Practical parenting – get your kids on board with good spending habits

Practical parenting – get your kids on board with good spending habits

AD Road safety? Check. Stranger danger? Check. Healthy eating? Check. Why we brush our teeth? Check. The importance of good spending habits which you can apply later in life? Erm…. maybe not. It’s not an easy subject to tackle with younger children… in fact, most adults find the prospect of money management relentlessly dull. And not all of us have been lucky enough to have money or investments put aside for us by our parents or family members – click here to find out more about investments and the latest trends – so life itself tends to be a bit of learning curve when it comes to our finances.

With this in mind, we’ve come up with some super simple ways you can teach your children about the importance of good spending habits, without boring them (and yourself) in the process! View Post

An afternoon of family fun at South Aylesford Retail Park

An afternoon of family fun at South Aylesford Retail Park

Sponsored Post During half term, there are always lots of activities on for children. This past week hasn’t been an exception, and yesterday we went to participate in some pond dipping at Tyland Barn in Sandling, near Aylesford. We then rounded off the afternoon nicely with a fun visit to the toy shop, some rabbits and the Nando’s at nearby South Aylesford Retail Park! View Post

Wilberry Dancers Review (+ how to win one)

Wilberry Dancers Review (+ how to win one)

I’ve been aware of Wilberry’s soft toys for some time now, as they sell them in a shop called Francis Iles which is local to me and is featured in my Kent Christmas shopping guide. These toys are made using beautiful materials and look and feel good quality. However, they are really affordable prices. Designed and produced by The Puppet Company, a new range called Wilberry Dancers has recently been released. View Post

Creating a Comfortable and Comforting Home

Creating a Comfortable and Comforting Home

When you first have your children, you get home from the hospital and wonder what on earth you’re supposed to do next! You’re responsible for this tiny little scrap of life in every way and all you want to do is wrap them up in cotton wool and never let harm come anywhere near them.

As they grow older and start to explore the world a bit more and they do come up against adverse events, discomfort, illness and even meanness from other children. It hurts you even more than it hurts them and you’ll do anything to make things better. The good news is that you’re probably doing just great already simply by being there.

Even better news is that you can turn your home into a safe haven for your children to come back to at the end of each day and, when they’re older, whenever adversity strikes. View Post

Review: Floof Mr & Mrs Snowman and Builder Set

Review: Floof Mr & Mrs Snowman and Builder Set

Do your children ever want to play with snow, but it’s one of the 361 days of the year that there isn’t snow on the ground? Well, there is a solution! Floof is white like snow, and although it has a different texture, you can have lots of the same kind of fun with it! It’s soft, squashy and moldable, without the melting problem. You can even make snowballs and have snowball fights with it if you want to! I found out about Floof at the Blog On Toys conference last month and over the last couple of weeks Autumn and I have been putting it to the test.

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