Space homeschool ideas

Planet earth from space

We have been learning about the solar system and all things space related in our home school this month. We have been having a great time as there is so many ways that you can explore this topic. Here are the space homeschool ideas that we came up with.  Please note that this post does contain affiliate links and this means that should you click on the link and then make a purchase I may be compensated at no extra[Read more]

Exploding Kittens: Review

Welcome to this edition of my Board Game Analysis! This time we are looking at Exploding Kittens (affiliate link) which is a card game for 2-5 players aged 7+ What’s in the box The box contains 56 cards and a instructions sheet. Board Game Analysis Objective and game play My son-in-law to be brought this game to one of our game nights and when he read out the rules I thought it sounded really hard and as I am not[Read more]

No such thing as perfect

Today I am starting a little project on Instagram. Once a week, every Monday at around 1 pm I am going to post a statement about an imperfection that I have. One that I am sure that many can relate too, in an effort to try and spread awareness to women. Especially young women who compare themselves to the unrealistic (and mostly fake) ‘perfect’ photos on social media.  I am not anti-internet or social media, I actually love it. Without[Read more]

The world’s biggest primark trip

We recently took a trip to Birmingham to visit the world’s biggest Primark. Now I know that Primark is not for everyone, however when you are on a super low income and love to shop then Primark is a dream come true! Ever since I heard about the store opening in Birmingham with five floors and a Disney cafe I and my oldest daughter knew that we wanted to visit. As we were heading to Manchester to take Lauren on[Read more]

Christmas, trip to Manchester and other news

December seemed to whizz by in a whirlwind of craziness! I was nowhere near as organised as I normally would be so it was quite stressful getting everything done in time for Christmas. I can’t explain how quickly it seemed to speed by, it felt as if one minute we were putting up the Christmas decorations on December 1st and seconds later it was all over and we were packing them away again! Christmas Christmas was not such a jolly[Read more]


Embrace with a red heart outline around the word.

My word for the year 2020 is going to be – Embrace! What is a word for the year? For those that have not heard of this before, this is when you think of a word that will guide you for the whole year. You need to think about where you are right now and where you want to be this time next year. You then choose a word that you think will help you accomplish your goals. When you[Read more]

Helping your children to stay safe at school

Children at school writing in their text books

One of the most overwhelming times of a child’s life is the years that they spend at school. Even if you choose to homeschool, it’s still a scary time! The first years are scary. It’s time away from their parents, their familiar surroundings and even their own toys. Children need reassurance that you will be there for them for all of the scary bits. Kids have to navigate classes with new friends and new teachers telling them what to do.[Read more]

Ideas for having an Organised New Year

Calendar and planner for an organised new year

You can get organised at any time of the year but to me, January always seems like a nice time to get organised and make plans and set goals for the future. However, if you are reading this at a later date, it is all still relevant.  I love lists, diaries and notepads as I think that there is nothing better than writing things down if you want to get organised. It may take a little time depending on which[Read more]

Top five blog posts of 2019

This post is looking back at the five most popular blog posts of the year (excluding competition posts). It is interesting to see what people have found the most useful and read most often. It certainly surprised me, I would of never have thought that my most popular blog post of the year would be about a mop! Number 1 The most popular post of 2019 was my review of the Flash speed mop! I certainly did not expect that[Read more]

2019 reflections: a year in review

We started the year making the big change of walking away from a career in social work and not getting the academic validation of a degree despite passing all of the academic work and deciding to focus on this blog. I gave myself the word Authentic. I wanted to be my authentic self and I carried that word with me for the year and I feel that it has helped guide my decisions throughout the year too. Here is a[Read more]