8 Autumn Crafts for Children

8 Autumn Crafts for Children

Autumn is here! All the crispy and colourful leaves..... the fresh chilly air.... it's colder and darker....smell of pumpkins. For me, Autumn is all about the colours, the change in the trees, the change in the air, pumpkins, fireworks (good old Guy Fawkes!), fires and cosy-ness! Whilst getting cosy, and looking forward all the fun [...]

4 Easy To Grow Fruit and Vegetables.

4 Easy To Grow Fruit and Vegetables.

I am one of the LEAST green-fingered people ever. We have tried growing fruits and vegetables every year, for the last 4 years. This year was, by far, our most/only successful year! We thought we would share with you what we have found to be the easiest to grow, and some of our mistakes that [...]

Advice For First Time School Parents

Having your children start school can be a bag of mixed emotions! Excited, anxious, proud, nervous, and maybe even relieved. That's just us parents! The kids are feeling that, and more. They're still trying to understand and figure out the whole emotions thing too.  So the whole starting school thing might not actually go as [...]

Back to School Prize Giveaway!

Back to School Prize Giveaway!

I can not quite believe that we are nearing the end of the summer holidays. We still have so much we want to do. In a couple of months all 4 of our freckled faces will be in full-time education!? That is CRAZY!? I don't know about you, but we will be making a list [...]

Celebrating VE Day – A Kid’s View

Celebrating VE Day – A Kid’s View

Victory in Europe (VE) Day is celebrated on the 8th of May. We celebrate it because that is when World War 2 came to an end! That must have been very good for the people who were living through it. No more bombs and gun shots or having to hide away sometimes. They must have [...]

15 Challenges To Set Your Children To Help Them Fight Bordem And Grow In Confidence

15 Challenges To Set Your Children To Help Them Fight Bordem And Grow In Confidence

Our 4 Freckled Faces are all at different ages and abilities, which is making 'Crisis Schooling' a little tricky in these COVID19 Lockdown times. I'm sure this is the case for lots of you too, right? I have been setting them challenges that they can all do to the best of their own abilities, but [...]

Here’s What Is Working For Us During Social Distancing. COVID19

Here’s What Is Working For Us During Social Distancing. COVID19

I know some of you may be thinking 'Oh good, another post about the coronavirus!' I totally get that!  However, we wanted to share some of our experiences and the activities we have done so far to help us get through it. You may or may not be looking for ideas, and everyone is different [...]

Teaching Our Children To Be Thoughtful In A Time Of Crisis

Teaching Our Children To Be Thoughtful In A Time Of Crisis

I'm sure there are a lot of parents who are trying to figure out how they are going to home school their children and trying their best to prepare. I thought I would share something that I am going to be including in our home schooling over the next.....however long!? There is so much craziness [...]

Watadventurers Book Review – by Freckled Face 1

Watadventurers Book Review – by Freckled Face 1

A week ago I got a package in the post. I was very excited and wanted to know what it was. It was my very own personalised Watadventure book! BLUE FOX - FROM THE SEWERS TO THE STARS: THE RISE OF THE WATADVENTURERS. It is for children about 6 years old to 12 years old. It [...]

7 Benefits of Baking – for Kids

7 Benefits of Baking – for Kids

Baking with kids is a bit like marmite  - you either love it or hate it! We love baking! ....maybe a bit too much.....that would explain my huge weight gain! All 4 Freckled Faces have always liked being in the kitchen with me - asking question, helping, offloading all their thoughts, etc. Don't get me [...]