Keeping Foster Children Entertained Over a Long Summer

Collaborative post The summer can be very long, especially if the children in your care are school-age and have an extended period at home. Six weeks without routine can seem daunting, and you might worry about your children getting bored halfway through. Here are some things that you can do to keep everyone entertained.Β 

Summer activities you can enjoy at home that the kids will love

As we enter into the warmer months, it is only natural for us to begin to think about how to occupy the kids come the summer holidays. Children can get bored quite easily and while it’s great to go out and visit places, doing something each day or even each week can be quite costly. So I thought I would share with you some great summer activities you can enjoy at home with the kids. 

7 ways to stay cool on a summer holiday

AD | Collaborative post It seems like winter is finally behind us and we can start to look forward to warmer weather. With this brings plans for trips away. However, the heat can be an issue no matter where you decide to go on holiday. With this in mind, I wanted to share some ways to stay cool on a summer holiday.

5 Things I Learned From The Summer Holidays

This was our first real summer holiday as last year Erin was still going to nursery all year round. I was thankful at the time that nothing changed even over the summer and I could get on with things like normal. Then, Erin had to change nursery and she now only goes term time so we’ve had to deal with the holidays this year. At the beginning of the holidays I was quietly confident that it will all be okay and we wouldn’t struggle with anything. Of course, nothing ever seems to go the way

How We Spent The Summer Holidays

AD | Includes gifted experiences Even though Erin started nursery just a few days after she turned 2, she attended all year round for a while. It was only because we had to change which nursery she went to that it turned into just term time attendance. So, this summer was our first real summer holidays and I honestly didn’t really know what to expect. I had a bit of money saved up before the summer holidays started and I carefully budgeted for certain days out. We had some plans in place and I wanted

Summer Holiday Bucket List Update

With this summer being my first real summer holidays with Erin I wanted to try to make the most of it. Sometimes, unless you have some kind of plan in place I think you can find yourself doing the same old thing a lot or staying at home when you could be out doing something fun and exciting. Personally, I need a bit of inspiration or ideas for things to do so I thought a summer bucket list would be a good idea. When I came up with the bucket list I wanted to make

Family Snacking With MadeGood’s Granola Bars

AD | Collaborative post We’re in the middle of the summer holidays and Erin is doing a really good job of trying to eat us out of house and home. Before she broke up from nursery for the summer I think I forgot just how much she can eat when she’s home for the day. At nursery she has two set snack times and a packed lunch that I send her with so I know that she’s having a balanced diet during the day. Now, when routine seems to have gone out of the window

Mental Health And The Summer Holidays

I’m sure I’m not alone when I say that the summer holidays scare the crap out of me. A couple of years ago I went through a pretty bad time with post natal depression and unfortunately, it’s not something that has completely gone away. At the time, I really wasn’t coping very well with being at home all day, every day with Erin and because of that (as well as other reasons) we decided to put Erin into nursery at 2. My stress levels came down quite quickly and I didn’t find myself panicking quite