Family adventures: Top 10 travel must-haves when travelling with kids

Whether you’re jetting off to the Far East or you’re driving across the Channel, there are some travel must-haves you need to know about. A sense of adventure: Travelling as a family doesn’t mean you need to give up your sense of adventure. We went on a road trip across America when our eldest was … More Family adventures: Top 10 travel must-haves when travelling with kids

Yummy Num Noms Pancake recipes for Shrove Tuesday and beyond

Oranges, melons, strawberries and S’mores may not be your normal tastes associated with pancake day BUT hold the batter and let us explain. We were set a challenge by the Num Noms to use their scented flavours to inspire our pancake creations and we were deliciously delighted by the results. Warning: It was me and … More Yummy Num Noms Pancake recipes for Shrove Tuesday and beyond

Real Life Reads: Meet the Inventor, entrepreneur and STEM advocate Ruth Amos

Ruth Amos is a multi-award-winning entrepreneur and inventor of StairSteady. She won the 2006 Young Engineer of the Year award in Britain with her idea to aid mobility. Ruth is also Co-Founder of Kids Invent Stuff and Managing Director of DROLS an educational toy start up. She is also a trustee of Greenbelt Festival and a … More Real Life Reads: Meet the Inventor, entrepreneur and STEM advocate Ruth Amos

Blowing out the candles on birthday party politics: The rules

Invites: If you want to invite one person  to a birthday party from a group/club/class/clique, you must invite the entire group/club/class, no exceptions, so nobody is left out. Birthday Cake: It should be bigger than the cake at the last party you went to. The birthday girl/boy’s parents must spend at least 48 hours hand … More Blowing out the candles on birthday party politics: The rules

Singing Frozen Let it Go: Why it could be dangerous for your kid

“Let it gooo, Let it gooo, the cold never bothered me anyway…” *cue dancing and drums* It is our favourite (or at least most sung) song in this house. Even my two-year-old knows the words and the tune. Watch Frozen Live on stage here:   But Should little kids sing Let It Go ? To … More Singing Frozen Let it Go: Why it could be dangerous for your kid

Family travel guide: Adventures in Malaysia from Taman Negara to Kuala Lumpur

The moment you walk out of the airport, it hits you. The humid heat engulfs every inch of your body, the smell makes your stomach rumble and there’s a whirring noise in the background. Welcome to South East Asia… a part of the world I have been travelling to since I was a little kid. … More Family travel guide: Adventures in Malaysia from Taman Negara to Kuala Lumpur

Real Life Reads: Meet the founder of a kids activity app

Each week I’m featuring an inspiring person whose real-life experience is sure to inspire you.  This week… Mama Mei chats to a young entrepreneur who has set up a nation-wide app which helps parents locate child-friendly activities in their area.  23-year-old Tessa Robinson, a former musical theatre student, created the Club Hub UK app after … More Real Life Reads: Meet the founder of a kids activity app

LGBT History Month: Growing up Gay – alternative truths

I’m proud to have been brought up by two Gay Men (my Dad and my Step-Dad) as well as a straight couple (my Mum and my other Step-Dad). Having grown up in a largely homophobic society, it shudders me to think that times were even harder in the past for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans … More LGBT History Month: Growing up Gay – alternative truths