The Weekend Box Review – From The Archives

I was sent a weekend box last week from the Weekend Box Club to review and share with you guys. The concept is that it is filled with ideas and activities for you and the kiddos (age 3-6) to do over the weekend. This box was an Aztec themed box, which was really interesting and full of facts to get the kids brain whizzing.

Inside there were a collection of activities to choose from. The two that the girls really enjoyed were the mosaic coaster making and the bird craft. Insert super awesome pictures of my tiddlers handy work for you all to go “ohhhhh” and “ahhhh” over. 

My Little Miss (5) LOVED the activities as she is just so crafty, and she was so excited that she was able to read all of the instructions by herself. It’s really nice for her to feel that even though I am there joining in, she is able to be independent, and with all the materials included, she barely needed me at all!

Thanks to the lovely people at Weekend Box Club, you can use this special magic code to try your first box for freeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee. Just head to their website – www.weekendboxclub.com and pop this code “PHILIPPA192″ into the promo section. Don’t forget to let me know how your tiddlers got on with their weekend craftiness!!!!

This blog post is a review of a product sent to me for free. The views are my own and unbiased. 

 

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6 Top Reasons To Sleep On The School Run – From The Archives

I woke up this morning to find that we still have 6 WHOLE BLOODY WEEKS OF SCHOOL!!!

I can’t do it. I mean, obviously I can and will, I just really don’t want to. I am getting fat, tired and irritable (otherwise known as pregnant) and I do not have the energy to fake the enthusiasm anymore.

So how am I going to survive the next 6 weeks? Gin.  I’m gonna sleep through the school run! Not literally, but in a ‘remove myself mentally from the torment’ kind of way. The school run and I are consciously uncoupling until September.

Here are the top 6 reasons why you too should sleep through the school run.

  1. Far less stressful. No worries about being on time. You’ll get there when your feet move one in front of the other.
  2. No whiney kids. Lalala I can’t hear you!!!!
  3. No wardrobe drama. PJ’s all the way.
  4. More rest. Sleeping through the school run gives me an extra 2.5 hours sleep each week!
  5. No bitching. Screw you judgemental nosey cows that pretend to be your best friend and then bitch about you behind your back, screw you.
  6. No hurt feelings. ‘Did you hear how wonderful little Timmy’s birthday party was? You know the one your son wasn’t invited to?’. No, I was asleep.

Now if you don’t mind, I’m off to find my PJ’s.

No Summer Slide Here!-From The Archives

Once a Home Edder, always a Home Edder. It never really leaves you and you always want to keep your little ones happy and inquisitive by giving them something to investigate, read or just colour in!

So this summer, I have made up some “learning packs” for the kids so that they can have an hour each morning just to keep their brains ticking over. For the first few days of the holidays I thought I’d let them chill out and get over the academic year a bit, well what a mistake that was! They were at each others throats, irritable and hyper by lunchtime on the first day. I quickly got my arse into gear and got their packs sorted (thank you Teachers Pay Teachers).

It’s amazing what a difference even 30 mins of being stimulated with worksheets and reading session can do for my little brood. They get on, they seem content and they are soooooooooooo much more bearable for the rest of the day!

If they get a bit fidgety and don’t want to do any of their “learning packs” then I pop on a Cosmic Kids Yoga video which helps get rid of any excess energy. I’m a bit tempted to find a kids zumba video/DVD for later on in the hols in case they get bored of yoga.

Anyway, here is what is in the tiddlers packs at the moment, I feel like i’ll be adding to it towards the end of the holidays, simply because they are getting through it all so quickly!!!!

I purchased this from Teachers Pay Teachers ( Available from here) for JJ. He has been going to a holiday club run by the local church this week so has had TONS to write about in his journal.

This pack is from The Moffatt Girls who I stalk on Instagram. Little Miss is LOVING these activities! Especially the Roll, Add and Colour. Find this pack and others here.

And of course we couldn’t leave out Tiny Miss who is obsessed with writing and colouring at the moment. This freebie (I also downloaded the Handwriting Galore pack) is ideal for getting her interested in numbers and getting her ready for Nursery in Sept. Find these downloads here. 

Oh Hello Newest Addition

She’s finally here!!!!! My newest little addition (who btw, for the purposes of this blog will now affectionately be known as Twiglet) made it into the world via a planned c-section, weighing in at 9lbs exactly. We are soooooooooooo over the moon with her and she has settled in to family life so easily, We are a household of love drunk ppl right now!

By the way, she was born with hands, she’s just hiding them 😉