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
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.
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.
Breakfast can sometimes get a bit monotonous around here, we seem to alternate between toast and cereal. If life is like that in your house why not take a look at the recipes we’re gathering so we can mix things up a bit.
This year why not say goodbye to the old and welcome in the new with a New Year’s Eve Supper that can’t fail to impress your guests!
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.
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!
Don’t spend Christmas Day stuck in the kitchen, use this make ahead Christmas Dinner menu instead! You can even start making some things today.
Turn your leftover Candy Canes into some ‘oh so yummy’ treats the whole family will enjoy – in fact you might have to go and round up some more leftovers from your neighbours!
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.
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.
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!
Fun toddler activities
If your little one is in love with Frozen they’ll love these snowman activities for toddlers!
From Stained Glass Windows to DIY Nativity sets, this week’s Tot School is full of wonderful Nativity crafts and activities.
Bestselling author Margaret Wise Brown (the creator of Goodnight Moon) brings us another wonderful story about a little mouse who learns to count. We review the book and bring you some Count to 10 with a Mouse activities too.
Christmas is fast approaching and I really wanted to add in some seasonal Tot School ideas. It seemed like the perfect time to have some activities around music and being creative with sound, so this week we have some fabulous activities and crafts for your toddler or preschooler in our Christmas Bell Tot School.
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
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.
Are you taking to the road this Christmas to visit family and friends across the country? Before you hop in the car and head off we’d like to remind you of a few things you should do before you travel to make sure your family will be as safe as possible in the car.
Avoid the risk of running up a huge phone bill while you’re in the States by buying prepaid travel SIM cards instead.
See some of the best Black Friday Deals for Moms and save money on your Christmas gifts!
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.
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!
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.