Featured Activity | Craft Stick and Blo Pen Process Art

Process Art is one of my favourite things to do with the monsters,  there is something about watching children take the time to see how things work, what they can do with given materials, whilst they make their own decision's and be creative in their own unique way. I grabbed the blo pens and craft sticks and left them out. They asked what we were making, I replied 'make what you like'....

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Got a craft box full of craft sticks? This is the perfect activity to make use of all those lolly sticks!

Featured Recipe | Easy Banana Bread | Cooking with Kids

So you want to make banana bread, or more you want to make banana bread with the kids, you need an easy banana bread recipe you can make quickly with minimum mess and lots of enjoyment? Then this is the recipe for you and your tot! From scooping to squishing this super easy banana bread recipe has it all!

Mermaid Sensory Bin With Water Beads

This summer, lets face it, has been somewhat of a wash out, and its been tough trying to find so many rainy day play ideas. A sensory bin is always a great boredom buster and I always make sure we have lots of sensory bin fillers in our craft cupboard. So that when boredom hits I can quickly whip up something like this mermaid themed sensory bin to keep the mini monsters busy!

Mermaid Sensory Bin - Using Water Beads, Pearls and Shells

7 Super Fun Ways To Spend Family Time

I think we can all agree, there is nothing better than some quality family time. As ours usually revolve around a walk along the beach or a board game, as lovely as this is, I wanted some new fun ideas, so I asked some of my favourite bloggers to share their fun ways to spend family time.

Looking for ways to reconnect as a family? here are 7 super fun ways to spend family time

5 Essentials For...Keeping Kids Entertained On Holiday (Bubbablue and Me Guest Posts)

I don't know about you but I love a list! Especially a list that helps you out, with this in mind I created the 5 Essentials For, a guest post series for parenting and lifestyle bloggers. This week Emma is sharing her top 5 essentials for keeping kids entertained on holiday. A great list as we head into the peak of summer.

Come and Join The ALL NEW Kids Make And Bake Club...ITS FREE!

Back in 2015 I had an idea, a YouTube channel showing kids, and their parents, loads of fun craft and baking ideas, made by the kids, for kids. It kinda fizzled out last year as it was hard to find collaborater's who had the same vision as me. But, guess what guys? Almost a year after we shut down, we are relaunching the

and exciting things are about to happen! Each week over on our YouTube channel we will share a super fun activity idea, that you can do at home, using stuff readily available from the high street or around the house!

BUT there's a catch!

The new videos will be secret so the only way to access them is by joining the club!

Its gonna be a blast, and best of all? It's free, so tell your friends. They will not want to miss out!

As well as weekly videos, their will be an EXCLUSIVE Facebook community where you will recieve daily play prompts, monthly 'live' videos, craft alongs, bakes with us, along with sneak peaks, behind the scenes and I'm sure there will be bloopers too! 

Whats more, if all of this wasn't enough, every few months I'll be choosing a member of the Kids Make and Bake Club community to win a bundle of craft and baking goodies to add to their collection!

Favourite Holiday Memories

With so many social media channels, sharing holiday moments has never been easier. But do you find that you 'forget' these moments too? That is forget until they pop up on Timehop or On This Day years later. Photobooks, like the ones available at https://www.truprint.co.uk/ make capturing holiday moments, fun and easy!

Truprint recently sent me this infographic, sharing that people's top holiday moments include stumbling upon somewhere incredible, meeting new people and uncovering a spectacular view.

With this in mind I asked some blogger friends to share a photo with me, of their favourite holiday moments. They all take lovely photo's so I've left links to their blogs and Instagram so you can go follow.

Blogging bestie Beth, who blogs at Twinderelmo, shared this photo and said 'Getting to fulfil my childhood dream by taking my babies to Disneyland. It was everything I ever dreamed of and more. Their faces when meeting the characters and seeing the parades will stay with me forever. Follow Beth on Instagram for more fun family photos.

Laura, from Dear Bear and Beany, said 'Our first holiday as parents. Alice was 10 months and it was my birthday. We went out for dinner, at 5pm of course as that's what you do as parents! It will always have a special place in my heart'. Find Laura's Instagram HERE.

Vicki from Family Travel with Ellie, shared the coolest moment ever... Monster hunting on Loch Ness aboard a high speed RIB - fast, exhilarating , a little scary at times! Follow more of their adventures HERE.

Jodie, from The Maidenhead Mum shared this stunning photo and said that 'Watching my 3 year old see the sights in Venice. So many mind blowing things for a little one!' was one of her top memories. Find Jodie and family over on Instagram.

Laura, from over at Mumoam, also shared a Disney snap. ''This was is fave holiday. Disney world orlando. My son is in a wheelchair and was treated like royalty. It was incredible and we've been back since and will go again the future hopefully!'' Find Laura's Instagram HERE.

Becka, from Mummy est 2014, says ''We went to Feurterventua last summer when J was a tot. It was our first family holiday and was perfect. J was off exploring and was so much more 'alert'. J was non-verbal at this point (social communication difficulties) and it was this holiday that he first started to visually communicate by pointing to planes he saw. Sun, sea, sangria (for mummy) and communication from my boy-how much more perfect can it get'' You can find Becka over on Instagram.

After seeing all of these holiday memories it's made me desperate to book a holiday for during the October half term (boo to the fact that we cant go on a holiday this summer...hmmmpph!)

What is your most precious holiday memory? Let me know in the comments below!

This is a collaborative post.

Blog Stars Little Stars REVISITED

Back in 2014, I started a little guest post blogging series for parent bloggers 'Blog Stars Little Stars' in which my favourite bloggers asked their little stars questions about themselves, it made for some interesting answers, from mummies drinking beer, to favourite places being the hospital. So I thought it was time to bring it back. So today I am relaunching Blog Stars Little Stars the same way I launched it many moons ago...asking my little monsters some burning questions! Do they know ow old I am? Do they know my favourite food? And where do they think is my favourite place? Lets get started...