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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Valentines Day Bingo!

Valentines Day Bingo!

Whilst browsing through blogs that I follow the other day, I found this fab Valentines Bingo Game over on Confessions of Parenting. We had lots of fun playing it! We used Love Heart Sweets as the counters, but you can use anything. If you do use edible counters (and if your kids are anything like [...]

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 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 [...]

Freckled Face Friday- Lakemore Farm Park

Freckled Face Friday- Lakemore Farm Park

Hi, its Freckled Face number 2! We had a great day at Lakemore farm park. First we had a look at the shetland pony. I loved it! It was so soft and black. Then we had a look at the goats. There was one that was little goat and he was cheeky  and he got [...]

5 Sunny Day Garden Activities for Kids!

5 Sunny Day Garden Activities for Kids!

The weather here in England is finally starting to heat up and be a little drier! Here are some fun, cheap and easy ideas for garden activities for kids. Water Painting This is a great activity for all ages! All you need is a pot of water, a paintbrush and an area to paint on! [...]