November 11, 2023
Let’s face it: keeping our family finances afloat can sometimes feel like we’re trying to fill a leaky bucket. Here are our top money-saving tips for families to help save those pennies:
1. Slash Your Food Bills
Plan your meals around what’s on sale and snag those deals with coupon apps. Set a cash budget for your supermarket runs to keep a tight rein on spending.
2. Keep Your Festivities Frugal
Making homemade decorations is fun for the whole family while keeping the costs low, a great money-saving tip for families.
3. Embrace Secondhand Options
Scoop up pre-loved clothes and toys, and sell what you no
October 20, 2023
Being a mum or dad is incredibly rewarding, but let’s face it, it’s also quite demanding. From school runs to preparing meals and balancing work, it feels like there’s hardly a moment to catch our breath.
With that being said, it’s essential to remember that taking a bit of time for ourselves isn’t a luxury—it’s vital for your overall well-being. Easier said than done, we know! But when we’re at our best, so are our families. Here are our top self-care ideas for busy mums and dads to help you take time for you.
1. Take Short Breaks
One of the best self-care
September 15, 2023
Finding things to do with baby is a mission for every parent. Why? Because introducing varied experiences from baby to toddler years is not just about keeping them entertained; it’s about shaping their future.
These significant moments play a significant role in moulding their cognitive and physical development. So, we’re here to tell you about the best activities and experiences that can enrich these formative years, ensuring your child gets the best start in life.
1. Sensory Experiences for Babies:
One of the most enriching things to do with baby is to introduce them to sensory play. Sensory experiences are vital for babies
August 16, 2023
Day nurseries play a virtual role in early learning and create a strong educational foundation for your children. We will explore the significance of early education, trained staff, age-appropriate activities, nurturing environments, and the benefits of group learning in this post.
The Importance of Early Education
Early education is crucial for setting the tone for your child’s lifelong learning journey. Day nurseries play a crucial role here, offering a structured yet engaging start to education. Research is clear on this.
Research conducted by National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER) found that children who participate in well-executed early education programs demonstrate higher
August 5, 2023
Around this time each year, there´s a blend of eager anticipation and a touch of nerves. Why? Because the next generation of children are starting school. And the question on every parent’s mind is: “Is my child ready for the big school adventure?” Quickly followed by, “Am I ready for this transition?”
If this is a situation you are finding yourself in, don´t fret! Here are the ABCs of school readiness.
A is for Attitude
The very first teacher a child has are their parents, so develop a positive attitude in your child towards learning and school. Instil in them the joy of
July 21, 2023
Ah, an idyllic and carefree family beach trip – that’s just what you need this summer. It’s a great way for the grown-ups to relax by the seaside and the kids to play in the sand, although a family beach trip isn’t without sand ending up in all the wrong places! If you want to make your day at the beach successful, here is our list of family beach trip essentials. Pack like a pro and you´ll set yourself up for a stress-free day.
Always keep a first aid kit and clean-up kit
Even though you´re likely doing all you can to
July 10, 2023
These six weeks of school holidays are often the best time spent between parents and their children, but planning all the meals can get stressful. Especially around meal times when the children get snacky! To ease that pang of hunger (and so that you can keep your sanity) here are a couple of healthy snack ideas to have up your sleeve.
Choose a good variety of snack foods
Staying at home and away from school means your kids are usually tempted to have snacks high in sugar, salt and fat. Once in a while may be okay, but we want to avoid
May 1, 2023
Ah, yes – the big royal event coming on May, the 6th, 2023: the Coronation of King Charles III at Westminster Abbey, London, with many people already celebrating it with coronation craft activities at home with their young ones.
It’s going to be an exciting event indeed as thousands of folks get glued to their screens, either having celebrations of their own at home or, perhaps, venturing out into the street to attend the Coronation live, if they can.
What better way to teach your children about the Coronation of the King than with coronation craft activities?! Here’s how you can get
April 19, 2023
Children have a lot of energy so it can be stressful trying to burn this off when confined to the indoors! This happens more often than not since it feels like it’s always raining in Wales! However, we have a few clever tricks up our sleeves. If you’re looking for some rainy day activities to keep the children occupied and entertained, here are some of our most fun and creative ideas.
Rainy day activities
Let’s go on a picnic (rain version!)
Let’s begin with the traditional “Going on a Picnic” game with a twist: rain! Have your little ones take turns as they
April 5, 2023
It’s that time of year again where traditions are made and the kids are excited (even without the chocolate!). If you’re a family that partakes in the annual Easter Egg Hunt, we’d love to share with you our best tips for parents. Not only do they make hunting a lot more fun but they make them a lot easier for you too! Start making a unique annual tradition for your family with these egg hunting tips.
Tip 1: Use different coloured eggs
If you have more than one child, it’s a good idea to colour-code which eggs they have to find. Not