Playground Essentials: Your Outdoor School Clothing Checklist

It’s rapidly approaching that time of year again where you can’t venture outside in just a top and trousers. Any lingering sunny spells are going…

Kids’ Party Fun With Tinc & A Party Bag Giveaway

Ieuan said to me the other day that he had at least 5 friends all with September birthdays and things seem to be the same…

At What Age Is It Safe For Your Child To Walk …

These days I often see sad stories about children who go missing on their walk to school and you can practically hear a collective sigh…

Top Tips To Get Your Kids To Do Their Homework

Now that Caitlin is in Year 6 and Ieuan in Year 5, I’m anticipating that the volume of homework will definitely be increasing.  And, if…

Made Your Shiny Back To School Resolutions Yet?

There’s something about September that makes me want to go gung-ho with a new batch of fresh and frisky resolutions. In a way, September has…

Review: The Teenage Girls Survival Bible by Jane Bradley (& Win One)

Caitlin may be 11 in November but she has all the attitude and anxiety of a teenager already.  I was intrigued, then, to discover The…

12 Tips To Beat The Back To School Blues For Mums

I have to admit that, despite the chaos, the noise, the ever-empty fridge and the mounds of washing, I usually feel quite down once I…

5 Life Lessons To Share With Your Kids

There is such a lot we need to teach our children and we have such a short space of time to do it. A key…

Back To School Hacks For Busy Mothers

It isn’t just the kids that dread going back to school; it can send parents into a frenzy too. The school run, packed lunches, school…

Sistema Bento Boxes – Lunch All Organised For Back To School

Ah.  The packed lunch.  The daily wrestle with cling film (never sticks) or tin foil (risk of a severed finger). Happily, gone are the days…

The Bad Mother’s 21 Point Guide To Knowing When To Send …

As the kids prepare to return to school, some mums don’t want them to go.  We only have 18 summers with them, they exclaim –…