Category: Fun Stuff

5 Top Tips Skiing with Kids

You’re all booked for your first foray in the snow & the excitement is mounting but it can be a bit daunting when you don’t know what to expect. Here are our top 5 tips to help create a fun holiday skiing with kids. Manage your expectations: Remember those raucous après ski evenings jumping up and down in your ski boots, beer in hand to Euro trash music? Well, confine that to your long-term memory now that you’ve got mini ski bunnies in tow.  Appreciate that skiing with kids is a lot slower paced (but still fun) and more...

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How to create a magical Christmas Eve Box

Have you created your Christmas Eve Box yet? We are all about creating family Christmas traditions that create lasting memories. Whether you gobble mince pies and mulled wine whilst putting the tree up or play charades every Christmas Eve there are traditions we grow up with or we create. If you haven’t already started a traditional Christmas Eve box then this is the perfect place to start. Every year we fill a box full of goodies that we open after the local carol service (and the obligatory swifty to the local pub) with all the family.  An open fire, a...

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Spooky Halloween Treats

It’s almost time to pull out the witches outfit and get ready for some trick or treating!  To give you a head start we’ve pulled together some of our favourite 5 minute spooky Halloween treats for your little monsters.  All you need are some willing little helpers and whatever treats you have lurking in your cupboard. If you liked our Easter Bark earlier this year, then you’ll love our skulls and spiders Halloween bark.   Halloween Bark Similar to our Easter Bark all you do is melt a couple of bars of chocolate in a bowl over some steaming...

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Managing Screen Time with TimeTokens

To get 10% off your TimeTokens pack go to www.timetokens.com and enter the code MORELLO at the checkout We’ve all been there. Trying to extract children from screen time on iPads, phones, playstation or the TV can be an excruciating process. Their zoned out selective hearing is like a impenetrable force to break through.  Getting your children to the table for supper can require the negotiation skills of a NATO ambassador. It’s no surprise that our generation of digital junkies kids are creating obsessive, unhealthy attachments to their technology.  Summer is the perfect time of year to put healthy...

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Homemade and Healthy: Kids Lollipop Recipe

We’re not even going to pretend that making homemade lollipops is a recipe. It is almost an embarrassment to write it up but the result is so super delicious and the kids love making and eating them so much we just had to include them. The question has to be why doesn’t everyone make homemade lollies? All the time? So, if you need to wile away some time in the summer holidays then whipping up a batch of homemade ice lollies makes for a quick and exciting project for kids. All ages seem to enjoy making homemade lollies and...

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Top Kids Apps This Summer

Summer holidays for kids should be all about fun, exploration and having adventures.  When your children come to the back door with muddy knees, insect filled jam jars and grumbling tummies you know they are having a great time. But for some the school holidays seem an endless balancing schedule of trips and activities to ensure our children are well entertained and don’t utter the dreaded ‘I’m bored’. Setting screen time boundaries at the start of the holidays will definitely help manage expectations. See how to manage screen time with TimeTokens – it’s the simple & fun pack that...

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My Daddy Rocks – Fathers Day Paperweight Craft

When it comes to Father’s Day, it’s the thought that truly counts.  If your kids didn’t find inspiration in our Gifts For Fathers Day feature then here is a crafty idea that won’t cost you a penny.  In fact you probably have everything you need to create these cheerful paperweights, in your crafts cupboard.  Just throw an oil cloth on the table and let your kids get creative (and out of your hair for an hour!).  And it’s the perfectly thoughtful gift for the Daddy who has everything. What You’ll Need For Your Fathers Day Rocks Rock or stone from the garden/beach...

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Feed Me Art – Doodle Nest Your Kids Artwork

“So proud to have these wonderful books to dip into for a bit of nostalgia…All my children’s artwork from when they started nursery beautifully photographed and put in their own special book” JOOLS OLIVER Hands up who’s been caught red handed by your kids stuffing precious bits of artwork into  the recycling bin hidden in a Cornflakes box? Totally guilty! We feign surprise, blame Daddy or the dog for the obviously accidental error. Our fridges are home to dog eared masterpieces, our drawers are crammed full of it and it just keeps coming. We love our kids creativity, really we do...

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Kindness Jar

KINDNESS JAR Although we wouldn’t normally advocate associating kindness with rewards, this little gem is a bit of an exception for younger children. It gives kids a better sense of understanding the effects of kindness on their family, friends and even strangers. WHAT YOU NEED All you need is a large mason or pasta jar (this one is an old Ikea favourite) & a smaller jam jar for your child to get started. Pom poms or balls to fill the large jar WHAT TO DO Have your child write a label with their name on his or her small jar....

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Homemade Playdough

Playdough definitely has a love hate relationship in our houses. Our kids love it because its squidgy, smells yummy and they can have endless fun rolling meter long snakes on the kitchen table! We hate it because the lids never go back on the pots and you find crusted pebbles of the stuff down every crevice of your sofa and floor a month later. And being milliseconds away from a downright ban on the bundles of squidge, we realised the multifold benefits of making homemade play dough ourselves. First off, its super cheap and easy and secondly the kids get...

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