According to the NHS, there are over 3,600 stillbirths a year in the UK alone. That accounts for one in every 200 births that occur, 11 every single day. Continue reading “NHS drive to decrease UK stillbirth rate”
Earlier this month I was invited to try out the new 500L form Fiat. In a time where choosing a car is one of the most important decisions made by a family, I wanted to see for myself just how suitable it would be for younger families. Continue reading “Fiat 500L: For the family living life to the full!”
We see gift list after gift list for children at Christmas so I thought I’d put together a mini-list for mum’s this year. Here are some little treats for your mum this Christmas. Continue reading “Mum’s Christmas Wish List: 2017”
Visiting a potential school for your child is always nerve wracking. It’s a big decision to make and you want to be sure that you have all the information you need. We’re off to visit our first choice of school for Lily tomorrow and my mind has been spinning with questions to ask! Continue reading “Primary school open day: Five questions you should always ask.”
Our debut guest blogger asks an interesting question: Is there an easy way to clean your kid’s room? Continue reading “Demi Giles: Is there an easy way to clean your kid’s room”
We’ve mentioned the Weekend Box on our social media and blog posts before. They’re a great way of entertaining your little one at home and on the go. We were thrilled to be sent the Snazaroo Weekend Box featuring one of our favourite things to do…Face Painting!
Firstly, this box has been a lifesaver lately. We’re in the final stages of wedding prep (9 days to go as I write this) and bless Lily, she has been a star! So a treat like this is just what she deserves plus, it gives us something to do together other than sorting everything else out!
Before we dive into how we got on with the face paint, I just want to point out some key facts about them:
- Snazaroo’s face paints are made right here in the UK! Another string to our production bow!
- They’re fragrance and paraben free. This is something important to me as both Lily and I suffer from extremely sensitive skin. This took away a lot of my nerves in using the product.
- The paints are water-based. This makes them extremely easy to wash off, unlike others on the market.
- All though they are safe for children to use, Snazaroo recommends that only children aged 3 years and above use them.
The Weekend box provides two mini kits for you to use. The first is the birthday party stamp kit, complete with three colours and three stamps (cupcake, smiley face and musical notes). This kit is easy peasy! You simply select the colour you want, put some paint on the stamp and off you go. You do need to give the stamp a wash before switching colour. I personally found that they mixed easily so just beware of that if you have a lot of children who all want different colours!
The second is the mini-theme pack. Built up of three colours, a brush and sponge, this kit teaches you how to build mime/clown design. I’m no artist, but the instructions show you what to do and in as little as three steps. It starts off looking like quite a complex design, but as you can see you the instructions, it’s surprising how simple the changes between each step are. This pack is priced at £2.99 which I think puts it into a great market. It’s the right size and price for pocket money, restocking the craft box and would also make a great party bag filler!
Don’t forget you can subscribe to get your own Weekend Box over on their website! Click Here to go there and start having fun now!
This week has been a really odd one. Matt’s working away and due to childcare logistics, Lily is on a week long sleepover at her gradnmother’s house. I’ve found myself in that odd world mums sometimes dream about…I’m at home, alone, for a whole week! Continue reading “When you finally get some alone time!”
Not one bit!
Leaving Lily every day to go to work doesn’t get easier at all! It gets harder and more frustrating. All I seem to do lately is completely miss out on everything. She has developed and progressed so much over the last month and I haven’t had a chance to be a part of it. Continue reading “They lied, it doesn’t get easier…”