New research reveals what makes children happy

I was really keen to hear what research would say about what makes children happy. Ikea sent me their regional findings as well as their…

Tuesday Treats: Music, Memories,Treats and Eats

Tuesday Treats is a weekly round up of blog gems hosted alternately by Ruth at DorkyMum,Chris at Thinly Spread Liz at Me and My Shadow…

Profile of a budgeting mum: Rachel Bradbury

Hi, what’s your name? Rachel Bradbury Any kids? Yes 2 – Jack 3 and Lilly 4 months Do you work? FT/PT? Yes PT but it…

Teksta the robotic puppy does a space jump (video)

Teksta is going to be the toy this Christmas. It is a robotic puppy that responds to voice, touch, and hand gestures all without the…

How to cut energy use

In the UK E.ON is committed to ensuring that customers have all the information they need when it comes to improving their energy efficiency. Money is…

Take a little timeout: Foresters encourages families to take a daily break from technology

A daily break from technology With the number of media devices in the average UK household now at 11.4[i] it is not surprising that technology…

Review: i-fairytales :The Frog Prince

Blue Ocean Studios have just launched their first i-Fairytale! The Brothers Grimm tale of The Frog Prince can now be downloaded from iTunes as an…

Win a £60 Amazon voucher from Barclaycard

Win a £60 Amazon voucher *The winner is Megan Hughes* Barclaycard Freedom Rewards are running a series of videos in association with Mumsnet, featuring Andrea…

I’m Dreaming of Summer in Lanzarote

Next summer we would love to go to Lanzarote. We like the look of the Sands Resort in Costa Teguise It has beachfront apartments. Can…

Debenhams Kids Wear Road Test.

Debenhams invited us to review some clothes from their Autumn / Winter collection. They wanted them to be road tested on a day out. Always…

Win Noisy Farm a touch and feel sound book

*The winner Helen McCarron*   Noisy Farm (My First Touch & Feel Sound Book)(£8.99) is a super cute touch and feel sound book from little…

Good Value Gift Ideas: World Dolls Colouring Book

I know my readers are always looking for good value gift ideas for kids.  From time to time I get products to review that I…

Autumn Clothes for Kids by Vertbaudet

The Autumn clothes for kids in this season at Vertbaudet are absolutely gorgeous. It was sad to pack away our lovely sunny clothes and realise…

Enormouse – A Book about Being Different and Love

Enormouse – A Book about Being Different and Love I use Grammarly’s free plagiarism checker because who wants to read the same thing twice! I have been…

Dr Oetker Cake Competition

Cooking is not my forte in life but I love to bake with the kids (useful/frugal/practical and fun it ticks all the boxes.) We were…

What is Amazon Local?

Have you been wondering what is Amazon local? Well I think Amazon local is pretty fabulous!   Amazon Local is a local deals market place…

Top Toys for Christmas 2013 as Chosen by Dads

Y0u can often get bargains before an event. With that in mind I had to show you these top toys for Christmas as voted for…

The Accidents that Happen to Mobile Phones

 Have you recently spent a lot of money on a new phone? Confident you can keep it safe and secure or do you think you…

Spider Sandwiches

Spider sandwiches is a great book for little kids who love all things icky! It’s all about a smiley green monster called max who likes…

Change the Story: Children NEED to be Able to Read

Reading is a HUGE deal in my home. My kids read so much I have to tell them to put their books down so we…