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My Ultimate Back to School Shopping Tips

When my eldest daughter (9) started school back in 2011 I have to say I was fairly overwhelmed with all the school buying, I wasn’t sure what was necessary and what wasn’t. Also, I was under the impression school education was free, well...
by Glitter Mama Wishes on Aug 16, 2016

Book Review: Ada Twist, Scientist by Andrea Beaty and illustrated by David Roberts

Ada Twist, Scientist is a brilliant rhyming book which is all about inspiring young readers to follow their passions. From a young age Ada has explored the world around her and this book is a… View Full Post The post Book Review: Ada Twist, Sci...
by Being a Mummy on Aug 15, 2016

When Do You Become “Deserving?”

“Duncan has taken to helping in the kitchen! He’s four and yet he can really do things! He made his own scrambled egg the other morning. I told him how impressed I was, and he made one for me!” What fun it is to impress your parents...

Book Review: Dont Cross the Line by Isabel Martins and illustrated by Bernado Carvalho

This is perhaps the most unusual children’s picture book i’ve ever reviewed. It won the Portuguese National Cartoon Prize for 2015 for Best Children’s Book illustration and was described as; ‘One of the finest books… Vie...
by Being a Mummy on Aug 14, 2016

Kite Flying – Our Weekly Photos Week 33

This week was our last week of the school summer holidays. The weather has been awful all summer, it’s like the sun has forgotten it’s summer. Last Saturday the boys went to see DanTDM the youtuber at the theatre and had a ball, while my...
by SusanKMann on Aug 13, 2016

Inilah Hal Yang Harus Dilakukan Saat Anak Baru Lahir

Inilah Hal Yang Harus Dilakukan Saat Anak Baru Lahir – Kelahiran anak dalam Islam perlu disambut dengan kalimatullah. Menyambut bayi tentu memiliki adab dan tata cara sebagaimana kita menyambut tamu. Berikut ini akan dibahas tentang hal yang...
by catatanmuslimah.com on Aug 12, 2016

8 Steps to Seamless Youth Sports Fundraising

This post is sponsored by TeamSnap, a company that does its very best to make back-to-school sports as easy as possible by providing the best tools to help teams and parents run their organizations smoothly. It’s back-to-school time! And one o...
by jbmthinks on Aug 12, 2016

Cooking with Kids – Sushi for Beginners with Yutaka And Giveaway

I am a huge fan of sushi. I love fish and I also love the vegetable kind. Sushi restaurants are somewhere I love to go. I have taken the kids, but they aren’t as keen on the raw fish, instead they opt for the bento boxes. These are fab and cont...
by SusanKMann on Aug 12, 2016

Recovering from glandular fever makes me a bad mum

Writing this post is hard. Harder than I thought as it really increases the mummy guilt that we all too often feel about anything and anything. I write this with a heavy heart. Hard to admit it. I am sad. I have two incredible children, easy to look...
by Training Mummy on Aug 10, 2016

Book Review: Terraria: The Ultimate Survival Handbook

Terraria is a sort of 2D exploration game which my eldest son is obsessed with- to the point where he played for 12 hours straight and got his iPad confiscated! Its played by his favourite… View Full Post The post Book Review: Terraria: The Ult...
by Being a Mummy on Aug 10, 2016

Featured Post: Happy 45th Birthday Mr Men and Little Miss! News of a Special Exhibition

One of the most enduring memories of my childhood was dressing up as Mr Strong. It was for one of our school fetes where each year (this was the 1980’s) we dressed up and paraded… View Full Post The post Featured Post: Happy 45th Birthday...
by Being a Mummy on Aug 10, 2016

Morning Has Broken

Today is my 39th birthday, and last night, I received an amazing gift: I was able to sleep through the night and didn’t have to clean up any vomit. That may not seem like much of a present, but after … Continue reading →...
by The Cutter Rambles on Aug 9, 2016

10 Secrets Young Athletes Want Dad to Know

Sports Dads, can we talk for a minute about your young athletes? As a coach’s wife for 3 decades and sports mom for 21 years, I’ve seen just about every kind of sports dad there is, and I know you–you are most likely very competitiv...
by jbmthinks on Aug 8, 2016

Aberdeen And Tree Climbing – Our Weekly Photos Week 32

  Last weekend we went to Aberdeen. We had the best time and it was so good to be away and enjoy some family time. I will be blogging more about it soon and lots of pictures. On my day off we went to the park and did some tree climbing. Resulted...
by SusanKMann on Aug 6, 2016

Stress free Back to School shopping at Tesco

U me and the kids As parents, we all know just how stressful the dreaded Back to School shopping can be. Sometimes shopping with the children with us, trying to remember the endless amount of uniform and stationery they need for their first day back...
by umeandthekids on Aug 6, 2016

5 Essentials for At-Home Date Night

Having an at-home date night can be more fun than you think! My husband and I discovered we can get much better quality time with each other just staying home. As you can imagine, after having three children and with no suitable babysitters in sight,...
by The Fashionable Housewife on Aug 5, 2016

5 Essentials for At-Home Date Night

Having an at-home date night can be more fun than you think! My husband and I discovered we can get much better quality time with each other just staying home. As you can imagine, after having three children and with no suitable babysitters in sight,...
by The Fashionable Housewife on Aug 5, 2016

How to Create a Fun Space For Kids - That They Will Really Enjoy!

Children's rooms are often the busiest in the family home. Whether bedroom or playroom, they often serve multiple functions: studying, creating, playing, entertaining, sleeping, daydreaming, and more.  For such hardworking spaces, function,...
by Attachment Mummy on Aug 5, 2016

Trampoline Fun with Outdoor Toys – Review

We used to have a largish trampoline in the garden when the boys were younger. It took up a lot of space in our small garden. Then after it got battered about in several Scottish storms we got rid of it. Aria was desperate for a trampoline, but with...
by SusanKMann on Aug 5, 2016

The Benefits of Teen and Young Adult Wilderness Therapy Programs

Despite our best efforts, there are some teens and young adults who are just more susceptible to the negative influences among peers, what is on the Internet and on TV. There’s also the challenge of too much uncensored content on … Continue r...
by Horizon Family Solutions on Aug 4, 2016


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