In an age of tablets, laptops, androids and everything electronic it is easy for children to miss out on the skills of how to complete DIY activities and let’s face it, those of us who were kids when there weren’t devices are pretty rusty when it comes to these fun skills, well look no further…

Steam Ahead is an activity packed book for parents and kids aged 4-10, it introduces our kids to the magic of electronics, game and toy designing, printing, understanding basic scientific principles and most importantly, they’ll have a blast making them.

STEM or STEAM is an acronym and stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math.

If the fact that this book is on £1.57 for the kindle version and £7.87 for the paperback, but it is literally packed out with activities!

How often do we say that we buy kids expensive gifts and the end up making their own games out of the box or wrapping paper? Well now they have their very own guide of how to make their own games and it also improves their skills in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math.

We know how hard it is to get kids to actually sit down and concentrate, well this guide gives them fun activities to create using their brains and hands which ultimately will improve their concentration skills, plus it’s a great bonding activity for parent and child or even for siblings/friends to do together and build their team work skills.

There are coloured difficult levels to work out what is best for which child, how great is that?! We all know kids develop at different levels and paces, now you have a guide of 1-5 difficult level.

What is even better is the activities are actually projects that kids WILL want to do, light up dance pads, pop up cards (great with Christmas around the corner), handmade soaps, bubble blowers, cloud lanterns etc. It’s so exciting!

The book also contains a list of materials so you can be prepared for doing the activities, there’s a full list at the back and short lists on each activities page, plus the activities themselves are short and easy to follow.

Kids like to move at a fast pace and it’s always best not to over complicate building new skills, so this guide is perfect for simplifying activities and making them easy to read.

The bright colours, great pictures and easy to read instructions make this the perfect guide for kids, with Christmas around the corner why not give your child the gift of skills and fun (plus it’s super cheap to buy).

Overall this book is the perfect activity filled, educational and most importantly fun guide you could get for yourself and your children, what are you waiting for…here are the links you need:

Paperback: STEAM AHEAD! DIY for Kids

Kindle version: STEAM AHEAD! DIY for Kids

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A break from blogging

So  I’ve had a bit of a break from blogging the last few months. I’ve really missed it and feel there are so many things I have missed recording about my little monkey’s.

To re-cap I have two little boys Jack (2.5 yrs) and Michael (1.5 yrs) and write about all the trials and tribulations of being their mummy. Since I stopped blogging things have changed quite a lot, I am now expect a baby GIRL!

I will talk about my pregnancy more in upcoming posts but I’m still in shock it is a girl!

I just wanted to write a quick post about why I haven’t been blogging for a while, there has been no major reason other than life just getting in the way.

So now I have my 2yr old, 1 yr old, 20 weeks Pregnancy and my wedding in 8 weeks! Safe to say I have plenty to write about…..


It’s your turn…

It’s the middle of the night and the familiar sound of our youngest child screaming bloody murder wakes us, we each know the other one is awake as we both jumped at the sudden screech projected by our child’s lungs.

It’s only a few seconds but there’s a pistols at dawn scenario playing out, to who will get up to see to him. With Mikey I have the shorter straw if you will in this situation, as I’m breast feeding, he’s most likely hungry, but luckily to my advantage I have an amazing Fiancé, Paul, who wants to do his part so he gets up, checks his nappy, passes him to me for a feed (and sometimes even pulls my boob out for me) and then puts him back in his moses basket when he’s milk drunk.

With our eldest son, he was bottle fed, for the first 12 weeks I provided him with breast milk through bottles so this meant a rigorous breast pumping routine 8-10 times a day, Paul as wonderful as ever would feel guilty I went through so much to provide for our son, so I think maybe all in all I did about 10 nights with Jack and Paul did the rest.

We giggle about it now, as Jack sleeps for about 10 hours a night and Mikey does the same with just one wake to feed. Having two kids under 2 we’ve quickly realised it isn’t just the night feeds that leave us nudging each other saying “It’s your turn”.

Amongst the madness we make a good team, it sometimes feels like we’re working a checkout conveyor belt filled with nappies, bottles and snotty tissues, but that’s all part of the fun of parenthood!