9 cowboy & culture activities for families in Fort Worth

  If you’ve ever dreamed of having a full-on Texas experience that lives up to that image created by old Westerns, cartoons and cowboy shows, Fort Worth is your place. Historically, it’s a cowtown on the Old Chisholm trail and these days it’s all about that cowboys and cattle heritage, with a bit of countryside […]

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Sonoma wine country: 5 activities for families

Sonoma for kids Think Sonoma, and you probably think of wine tasting. And it’s no wonder, this California county has more than 400 wineries, ranging from simple and rustic to downright luxurious. The tasting rooms buzz with knowledgeable staff, local wine buffs and tourists in shorts offering their views on the prolifically produced wine. Couple […]

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My Best Post of The Week >> Add yours!

That’s it, summer is nearly over and I am packing my bags and returning to the UK to get ready for the Back to School time of year. I hope you all had a wonderful summer I’m sure you must have written something about it so please add your My Best Post of The Week […]

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6 tips for dealing with gaming addiction

Video games and an online presence has become the norm for everyone, even young children are starting to find their way but do you ever worry your child is spending too much time playing games? Ciaran O’Connor a psychotherapist and game designer shares his 6 tips for dealing with gaming addiction. If your child has an uncomfortable reliance […]

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Does anyone blog in August?

I have a confession, in August I am the worst blogger. Does anyone blog in August? Of course, they do. Don’t they? Having largely failed to visit other blogs (as a good blogger should) I’ve very little idea. Is anyone reading this? *knocks on screen*. I’m rubbish at blogging in August. It’s my ‘slow’ month, […]

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Surf City USA: 13 must-dos for families

Ever since Jan and Dean dubbed it “Surf City USA,” Huntington Beach has lived up to the name. With 10 miles of sandy beaches (there are five to choose from) and “endless summer” temperatures consistently in the 70s, it’s a classic Californian surf town perfect for catching a wave. It’s also a fab one-stop destination for families wanting a base […]

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Top street foods at Camp Bestival

I was lucky to go to Camp Bestival for the first time this year with my family; as newbies it can be a little overwhelming until you get an idea of where things are and what you’d like to do as I don’t feel we even scratched the surface and yet we didn’t stop for the […]

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My Best Post of The Week >> Add yours!

As I explained last week I am currently on holiday and (hopefully as I writing and scheduling this post in advance) having a fantastic time but for those of you who have returned or stayca’ed this year then then please find the BritMums #MBPW below to add your favourite writing from the past week to. […]

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August Beauty Round-Up: Skin Care, Make-up and Novelty Products

It’s almost the middle of August! Shall we wave goodbye to the summer and prepare for autumn? I say…NO! The time for the ugly weather will be long so let’s just enjoy the sunshine – well if you are not in London where it’s raining for the rest of the week. Most of you are […]

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A Royal Day Out in London

  If there’s one good idea I had this summer holiday it was to buy tickets for a tour of Buckingham Palace with the children. There are a few different tickets available and I chose the State Rooms and Gardens Highlight Tour. (£63.75 for 1 adult and 2 children ordered from The Royal Collection) My twins are 6 […]

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Single Parent Round-up: Summer holiday activity and inactivity

Hooray for Summer Holidays, eh? Or… you know… er… This month’s round-up is a little early, and also a tad slimmed-down as everyone is off on hollibobs and having a well deserved rest. I don’t know about you, but the Summer holidays are one of those times when it really notices that I’m a single […]

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Special Needs Round-up: Summer holiday survival

The school holidays are here and blogging takes a back seat for most of us, or at least changes tack, pace and content. But how DO you feel about the long stretch of holiday? Are you pleased that the pressure is off, or does your child prefer a routine to stick to? Do you relish […]

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My Best Post of The Week >> Add yours!

My timelines across social media are full of people on their holidays and it’s so lovely to see them having fun but frustrating whilst you’re sitting at home still waiting for your holiday date to arrive. Well that for us is today! We’re off to France for a fortnight and I can’t wait to spend […]

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Loom to the Moon!

You may have seen a tweet or Facebook share about a campaign for a special boy – Loom to the Moon. Over the last year my family has been through the most unimaginable heartache, watching my cousin’s gorgeous little boy Skye’s battle with an aggressive brain tumour. The journey through this tortuous time has been […]

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