Christmas Gift Guide for pre-school kids

*We were given some of these toys for the purpose of this gift guide, however, all thoughs and opinions are my own. All gifted items will be marked with an asterisk * If you’re starting to get gift inspiration for the small people in your life, we have a few brilliant gift ideas which might help you make up your mind. At this age, children love to get hands on materials. They love being able to feel different textures and {Read More}

5 Ways To Do Christmas On A Budget

*Collaborative Post* Christmas is a time for family, being with your loved ones is the most important thing. But there’s all that other good stuff like delicious food and gifts as well, and that stuff costs money. The amount of money people spend on Christmas is out of control. Some parents end up spending thousands on presents for the kids and that’s before they’ve sorted everything else out. A lot of people even end up borrowing on credit cards and {Read More}

Untamed Raptor Fingerling : Review

We were already fans of the original Fingerling Monkeys which are still used almost a year on so when we were given the opportunity to review the new Untamed Raptor, Benjamin couldn’t wait. Stealth, the Untamed Raptor works in the same way as the previous Fingerlings to motion, sound and touch. The main difference to the Untamed range is the chomping jaws and the ability to tame your little friend. Each Raptor comes with over 40 sounds and noises which {Read More}

Christmas crafts for kids

Christmas Crafts perfect for entertaining the children this week! A few years ago Isabella was desperate to re-decorate our Christmas tree but I was less excited about the idea so we decided to improvise. We cut out a Christmas tree shape from green card and then gave Isabella some paints, stickers and glitter and let her decorate to her hearts content. This was so simple to do and she loved it! For full details, you can see my post here. {Read More}

We made it to the New Year!

So, we’ve finally made it to the New Year! Last term felt like a really long term and we were all desperately ready for the break but we’ve also made some really positive steps since September. So here’s a catch up before they go back to school tomorrow! Isabella Isabella has done really well at school, especially with her reading. She is starting to enjoy the stories a little more now they have a little more to them. But more {Read More}

Our Christmas Story with LaplandUK

A couple of weeks ago we were lucky enough to be invited to LaplandUK to see how spectacular it is for ourselves. Now I really could go on and on about all the wonderful elements there are to LaplandUK and how much fun we all had there but instead I thought I’d write it in the style of Clement Clarke Moore’s poem ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas’. I have also turned this poem into our very own book so that every {Read More}

Portable North Pole Review and Discount

With it being the first day of December tomorrow, the countdown to the big day can certainly get in full swing now. We’ve already been getting in the Christmas spirit over the past couple of weeks and one of the things that we’ve started looking at are the personalised videos from Portable North Pole. Although you can easily manage your account online, their free app is so quick and simple to use. I downloaded it immediately and got started on {Read More}

Need Inspiration? Here’s my Christmas Gift Guide

Tiny Tots The Jumperoo has made it on to all of my gift guides for babies and for good reason. They are simply brilliant. Over the years, we had two and I loved them both. We’ve tried the The Fisher-Price Roaring Rainforest and Luv U Zoo Jumperoo. There are so many different designs now and although they are quite big, it’s definitely one of the toys that all of the babies I know have really enjoyed. It’s fun and engaging {Read More}

Our Morning with PJ Masks

Last week we were kindly invited by Licence PR to attend a PJ Masks Halloween event at the Picture House Central, Piccadilly. To say the children were excited was an understatement. They were literally counting down the days, and hours until they could go. When we arrived, staff warmly greeted us and we saw other excited children all dressed up as their favourite hero. Benjamin was instantly drawn to the range of toys they had available to play with and {Read More}

Magic Santa Letter: Review and 25% discount code

With Christmas not that far away, I thought it was time I shared my first Christmas related post! I know I’m a little late to the game but in previous years, I haven’t been organised enough to send off for letter from Santa to give to the children. This year however, the kind helpers over at Magic Santa Letter have already sent me letters for them to open closer to Christmas and start to ramp up the excitement before Christmas. {Read More}