Back to school and routines

Well sadly it’s nearly time for the kids to go back to school. I say sadly, but secretly for some of us it can almost be a relief to get those little and not so little darlings back into some sort of routine. I know it sounds a boring thing to say, but routines are […]

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Outdoor games for kids

Hide and Seek and Camouflage Games Simple activities for busy mums to occupy the kids with. Kids love hide and seek but why not try to make hide and seek a little more fun and grown up with some Camouflage Games.  Kids still play hide and seek but it can be more of an army […]

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How to stop being a grumpy mum

Being grumpy really is not a good recipe to having a good day.  You can bet your bottom dollar the gumpier and more negative you are the more things will go wrong. I wrote this post some while ago – but I still have those days when everything goes wrong – and keeps going wrong….. […]

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How to organise children’s treasure hunts

  If you want to find a way of occupying the kids for an afternoon – then why not try a treasure hunt.  Actually treasure hunts can take many forms from simple scavenger hunts to treasure hunts which even teenagers and adults will enjoy. So here are a few tips I have gleaned from the […]

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Family arguments

Tips to sort out when you and the children end up arguing and getting impatient with each other. Things to remember when you and the kids end up arguing  Tip 1 Family arguments are normal. Arguments and conflict are part of the territory of being in a family.  The trick is finding healthy ways to […]

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Old fashioned travel games for the car

Ok you can gives the children the ipad – a movie to watch, or a game to play on it – but maybe that would be good interspersed with a few good old fashioned games requiring no technology and bit of family communication. Keeping Bored Kids Busy When You Are In The Car Long car journeys […]

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Holidays – strategies for a happy holiday

Whether you are on holiday – going on holiday or just staying at home – we are well and truly into the holiday season now. Now holidays are mean to be fun happy days – and hopefully yours are.  But just every so often tempers get frayed – and what should be a happy time […]

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Space saving ideas & clearing clutter

  The Space Savers Encyclopedia by Flexispace. Share this:

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Too much to do? A simple time management tip.

Too much to do – and not enough time to do it?  Don’t know where to start….then here is a good time management tip. Have you heard the joke How do you eat an elephant? …..One bite at a time! It maybe a kids joke but it also is a good way of approaching day-to-day […]

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Tasty food cheats for busy mums

Some cooks just have the knack of making their food really tasty.  And sometimes even the simplest of dishes can become very special.  Here are some tasty food cheats that use store cupboard ingredients to add lots of flavour to your food. 1. Add a teaspoon of mayonnaise to every two eggs when you are making […]

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