Salt dough minimum effort craft activity for kids

The heatwave in the UK has forced us out of the burning sun back into hot houses. Children soon get bored though and grandad's birthday was approaching, so I needed minimum effort activity to keep them happy with a result that can be given as a gift. So here it is: salt dough quick summer … Continue reading Salt dough minimum effort craft activity for kids

Surviving with two under 3. Personal tips from me to you.

How did you survive? As a mum how often do you hear that question? If you hear it often then well done you! It means other mums are wowed by your parenting skills, no, no, not parenting your surviving skills, stamina, ability to not sleep and function, and multitask. I often ask women who supposedly … Continue reading Surviving with two under 3. Personal tips from me to you.

Batch cooking for family. Top tips for beginners

This post may contain advertising. Batch cooking. Do you have the time for it? Is it difficult? Is it really worth the effort? Why would you do it when you can just get ready meals or a takeaway? Well let's start with money. Most families I know need to be mindful about how they spend … Continue reading Batch cooking for family. Top tips for beginners

Abbey House museum. Great day out with kids in Yorkshire.

What do you have in mind when I say a perfect affordable day out with kids? I think: easy to navigate, reasonably sized, reasonably priced indoor space with lots of children's activities, toilets, baby change, cafe, convenient car park and an outdoor play area. Bingo! The place I will be telling you about is perfect … Continue reading Abbey House museum. Great day out with kids in Yorkshire.

Fish and hidden veg loaf. How to feed fussy children.

Have you noticed I like cooking? I also need to be very creative because not only my children are typical fussy toddlers but also one of them has dairy, soya,egg and sorbitol allergy. So today I've made salmon and vegetables loaf, because grated hidden vegetables are usually eaten without any drama in our house, and … Continue reading Fish and hidden veg loaf. How to feed fussy children.

Top tips for aeroplane travelling with young kids.

This post is written specially for Qazaq House, a voluntary project to unite people from Kazakhstan in the UK, keep up to date with interesting events and British Kazakh cultural exchange. Aeroports, aeroplanes, waiting times, checking in, security checks, passport control, finding the gates and so on. What do you think? I think stress. I … Continue reading Top tips for aeroplane travelling with young kids.