With half term upon us, it’s great to have a few craft activities to turn to when the children need entertaining. I’ve done a few craft projects this year and I’ve also seen some amazing crafts from other bloggers. So I thought I’d share 10 of my favourites. These are all really simple crafts for young children. None of them take any specialist equipment and children can really get involved. 1. Paper plate birds Jenny from The Gingerbread House has been making paper plate birds with her little ones. This is a super easy craft that involves folding a paper plate…

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Before going self-employed I held numerous roles, all of which put me in contact with questionable characters. And I don’t mean clients, I mean my colleagues. Since then I’ve worked hard to put myself into a position where I take on the work I want to do and turn down the rest. I charge set fees but better still, I choose who I work with. My criteria for working with someone 1. Respect If someone emails me asking me to do something for them and they’re going to give me the sum total of nothing in return, they don’t respect me. That…

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It has been far too long since I’ve had an inspirational parent takeover on my blog. The last one was a fabulous interview from Jenny back in December. I never really stopped doing them, but I didn’t seek out people to take part either. That was until Martyn messaged me and said that he knew someone who he thought would be perfect for this interview series. I already followed meandminimees on Twitter, but Martyn’s message made me take a closer look. Meandminimees is written under the pseudonym of Matthew Blythe. The writer is a single dad to two teenagers who he adopted when…

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With Libby off school poorly the past few days, I’ve been looking for things to do that weren’t too energetic. Luckily our Bostik blogger craft box for the month arrived just in the nick of time. The theme this month was space and both girls wanted to make a spaceship. This is the perfect craft for children to do themselves. It’s also ideal for two children to work together, because the spaceship is made in two separate parts. What you’ll need An open-bottomed cardboard cone An empty kitchen roll Paint Stickers or other decorations Bostik white PVA glu Glu dots Newspaper Old…

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Well what a mistake that was. Last week I mentioned that things seemed to have calmed down. Of course, what followed was a busy weekend with a night out and a blogging conference. Then came a long drive home to deal with ill children. All. Week. The sickness bug Libby rarely gets ill, but when she does, she always makes a proper job of it. Last October we ended up in A & E with her due to a vomiting bug. And this week hasn’t been much better. We were again advised by NHS 111 to take her to the local hospital. But…

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