• How to get toddlers to eat up their greens

    Getting toddlers to eat up their greens has always been challenging and it’s something a lot of parents struggle with. We’re lucky in our household that little C can munch his way through an array of brightly coloured fruit and vegetables in a week. These days…

    Important benefits of drinking healthy smoothies

    Last week my gym buddy mentioned a new subscription smoothie regime she’d under taken with The Honestly Good Smoothie Company She raved about it so much, that I decided to put some smoothies to the test myself to see if it was everything it was cracked…

    How to make date day count as new parents

    Disclosure: This post is sponsored by STACK Newcastle. As new parents, we don’t get out much so making date day count is essential. That’s because we’re part of the ‘Sandwich Generation’ – with people to care for at both ends of the spectrum – so any…

    As new parents, we don't get out much so making date day count is essential.

    How to have the perfect panto experience with toddlers

    Disclosure: This post is sponsored by the Tyne Theatre & Opera House in Newcastle. Family days out over Christmas are not complete until you’ve ticked off a panto experience with toddlers – “oh no they’re not!” Whether you’re a fan of festive shows (that’s me) or…

    Our Santa on the rooftop experience was a big hit

    Our first Santa on the Rooftop experience at Fenwick in Newcastle is one of the best family days we’ve had. It was thoroughly worthwhile. I have visited my fair share of festive grottos over the years as a new mum over 40. This one took seeing…

    Great North Elmer Parade helped us keep fit

    As a new mum over 40, one of my priorities is to keep fit and healthy. So joining in the fun of this year’s St Oswald’s Hospice Great North Elmer Parade was just the tonic. A brisk walk always helps to blow away the cobwebs and…

    Dinosaurs at the London Natural History Museum

    We travelled back in time on a mini-break in London and came face-to-face with dinosaurs at the London Natural History Museum. In 1975 a film was made that captured my imagination as a tot. That film was Disney’s One of Our Dinosaurs is Missing. From the…

    We travelled to London for some sight-seeing and dinosaur-spotting.