Primary School

How we emotionally prepare for the first day of school

How we emotionally prepare for the first day of school

Can you believe in a few days the new school year begins?! After a bit of a rough start last year, this year we've really concentrated on how to emotionally prepare for the first day of school (and beyond). There are no guarantees that it's going to work but I do...

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Extra Mural Teacher Gift Ideas

Extra Mural Teacher Gift Ideas

You know how they say that it takes a village? I feel like that village expands exponentially the moment your child starts school, pre-school included! There are so many wonderful people that play important roles in our childrens lives and it's always lovely to give...

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Child immunisations – they’re still important!

Child immunisations – they’re still important!

As caregivers, parents and guardians we are always on the go, always rushing from one thing to another, that so often other things fall through the cracks, happens to me all the time! One of these things is child immunisation. It’s happened to me so often, after the...

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A week’s worth of School lunchbox ideas

A week’s worth of School lunchbox ideas

It's back to school time and you know what that means (besides labeling 393593 different items and trying to get your kid out of the door in time); lunchboxes need to get packed. Let's be honest, it's no small feat, and the motivation and inspiration starts to wear...

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Barbie x Ackermans Look Book

Barbie x Ackermans Look Book

Remember those days when you swore your child wouldn’t wear any character clothing? Oh how I laugh now! As much as I love a very toned-down look personally, my girls love bright, colourful and LOUD so I can’t help but oblige with a few specific pieces in their...

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Kids books we’re reading at the moment

Kids books we’re reading at the moment

You know what little bookworms my girls are – they basically devour books! While I literally haven’t read a novel in the last 5 odd years (terrible, I know), I am more than happy to read book after book to the girls and it’s definitely one of their favorite things to...

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Our favourite books this month

Our favourite books this month

Gosh, my girls are such bookworms! We can read a good 15 books a day with ease, as soon as we finish the one, they're ready with another one and I don't mind at all. It's very difficult for me to resist buying them new books and we're also very lucky to be sent a few...

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Dollhouse makeover

Dollhouse makeover

I'm so excited to finally get this post about our dollhouse makeover up, I know I've been promising it for a good few weeks now. Honestly, this was such a labor of love but worth every single blistered finger and late night. Both of the girls absolutely love playing...

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The best kids books… in our opinion

The best kids books… in our opinion

If there's one thing that I definitely don't plan on going minimal on, it's books for our girls. I feature us reading, them reading alone and to each other a lot and I always get asked about the books that we own... and while I'm definitely no expert, I thought that I...

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Best of 2020 – Kids

Best of 2020 – Kids

Ah 2020, what a year you've been, definitely one we won't forget in a hurry! Despite it's ups and many downs, product wise it's been amazing and so I'm so excited for my Best of 2020 series, kicking off today with the kids version. There are no more babies in our...

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How to make parenting easier

How to make parenting easier

There's no two ways about it, mom life (and dad life!) can be rough, but over the last 4 odd years, Dan and I have learnt thing or two about how to make parenting easier. These tips and tricks are just a few adjustments that we made in our day to day life, simple...

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Keeping the kids busy these holidays with Pan MacMillan

Keeping the kids busy these holidays with Pan MacMillan

As wonderful as the summer holidays are, keeping the kids busy day in and day out is slightly exhausting to say the least. I've found that reading to Aria can keep her occupied for almost two hours, she just gets so entranced by the pictures and the words that she...

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A weeks worth of lunchbox ideas

A weeks worth of lunchbox ideas

When Aria started school a week or so ago, I was so excited to pack her little schoolbag! But the one thing I wasn't too clued up on was what to pack for her to eat, and so off I went to my BFF, Pinterest and to get inspired. I'm sure I'm not the only one who battles...

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August book club

August book club

I can't believe that I'm already doing the August Book Club, where has this year gone?! Anyway, before we begin, please excuse the state of these books, they are very well loved! Although we do our absolute best to make sure that Aria treats her books gently, you...

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July Book Club and Giveaway with Pan MacMillan

July Book Club and Giveaway with Pan MacMillan

Isn't winter just the best time for reading? You can snuggle up with a cuppa and just disappear into your book. I've got two new books to chat about in my July book club (both available from Pan Macmillan) plus a stunning giveaway perfect for doing just that! First...

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