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Sands Alive – sensory and creative fun…


I am a bit of a play-dough fan and if you have read our blog before you will know I like to make our own dough, and expiremtn with textures and colors. I have tried “play-dough sand” before both the

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Wrap your lunch differently and a giveaway…


I pack a lot of lunches in my house. Every day, we have a lunch box for each child, one for the Husband, and I try to include myself as well, to make sure I get lunch, rather than buying. 

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Can you survive without the supermarket? Take a Supermarket Siesta?

Supermarket Siesta

So a month ago, I wrote about taking a break from supermarket shopping. It’s not exactly my favorite pastime, so when the lovely team at Supermarket Siesta said “see if you can manage without it”, I thought it might  be

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Our week in photos… pouty selfies and DIY haircuts…


Welcome to our week in photos. Snaphots from our week. Cats, coffee, chaos and cake usually feature. You can keep up with us on Instagram or Facebook too!  The week where we do DIY haircuts (you can read why here)

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Message in a bottle – A beautiful gift!


It’s here, it’s here. The wonderful Message in A Bottle personalized children’s book we shared about earlier in the summer, has arrived! We were very excited. Me, because I have been honored to be part of the launch team helping to get the

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Lessons in kindness…


Sometimes as a parent you need to let your kids work life out for themselves, you can’t always be there to solve all their problems for them, you teach them, you lead by example and then you hope they take

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What did the cat say? 


It’s Saturday. That means I post a funny photo and you get to caption it… Saturday is caption day!  So what did the cat, or the human say?      Please do not copy my work, or use my photos. Thanks © 2016 karen reekieAll Rights ReservedOriginal content here is published under these license

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Fish tank therapy and caring for fish as pets, in your home…


The children and I recently had a fun morning out, visiting a place where Tetra, the fish and aquatics specialists, were hosting and sharing about fish, how to keep them properly, to help us learn about different breeds of fish,

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Making children take responsibilty for their pets?


I feel like I run a mini zoo, and no I am not talking about the children in our household but the pets… We currently have  a hamster, two cats, and two rabbits. The snail and the rabbits are “the

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Kidi Superstar – now kids can be a popstar at home!


If you have a little one that LOVES singing, dancing and making music, and wants to be a superstar, then the Kidi Superstar from Vtech is right up their street.  “VTech’s new Kidi Super Star karaoke microphone and stand uses

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