Take the stress out of the back to school chaos

How to survive the Back to School chaos – including UK Giveaway

Does the thought of sending the kids back to school fill you with dread? Don’t worry, we’ve got some routines for the kids to help them share some of the chores, a whole month’s worth of school lunch ideas so you don’t bore them with PB&J sandwiches and some wonderful DIY gifts so they can show their teacher how much they were missed!

Healthy kid friendly recipes

Kid friendly southern comfort food recipes to warm your soul this Autumn

Kid friendly southern comfort food recipes to warm your soul

The nights are drawing in and the weather is getting cooler, and in our house that means we start cooking up some delicious comfort food recipes! Over the coming weeks I’ll be sharing some wonderful recipes with you that you can incorporate into your kid friendly meal plans, starting today with some southern comfort food recipes to warm your soul.

One whole month of back to school lunch ideas!

One whole month of school lunch ideas for kids

If you’re thinking about back to school already then how would you like to have one whole month of school lunch ideas for your kids? You won’t have to worry about running out of time every morning and sending them off with a dull cheese sandwich and grapes combo, and they won’t have a chance to get so bored of their lunch that they trade it in with a friend for a much less healthy option.

Family fun time

Kids complaining that their bored? Here are some great outdoor activities to keep them entertained

Fun outdoor activities for kids

Summer is in full swing and the kids were so eager for school to be over, but I’ve already heard mums lamenting that their kids are bored and they’ve run out of ideas to entertain them. So I thought today would be a good time to round up some great outdoor activities for kids.

Home management

Routines are the key to a smoothly running household. They establish expectations for behavior and responsibility. During the school year, having established routines at home for getting ready for school, homework, and bedtime ensure that most of the time, things will get done. Sometimes, on a crazy, busy day, a routine can make the difference between an overwhelmed parent and a stressed parent who gets almost everything taken care of.

Back to school routines for kids – with free printables

Routines are the key to a smoothly running household. They establish expectations for behavior and responsibility. During the school year, having established routines at home for getting ready for school, homework, and bedtime ensure that most of the time, things will get done. Sometimes, on a crazy, busy day, a routine can make the difference between an overwhelmed parent and a stressed parent who gets almost everything taken care of.

The Super Mommy Club Party

Fun toddler activities

Don't miss these wonderful apple activities for toddlers and preschoolers

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

September is almost upon us which means it’s Apple season, and what better way to celebrate than to have an Apple themed Tot School week! This week I’ve rounded up some of the best fine and gross motor skills activities and crafts I could find. And as usual I’ve thrown in some links to Apple themed printables, books yummy snacks so you have everything you need for an Apple Tot School for your toddler or preschooler.

Have you ever made a book with your children?

Raising readers: Making books with kids

Have you ever made a book with your children? There must be something in the water because four of our readers shared making books with kids activities at last week’s Super Mommy Club Party. So I thought I’d round them up for you here, and throw in a few more ideas so that you can have a go at home.

Fabulous Small World inspiration, farm animal crafts and fun books to read together

Fun farm activities for toddlers

Farm related activities and crafts make a great theme for learning at any time of the year. You can have planting themed activities in the spring, and harvesting themes in the Autumn (Fall), but since toddlers seem to love farm animals and the noises they make I think this is one time when the season really doesn’t matter.

Parenting

Don't miss out post on childhood illnesses, what to look out for and how to treat them

Coping with Common Childhood Illnesses

As mothers we have an innate desire to keep our children safe from harm, and would happily go to extreme lengths to do so. But unfortunately there is only so much we can do, and it’s pretty likely that our precious tots will develop at least one illness during their childhood. Here’s how to cope when the inevitable happens.

Please lock up your guns and keep our kids safe

Gun safety tips for parents – Lock up your guns #iftheyfindit

A report published earlier this year showed that each year in the US more than 7,000 children and teenagers are hospitalised or killed by guns. That’s around 20 a day, and it’s too many. More startling perhaps is that 3,000 children die before they even reach the emergency room. Injuries caused by guns are not minor, they include brain and spinal injuries so even if the child survives the chances are they will have life long health problems following the incident.

Get crafty

5 Thrifty Crafts for New Mamas Read It Now

5 Thrifty Crafts for New Mamas

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

Are you a blogger trying to make money? Read our income and expenditure report for August 2014

Blogging Income and Expenditure – August 2014

Last month I shared my very first Blogging Income and Expenditure Report with you. I realised that i spent a lot of time blogging and not much time actually sitting back, reviewing my results and seeing what was working and what wasn’t. By sharing this information with you every month I’m holding myself accountable to complete this important task.