Category Archives: Reviews

Jessica in a blue Tiny Trolls microfleece outfit and Sophie in a pink one

Review and giveaway – Tiny Trolls of Norway children’s microfleece outfit

As a family we love to get out and about and enjoy time outdoors together. I’ve always been a big believer in the mantra that there is no such thing as bad weather, just the wrong clothing. That said, my eldest daughter Jessica does get cold very easily in the winter due to her heart condition.… Read more

Baby Sophie and a 2-year old Jessica in co-ordinating patchwork print reversible dresses from Seesaw Children's Clothes

Review – Seesaw Children’s Clothes

I can’t resist buying pretty dresses for the girls. They’re still at the age where they’re happy to let me choose their clothes and wear matching dresses. I have to admit I’m making the most of it while I still can! They have a lot of pretty dresses in their wardrobe, especially as both Nanny and Grandma also enjoy buying them clothes.… Read more

Two pages from Once Upon A Time... Online with Jack showing Cinderella the laptop, and Cinderella becoming the first fairy tale online shopper

Review – Once Upon A Time… Online

What happens when a whole host of fairy tale characters go online? Does Cinderella still need the assistance of her Fairy Godmother even when technology can help her go to the ball? With all the wonders that the internet can bring, what can possibly go wrong?

 

We were recently sent a copy of the children’s book Once Upon A Time… Online by David Bedford and Rosie Reeves which mixes up some of the traditional fairy tales and adds a modern twist.… Read more

Review – Tears Heal: How to listen to our children

Those moments when our children start crying or having a tantrum can be challenging ones.  We are often encouraged to end our children’s tears as quickly as possible – through fixing the problem, or distracting them, or finding other techniques to help stop them crying.  Kate Orson’s book Tears Heal, focuses on allowing our children to cry and express their feelings.… Read more

Review – Large Talking Messy Monster

Jessica and Sophie love watching Messy Goes to Okido on CBeebies so when we were recently sent a Large Talking Messy Monster from Golden Bear Toys to review, I knew they would love it.  They were both very excited when they first opened the box and spotted Messy. Pressing his tummy and hearing some of the phrases that he says in the TV programme had them in fits of giggles.… Read more

Review and giveaway – ToddleBike2

The Toddlebike2 is a pre-balance bike aimed at toddlers to help bridge the gap between baby ride-on toys and moving on to balance bikes and scooters.  It can be used from when a toddler is confident with walking –around 18 months.  At almost three, Sophie is right at the upper end of the target age range for the Toddlebike2 but she has been having a wonderful time trying it out.… Read more

A double-page spread from the Harty Hedgehog and his BuZZy Friends book

Review and giveaway – Buzzy Friends

My girls love books – especially ones with bright colourful illustrations, animal characters and stories being told in rhyme. We were recently sent a copy of Harty Hedgehog and his BuZZy Friends, one of the books in the BuZZy Friends series of books, which ticked all of those boxes.

A review of children's book "Harty Hedgehog and his BuZZy Friends" - plus a giveaway to win a copy

The BuZZy friends books were originally created by Michael Walter to amuse his granddaughter.  The stories help to guide children through various experiences that they might encounter, and include the “BuZZy Code” – a rhyme which helps to encourage children to be kind and thoughtful.… Read more

Sophie using the Real Baking Chocolate Pen

Review – Real Baking Great Baking Set and Chocolate Pen

Over the past few weeks, the girls and I have enjoyed several baking sessions.  We’ve made cupcakes and cake pops, cookies and chocolate cake.  During our baking sessions we’ve been using the items supplied in the Real Baking Great Baking Set, and this week we also tried out the chocolate pen too, both of which we were sent by Vivid Real Baking.… Read more