Educational Toys From BrightMinds

AD | Paid collaboration When it comes to buying Christmas presents it’s easy to stick to a list if your child has written one, or to pick things that just look really fun. As Erin’s birthday is only 7 days after Christmas she ends up with a lot in a really short space of time. Because of that I have been looking for some educational gifts for her and I found so many options on the BrightMinds website. For a long time Erin has been interested in anything medical. Once she hurt her ankle and needed an x-ray and was

3 Ways To Save Money For Christmas

AD | Paid collaboration Christmas can be a really stressful time of the year and each year there seems to be more and more pressure to go one further than the year before. As someone with a New Year’s Day baby, I try to plan for Christmas all year round so I don’t end up with everything to do in the space of a couple of months. This year’s Christmas is only a few weeks away now but there are always ways to save money so today I’m sharing some of my best tips! Stick to a plan At the

My First Panto: Rapunzel At The Garage, Norwich

We received an invitation to the press preview of this show.  I’ll be completely honest, before this summer I didn’t really know much about The Garage which is in the city centre of Norwich. Then, last summer I saw one of their shows advertised, My First Play: A Midsummer Night’s Nap and we were invited to go and see it. Erin absolutely loved the show and getting to take part was a big deal for her. A couple of weeks ago we were invited back to watch the press preview of My First Panto: Rapunzel. When we arrived Erin was

Children’s Book Review: Pip And Posy The Christmas Tree

AD | Post contains gifted items and affiliate links (marked with *) Today’s book review is for Pip and Posy: The Christmas Tree by Alex Scheffler. It was published by Nosy Crow on 4th October 2019 and it can be purchased on Amazon*. Children’s Book Review: Pip And Posy The Christmas Tree It’s Christmas time and Pip and Posy are busy decorating the tree with candy sticks, and biscuits, and a beautiful sugar star. But the strange thing is that, every time Posy goes out of the room, when she returns, there’s one less decoration on the tree. Eventually, there

Christmas Thank You Cards In 10 Minutes

This year Erin has really begun to understand Christmas a lot more. However, unlike a lot of families, we aren’t bringing Erin up to believe in Santa in a traditional sense. While Erin will know that St. Nicholas gave out gifts to do nice things for others, she won’t believe that Santa brings her presents and certainly not down the chimney. Instead, we are very open with Erin about the fact that we buy her presents, as well as other family and friends. With that in mind, we want Erin to learn about something that doesn’t seem to be done

Creative Christmas Gift Ideas For Under 5s

AD | Contains gifted items and affiliate links (marked with *) Although we love to buy Erin toys for Christmas we also like to make sure that we do a mix of fun, educational and creative. We’re quite big on crafts and painting etc. so I thought a list of creative Christmas gift ideas for under 5s would help out other families just like us. Erin loves getting her own letters in the post and if your child is the same then a Banjo Robinson subscription is definitely worth looking into. Banjo sends letters to your child each month from

Christmas Gift Ideas For Children Under 5

AD | Contains gifted items and affiliate links (marked with *) Erin is coming up to being 4 (her birthday is on New Year’s Day) and she is getting increasingly harder and harder to buy for. She doesn’t really like any one thing and instead has loads of different interests. Erin also often likes things that are for children slightly older than what she is now so for this reason, I’ve put together some Christmas Gift ideas for children under 5. Under £10 Over the past year or so Erin has got more into soft toys and also collectables! Something

Christmas Gift Ideas For Travellers

AD | Contains gifted items and affiliate links (marked with *) Do you know someone who loves to travel or to go on an adventure? You might need to buy a gift for someone who is just about to go on their travels or someone who is planning a trip away. Here are some gift ideas for travellers. Sometimes it can be hard to buy gifts for people that you might not know really well, they are people who have everything the need. The Ultimate Time Together Smartbox from buyagift offers 995 experiences from a luxury spa day or hotel