Sandwiched between Cheshire and Derbyshire, Staffordshire is surrounded by the stunning English countryside. Peak District moors aplenty, if you want to go back to basics, it’s perfectly possible to spend days hiking and picnicking in the midland hills. Of course, when half-terms hits, it’s always handy to have some contemporary family-friendly entertainment up your sleeve. Here are just five places to visit in Staffordshire, that are sure to break up any boredom in the school holidays.… View Post

It’s been well documented that reading for pleasure helps children achieve more both at school and in life. If you love reading and have a passion for children’s books, then Scholastic Book Parties offers a fantastic opportunity to help support literacy through running your own book business. … View Post

A wooden toy kitchen is one of the best toy investments you can make. Children love them, they inspire endless amounts of imaginative and creative play, and the educational and developmental benefits are boundless. Every… View Post

Chocolate brownies always go down well at any time of the year.  However, with Halloween just around the corner, it’s time to add a spooky twist to how you serve up this delicious treat.  Whether you are preparing a batch to hand out to Trick or Treaters, wishing to add a spooky treat to lunch boxes or hosting the Halloween party of the year.  I’ve prepared a list of 14 Halloween brownies recipe ideas to inspire your next batch of gooey chocolate brownies.… View Post

We have travelled to two of the UK’s most stunning locations. The natural beauty of Cornwall and Suffolk is breath-taking, to say the least, and certainly makes for a relaxing break. But if you prefer to pump things up for your family jaunt, then you are in luck; for my blog’s final instalment, we’re heading to Brighton.… View Post

I’ve never been one of those Tuff Spot mums, a mum who sits and thinks about what crafts activity to create with her children next.  There are two main reasons for this… Firstly, the imagination to think up these activities.  Yes, there is Pinterest for inspiration – but seriously, who’s creations ever turn out remotely like it is showcased on Pinterest?  Secondly, the skill level – I’m not exactly known for being creative so I get put off before I’ve even started.… View Post

Every mother knows that searching for presents for young children with Christmas slowly creeping up on us can be a daunting task (even for the most seasoned of mothers). There are many questions to consider such as what does my child what? Will my child like it? What age group is it for? Is it too expensive? Will it be used after 6 months to a year or will they become disinterested in it when the next new gadget comes out. More importantly actually knowing where to look can also be a significant challenge.… View Post

Spain’s sixth largest city, Malaga has plenty to offer those who visit. Most who come here are firmly focused on Malaga’s beaches, which are simply beautiful, the area’s spectacular golf courses or it’s abundant nautical and equine pursuits. However, Malaga also has plenty more to offer, with a host of cultural attractions. It seems that visitors are now getting wise to that fact and spending more time taking in some culture in Malaga, as well as working on their tans.… View Post

When it comes to finding age-appropriate apps for my children to access.  I have to confess that they only have a handful of them downloaded to their tablets.  This is because, apps like the Sky Kids app houses both games and TV content which they love – so why download anything else?  We’ve been using Sky Kids for around 3-4 years and it has been utilised by both Roo and Tigger. … View Post