It’s Tuesday again, time for another Family Travel Tips. I hope everyone has enjoyed the long weekend, we’ve certainly been making the most of the extra family time to get out and about. The past fortnight has been a total whirlwind for me and reading everyone’s amazing family travel posts was a welcome distraction. Featured posts Every fortnight, Carrie and I each choose a post to feature from those that linked up last time. I really enjoyed this post about edible Shetland from Foodie Quine. Shetland is somewhere I have always wanted to visit and Claire’s post just made me…

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Knock, knock, knock. Muuuummm, mmmmuuuumm, Can I come into your room? Can I have the iPad? Will you read me a story? Where’s my onesie? Is it breakfast time yet? I close the laptop with a sigh. It’s 6.03 am and I thought (stupidly) that at this time I would get some peace and quiet. I’ve got so much to do. My husband is away, work is piling up and don’t even talk to me about washing. The door opens and they all pile in. Two excited children and two unruly dogs. The kids are jumping on the bed, laughing,…

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This is a collaborative post. I’ve written before about how screen time impacts children’s behaviour. We bought an iPad around a year ago because I didn’t want Libby to be the only one who couldn’t use it when she started school. Prior to that, both girls would watch television and watch nursery rhymes on the computer. But neither of them could use devices themselves. Our screen time These days, the girls have a very limited amount of screen time. This is predominantly because they’re too busy doing other things. Now that the evenings are lighter, they go straight outside as soon…

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Blogging has offered me some amazing opportunities over the years, but this has to be the best. A few weeks ago, Vitality Move got in touch and asked if we’d like to train with Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill. Fast forward to Monday and there we were, huddled under a bridge in the pouring rain listening to Lia telling Jess not to run too fast in case she banged her chin. The Vitality Move Fitness and music Festival The Vitality Move Fitness and music Festival is taking place at two venues – Chatsworth House (9th July) and Windsor Great Park (17th September).…

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I do sometimes wonder whether we do too much with the children. They have very little down time at home and rarely do schoolwork outside of school. I’ve written before about the lessons children will never learn from homework and it has been particularly true this week. In fact Libby missed the first day of term at school because, quite frankly, she had a better offer. A busy weekend Last Friday, my husband took the girls out for a day so I could catch up with some work. He’s away this week and I’d been in Easter holiday mode for too long so…

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