Category: Tips

Camping it up in style: Top tips for camping this summer

For some, the word camping can bring to mind a lovely, wholesome family holiday.  For others, the mere mention of a tent can make them shudder to their very core. I’m afraid that I fall into the latter category; a combination of childhood memories and too-much-alcohol-not-enough-planning teenage festival experiences have …

The malingerers: Dealing with toddler tears

This post is a helpful one (naturally) about all the ways I soothe away my children’s tears like the mum-ninja that I am. My children (like most small people) are constantly covered in bumps, scrapes and bruises, and it’s almost entirely their own doing. I do try very hard not …

Duck tales and mum fails

Feeding the ducks is a brilliant, free activity* that all toddlers love. One of the small one’s first words, and still a firm favourite is QUACK. He’s a big fan of the ducks. I’m also a fan, because it gets them outside in the fresh air (it’s not quite ‘educational’ …

My top ten family travel must-haves

Heading off to sunnier climes with the kids in tow? Having only done it a few times I’m no expert, but hopefully this list will provide you with some help and/or light relief as you sob into your 24kg-when-it-should-be-23kg luggage. Here, in all its glory, is my list of essentials …

A step by step guide to fixing matted doll’s hair

Does your child have a favourite doll which hasn’t been looked after properly? Do they have an Elsa doll with matted hair? A Barbie with fuzzy, frizzy and ruined hair? A My London Girl that has hair uncannily like mine (without the roots) and is desperately in need of a …

Ten top tips for selling stuff online

Being a parent is an expensive business, particularly if one of you has to give up working to stay at home and look after the kids. Raising a little bit of extra cash is therefore a very appealing prospect. It is no wonder that lots of people turn to eBay, …

Eight toilet training tips to get you out alive

Another potty training blog? You ask. Yup. I’m aware I’ve already shared my potty training disasters with you. Sorry about that, but as any blogger will know, I have to work with what I have. And what I currently have in abundance are stories about wee. It’s generally going quite well. Relatively …

Sweet little lies: Mealtime deceit and other lies we tell kids

A little white lie never hurt anyone, so they say. A friend of mine, who has two small children of similar ages (and therefore a similar glazed over expression and mental state) shared with me this list of meals that they make for their family, and, crucially, what they call …

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