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Mother’s Day gift guide 2022

I’m a mom (and yes we spell it like this in Birmingham) so I figured I’m in as good a position as anyone to create a mothers day gift guide to share gift giving ideas. I have a huge range of hobbies and interests so I’ve been busy reviewing all manner of products to bring to your all manner of options no matter who you’re… Read More »Mother’s Day gift guide 2022

A bee in your bonnet – A beehive hat DIY for the Easter bonnet parade

Easter bonnets are a tradition I remember participating in when I was a little girl. I was so excited when the nursery asked us to get craft as parents as they’re having a bonnet parade this week before the holiday break, but of course when I asked Arlo what he wanted to make he didn’t have any traditional ideas. In fact he was adamant he… Read More »A bee in your bonnet – A beehive hat DIY for the Easter bonnet parade

Top Tips for Helping Your Child with their Homework

Homework can feel like a monotonous activity for children, but it’s an essential part of a child’s development of their skills both inside and outside of school. It’s not just about getting stuck into the homework itself, it’s about putting in the amount of work needed to finish your homework in time for submission and impressing their teachers. To help your child smash their next… Read More »Top Tips for Helping Your Child with their Homework

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How to Raise a Resilient Child

In learning about resilience, we often face stages of adversity that will test our skills in managing these elements of stress and pressure. Showing your child early on how to face these instances will gear your child up for a range of issues they’re bound to face later on in life.   Aside from relationship building, understanding how to solve problems, and doing due diligence,… Read More »How to Raise a Resilient Child

6 items you don’t want to miss packing

Moving is a highly stressful situation for everyone involved. There are rooms filled with items to pack and thousands of little things you try to not forget. An interesting thing is that many people tend to leave the same thing behind without realizing it. If you want to avoid some of those common mistakes and pack the items yourself, you should make sure that you… Read More »6 items you don’t want to miss packing

Grime Boy – Birmingham Rep – review

Picture the scene…. Twenty years ago in the midst of an inner city council estate a new genre of music was inspiring a forsaken generation. As I entered the audience to see the latest new play from Caisey Bailey (the poet laureate) I was somewhat disorientated. The audience has to weave through a dark corridor shadowed by curtains to be greeted by a DJ (Auden… Read More »Grime Boy – Birmingham Rep – review

Jurassic World Dominion Captivz Eggs surprise dinosaur toy review

What a fabulous surprise to receive instead of chocolate this Easter! The Jurassic World Dominion Captivz Eggs surprise dinosaur toys are a fabulous new release from Character Toys in anticipation of the movie release later this year. These eggs contain collectible pop and lock dinosaur pieces and all sorts of other fun treats for little ones including slime, kinetic sand and more. There’s a variety… Read More »Jurassic World Dominion Captivz Eggs surprise dinosaur toy review

Easter with Plasticine

There is nothing better than finding an activity which keeps kids busy for a long time on a rainy day. Even better when it’s something which keeps them sitting still in one place so they can’t demolish the house and it doesn’t require too much tidying up afterwards. Plasticine is ideal. I have made all sorts of different recipes when it comes to dough and… Read More »Easter with Plasticine

T Racers – Turbo Wheels

T racers are a collectible transformable vehicle brand. Right up Arlo’s street as he loves anything he has to construct and also likes to race cars too. Each round box resembles a tyre from a racing tyre which makes it exciting to begin with. One key feature I love about the T Racers brand is that all of the packaging is paper and cardboard which… Read More »T Racers – Turbo Wheels

Earth day giveaway

Win an earth day giveaway bundle worth over £500 Earth Day is Friday 22nd April and is a global event to celebrate the environmental movement and raise awareness about pollution and how to create a clean environment. This is something I’m extremely passionate about and keen to incorporate in to my teaching practice. The 6 R’s are central to the design and technology curriculum. The… Read More »Earth day giveaway