13 eco-friendly plastic free household swaps

Easy eco friendly plastic free household swaps

Unless you’ve been living under a rock you probably know that our planet is heading for a crisis if we don’t do something about our plastic use. From governments banning single use plastics to zero waste shops popping up all over the place and Richard Attenborough praising Glastonbury for going plastic free, it seems like the war on plastic is starting to gain momentum.  But doing the right thing for the environment isn’t always the most convenient but there are changes you can make that are super easy. In this post I’m sharing 13 eco-friendly plastic free swaps that we’ve made recently. Read more

Pizza Express // Create your own pizza competition for kids

Kids creating their own pizzas at Pizza Express

**Paid post in association with Pizza Express

Both my boys love pizza (who doesn’t?) and we have recently started making our own at home. Gabe especially likes kneading the dough and rolling it out ready to put the toppings on. For both boys the best bit about making pizza at home is that they can choose exactly what they want on it. If your kids like making pizzas like mine do then Pizza Express has just launched a competition perfect for all your budding pizzaiolos (that’s pizza chefs to you and me). Read more

Glamping at Coniston Park Coppice // 48 hours in the Lake District

The view from Wray Castle over the fields to Windermere

We love going on holiday to the Lake District with our two young children – we’ve been at least once a year since Toby was born. All our previous holidays have been in cottages but when I won a two night stay in a glamping pod we were very happy to try something different. So what did we get up to in our 48 hours in the Lake District? Read more

Top tips for new parents

Baby Gabe sleeping

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Becoming a parent for the first time is probably the most overwhelming thing that will ever happen to you. You may have spent 9 months preparing for your new arrival but if you’re anything like me, that first night at home with your newborn will be absolutely terrifying. And it may even have you questioning your life choices. Read more

How to provide the ultimate day out for kids in London without breaking the bank

Days out in London for Kids

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Trying to entertain the kids during the school holidays when you’re on a limited budget can be really stressful! This is especially true if you live in or around the capital. London isn’t exactly known for its affordability! However, did you know there’s actually a huge range of things to do in the city that won’t cost you a penny? Read more

Gift ideas for people missed off your Christmas list

Gift Ideas for People Missed off Your Christmas List

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For kids, Christmas is a magical, mesmerising and enchanting time. Waiting for the arrival of Santa, opening their advent calendars and watching Christmas films, December is such an exciting month. While the same is true for parents, the festive season is also a little hectic and very busy. With so much to do, from planning the Christmas dinner to organising family visits, it can be easy to forget people from the present list. Read more

Quarry Bank // National Trust family days out

Gabe working in the kitchen of the Apprentice House at Quarry Bank

We have been talking about getting National Trust membership for a few years now and for one reason or another never got round to it. But when my friend Claire suggested we meet up for a family day out at Quarry Bank in Cheshire we finally bit the bullet and bought a family membership. Or rather my parents did – thanks for the early Christmas present! Read more

Should kids play video games?

Toby and Gabe playing on tablets

Toby is five years old and Gabe is three. They have both been playing video games since before they were two. They even got their own tablets for Christmas last year when they were just two and four. With a game developer dad and a blogger mum it was probably inevitable that they would be early gamers, but should kids play video games at all? Read more