Spring Cleaning: Budget-Friendly Tips For The Home

Spring is a season of renewal and transformation, and for Persians, it’s intertwined with the celebration of Nowruz, New Year. As we await the arrival of spring, the desire to rejuvenate our living spaces becomes even more pronounced, especially after months of homeschooling and remote work that have left our home feeling a bit worn. Spring cleaning, or as we call it, khaneh tekani or ‘shaking the house,’ is part…

Review: Geomag’s Magnetising Marvels During Lockdown

DISCLAIMER: We received this Geomag set for free in return for a review. All opinions are our own. In the chaos of lockdown life, H and I, parents of the mighty Cyrus, found ourselves on a mission for fresh, engaging ways to keep him entertained. Cue Geomag toys. At Christmas, Cyrus unwrapped a Geomag set from Santa, sparking a newfound love for STEM exploration. For those not in the know,…

Review: STEM Marble Run Magic For Vital Skills

Disclaimer: We were sent this Marble Run set for free in return for a review. All opinions are our own.  We recognised that Cyrus was ready for a marble run when he took to creatively using my old Kerplunk game as one! It was definitely time to invest. Marble runs are great because they help with advanced cognitive skills and also improve motor skills whilst also teaching problem-solving skills. We…

Review: One Of The Best Eco-friendly Baking Sets For …

Eco-friendly baking is super fun for kids and it’s exciting too, like drawing or painting. Mixing all the different ingredients together and then decorating what you’ve made is a great way of keeping the momentum going during lockdown. Trust me, I know! Now most children love to cook with their family, and Cyrus is a big fan of the kitchen thanks to his pesar khaleh Esi (a sous chef by…

My Top 5: Bike To Basics This Winter

GUEST POST: Winter really is a great time to cycle. It’s crisp, cool and quiet. We caught up with Catherine Ellis of Hill & Ellis to check out five things families need to know to cycle happily and safely. There might be frost on the ground and your breath is condensing in front of you, but as soon as you start cycling you will get hot. So, don’t overdress from…

Resolutions: Crafting a Year of Laughter, Love, and Kitchen …

A new year equals a new start, new opportunities and … New Year’s resolutions that are sometimes too ambitious and too difficult to achieve, particularly this year. But they don’t have to be! We put our heads together with Muddle Puddles, to come up with a list of 10 achievable New Year’s resolutions for families that help us feel close, even when our loved ones are 4,000 miles away. What…

How To Get Your Mojo Back During Lockdown

While working remotely was a bit of a novelty at first, cabin fever quickly set in. I lost my mojo for a bit, due to a lack of office banter and my gym routine.  Exercise has always been the key for me to keep up good mental health, keeping me motivated and energised. While I know I can work out in front of the TV, iPad or desktop computer, it’s…

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