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 [...]

10 Fun Things To Take To The Beach

10 Fun Things To Take To The Beach

Beach days can be great....but let's be honest, any days with kids can be tough, no matter where you are.  However,  we have to make it the best we can - it's all about making memories right!? Here are a few ideas on how to make a Beach Day, with kids, as fun as possible for [...]

9 Stay at Home Date Night Ideas

9 Stay at Home Date Night Ideas

With or without lockdown sometimes it can be pretty tricky getting out and having some time together, as a couple, just the two of us... It is SO important to have that time though. Here are some ideas for shaking things up a bit and having an evening together at home, full of fun and [...]

Why we decided to not encourage our kids to write letters to Santa

Why we decided to not encourage our kids to write letters to Santa

Now I'm sure that I'm going to get a lot of feedback on this.....maybe even hate mail! BUT, I feel this is important and would like you to hear me out...😉 So, this year we decided that our 4 Freckled Faces were not going to write letters to Santa/Father Christmas, and list everything they would [...]

What to do when you see a parent with a tantruming child.

I recently took all the kids shopping with me to a well known supermarket (it begins with 'S' and ends in 'ainsburys'). Worst shopping trip. E.V.E.R! The kids were tired. I was tired and pretty stressed.....So perhaps not the best decision I have ever made, but it needed to be done. The younger 2 Freckled [...]

Soft Play Centres (love them or hate them) – Top Tips

I discovered last week that I can only tolerate a Soft Play Centre if it's for a birthday party. If it's just to take the kids to play, I really would rather not! Here are a few tips and warnings that might help you to stay sane, if you're anything like me! What to wear [...]