anything your toddler makes can be given as a gift to Daddy or Grandma – like these Christmas ornaments.

Throw a New Year's Eve party for your kids

How to throw a New Year’s Eve party for the kids

This year why not turn the tables and throw a family friendly New Year’s Eve party for your children and their friends. The secret is that instead of counting down to midnight, you count down to noon!

Parenting

5 things I wish my friends had told me about breastfeeding

Breastfeeding tips: 5 things I wish my friends had told me

If you’re expecting your first baby you’ve probably given some thought as to whether you are going to breastfeed or not. Most new mothers decide to nurse their babies because it’s the most natural way, but things don’t always go to plan. Here are five things I wish someone had told me before my babies were born so that I would have felt better prepared.

Levana Stella Video Monitor Review - Keep an eye on your little monsters

How I keep an eye on both my little monsters – Lavana Stella Review

As a mother you have an overarching wish to keep your baby safe from harm. But it’s not possible to be by their side every single minute of the day. Even when you’re at home there are times, like nap times and bedtimes, when you will be in another room. Thanks to technology in the form of a video monitor you can now keep an eye on your baby wherever you are in the house.

Helpful hints for keeping cold germs away

Helpful hints for keeping cold germs away plus Cold & Flu Block review

Autumn has so many things going for it, beautiful leaves on the trees, apple pies and pumpkin recipes. But the thing I hate most about Autumn is the cold germs. I don’t know whether it’s the change in the weather but this is the time of year that we all start to develop the coughs and sneezes. So I’ve been on the search for helpful hints for keeping cold germs away, and I’m sharing them here so you can do the same for your family!

Mum time

Fun toddler activities

Thanksgiving crafts and activities for toddlers and preschoolers

Tot School Ideas: Thanksgiving activities and crafts for toddlers and preschoolers

It’s nearly time for Thanksgiving. Whether you want to have a themed Tot School week with your child, or you’re just looking for ideas to keep them occupied on Thanksgiving I hope these fine and gross motor skills activities and crafts should fit the bill. And as usual I’ve thrown in some links to Thanksgiving themed printables, books and yummy snacks so you have everything you need for a Thanksgiving Tot School for your toddler or preschooler.

Family fun time

These DIY play kitchens are so amazing you'll want to cook in them yourself!

18 DIY play kitchens so amazing you’ll want to cook in them yourself!

Toy kitchens are a wonderful way to encourage imaginative play in girls and boys. If you haven’t got the budget for a store bought kitchen, or you’re put off by all the plastic check out these amazing DIY play kitchens instead. Many of them have been created from old furniture. But it goes to show what a little love and imagination can create.

Home management

I'm rounding up my favourite smartphone apps for busy moms

21 Best apps for busy moms

As a busy mum I’m not sure how I would survive without my smartphone. I use it all day every day to stay organised, capture memories of my children, keep them entertained at the supermarket and even to try and stay fit! Today I thought I’d share them all with you, so here is my list of the 21 best apps for mums.

Get crafty

5 Thrifty Crafts for New Mamas Read It Now

Baby stuff is really expensive, especially if you’re expecting your first child and you need to buy everything. But the good news is you don’t have to ‘buy’ everything. If you can manage some basic sewing, or you know someone else who can, then you can make a lot of the stuff yourself. Today I’m sharing my five favourite thrifty crafts for new mothers!

Blogging

If you're wondering whether it's possible to make money as a mom blogger you should read this!

Blogging Income and Expenditure – November 2014

This time last year I had an idea to start a new blog. I wanted to share what I was leaning about being a mum, and the ideas I was discovering for keeping my children entertained and their tummies full. It started out as a hobby, but from last month this little old blog has become the way I contribute to our family’s income. And if November’s figures are anything to go by, I think I might just be able to do it.