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Football crafts or Soccer Crafts

These football crafts or soccer crafts for my US readers are brought to you in conjunction with  For those of you that don’t know, ...
19-06-2018 21:44

Over 101 Ideas for Summer Activities for Teenagers – i

Over 101 Ideas for Summer Activities for Teenagers is a paid collaboration with Goodfella’s Romano Pizza. As my boys are getting older I am finding ...
18-06-2018 21:44

2 Ingredient Fromage Frais Silly Putty – #FeedTheirPla

2 Ingredient Fromage Frais Silly Putty is a paid collaboration for the #FeedTheirPlayfulNature campaign sponsored by Munch Bunch Organic.  Mini always...
14-06-2018 21:49

Free Father’s Day Cards and Printables

I do love a freebie and even more, I love a homemade card, so if you combine the two you have free father’s day cards and printables and you are on ...
13-06-2018 21:46

Things to consider before bringing a dog into your family ho

Things to consider before bringing a dog into your family home is a paid collaboration with Drontal to highlight the importance of using worming treat...
12-06-2018 21:43

Keep It Classy ? Frugalist Guide to Staying Fashionable on A

Any man can look his best without having to spend thousands of dollars on clothing. It all comes down to the strategy you have when it comes to clothe...
12-06-2018 21:43

Subway NFL Flag – A fabulous inclusive sport for child

This is a paid collaboration in association with Subway UK & Ireland. Did you know that American Football is the fastest growing sport in the UK" I ce...
01-06-2018 21:43

BBQ’s on the Go – Al Fresco Smokeless BBQ Grill

Anyone who has tween and teen boys knows the way to their hearts is through their stomachs and one of the ways that I get them out of the house and do...
31-05-2018 21:45

Make your own Jelly Bean Watercolours (Taste Safe)

Do you have a little one that likes to put everything in their mouth" Well, these jelly bean watercolours are a great sensory activity that is totally...
29-05-2018 21:44

Shape Rocket – a fab preschool activity

This build a shape rocket is a brilliant preschool activity for shape recognition, working on scissor skills and also for colour recognition. In fact,...
24-05-2018 21:42

10 Ways to Make Your Bedroom A Sanctuary

Make Your Bedroom A Sanctuary is a paid collaboration with Vaulia. One of the things that has always been important to me, more so since having childr...
22-05-2018 21:42

Red, White and Blue Layer Cake

Not only is it The Royal Wedding this Saturday it is also the final of the FA Cup and our patriotic Red, White and Blue Layer Cake is a super simple ...
18-05-2018 21:47

Chicken Sausages and Roasted Vegetable Traybake

Chicken Sausages and Roasted Vegetable Traybake is a paid collaboration with Richmond Chicken Sausages.  I was lucky enough to attend the launch of Ri...
17-05-2018 21:45

Crushed Jersey Royals – Cooking with Kids

The first  Disclosure: This is a paid post in collaboration with Jersey Royals The post Crushed Jersey Royals – Cooking with Kids appeared first on...
15-05-2018 21:43

Dealing with Tween Sleep Issues and Simba Mattress Review

Mini has always been a challenge when it comes to sleep and now as a nearly 12 year old it isn’t much different, but I thought it would be worthwhil...
11-05-2018 21:45

Crealy Meadows with a tween and teen

We were invited to Crealy Meadows over the Easter holidays for a 4 night/5 day break in one of their luxury lodges.  After a long and wet, cruddy wint...
08-05-2018 21:44

Body Positivity – Has it become an issue of privilege&

Are you bikini ready and body confident" I?m really struggling at the moment with body positivity. Having gone through a double mastectomy and failed ...
25-04-2018 21:45

Tips for Living with Eczema – Allergy Awareness Week

Tips for Living with Eczema is a paid collaboration with Neutral 0%. Anyone that has been following my blog for a while will know that Maxi suffers fr...
23-04-2018 21:46

National Citizen Service (NCS) – Why it is a must for

National Citizen Service (NCS) – Why it is a must for your Teen is a paid collaboration in conjunction with @Tots100 and National Citizen Service (N...
17-04-2018 21:41

The best free tablet games for the kids

There are so many free tablet games available that it might seem impossible to find the best ones. Perhaps you let your kids browse freely and downloa...
16-04-2018 21:42

10 Body Changes That Happen During Pregnancy

When you?re trying to get pregnant just about everything can seem like a symptom. Sometimes it?s wishful thinking and other times it?s actually your b...
16-04-2018 21:42

Easter Egg Hunts for Teenagers

Easter Egg Hunts for Teenagers is a paid collaboration in conjunction with Cadbury. My boys are in the tween and teen years now and I really want to k...
28-03-2018 21:47

Top tips for Disney on Ice Worlds of Enchantment – The

We were invited to opening night of Disney on Ice presents Worlds of Enchantment in Leeds last week and unfortunately, I am a little under the weather...
27-03-2018 21:46

Encouraging Children to Brush their Teeth Correctly

Encouraging children to brush their teeth correctly is a paid collaboration with Playbrush.  I have one child that is happy to brush their teeth and a...
23-03-2018 21:49

Adding a projector has made our family screen time more soci

Screen time for me is the ultimate parenting conundrum. I am really aware that my boys’ are growing up with amazing access to technology and as a pa...
22-03-2018 21:46

DIY Daffodil Crafts for kids

I am a big fan of daffodils, in fact, they are my favourite flower and these DIY Daffodil Crafts and activities are perfect for celebrating the season...
15-03-2018 21:48

Failsafe Chocolate Fairy Cakes – Handmade Mother’

Failsafe Chocolate Fairy Cakes is a paid collaboration with Amazon to celebrate Hand Made at Amazon and Mother’s Day. I am a huge fan of homemade an...
07-03-2018 21:47

Simple Daffodil Craft for Kids

This simple daffodil craft for kids is certainly going to brighten up your home or classroom this Spring. I love making flowers with kids as each flow...
05-03-2018 21:45

Things I Wish I’d Known Before Becoming a Mother

I am in such a reflective mood.  Maxi, my precious first born turns 13 in March. How on earth has that happened" I blinked and have a teenager. In all...
05-03-2018 21:45

DIY Unicorn Gift Bags with Free Prinables

Why not look at transforming a plain white bag into a beautiful unicorn gift bag with our fab free printable and DIY unicorn gift bag tutorial. Don’...
28-02-2018 21:44

An alternative way to save for your children’s future

An alternative way to save for your children’s future is a paid collaboration in conjunction with ...
22-02-2018 21:42

DIY Unicorn Easter Eggs

How gorgeous are these DIY Unicorn Easter Eggs" Such a super cute and simple Easter egg craft project, perfect for any unicorn lovers out there.  Plus...
21-02-2018 21:42

Interior Updates for a Non Pinterest Worthy Home!

My home is lived in and is nowhere near a show home. In fact, the husbeast commented last night that it was a good job we liked throws on the sofa as ...
19-02-2018 21:42

Ways to Boost your family’s Immune System

Germs, they seem to be everywhere this winter. I know so many people (including myself) who have been wiped out by a nasty virus or the flu and I have...
16-02-2018 21:44

9 Steps to a Green and Happy Home

870As a parent, I often find myself thinking about the future ? for myself and the husbeast, and also for Mini and Maxi. There?s so much to be wary of...
13-02-2018 21:43

Smart Ways to Save on Utilities without swapping suppliers

I love saving money, especially on day to day stuff as it gives me a little left over to spoil the family.  One of our biggest expenditures is our gas...
09-02-2018 21:44

Valentine craft and activities for kids

Looking for valentine craft and activities for kids"  Well look no further I  a complete resource of them all in one place for you here.  As I do more...
05-02-2018 21:45

Books on the Bedside – January 2018

I love seeing what people are reading and getting inspiration for my next read, so this year I have decided to share a picture of the books on my beds...
01-02-2018 21:45

Five easy paper craft ideas you can do with the kids

Children enjoy being creative, and they are happy to spend time painting, sticking and cutting coloured paper making fun craft items at home. These id...
23-01-2018 21:44

20 Fun and Creative Clothespin Crafts Ideas

There is no need to just keep your wooden clothespins just for hanging clothes. Oh no, there are so many more uses for them than just that.  Take a lo...
13-01-2018 21:49

Fingerprint heart ornaments

adorably simple fingerprint heart ornaments made using baking soda clay. They are really easy and inexpensive to make and make great keepsakes or gift...
11-01-2018 21:46

20 Relaxing DIY Bath Soaks

There is nothing more relaxing for me than a bath.  It is the one place I can lock the door and have some peace and these relaxing DIY bath soaks are ...
08-01-2018 21:49

DIY Etched Wooden Heart Keyrings

As my boys’ get older encouraging them to be creative is becoming harder and hard but they both loved making these DIY etched wooden heart keyrings ...
05-01-2018 21:47

Terrific Fakeaways – Ditch the Takeaways with these am

Ditch the Takeaways this with these amazing Fakeaways.  Like the next person I love a good takeaway, but my wallet and waistline doesn’t always agre...
03-01-2018 21:46

Free 2018 Mandela Calendar to Colour

Why Hello 2018 – I hope you are going to be a good one.  Well to help you start the year in a great way I have this fun fab and free 2018 Mandela Ca...
02-01-2018 21:44

20 Easy & Beautiful Cactus-Inspired Projects

Just look at these beautiful and easy cactus-inspired projects. Is the cactus (or cacti) trend over yet" Is it a 2017 thing"  I hope not as I am total...
27-12-2017 21:49
23-12-2017 21:43

DIY Magic Reindeer Food

Don’t you just love this time of year"  The buildup and anticipation to Christmas Day.  I love Christmas and all the traditions we have associated w...
22-12-2017 21:40

Christmas now versus Christmas 1976

Christmas now versus Christmas 1976 is a paid collaboration with Admiral in conjunction with their #CostofChristmas campaign.  I took a real trip down...
14-12-2017 21:39

Family Getaways in Wales

Imagine the scenario; you?ve planned a trip to Wales, home of roaring fires in holiday cottages and acres of stunning scenery. Travelling with you are...
13-12-2017 21:41

DIY Festive Clay and Cork Trees

If you are a long-term reader then you will know that I have a real passion for clay crafts with kids.  These DIY festive clay and cork trees are a re...
11-12-2017 21:38

Do you know what your kids get up to online"

Do you know what your kids get up to online" is a paid collaboration with Tots100 and McAfee. It seems that I am not alone in being my children tech t...
11-12-2017 21:38

Robinsons Fruit Creations: A great alternative to alcohol th

Non-alcoholic Drinks for Adults is a paid collaboration with Robinsons Fruit Creations.  I am not really a drinker, in fact, I am often found to be cr...
08-12-2017 21:37

Switch and Save on your Utilities

Switch and Save is a paid collaboration with E.ON, to help advertise their wide range of tariffs. Although I was paid for this advertisement, all view...
07-12-2017 21:37

Easy Monkey Paper Puppet with Templates

I am delighted to be teaming up with Nature’s Path to share with you a fab Easy Monkey Paper Puppet with Templates.   Nature?s Path, the organic and...
06-12-2017 21:44

Sony Xperia ZX1 First Impressions

Sony Xperia ZX1 First Impressions is a paid collaboration with Sony and Tots100.  I am going, to be honest, and admit that we do not have any android ...
29-11-2017 21:39

Five ways to encourage your teens to do the ironing

Five ways to encourage your teens to do the ironing is a paid post in collaboration with Euronics.  I think that mum had me ironing tea towels and pil...
27-11-2017 21:58

Whoville Christmas Tree Inspired by How the Grinch Stole Chr

This fabulous Whoville Christmas Tree is inspired by the classic Dr.Suess How the Grinch Stole Christmas!  Do you know that it is 60 years since it wa...
27-11-2017 21:58

Does a Dishwasher Save you Money"

Does a Dishwasher Save you Money" is a paid post in collaboration with Sainsbury’s.  Since getting a smart meter a few months ago, the male proporti...
23-11-2017 21:56

Acts of Kindness Advent Calendar Printables

It is hard to believe that we have been doing an acts of kindness advent calendar for four years.  It all started when I was concerned that the boys w...
21-11-2017 21:55

My top tips for Saving Money on your Shopping

Shopping, is it a necessary evil or something you enjoy" I have to admit that I LOVE to shop, but more than that, I love to shop well. I like to know ...
20-11-2017 21:55

The Dangers of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

I am working with NPower to mark this year?s Carbon Monoxide Awareness Month sharing a personal story about the dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning a...
15-11-2017 21:54

Fab things to do with Kids in Devon

When planning a family holiday with young children (or bigger kids for that matter), it pays to have a good idea of some exciting activities and poten...
15-11-2017 21:54

Simple Healthy Breakfast Recipes and Giveaway

I am always looking for ways to make mornings easier and for me, that means that simple healthy breakfasts are a must.  I have been working with Price...
08-11-2017 21:54

Peanut Butter flavour Oreo Owl Cupcakes – Cooking with

How adorable are these owl cupcakes all made by Mini with Peanut Butter flavour Oreos.  We have been challenged by Oreo to produce a recipe using one ...
07-11-2017 21:53

Simple Breakfasts with Canned Fruit – Mums on the Run

This post simple breakfasts with canned fruit is a paid collaboration with Princes. My house isn’t called The Mad House for no reason with two boys ...
06-11-2017 21:54

How to make the perfect Mashed Potatoes – Cooking with

How to make the perfect mashed potatoes is a paid post in collaboration with the Tots100 and The Co-Op.   I am passionate about making sure that my ch...
05-11-2017 21:56

Cleaning your Washing Machine

I am a firm believer in looking after the things you already have and making sure that they last as long as possible and this week I realised that I h...
04-11-2017 21:59

30+ Kid-Made Cards for All Occasions

Is there anything better than receiving a card made by a child"  I think not! so I am delighted to be sharing with you a month’s worth of fantastic ...
03-11-2017 21:55

DIY Name Key Fobs with Sugru

These DIY name key fobs are paid collaboration with .  I am delighted to share with you a fabulous DIY name key fob made from Sugru, which is a fab mo...
03-11-2017 21:55

Clay Mittens Christmas Decoration

We are a big fan of using air drying clay to make Christmas decorations and festive keepsakes and I am delighted at how these kid made clay mittens Ch...
02-11-2017 21:55

Pizza Colouring Pages and Pizza Night with Chicago Town

Pizza Colouring Pages and pizza night is a collaborative post with Chicago Town’s new pizza range – The Pizza Kitchen.  We love pizza night here i...
01-11-2017 22:02

The Benefits of Audiobooks

The benefit of audiobooks is a collaborative post with BookBeat.  We are big fans of audiobooks here in The Mad House. We use them a lot and I want to...
01-11-2017 22:02

Free Printable Christmas Gift Tags to Colour and Personalise

I love Christmas and if I can combine Christmas and being creative then even better.  I totally adore these fabulous free printable Christmas gift tag...
30-10-2017 21:59

Gorgeous DIY Christmas Crafts

‘Tis the season for some gorgeous DIY Christmas crafts including wreaths, centrepieces, tags and decorations.  From kid made cards to ornaments to h...
29-10-2017 21:58

I am Thankful Colouring Sheets – Thanksgiving coloring

You do not have to be American to celebrate Thanksgiving and being thankful is something that I feel is important to everyone.  I love these beautiful...
27-10-2017 21:53

Tween approved coats

When it comes to kitting out the boys for the winter finding the right coats can be something of a challenge.  Firstly the British weather can be so c...
26-10-2017 21:52

Festive and Beautiful Christmas Clay Crafts

One of the best things about Christmas is getting out our Christmas decorations and the things we have made over the previous years.  This is why I lo...
22-10-2017 21:55

Simple My Little Pony Craft

I am working in partnership with Argos to launch the new My Little Pony The Movie toy range. In celebration of the launch, we have created our very ow...
18-10-2017 21:55

5 DIY Halloween Outfits from things you have at home

Every Halloween we splash out on capes, broomsticks and witches hats and every year £140 million worth of clothes end up in the bin. Scary right" Well...
17-10-2017 21:53

Teaching Children how to Save Money on Everyday Essentials

We are working with the Money Advise Service to share with you our advice for saving money on household essentials.  My biggest tip for saving money i...
17-10-2017 21:53

A Month of Kid-Made Christmas Decorations

We had so much fun with last years month of kid-made Christmas cards that we decided to host a month of kid-made Christmas decorations this year.  I a...
16-10-2017 21:56

15 Adorable Christmas Crafts for Kids

‘Tis the season for some easy Christmas crafts for kids, including Christmas trees, Santa and his reindeer, and of course, candy canes too!  Whether...
15-10-2017 21:57

Getting prepared for Winter Driving – Winter Car Check

Have you ever been stranded in the snow or stuck in a flood in your car"  I have and it is a scary thing, which is why each year we get prepared for w...
13-10-2017 21:53

The gifts that everyone working from home really want!

I have been working from home now for the last 8 or so years and I am going to share my wisdom with you and share the gifts that everyone working from...
12-10-2017 21:57

Free Printable Autumn Bookmarks to Colour

I don’t know about you, but the darker nights are perfect for curling up with a good book and these free printable fall or autumn bookmarks to colou...
10-10-2017 21:53

Fun and Free Christmas Adult Colouring Pages

These beautiful fun and free Christmas adult colouring pages make wonderful seasonal decorations when you have coloured them or you could turn them in...
08-10-2017 21:55

Free Halloween Printables

We are big Halloween lovers here and we have collated a superb selection of free Halloween printables including colouring pages, carving patterns, mas...
05-10-2017 21:51

15+ Creative DIY Halloween Crafts

I LOVE Halloween and it is a fab excuse to get the kids crafting and I adore these Creative DIY Halloween Crafts.  My boys are older now and Halloween...
01-10-2017 22:00

Creative DIY Fall Craft Ideas

I adore Autumn.  I love the colours that the season brings and I love decorating my home and these creative DIY Fall craft ideas have me itching to st...
30-09-2017 21:56

Gardening is Fun For the Entire Family

There are dozens of articles out there that talk about the importance of limiting your kids? screen time. What most of these articles fail to do, howe...
29-09-2017 21:59

Fabulous Festival Footwear for Families

2017 has been a year of festivals for us and now the season is over we have collaborated with Mastershoe to bring you our favourite festival footwear ...
28-09-2017 21:58

The Benefits of Block Play and giveaway of KAPLA 1000 Blocks

I am a HUGE fan of building blocks for children.  There are so many benefits for children to playing with blocks and wooden blocks are so tactile and ...
26-09-2017 21:55

15 Free and Fabulous Fall Printables

Can you feel that nip in the air" Autumn is here and we have 15 free and fabulous fall printables to share with you. ...
24-09-2017 22:02

The importance of getting your kids eyes tested regularly

When was the last time you had your children’s eyes tested"  Did you know that it is free on the NHS and you can take them from around 6 months old ...
21-09-2017 21:57

10 Hot School Lunch Ideas for Kids perfect for Autumn and Wi

I am not going to lie,  but after 4 years of making packed lunches for Mini, it is not my favourite job, especially as he has an aversion to sandwiche...
19-09-2017 22:03

Free Printable Fall Colouring Pages for Adults

I am a big lover of colouring.  I make so secret that I find it relaxing and therapeutic and now the darker nights are here it is all about Autumn and...
17-09-2017 21:54

Vauxhall Crossland X review 2017

I love reviewing cars, actually I love driving cars! I didn’t learn to drive until I was pregnant with Mini 12 years ago and since then I have relis...
15-09-2017 21:58

Always best for baby with Which

It is hard to believe that this time 12 years ago we were waiting on the birth of Maxi and we researching what to buy for our first born child.  Maxi ...
13-09-2017 21:59

LEGO Ninjago Printable Popcorn Boxes

What do you get when you mix LEGO Ninjago, Cineworld, Movies and Mum in the Mad House – LEGO Ninjago Printable Popcorn Boxes and very happy children...
08-09-2017 21:51

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