How We Became Local Legends: Leek Life

…not that we weren’t already, you understand!! Hands up if you love where you live…I know I do! We call Leek (a small market town on the edge of the Peak District in the Staffordshire Moorlands) home. And, in my opinion it is an absolutely brilliant place to live and raise children! Why? Because there’s…

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Wallace & Gromit’s Musical Marvels

#ad Hold onto your Wensleydale my old chums, I have some exciting news for you! Wallace & Gromit are back in a cracking live tour celebrating the 30th Anniversary year of the cheese loving pair. (c) and TM Aardman/W&G Ltd. All rights reserved. In May and June 2019, Carrot Productions will tour Wallace & Gromit’s…

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Snow Much Fun, Whatever The Weather

#ad Were you dreaming of a white Christmas? Fed up of your little ones constantly asking when it’s going to snow? Need an activity that’s snow much fun that it will distract them while you eat what’s left of the festive goodies? Loving how many times I have mentioned snow in this paragraph? It’s Snow…

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Christmas Craft: Gingerbread Friends by toucanBox

#ad Anyone who knows me in real life will know I love a bit of art and craft, and my boys love getting stuck in with paint, glue, glitter and the like…basically anything that can get messy! We were sent a festive toucanBox, which was a complete surprise for Stanley when it came through the…

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Dinovember ’18: The Story So Far…

So, now that we are more than halfway through the month of Dinovember I thought I’d give you a round up of what our dinos have been getting up to. If you’re thinking what the Triceratops is Dinovember then click here to read more. This year we’ve learned that the dinosaurs can’t escape from our…

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The Kindness Elves: An Introduction

#ad The last few weeks of my pregnancy marked a noticeable change in my eldest’s behaviour. Although excited about the new baby’s imminent arrival, I had noticed that Stanley was becoming short tempered, easily frustrated (when playing with James) and very argumentative, especially with me. There have been big changes in his life and routine…

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Little Acorns…Helping My Boys To Grow

We have been attending Little Acorns Children’s Gardening Club for just over 18 months now. It’s become quite a big part of our weekly routine. And, as again a few of you have shown an interest, I thought I’d write up a review of our experience. The sessions are booked in advance but with no…

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Dinovember: A RAWWRRsome Idea!!

This is something I came across last year, I can’t really remember how. But chances are I probably Googled or searched Pinterest for ‘dinosaur play ideas’ because believe it or not, my life REALLY is that exciting!! Little did I know, I’d stumbled across an imagination invasion that was started by husband & wife team…

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By order of the Picky Fussing Eaters

So, at age 3 Stanley adopted a Brummy accent, started wearing a flat cap and refused to eat anything new, or in fact anything that he had liked the day before. If we didn’t comply with his unreasonable requests then we were ‘taught a lesson’ with screaming, tantrums, hunger strikes and our premises even got…

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Nurture with Nature

I love a freebie, who doesn’t? And I’ve found that getting outdoors and discovering nature can be one of the most rewarding and enjoyable things you can do with children. Below you’ll find a list (I love a list too) of activities you can get stuck into TODAY without spending a penny. Blackberry picking Kit:…

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