Pet Turtles: Should You Get One?

A turtle can be a wonderful pet. However, before you get one, make sure you know what you’re getting into. 

Turtles are among the oldest reptiles on earth. Their hard shell and slow mannerisms make them unique pets. There are many species of turtles. Some prefer to live on land, while others prefer to live in water. Their dietary needs are also different. If you decide to own one, do some research and observations first. If you want to know if you should have a turtle as a pet, keep reading.

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Science Mad! Science Kits Review & Giveaway

Finding toys and activities which spark children’s curiosity and allow them to follow their passions while having fun is a win-win for both parents and children. I love to see my kids exploring their interests and developing their knowledge, and the Science Mad! Science kits enable them to do just that. 

These are great quality Science kits for older kids of age 10+ who would like to go deeper into scientific experiments and offer a brilliant opportunity for kids to be able to do just that. 

Let’s take a closer look at some of the Science Mad Science kits available from Smyths

Science Mad! Science kits for kids

The really great thing that stands out about the Science Mad! collection of products is that it offers kids real scientific equipment and enables them to use real kits with working features. 

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Interesting Ways to Spend Your Child-Free Time

While being a parent can be incredibly fun, there is no shame in admitting that you might like a little bit of time to yourself every now and again. For couples, this could involve one parent taking over all duties for an evening, weekend, or even extended period. Single parents may need to restrict their ‘me time’ to when the other parent is responsible for the children. Solo parents might need to get a little bit more creative, such as utilising other family members, hiring babysitters, or even working their time around school.


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Helping Children Cope With Traumatic Events

We live in a world where traumatic events are a reality and can happen to any of us unexpectedly. As adults we can find resources to cope and minimize the distress that these events may cause. It is often hard to understand how much of these situations will affect us in the long run so it is really important to address them straight away.

When it comes to children, we fail to understand that despite their size they have very big emotions just as we do but not many coping mechanisms to deal with them. They rely on us for support and guidance and in this post we will share some ideas of how to help the little ones cope and understand traumatic events.

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Wardrobe Essentials For Minimalist Mums

We are all well aware of the changes that having a baby bring into our lives. And with our bodies changing so will our wardrobes. I have been trying to apply minimalism into my life for a while now and when it came to wardrobe essentials I think I did a very good job! Minimalism is not only about having less things but also focusing on the quality of these items so you avoid buying so often.

The quality part of the minimalism philosophy was definitely the hardest part for me. I am not that much into shopping but whenever I have to I go for cheap and never bother about quality. With time I realised that if you invest a bit more money on an item that will probably last and in the long run you will be saving money, which is what minimalism is about. Buy less but good quality items.

I will share some women’s clothing items I chose after having my daughter and hopefully that will give you some good ideas of what to get for yourself.

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Tips For Taking Your Child To A West End Show For The First Time

A day out with the kids is always a fun adventure. It can be a handful but if you plan a bit ahead of time you will be able to enjoy the experience. The West End is filled with entertainment for the little ones and it is an incredible cultural experience for their little curious minds and parents are in for a treat as well. The London night life is very exciting. The little ones will love the bright marquee lights and be mesmerized by how lively the city is at night. It is undeniably one of the coolest things to do in London.

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Living with Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (C-PTSD)

Everyone has heard of PTSD but what about C-PTSD? More and more people are becoming aware of this diagnosis and it affects more people than you would think. I have C-PTSD and in this blog post I will talk a bit about experiences with Cptsd. 

Post-traumatic stress disorder is something that can affect people after they have been through a traumatic event. People with PTSD often have difficulties sleeping, feel on edge, are easily startled, are irritable, have trouble concentrating and remembering details, and are always on the lookout for danger.

C-PTSD is very similar but rather than being caused by one main event or incident, it is a result of on-going prolonged and chronic trauma making the PTSD complex.

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Rustic Star Craft: A Year of Nature Craft and Play

A Year of Nature Craft and Play (Harper Collins) is a new nature based activity book by garden blogger Catherine Hughes and well-being author Becky Goddard-Hill.

In the book they share a host of nature craft and play ideas following the seasons.

They also include nature-based science experiments and gardening projects as well as mindfulness activities, cooking and gift ideas.

Today we will share with you a Rustic Star Craft tutorial from the book, and we have a copy to giveaway to one lucky reader at the end of this blog post.

A year of nature craft and play book cover

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Free Printable Pack Educational Witch Activities for Halloween Learning

With Halloween coming up, it’s time to get witchy! The kids will have so much fun learning with these educational Witch themed activities using our free printable pack of Halloween worksheets.

Halloween is an exciting time of year for kids, with costume parties, ghost stories, and of course, trick-or-treating. It also offers lots of fun themes that can be included in your home learning, from Witches to Pumpkins to Monsters, Ghosts and more.

We have provided a free printable pack that contains many Witch themed activities and worksheets that are perfect for this time of year. These include coloring pages, dot to dot, scattergories, potion brewing and more – all designed to make learning fun and engaging.

Educational Witch Printables for Halloween Learning

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Secret Coding Picture Halloween Activity for Kids

Printable Halloween Activities: The Coolest and Scariest Ideas for Kids.

Are you looking for a cheap Halloween activity, something to keep the kids entertained over half term or maybe for some kid’s halloween party ideas?

Try one of our free printable Halloween activities for kids. Today we have a secret coding picture activity sheet to share, and this one is great for older kids.

Halloween printable for kids Secret coding picture pumpkin face

How to do the Secret Coding Picture Activity

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