What a strange old time we are going through. Like some of you my children are back at school. I'll be honest, it has surprised me just how dramatic the change has been in them since they returned last week. They are happy, buzzing with energy and stories and haven't even mentioned how different school … Continue reading Magical Games
Hard innit? This lockdown lark as a parent. I've lost it a few times recently. It's felt too long, too much, relentless. I'm all out of energy, patience and ideas. And I'm one of the lucky ones. But I can't just come on here to blog about how flipping' difficult this all is can I? … Continue reading The Car Target Game
I recently asked those who watch my Instagram stories what they wanted from see more of from me. Obviously I assumed the overwhelming request would be more of my incredibly coordinated and professional kitchen dancing, but amazingly no. It was people asking for ideas of how to play my games with two or more different … Continue reading Playing Together
This whole thing is a learning process for us all isn't it? How to juggle the working and childcare effectively so you don't lose the plot. How to strike the balance between being their parent or carer but also teaching them something useful so you don't feel like they are missing out on their education. … Continue reading What I learnt from Week One
Me again. Bored of me yet? Probably. But I have some GAMES today. Firstly though an IMPORTANT message you probably already know and are absolutely doing but JUST IN CASE (and because I promised one of my incredible friends who is a doctor on the front line)... Are playdates ok? NO. "But we're all healthy!" … Continue reading Video Chat Games
This is going to be a much shorter blog post and in my usual five minute style! So school's are shutting tomorrow here in the UK, the kids are going to be at home next week and beyond...so now what? I am going to be sharing what I do with the kids at home next … Continue reading Now What?
As promised here is a blog post sign-posting you to as many resources as I have seen so far to support you with children at home during this unprecedented time in our lives. New things are popping up every day though so I will keep adding where I can, and sharing on my social media … Continue reading FMM’s Ideas Bank
I've been getting an increasing number of messages from people who are at home with kids in lockdown. I feel it could be imminent for us here in the UK too. So in order to try and help I am going to write and do a few things to give parents stuck at home with … Continue reading ALL DAY at home with kids – how do I structure the day?
At the start of January I had had enough. The house constantly looks like a pit. Sometimes it is immaculate at 3pm after hours of work only for it to resemble a Black Friday jumble sale again come 5pm. ARGH! So I decided in a fit of 'this is going to change' new year optimism … Continue reading Tidy Kids – Guest Blog
Festive greetings everyone...just letting you know I'm going to disappear into the real world for a few weeks over Christmas. Firstly though I want to say a huge THANK YOU to you all for your support over this year. Off to soak in every minute of this year with these two. The perfect ages for … Continue reading Christmas Sign Off…!