KidloLand-App-Reviews
education, Giveaway, Parenting, Reviews

When Screen Time Is Also Learning Time | KidloLand App Reviews and Giveaway!

When KidloLand approached me to do a review of three of their apps, it was a big ‘Yes’ from me! The summer holidays are in full swing. Whilst we are on holiday I am still trying to do extra learning activities with the girls to help them catch-up a bit since moving from South Africa to the UK. I knew that these apps could help me do that so doing the KidloLand App reviews of three of their apps was a win for the kids, and a win for me!

We all know that too much screen time is not good for our kids. But let’s be honest here, whilst we don’t want them to grow up with ‘square eye’s’, they need to be technologically savvy! And they are! Most two-year olds out there can unlock their parent’s phone without even realising what they are doing. For me it has got to the stage where if screen time is also learning time, I’ll allow it. In moderation of course!

As long as what they are doing on the phone, tablet or Smart TV is positively contributing to their education, or teaching them a life lesson such as kindness, anti-bullying etc, then I don’t mind.

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Days Out UK, family, Reviews, Travel

Family Fun At The Yorkshire Wildlife Park

This past weekend, we headed to Doncaster family fun at the Yorkshire Wildlife Park. It is only about an hour or so from us which is great!

As soon as we arrived we were greeted by sculptured lions at the gates, and directed to the Rhino Car Park. I knew I would miss Africa, but it hit me unexpectedly hard.

I guess it was a combination of glorious weather, African animals, and the fact that the girls were in their element. The whole thing was a completely different cultural experience to our last trip to Bolton Abbey but it was a good family day out filled with fun, and another opportunity to create memories.  Continue reading “Family Fun At The Yorkshire Wildlife Park”

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Our Relocation Journey, Reviews

Whatever Life Chux At You

In just over three weeks time, we will be getting on a plane and flying off to start our new life in the UK. It’s crazy that we’re already counting the days now. 6 months ago, this wasn’t even on the cards for us, but I am at that stage now when I can’t wait to leave.

It’s not that I want to leave South Africa, or Africa as a whole at all. It’s more about the fact that I am excited to get to the UK now and to start our new life there. Unfortunately though, circumstances what they are, I am still here. My husband left 3 weeks ago, and it’s been tough without him. Really tough.

People keep asking me, “Are you ready? Are you packed? Is everything sorted?”  Continue reading “Whatever Life Chux At You”

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family, Reviews

The Best Family Board Games For Kids + Giveaway | #PrimaGamesFest

I was recently asked to review a number of family board games as part of the #PrimaGamesFest sponsored by Prima Toys! I have to admit, I was a bit dubious about this. Whilst I love my girls, my eldest is very competitive. I tend to avoid situations such as board games where I have to manage this. #badmom

Also, my husband is away so I am solo parenting the girls and I wasn’t sure I could handle refereeing the board games on my own. Continue reading “The Best Family Board Games For Kids + Giveaway | #PrimaGamesFest”

Blogging, Giveaway, Reviews

LOL Surprise Puzzle and Board Game + Giveaway

For those of you that have been following me for a while, you will know that my girls are LOL Surprise Doll crazy!!!

My eldest more so, but whatever she does, her Lil Sister follows suit. (See what I did there?) She has even made an entire flip file of colouring in pictures of LOL dolls and categorised them into Series 1, 2, and 3, and of course, don’t forget the Glitterati! The obsession is real.

I Did What Any Mommy Blogger Would Do

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Blogging, motherhood, Parenting, Reviews

#GirlMomsMeetUp – Was It A Success?

A few months ago, although it feels like yesterday, Charlene, Chanene and I decided to organise an event that was the type of event that we, as moms of girls, would actually want to attend. We wanted it to be focused on us as mothers, and our girls too. We also wanted to learn, discover and explore the market specifically targeting little girls between the ages of 5 and 10 years old. The #GirlMomsMeetUp was formed! You can read more about how this whole concept came about here.

Who Was There?

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