There are only a few weeks left before we finish another school year and thoughts are turning to summer holidays. But before you start packing, here are ten tips for making the last weeks of school count! … [Read more...] about Making the most of the last weeks of the school year
We see our children's teachers every day, chat to them after class and trust them with our precious little ones. But how well do we really know them, and how does that translate to selecting a perfect teacher gift? With everything else going on at the end of term, it can be difficult to find the perfect way to say thank you. How often have you grabbed mugs, candles or bath products in a last … [Read more...] about No more mugs! 10 ideas for a teacher gift they’ll love
With the temperature finally below 30 degrees here in Dubai it's time to play outside again. And time to work on organising outdoor toys! After a long, hot, dusty summer, your outdoor toys probably need a bit of a clean-up and organisation. That's exactly what I did for this little boy's toys. Previously the toys were stored on two metal racks and a bookcase placed outside in a covered alley … [Read more...] about Organising outdoor toys
Back when Mr 5 was only two years old, I decided to hold a little Halloween party. The perfect excuse to dress up, play silly games and eat candy! We had great fun, the little ones looked so cute, and Mummy got to eat all the left over chocolate (win!). Being almost exactly six months after his birthday, the casual little Halloween party quickly became a tradition, filling in the gap between … [Read more...] about A fun Halloween party doesn’t have to be a nightmare!
Today was the big day. The day we had been planning for since school broke up at the end of June. Back To School Day, Sunday 28th August. I’ve organised everything, planned for every eventuality and blogged about it for weeks. But life had other plans, and we were... late! You see, despite our early bedtime last night, a final check that everything was ready and (I admit it), a little smile to … [Read more...] about Sometimes all you can do is smile: Alarm Fail and the night-before routine
It's back to school time! As we approach the start of a new academic year, here are ten things that help us be more organised for school that you won’t find on the school supply list! Hair straighteners: Not just for Mummy's morning hair struggles! Having put the iron through Mr 6’s brand new PE shorts last year whilst ironing on the name tapes, I wondered whether hair straighteners … [Read more...] about Back to School: 10 things you need for school, that no-one ever tells you