13 gentle April Fool’s pranks to play on your toddler

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This year, April Fool’s Day falls on Easter Sunday. As it’s the first year my daughter will really be old enough for April Fool’s pranks, I’m embracing this! I’m not going to get into the ethics of pranking your innocent little child… Of course, every parent knows their child best, and different children will have different levels of tolerance for … Read More

Children’s party fun with Party Teddies – review and GIVEAWAY!

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 Collaborative post If you’re looking for a fun and different activity for your child’s birthday party, or even just a fuss free creative activity to do with them on a rainy day, then Party Teddies might be just what you’re looking for. Party Teddies lets you host a build your own bear party from the comfort of your own home … Read More

Mums who can’t bake – do it anyway!

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Hi, I’m Alice, and I’m a mum who can’t bake. In fact, many of my kitchen pursuits end up in disaster. In my repertoire so far I have ‘pasta bake soup’, ‘lasagna crisps’, ‘biscuit cake’, and ‘so mustardy it causes physical pain stroganoff’. But you know what? I do it anyway. Now I have a daughter, I bake and cook … Read More

Pottery painting at Mudpie with a toddler

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I took Dee pottery painting for the first time last Saturday. I’d been meaning to take her for ages and finally got round to it on a cold, windy January morning – perfect for indoor activities and hot chocolate! Mudpie is a beautiful, family run pottery and craft studio in Folkestone, Kent with a calm, clean, kitsch vibe. It’s a beautiful … Read More

Beat toddler bathtime battles with these 6 tips

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Ever since she was born, my daughter, Dee, hated bathtime. Bathing her was a two man job when she was tiny because, well, mostly I just needed the moral support (and for it to be over ASAP). As she’s grown older, we’ve been through endless phases of bathtime bliss vs bathtime battles. There doesn’t seem to be any method to her madness … Read More

Dear Daughter: Don’t stay small

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Lots of parents say “I don’t want her to grow up, I want her to stay small forever”, and usually that doesn’t resonate with me at all. I love watching you grow up and seeing the changes that happen almost daily. But then, out of nowhere, I had a pang of sadness that you wouldn’t be my tiny girl forever. … Read More

Top 12 Indoor Rainy Day Activities for Toddlers

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Summer is slowly ambling away from us and autumn is drawing near. Here in Folkestone we’ve had some astonishing rain over the last few days. It’s far too easy for me to acquiesce to the cries of “Paw Patrol please mummyyyyy”, but I’ve been having those pangs of guilt lately about D’s screen time because she’s definitely had too much while I’m going … Read More