Encouraging hobbies and creativity in my children

As a parent, I have always felt it was one of my “jobs” to be encouraging hobbies and creativity in my children. My children are products of the 21st Century. They are very adept at using technology, that I would never have dreamed existed, as a child, the stuff of what science fiction programmes I […]

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Tools and ideas to help you evaluate your family finances.

*This is a collaborative post sharing some advice on family finances we find work for us, that we hope you will find helpful* Money and family finances are often a sore point for many people and whilst some people might be organized and sensible about how they manage their budgets and money, for others, it […]

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Quizlet – helping with learning & studying

We are always on the lookout for apps and resources that are helpful for homeschool, homework, and educational support and we recently came across Quizlet and have been trying it out. Quizlet was first devised in 2005 by Andrew Sutherland, at the time a 15-year-old high school student in California who needed a flashcard application […]

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Why I want to replace our carpet with wooden flooring

*This is a collaborative post about the benefits of wooden flooring we hope you will find helpful* One of the things that are on my to-do list for our home, is to eventually remove most of the old, tatty, and faded carpets in our house and replace them. I am not a fan of carpet […]

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5 Ways to Create a Sleep-Friendly Bedroom

*This is a collaborative post sharing some ways to Create a Sleep-Friendly Bedroom that we hope is helpful* Do you wake up each morning already feeling as though you’re ready for bed again? Does it feel like you can never get enough sleep no matter what time you go to bed? It may not be […]

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Back to school with everything clearly labeled

*We were kindly sent items to share on how everything is clearly labeled as we go back to school* As we plan for and send our kids back to school, there is a long list of things to do, and making sure everything is clearly labeled is important, so kids know what belongs to them, […]

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Are you drinking enough water?

Are you drinking enough water? I know haven’t been, but I am working hard to change that. When I say I don’t drink enough I don’t mean reaching for the wine at the end of the day. I actually mean water or other fluids that are good for my body. I try every day to […]

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Going to school practice with Melissa & Doug

If you have a little one going to school or going back to school, then you might be getting them prepared. Sorting out the uniform, teaching them to do basics like make sure they can do up their shoes, wash their hands properly, and all the little things that they need to learn to be […]

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Replacing a kitchen floor isn’t as hard as you think

*This is a collaborative post on how we plan to replace our kitchen floor that we hope will be helpful* I looked at my kitchen floor recently and realized it was looking very old, and very tired. It has stood the test of time, with not only my family treading across it but also the […]

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Nipper Affirmation Cards for children

*We were kindly sent some Nipper Affirmation cards to review and share about* Life can be very challenging for children, and as a parent, it’s my job to help them learn to process life, and navigate it’s challenges as they grow up. Sometimes that can be quite hard, and often it is “learn on the […]

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