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Parenting fails, real-life anecdotes, Mum hacks that work, advice & support, rants & rages... Here's where to find blogs and posts all about parenting IRL, warts and all!

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While most toddlers go through a picky stage, most come out of the other side to eat a fairy well rounded diet, albeit usually lacking in vegetables. Unfortunately, that hasn’t been the case for our youngest who, at 7, still eats a very restricted diet. In my mission to help her expand her diet, I’ve gathered some tips from other mum bloggers that they have found useful when dealing with fussy eating in older children.
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Dealing with Fussy Eating in Older Children

While most toddlers go through a picky stage, most come out of the other side to eat a fairy well rounded diet, albeit usually lacking in vegetables. Unfortunately, that hasn’t been the case for our youngest who, at 7, still eats a very restricted diet. In my mission to help her expand her diet, I’ve gathered some tips from other mum bloggers that they have found useful when dealing with fussy eating in older children.

I don’t know about your kids, but mine absolutely live Minecraft. Since lockdown begun, I’ve been allowing them some extra screen time (you can check out our homeschool plans if you want to see how much) and almost all of it is spent on Minecraft. I’m really pleased about this because if they’re on Minecraft, I feel like they are doing something worthwhile. They are creating and they are problem solving.
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Minecraft Learning Resources - Some of the Best Plus Our Quiz

I don’t know about your kids, but mine absolutely live Minecraft. Since lockdown begun, I’ve been allowing them some extra screen time (you can check out our homeschool plans if you want to see how much) and almost all of it is spent on Minecraft. I’m really pleased about this because if they’re on Minecraft, I feel like they are doing something worthwhile. They are creating and they are problem solving.

Teaching my daughter how to divide using the base 10 method became a lot easier when we started using Lego. Read how we did it here. #parenthack #mathshack #mathhack #homelearning

How to use the Base 10 method to divide | UK Top Ten Dad Blog 2020

Teaching my daughter how to divide using the base 10 method became a lot easier when we started using Lego. Read how we did it here. #parenthack #mathshack #mathhack #homelearning

All kids love bubbles so it stands to reason they’ll love bubble painting. I did this activity with a 7 year old and a 9 year old but, as long as you take precautions to deal with the mess, it would would work well for any age. It would also make a great toddler groupprocess art activity.

Bubble Painting - A Process Art Activity for All Ages

All kids love bubbles so it stands to reason they’ll love bubble painting. I did this activity with a 7 year old and a 9 year old but, as long as you take precautions to deal with the mess, it would would work well for any age. It would also make a great toddler groupprocess art activity.

While I myself was never a big fan of sports day when I was at school, both of my kids love it. I thought we’d have a go at running a family sports day at home, here’s how we got on.
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How to Have a Family Sports Day at Home - Family Fun

While I myself was never a big fan of sports day when I was at school, both of my kids love it. I thought we’d have a go at running a family sports day at home, here’s how we got on.

I love creating colourful stuff and bleeding tissue paper can create some beautiful bright colour patterns. It’s really simple and is a process art project that even really young children can create beautiful results from although they will likely end up rather brightly coloured themselves by the end of it! Here’s how to make your own art with just white paper, tissue paper and water.

How to Make Bleeding Tissue Paper Art - A Simple Art Activity

I love creating colourful stuff and bleeding tissue paper can create some beautiful bright colour patterns. It’s really simple and is a process art project that even really young children can create beautiful results from although they will likely end up rather brightly coloured themselves by the end of it! Here’s how to make your own art with just white paper, tissue paper and water.

Half term completed and the countdown to Christmas has begun. Well, for the kids at least! In a vain attempt to get me more into the spirit, I decided to do a few Christmas related recipes, that are not a Christmas Dinner. Christmas food that isn't Christmas food! So to start this series off. I have updated the traditional bangers and mash, to festive bangers and mash with pigs in blankets. This took no time to prepare and only 20/25 minutes to cook.
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Pigs in Blankets | Comfort Food | UK Top Ten Dad Blogger

Half term completed and the countdown to Christmas has begun. Well, for the kids at least! In a vain attempt to get me more into the spirit, I decided to do a few Christmas related recipes, that are not a Christmas Dinner. Christmas food that isn't Christmas food! So to start this series off. I have updated the traditional bangers and mash, to festive bangers and mash with pigs in blankets. This took no time to prepare and only 20/25 minutes to cook.

Ways to celebrate Halloween without trick or treating.
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Ways to Celebrate Halloween in 2020 - A Socially Distanced Halloween

Ways to celebrate Halloween without trick or treating.

Sharing 10 AMAZING Black owned businesses that we can all support today! Watch the YouTube video for the haul and reviews now! ✊🏿✊🏾✊🏽✊🏼✊🏻 #blacklivesmatter #blackownedbusiness #blackbrands 🌟 REVIEWS ON MY FAV PRODUCTS FROM THESE BRANDS! 1. Briogeo 2. Golde 3. La Botica 4. McBride Sisters 5. KNC Beauty 6. Oceanne Jewelry 7. Partake Foods 8. Pat McGrath Labs 9. The Honey Pot Company 10. Uoma Beauty
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10 Amazing Black Owned Businesses You Can Support Today!

Sharing 10 AMAZING Black owned businesses that we can all support today! Watch the YouTube video for the haul and reviews now! ✊🏿✊🏾✊🏽✊🏼✊🏻 #blacklivesmatter #blackownedbusiness #blackbrands 🌟 REVIEWS ON MY FAV PRODUCTS FROM THESE BRANDS! 1. Briogeo 2. Golde 3. La Botica 4. McBride Sisters 5. KNC Beauty 6. Oceanne Jewelry 7. Partake Foods 8. Pat McGrath Labs 9. The Honey Pot Company 10. Uoma Beauty

Toddler car sickness is really tricky to deal with because they don’t often realise they are about to be sick. Here are some tips and tricks to help you manage car sick toddlers.
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Tips for Helping Car Sick Children to Cope on Car Journeys

Toddler car sickness is really tricky to deal with because they don’t often realise they are about to be sick. Here are some tips and tricks to help you manage car sick toddlers.

It's time for the kids to go back to school. We need to get them back into routine, quick! Here's how to get the kids back into routine for school.   #backtoschool #routine #parentingtips #hacks
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Back To School: Get the kids into routine quickly!

It's time for the kids to go back to school. We need to get them back into routine, quick! Here's how to get the kids back into routine for school. #backtoschool #routine #parentingtips #hacks

Not everyone is going away, here are a few ideas of things to do with the kids over the summer holidays. Keeping kids busy over the summer doesn't have to be expensive. Money saving ideas for things to do with kids over the summer.

Ideas for keeping kids busy over the summer holidays

Not everyone is going away, here are a few ideas of things to do with the kids over the summer holidays. Keeping kids busy over the summer doesn't have to be expensive. Money saving ideas for things to do with kids over the summer.

Here is an epic list of the best educational shows for kids to watch in 2020. Guilt free screen time for parents so we can get stuff done whilst the kids watch their favourite shows in peace. Summer holidays are here. Let the kids watch a bit more TV than they normally would.   #education #kids #parenting #screentime
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The Best Educational Shows For Kids In 2020

Here is an epic list of the best educational shows for kids to watch in 2020. Guilt free screen time for parents so we can get stuff done whilst the kids watch their favourite shows in peace. Summer holidays are here. Let the kids watch a bit more TV than they normally would. #education #kids #parenting #screentime

What should you do if your toddler hates having a bath? Or if one day they just scream and refuse to go into the bathroom. Find out how we coped when our toddler decided that she hated bath time.  #toddlerlife #toddlertips #toddlerparentingtips

Help! My Toddler Hates Bath Time

What should you do if your toddler hates having a bath? Or if one day they just scream and refuse to go into the bathroom. Find out how we coped when our toddler decided that she hated bath time. #toddlerlife #toddlertips #toddlerparentingtips

6 Simple Ways to Boost Instagram Engagement

What's the point of using Instagram if no one ever sees your content?To help out, here are my favorite tips on how to boost Instagram engagement.

Here is an epic list of the best educational shows for kids to watch in 2020. Guilt free screen time for parents so we can get stuff done whilst the kids watch their favourite shows in peace. Summer holidays are here. Let the kids watch a bit more TV than they normally would.   #education #kids #parenting #screentime
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The Best Educational Shows For Kids To Watch in 2020

Here is an epic list of the best educational shows for kids to watch in 2020. Guilt free screen time for parents so we can get stuff done whilst the kids watch their favourite shows in peace. Summer holidays are here. Let the kids watch a bit more TV than they normally would. #education #kids #parenting #screentime