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.

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

Welcome to this week's Super Mommy Club Party!

The Super Mommy Club Party – Week 19

Welcome back to the Party! We had so many great posts shared last week and I’ve included some of them in my latest post: Autumn and Fall crafts and activities for toddlers and preschoolers.

Fun toddler activities

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.

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

Can you make money as a mom blogger? Let's find out together!

Blogging Income and Expenditure – July 2014

How long does it take to make money from a Mom Blog? That my dear is the million dollar question, and I’ve decided to try and find the answer. I’m following in the footsteps of some other wonderful bloggers and each month I’m going to publish an Income and Expenditure report to show you that it is possible to make an income with a Mom Blog.