Tips for brushing your toddler’s teeth

Tips for brushing your toddler’s teeth

One of our biggest daily routine struggles with M, aside from the fussy eating, was getting him to brush his teeth. Toddlers are busy people and ours likes to be on the go constantly, so getting him to stay still for two minutes to brush his teeth, at times, felt like a nightmare. But after trying different methods and making it fun, we though we would share some tips for brushing your toddler's teeth, now that we've got it down to a fine art. Let them see you brush your teeth - We…continue reading →
Flashsticks helping me learn Spanish

Flashsticks helping me learn Spanish

Ever since I decided to check off a list of things to do before I turned 30, I have wanted to master Spanish. I've tried apps, YouTube and books. But never quite grasped the vocabulary and ended up giving up when I couldn't remember phrases or pronounce things properly. That was until we discovered Flashsticks, which is now helping me learn Spanish in a totally new way. FlashSticks are fab Post-it® Notes, that come printed with a useful word, the translation, an image of the word and the phonetic breakdown of how to…continue reading →
Dinosaur boots for a dinosaur fan – #Review

Dinosaur boots for a dinosaur fan – #Review

Our little dude is a huge dinosaur fan. He has many dinosaur figures, dinosaur books, dinosaur t-shirts and even takes his dinosaurs into the bath. So you can imagine his excitement when some extra special dinosuar rex boots (£39.50) arrived from Livie and Luca. These gorgeous little boots are perfect for keeping little toes warm in the cold weather and are even better for a dinosaur fan. They have an incredibly soft leather exterior and are breathable, which is a bonus when it comes to finding good shoes for your precious little ones. The…continue reading →
We now own a smart DVD player

We now own a smart DVD player

Thanks to our partnership with Panasonic we are now the proud owners of a smart DVD player, which if you'd like to you can refer to it by it's official name (Smart Network 3D Blu-ray Disc™/ DVD Player DMP-BDT260 - £129.99). We are very much gadget lovers, but there a DVD player is something we had gone without for a very long time. In fact, neither C or myself had every owned a Blu-ray player. For the last few years, C and I had been using my Xbox 360 to play DVDs, which…continue reading →
Stand up for good snacks with Ella’s Kitchen

Stand up for good snacks with Ella’s Kitchen

M has been a bit of a fussy eater for a while now. But one thing we can always be certain he will eat, Ella's Kitchen snacks. We were drawn to Ella's Kitchen when M was very small as we wanted to get fruit and veg into him in the easiest way possible. Their range of food is so varied that we were able to find something tasty and healthy that M enjoyed. In fact he still eats their fruit pouches on a daily basis. You can't be too careful when it comes…continue reading →
Special Message from Portable North Pole (PNP)

Special Message from Portable North Pole (PNP)

I first discovered the Portable North Pole site a few years ago. I created a couple of videos for various loved ones and enjoyed seeing their faces when they watched them. We made a PNP video for M last year, but to be honest he was a little young and didn't really understand what he was watching. But this year is a different story. M is really into Christmas and is excited at the thought of him receiving his letter and visiting him in his grotto. Portable North Pole is a magical console…continue reading →
Gro Anywhere Blind – Review

Gro Anywhere Blind – Review

If like me you are someone who likes to sleep, but you have a child who is easily woken by the sun rising, you need a Gro Anywhere Blind in your life. When the summer began and the clocks changed we were finding ourselves up at the break of dawn with Monkey, his routine broke down and it started to disrupt our whole day. We had a tired toddler starting to show signs of the dreaded terrible twos. Not a good combination, believe me! We already have blackout curtains up in his room…continue reading →
My Songs Children’s Spotify app.

My Songs Children’s Spotify app.

We love music in our house, we're always singing or humming along to the radio and quite often notice M doing the same. I'm always making new playlists and downloading the latest album, so I signed up to Spotify to stream my music. I'd only been using it for music I love until we were made aware of the "My Songs" Children's app by British children’s music label USM Junior, available on free use and subscription. This great little app is a fab addition to my Spotify account as I can now select…continue reading →
Russell the Dream Sheep dog

Russell the Dream Sheep dog

If like our little Monkey, your child needs a bedtime buddy to snuggle up to at night to help them sleep, then Russell the Dream Sheep dog will be the perfect companion. Designed to help toddlers from 18 months sleep soundly, Russell has a built in night light and recording devise which can be personalised. Ever since we moved M to his own bed he usually sleeps a full 12 hours, he loves to sleep and sometimes tells me what he would like to do at bedtime. At a very young age we…continue reading →
Luxury stay – Citadines Apart’hotel

Luxury stay – Citadines Apart’hotel

When we discovered we were finalists in the Mad Blog Awards we started to plan our little venture into London to enjoy the celebrations. Except we forgot one thing, somewhere to stay. We were really lucky that an email landed in our inbox one weekday asking us if we'd like to visit a Citadines apart'hotel and luck would have it there was one within walking distance of the Hotel the MADS are held in. We left Dorset in the morning, allowing plenty of time to reach London by lunchtime. On arrival we were…continue reading →