A fantastic (and short!) free printable teacher thank you note template that you can print off and let your kids fill in at the end of the school year. Makes a great alternative to a traditional thank you card, adds some personalisation, and is a great finishing touch to a gift. I … [Read more...] about FREE PRINTABLE TEACHER THANK YOU LETTER – THE KIDS WILL LOVE TO FILL IN
If you've ever wondered "How do I display my childrens art" then these 12 ideas will help. They give you creative, and easy ways to display your kids creations and can be used for inspiration in your own home to make a fantastic display - without it taking over every square … [Read more...] about 12 STYLISH & CREATIVE IDEAS TO DISPLAY KIDS ART (WITHOUT IT TAKING OVER YOUR HOME!)
Are you ready for the long school holidays? Have you worked out how you will get things done in the kids summer holidays - or are you planning on just doing your best and keeping your fingers crossed? Whether you work, have time booked off, or are at home - the holidays can be a tough time to … [Read more...] about THE EASIEST WAY TO GET THINGS DONE IN THE KIDS SUMMER HOLIDAYS – WITHOUT LOSING YOUR MIND!
Do you have a bathroom schedule for your family? If you're tired of the stress of rushing around each morning then this is the post for you! Back to school is upon us, and with that can come a rush each morning to use the bathroom, get ready and leave the house in good time. It's the time of … [Read more...] about 6 TIPS TO CREATE THE PERFECT BATHROOM SCHEDULE – SO EVERYONE GETS A TURN!
Some people will disagree with trying to get smaller children to help around the house. This time in their lives is for play, not for working - surely? Whilst I am in full agreement that play and fun should be top of the list - there's no reason why some chores can't be weaved into that fun … [Read more...] about 6 EASY WAYS TO GET SMALL CHILDREN TO HELP AROUND THE HOUSE – & WHY YOU SHOULD!
School started a few weeks ago now, and with that came a variety of changes to all the childrens weekly commitments. Time changes, day changes, new hobbies - lots will have been thrown at you already! We've been caught out once already with these changes - so ingrained is the schedule from … [Read more...] about FREE SIMPLE & EASY KIDS WEEKLY PLANNER PRINTABLE – GET THEM ORGANISED!
I have a thing about Sundays. They can sometimes feel like all you are doing is preparing for the following week - errands and chores galore. And while I think that some amount of preparation on a Sunday is a good thing, it has to be balanced out with a little each day - so that you can have some … [Read more...] about WHY FRIDAY IS THE NEW SUNDAY WHEN IT COMES TO PREPARING FOR SCHOOL!
It's the Easter holidays this month and even with the best of intentions about getting lots done and having some fun with the kids, it can sometimes be difficult to find things to do while they are home for a couple of weeks. As such, I wanted to share a little idea/tip that I am going to try out … [Read more...] about CREATING A “THINGS TO DO” JAR FOR THE FAMILY
Today I wanted to chat about something that I get asked often about, and that's the difficult topic of other peoples clutter. This sort of clutter is the worst type, as you basically have no real control over it - and as such it can feel overpowering in any home and can really start to have a … [Read more...] about 2 simple ideas of how to deal with other peoples clutter and stay calm
This post is one that I really hope helps all of you who are looking after younger kids this summer, with a variety of fun kids activities to keep them occupied. After all, the summer holidays are just around the corner, and with them come a mass of free days waiting to be filled - so rather than … [Read more...] about 23 FUN KIDS ACTIVITIES TO KEEP THEM OCCUPIED THIS SUMMER
There is always a debate on whether children should be given house chores or not - with those being for them helping say that it teaches them so much, whereas those against the idea say let kids be kids for as long as they can be as childhood is short and should be full of fun. Where do you … [Read more...] about 11 great reasons to get kids involved in household chores
Its all too easy in todays fast paced world to let family time slip. Everyone has their own busy schedules, even the little ones seem to have something every day! its no wonder that family time can end up at the bottom of the list. Here are a few simple ideas that you can implement in your own … [Read more...] about 10 simple tips to make the most of family time
In our home my hubby creates the most washing, by far. He goes to the gym at least once a day (bags of sweaty kit come back with him.....), he works in an office and wears a suit (shirt etc.... required daily) and then changes when he gets home into casual clothes. 3 sets of clothing every … [Read more...] about Delegate what people create
Its very difficult to stay organised if your family and those who live with you aren't on board with the whole idea of changing things to become more organised. You are fighting a losing battle unless you are all involved - to some extent at least. So, what needs to be done? Firstly – get … [Read more...] about How can I get the whole family on board with getting organised?
You've decided to get your home and life organised, once and for all - but theres one thing thats really stopping you still...... the rest of the family! We've all been there - someone wants change and the others resist. Thats the way it will usually be until you get everyone on board with the … [Read more...] about How To Get Your Family More Organised!
How many teenagers happily and willingly help around the house? I have recently been asked by a reader how to start to get teens to help, and to keep it going. She had tried everything, and although her teens were quite willing, there was no continuity in them doing things. I don't think … [Read more...] about How To Get Teenagers To Help Around The House…
As the first part of my SMILE series of posts, I wrote about "How to Live a Balanced Life". It was about an acronym that I came up with many moons ago as an attempt to always consider all the different parts of my life each day, and to not let any one thing dominate too much. Basically an easy … [Read more...] about Getting your Social life sorted! (S.M.I.L.E 1 of 5)
I was reading a magazine article the other day that mentioned how important it was to be in sync with your partner - so that your relationship flourished. It was an article about how, no matter what your personalities were, you can work together to ensure that your relationhip thrived - and that … [Read more...] about How being organised (or not!) can affect your relationship