Imagine if, on an ordinary day, war came and turned your town to rubble.
Imagine if you had to make a dangerous journey all alone, with no welcome at the end.
Imagine you had lost everything and everyone, and then a child, just like you, gave you something small but very precious…… View Post

Give the gift of reading and start saving …

Give the gift of reading and start saving for Christmas

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

From The Bookshelf // This is Rocket Science: An …

From The Bookshelf // This is Rocket Science: An Activity Guide + #Giveaway

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

From The Bookshelf // Wise(ish) Words for New …

From The Bookshelf // Wise(ish) Words for New Parents + #Giveaway

The Wise(ish) Words for New Parents book from The Book of Everyone is the closest thing most new parents will receive to an instruction manual for their new bundle of joy.  The personalised book features a host of quirky drawings highlighting some of the ‘joys’ parenting offers you.  With space available for a nugget of advice on each double-page spread.  These can be prefilled with advice that has been suggested by the founders (who are parents) and their customers.  Or you can opt to add in your own personal gems of advice. … View Post

Tots + Tykes Hamper | Celebrating children’s brands {#SNSHamper}

Tots + Tykes Hamper | Celebrating children’s brands {#SNSHamper}

Some of you may recall me sharing a special Tots + Tykes hamper from Social Network Solutions last year.  Filled with an array of wonderful baby and children’s items including clothing, toys, accessories and food for the children.  So when I received an email a few months ago asking whether I’d like to receive another hamper this year – of course I said yes.… View Post

Create Your Own Happy | Snail Mail

Create Your Own Happy | Snail Mail

Whilst we can hope that others around us will add to our happiness it is something that starts within. Something that two amazing bloggers Penny Alexander and Becky Goddard-Hill (who I have the great privilege to say I know) have recently written an amazing book for tweens (7-11 year olds) – Create Your Own Happy. Their book showcases ways in which children (and adults alike) can create their own happiness. … View Post