Reviews

Sophie watching Jessica playing with the Read with Fonics app

Helping my child learn to read using the Read with Phonics app

One of the things I have loved most about Jessica’s learning journey since she started school last September has been watching her learning to read. Seeing her delight as new…

Two My Holibob Bear Deluxes with suitcases, chalboards, Pawsports, journals, stickers and activity cards

Review – My Holibob Bear

At weekends and school holidays, one of the first questions my girls ask in the morning is “what are we doing today?” My Holibob Bear is a fun way of…

Jessica and Sophie sitting in Grandma's garden wearing their new Trespass jackets

Review – Trespass children’s waterproof jackets

Now that the weather is starting to get warmer, it’s time for the girls to swap their winter coats for spring jackets. We were recently sent a couple of waterproof…

The two gardeners from Fantastic Services at work in the garden

Fantastic Services Garden Clearance

Our back garden has very much been a work in progress over the last couple of years. The borders were full of shrubs when we first moved it. We didn’t…

Part of the Surf's Up 2: Wavemania poster showing the title and some of the surfing penguins

Surf’s Up 2: WaveMania – our first cinema experience

I’ve done a lot of things with my girls, but one of the things we hadn’t yet done together was a cinema trip. An invite to the screening of Surf’s…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…