Don't miss these delicious pumpkin desserts, breakfast ideas and drinks

Kid friendly pumpkin dessert recipes

Are you ready for pumpkin season? Pumpkins are great for decorating, but they’re also great for baking with! We’ve rounded up some delicious kid friendly pumpkin dessert and snack recipes that the whole family will enjoy eating. And just because there are so many great pumpkin recipes out there I threw in some recipes for drinks and breakfast ideas too!

Healthy kid friendly recipes

Healthy snacks for kids that they can help to make

Recipes for healthy snacks for kids to make and an Oxo Tot review

Kids need healthy snacks to help them go from one meal to the next. When the screaming starts in my house it usually means that one, or both, of the toddlers is hungry. As well as planning for dinners and lunches I’ve started planning snacks as well so they don’t catch me unprepared. Here’s my list of recipes for healthy snacks for kids to make. I hope you find it useful too.

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.

Are you fashionably fit? Check out my review of the Fitbug Orb!

Fashionably fit: My thoughts on the Fitbug Orb Activity Monitor

Have you noticed celebrities like Gwyneth Paltrow wearing brightly coloured wristbands? Well for the past month I’ve been sporting one too, and it’s not a bracelet or a watch, it’s an activity monitor that tracks your movement, quality of my sleep and even how many calories you’ve consumed!

The Super Mommy Club Party

Fun toddler activities

Don't miss our wonderful pumpkin activities, crafts and snack ideas for toddlers and preschoolers - just perfect for Tot School!

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

It’s a great time of year to have a pumpkin themed Tot School. 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 Pumpkin themed printables, books yummy snacks so you have everything you need for an Pumpkin Tot School for your toddler or preschooler.

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.

Parenting

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!

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.

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.