Easy DIY Cereal Box Notebook

Back to school can be a pretty stressy time for a preteen, that back to school shop when you want something different to everyone else! But the fact is, with only a couple of shops around and money tight, its Poundland and Wilkos like everyone else, that is unless you fancy trying some easy DIY! Not only do you save money but you will have something completely unique too! Over the next few weeks I will be sharing some quick and easy stationery DIY's to fill school bags and desks with items that are completely unique to the maker, starting with this super simple 5 minute craft that turns an old cereal box and some paper into a notebook.

Thrifty But Stylish Fashion Finds For Kids #8 | What My Kid Wore Wednesday

Welcome back guys! Sorry I have been so up and down with posting our outfits, this summer has been cray! I love linking up to the What My Kid Wore Wednesday linky (if you love kids fashion go check it out!) and I have really missed linking up, can you believe it was about a month ago since  last posted about kids fashion! Anyways enough babble from me, lets get on with the show...

Tips For Dealing With Chicken Pox

So your child has chicken pox and your googling ALL the tips for dealing with it! From oat baths to calamine lotion you have read it all! But what really works? What are other Mums and Dads top tips for dealing with the dreaded pox! I asked around and here are all the tips you will ever need.

Emoji Movie Inspired Popcorn Mix

Hands up if your little ones are super excited for the Emoji Movie? It was released on August 4th and my mini monsters are super excited to go this weekend. To get them in the mood we made this super fun popcorn mix inspired by all of our favourite emojis! Not that I will be bagging it up and smuggling it into the cinema...because that is frowned upon and apparently very very naughty...ahem...



5 Essentials For...Babywearing (The Mothers Room Guest Posts)

If you are new around here, Hi, I'm Becky and if there is one thing I love its a list! With this in mind I created the 5 Essentials For, a guest post series for parenting and lifestyle bloggers. This week Vivienne shares her top 5 essentials for baby wearing. I didn't really know much about baby wearing when my monsters were small so I hope this list will help any parents thinking of starting their own baby wearing journey.

5 essentials babywearing

5 Ideas For...Making Use of Craft Sticks

Last week over in the Kids Make and Bake Club EXCLUSIVE Facebook page I asked what the members had in their craft box that they never used, craft sticks came up a couple of times, so I thought I would have a hunt around and kind some amazingly awesome crafts and activities using craft sticks....

Craft Stick Activities

Blueberry and Lemon Scones | Cooking With Kids

Scones are such an easy bake for kids and the monsters have been obsessed with making scones ever since they were introduced to our easy recipe for cheese and chive scones at the beginning of summer. I wanted to make something a little different (as nice as they are there are only so many cheese scones one can eat!) We had some blueberry's hanging around in the fridge so I decided to on some summery blueberry and lemon scones, perfect for a summery snack. The basis of this scone recipe is as simple as the savory scones, making it a great recipe for cooking with the kids.

Looking for an easy to follow scones recipe? Try this Blueberry and Lemon version for a delicious scone with a difference.

Potty Training Tips - How We Went from Wet to Dry (Day and Night) In Less Than A Week

Potty training. Something all us parents have to go through. And, I wont lie, its the thing I get asked about most, what are my tips and how did I get my toddler potty trained in a week day and night! I thought this could be something that could really help out some of my readers, so here it is, especially for you, my top tips to getting your toddler dry day and night in less than a week!

The only potty training tips you will ever need, 100% success rate AND try day and night in less than a week!

Blog Stars Little Stars with Five Little Doves

Welcome back to Blog Stars Little Stars, the guest post series where some of my favourite bloggers interview their little stars and we find out what the kids really think! This weeks Blog Stars Little Star is 5 year old Eva daughter of Laura from Five Little Doves where she shares her life raising rainbows, the highs and lows of motherhood and raises awareness of the subjects close to her heart. You can follow Laura on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram


5 Ideas for...Activites To Help Children Recognise and Spell Their Name

This summer Elsie has been trying so hard to write her name, something that was touched on in preschool last year. So over the last few weeks I have been finding ways we can play that will encourage her to recognise the letters in her name and therefore help her learn to write her name. As it is something I see a lot at this time of year in parenting forums and groups I thought I would share 5 ideas to help children recognise and spell their names.


5 fun and easy activity ideas to help preschool children to recognise and spell their names

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!

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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...


Parent Bloggers Guest Post Series - Blog Stars Little Stars

Back in 2014, I set up a guest post series for parent bloggers, then my confidence got knocked and it kind of got put on the back burner. Since gaining a little of my confidence back I thought I would re-start the series after throwing the idea around with a couple of bloggers who guest posted previously.