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When The iPad Gets Too Much

I left Ru watching the iPad whilst I cleaned up the kitchen after lunch.
I wasn't gone that long and I returned to this. 
Obviously I had to take a picture before lifting the iPad off his face! 

Unmissable Tips For Mums On Getting Creative With The Kids

It’s so important that we teach our children to be creative. It will ensure they grow up with a great imagination and have brilliant creative skills which they can use during art at school. It’s a perfect time to get creative during the summer holidays when the days are long and boring for kids. After all, you don’t want them just sitting in front of a TV show or movie.
Research has found it can impair creative development as kids don’t have to use their imagination. They see characters and images in front of them, so they don’t need to imagine anything themselves. Therefore, it’s time to get creative and have some fun! Here are some un-missable tips for mums on getting creative with the kids.
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Create some cards for family members and friends
You can ensure your kids get creative by making some cards for family members and friends. It doesn’t have to be for a special occasion; they may just want to give them a card when they come over. However, if it is a birthday coming up, …

#HartleysLunchBox Challenge

Out of all the boys, Ru is my worst eater. 
Some days he will go all day with out eating. Other days he'll wake up and just eat bananas and that will be it.
So I'm always trying different ways to make him find food more exciting. I hadn't actually thought maybe a lunch box would help.

Ru loved decorating his special Hartley's lunch box, so I was pretty positive he would find what I put inside yummy!

For this lunch idea I went with, Peanut butter rolled up wraps, Carrot batons and dip, Grapes, Sweet Cinnamon Puffcorn, Crispy Veggie Waffles - Sweet Beet & Shallot, Alphabet Biscuits and Hartley's Sugar Free Jelly Pot.

Growing kids need plenty of starchy foods to fill them up and give them energy. Nutritious meals packed with fibre, protein, carbohydrate and vitamins will also help your child's growing bones and give them a healthy dose of brain power for the afternoon ahead
You can find Fibre in cereal, fruit, bread and vegetables Protein in meats, poultry, f…

Sundays are for....

Cups of coffee and crazy children!

Project Mc2 Premiere and Spy Party

I was invited along to the premiere of Project Mc2 at The Royal Institution.
Not only was it showing the brand new season of Project Mc2 but also a spy party, which was hosted by the guys from Sharky and George parties.
I went along with Noah, my nieces Isla and Esme and my mum.
Noah wasn't impressed with coming with us, as he thought it was going to be far too girlie for him.
Once we stepped through the doors, he soon changed his mind.

The guys were greeted by Mckeyla and were given a secret password to get in and once inside they were taken to one side of the room by the spies. They had to unlock and solve some puzzles to find some clues. They were then taken on a secret spy mission around the building.

Whilst the kids were running around, myself and mum joined the other adults and had a coffee. Once we'd finished we still had time to have a look around the building and check out the science room and all the Project Mc2 toys before the kids all reappeared.

The kids all love…

Another Kids Clothing Haul ~ Next

You probably all know by now that I love Next with a passion and buy most of our clothes from there.
Great styles and great value for money, the clothes wear and wash well. Ru has some of the boys old Next gear and it looks as good as new.
So lets kick it off with the twins. I thought I'd go for matching outfits this time, as why not there twins!

Basic green jogger shorts, matching digger tees, with white shell toe trainers. Matching polo shirts, Chino shorts and my favourite baseball tops.

Noah got some new shorts and a tee that wasn't Minecraft or WWE related. A bit of a win for me, as he usually hates it when I buy him clothes, but he's actually worn this a few times now. That's wear them and not moan about it until I give in and let him pick out his old clothes.
Noah used to love new clothes, but he now has a strange obsession with old clothes, that he'll much rather wear an old t-shirt and jeans that are half way up his shins. I think the only way I'm goi…

Diggerland Kent

On Tuesday Jenny, Sam, Noah and myself went off to play with some diggers at Diggerland Kent.
The sun was shining and the boys were in a great mood. No noisy twins and no crazy Ru.

It took us no time at all to get from Minster to Rochester, so we managed to get to Diggerland at 10.15 just after it opened.
There was a little queue, but having a few members of staff on hand, we didn't haven't to wait long.
Once through the doors we were greeted by Duggy and Dotty the parks mascots but neither of the boys wanted to stop and have their photos taken with them, they were too eager to see what they could go on.
Sam did eventually give Duggy a high five when we saw him again.

Noah took to the diggers really well, and managed to fish a few things out of the pits and knock over the skittles. Sam got a little confused and I could see that he was getting frustrated after the first two rides, so I decided that I would go on the next few with him, just so that I could show him if he forgot…


The blog has been pretty quiet this past week, as we had our nephew Sam come to stay and then the week ended with a trip to Norfolk.
I'll be writing about what we got up to last week in separate posts, this post is to tell you all about our day trip to Norfolk.

As you can see from the picture above or if you follow me on insta, you'll notice our house is now officially up for sale. We have an open day next Saturday, so fingers crossed there's lots of interest and people actually turn up.
The reason the house is up for sale, is we are relocation up to Norfolk. It's a big move but one we think will benefit everyone.
Where we are now has no real garden, its far to over looked. New flats have been built since we moved in and the island isn't really somewhere we are enjoying living. Of course its great having the beach so close but the negatives out number the positives.
Also having no family close by has been something we both said we missed.

We used to live 20 minute…

Important Things Most Mums Forget When Expecting A New Baby

No matter how many kids you have, there are still some things that many mums forget about when having another child. These can be little things such as forgetting to pack some baby wipes in your hospital overnight bag. Or pretty big things that can have a big impact on your child’s development. So, to help all your new and not-so-new mums out, I’ve compiled this list of things that we all usually forget when we’re expecting a new baby!
A Traveller Seat
Everyone knows they need a pram and a car seat. But what not many mums know is that they can get a traveller seat which is two in one! This nifty seat can be fixed into your car for all your journeys. And it can then be taken out and snapped into place in your pram. So it makes travelling super easy. Especially if your little baby falls asleep in the journey! There are now many different brands that make these traveller seats, so you will definitely be able to find one that fits your budget.
Life Insurance
It’s not an easy…