Friday 27 December 2019

Solving A Childcare Crisis With

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Childcare. It’s something that might not be on the top of your to do list when you find out your expecting. You browse prams, buy a cot and pick a cute coming home outfit for your new bundle of joy, but childcare might be on the back-burner until you think about going back to work or, gasp, have a night out!!

Child's stacking cubes being played with a small side shot of the child to the right

Monday 23 December 2019

Happy Christmas!

'Twas the night before Christmas all through the house Mum was saying don't eat that it's for Christmas!!!

So, here we are everyone! Tomorrow is Christmas Eve and I just wanted to pop on and wish you all a very Happy Christmas.

Flatlay showing candy canes, pine cones, dried orange slices, string and Christmas lights

Friday 20 December 2019

Super Easy Festive Bakes!

I love to bake and come up with new recipes and treats, especially at Christmas.

Over the festive period though, there isn't always the time to bake is there? But if you still want to bake a festive treat there are some easy options too!

Here's a selection of super easy festive bakes for you to try!

Baking ingredients and utensils laid out and in use

Wednesday 18 December 2019

5 Festive Things I Don't Do!!

I love Christmas!! Literally, LOVE IT!!! 

Some might say I'm a bit obsessed!! I starting shopping for Christmas in the Christmas sales, for Christmas the following year!! If a family member or friend mentions something they'd like or maybe a hobby they want to try, I'll make a note of it and keep an eye out for the perfect gift.

As a crafty mum plenty of people say I'm a bit extra and when you combine the crafty mum side of me with the Christmas one, it could easily implode to a tinsel type mess. 

A hanging Christmas decoration that reads Merry Christmas

But there are some very festive crafty or creative Mum things that I don't do at Christmas. I've seen so many people getting stressed on the run up to the festive period with many of these things, that I thought I'd share the ones that even a crafty, Christmas Mum like me doesn't do and that often cause gasps of horror when I share that I don't do them.

So, here's 5 festive things I don't do!

Monday 16 December 2019

A Very Snowy Christmas - 25 Weeks For An Organised Christmas Week 25

Welcome back to A Very Snowy Christmas. Actually, the LAST week of A Very Snowy Christmas! 

We've come so far!! We've wrote lists, decluttered and shopped. We've planned, organised and saved a few quid along the way, and now here we are at our last week, 25. 

Festive scene with a tree and gifts with week 25 in text across the front

Sunday 15 December 2019

Sprucing Up Your Home & Redecorating With I Want Wallpaper

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Strange fact about me. I relate the smell of paint and fresh gloss to Christmas!! 

I grew up thinking it was completely normal to see your Mum on her hands and knees glossing skirting board in between wrapping Christmas presents. I thought everyone's Dad's finished off their kitchen extensions on Christmas Eve and it's pretty normal to have an electrician kneeling on your worktop among the Christmas cakes and mince pies your Mum has made and baked for various family and friends, right?

Wallpaper decorating tools and equipment

Wednesday 11 December 2019

44 Cats

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Kids are often little creatures of habit. The same snack after school, the same cuddly toy at bedtime and the same TV shows on repeat. With multiple TV channels and lots to choose from you'd like to think they'd watch lots of different things but no!

It's exactly the same here, and as we are on festive overload our TV watching is also Christmassy, but even for a Christmas superfan like me it can be a bit much! I probably shouldn't start so early!

As a bit of light relief we've been watching 44 Cats!

4 cartoons cats with different cool styles

Monday 9 December 2019

Sunday 8 December 2019

A Snowy Christmas Gift Guide ~ For The Card Game Family (Age 6+)


Welcome back to A Snowy Christmas Gift Guide. 

I've already given a pick for a board game and now it's the turn of a card game for the family! My pick for A Snowy Christmas Gift Guide for the family that loves card games is Tetris Speed!

Tetris Speed box card game with the insert and cards showing

Friday 6 December 2019

Teaching Your Kids To Respect Other Cultures

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If you want your child to respect and celebrate diversity it’s important that you help them learn about different cultures. The more they understand about traditions, religious beliefs and other customs, the easier it will be to appreciate that all people are different. Our 5 year old son has asked a lot about who does and doesn't celebrate Christmas recently and I've felt it's important to know that not everyone does. 

Here are some useful tips from a Catholic Girls’ School on how to help your youngsters accept and respect other cultures.

Different sized hands of different races piled on top of one another

Wednesday 4 December 2019

A Snowy Christmas Gift Guide ~ For The Board Game Family (For Ages 4+)

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Welcome to A Snowy Christmas Gift Guide!

I've already shared a gift for the super social friends, the interior lovers and the stylish and sustainable family, now it's time for a gift for the family that love to play board games together.

My pick for A Snowy Christmas Gift Guide for the family that loves to play board games is Shark Chase.

Board game box showing a cartoon shark chasing different sea creatures

Monday 2 December 2019

A Very Snowy Christmas - 25 Weeks For An Organised Christmas Week 23

Welcome back to A Very Snowy Christmas, 25 Weeks For An Organised Christmas!!

It's week 23!!! Where have the weeks gone!!! 

Festive scene with a tree and gifts and week 23 in text across the front

Sunday 1 December 2019

A Snowy Christmas Gift Guide ~ For The Stylish & Sustainable Family

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Welcome to A Snowy Christmas Gift Guide!!

Here, I share a range of gifts ideal for a range of family members and friends. We've already had gifts for the super social friends and the interior lovers and the next recommendation on A Snowy Christmas Gift Guide is for the stylish and sustainable family.

If you have a family member or friend that loves fashion and is often sporting a cool t-shirt, Soeurs Mode is the brand to do your Christmas shopping with.

Woman holding a Christmas gift, whilst wearing a Christmas tshirt