9 Fun Spooktacular Ideas for Halloween

9 Fun Spooktacular Ideas for Halloween

Halloween - you either love it or hate it....or not really bothered either way!? I, personally, quite like having a bit of fun with the kids. We keep it a bit of fun, nothing too scary - I'm too much of a wuss! Here are some fun things we've enjoyed doing for Halloween. MONSTER CROISSANTS [...]

Growing Up Means Adapting

Growing up means adapting.......I bet you're singing the song from Frozen 2 right now!? Good ol' Olaf! How wise he is. Today I stood and watched Freckled Face 1 walk off to school by himself. He went off so happy, and I mean SO happy. He could have at least pretended to be nervous or [...]

Kids Say the Funniest Things – Edition One!

Kids Say the Funniest Things – Edition One!

These are just a few of the things our 4 Freckled Faces have said over the years that have tickled us. Oh how I WISH I had remembered to write them all down! Which ones have you heard before too? Which one gets you laughing most?   Mum, if a cheetah gets old...will they need [...]

Accomplishments Through Lockdown

We are 5 weeks into lockdown (I think?? The days and weeks are rolling into one and I'm not really sure!?) and at least 1 more to go! We are doing ok. Doing our best to get work done, keep the housework going, baking, crafts, garden makeover, etc. We've also taken this time to work [...]

10 Fun Activities To Do Around A Fire Pit

10 Fun Activities To Do Around A Fire Pit

We LOVE a Fire Pit! It's one of our favourite things to do. There is something about sitting outdoors, around a fire in the evening and spending time together......it kinda helps me to reset. The only bad thing about is coming in and smelling of smoke! I will put up with it though, as the [...]

Exploring Greenway Bank Country Park

Exploring Greenway Bank Country Park

Since moving house (and towns) last summer, we have been trying to explore different areas close by. One of our new favourite places is Greenway Bank Country Park in Stoke-on-Trent. It is so peaceful and picturesque. Well....as peaceful as it can be when you're visiting with 4 lively kids! It has 2 entrances and car [...]

Manchester Giants Slam Dunk Birthday Parties

Manchester Giants Slam Dunk Birthday Parties

We love basketball, so we were VERY excited when Manchester Giants offered us an opportunity to go and try out their birthday party package!! Unfortunately for Freckled Faces 3 and 4 the parties are aimed at children between 7 - 10 years. Freckled Faces 1 and 2 got to go and join in the fun [...]

7 Benefits of Baking – for Kids

7 Benefits of Baking – for Kids

Baking with kids is a bit like marmiteĀ  - 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 [...]

35 Summer Bucket List Ideas for Kids

35 Summer Bucket List Ideas for Kids

We LOVE summer....but it does call for more entertainment needed, as the kids aren't in school. These are a list of ideas of activities that we enjoy doing in the Summer - in no particular order! 1. Visit a Park 2. Visit a Beach 3. Splash in a Stream 4. Leaf Rubbings 5. Water Flight [...]