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30+ Advent calendar activities – an alternative to the shop-bought calendars

30+ Advent calendar activities – an alternative to the shop-bought calendars

An advent calendar is a really fun way to make the waiting of Santa a bit easier. My kids are now counting the days until we put up the Advent calendar that will then help them count the days until Christmas! Each year on the 

What does hitting children actually teach them?

What does hitting children actually teach them?

Spanking is a tool that has been used for generations. Even if in some countries it is now illegal, hitting is still used worldwide with the hope of teaching children ‘a lesson’ of safety, obedience, good-manners, auto control and so on. But what do children 

Lockdown with children – survival tips for parents

Lockdown with children – survival tips for parents

We are halfway through the second lockdown here in the UK. I know people have been through a second lockdown already or are soon to start one. And all these lockdowns have been hard on everyone, including parents. In our case, we’ve been through a 

Banana bread with a twist – gluten-free, sugar-free, dairy-free options

Banana bread with a twist – gluten-free, sugar-free, dairy-free options

We love bananas and we always have some on the kitchen counter – and I often turn some of them into a delicious banana bread! I have several recipes I use but this one is my favourite because it’s yummy and SO quick to make, 

Fun and pretend play for kids at Sorted! – The Postal Museum London

Fun and pretend play for kids at Sorted! – The Postal Museum London

I’ve lost the count of how many times we have been to this play area since its opening in the summer of 2017! It just feels natural to tell you all about this lovely place, the Sorted! area at The Postal Museum in London. The 

4 easy steps towards toy minimalism – teaching kids and decluttering with them

4 easy steps towards toy minimalism – teaching kids and decluttering with them

When it comes to personal stuff, we can easily find ways to declutter and be more minimalist. But when it comes to kids and toys, things can get a bit complicated as we are not the only ones in charge of what enters the house 

How to teach kids about recycling

How to teach kids about recycling

Our Earth needs us to recycle. From old homework assignments to broken toys or old car batteries, our planet needs us to take care of the waste. And this is a message that our children also need to learn. We want to leave behind the 

20 art and craft projects for kids using recycled materials

20 art and craft projects for kids using recycled materials

Children’s imagination and creativity have no limits, and I’ve learned that when it comes to art and craft projects it’s always useful to have all sorts of materials at hand: from egg cartons to paper tolls, from plastic bottles to milk cartons. Keeping these gives 

Toy minimalism – 10 ways in which it might benefit your kids

Toy minimalism – 10 ways in which it might benefit your kids

Having two kids of different genders, I certainly know how difficult and tricky it can be to keep toys to a minimum without feeling like you are a bad parent, ruining their childhood. Toys minimalism might make you feel as if you are depriving your 

25 chapter book series for young readers

25 chapter book series for young readers

Do your kids love books and are ready to discover the world of chapter books, reading with you or maybe by themselves? If they do and if you are looking for inspiration to keep up with your voracious reader, here are 25 chapter book series