How to get your kids to wash their hands with ease

How can you get your kids to wash their hands? Here’s a tip for you below in light of the coronavirus outbreak. This morning as I stood in the nursery reception, I was surrounded by sneezes, snotty noses, coughs and colds. The temptation to just go…

How to talk to children about mental health

When should we be teaching children about mental health? It’s an issue so important that Ofsted have made it a regular part of their inspections in schools. However there’s a lack of resources that allow parents and carers to have conversations with children without stigma. New…

One of the best Sunday lunches in the North East

There’s nothing quite like a good old-fashioned Sunday roast and St Mary’s Inn in Stanington, Northumberland, certainly has something unique to offer its diners.

A guide to pottery classes for kids at Canny Crafty

On a family day out, little C and I got to express ourselves with art at Canny Crafty pottery studio. It’s Toddler Tuesday and we need art therapy, so we’re off to create mess at Canny Crafty in Gosforth, Newcastle. Canny Crafty is a family-run pottery…

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.