Toddler Holiday: An Essential Packing List For Busy Mums.
My essential packing list for your UK family holiday with a toddler is a lifesaver – well, a time saver!View Post
Everyone knows at least one kid that loves dinosaurs! Both my girls absolutely love dinosaurs and have since they were toddlers. So I’ve compiled this short list of the best dinosaur books for toddlers and preschoolers.View Post
Maths is fun. No really, it is! Give this fun maths activity a try with your kids. They will love it. And they’ll learn while they’re playing, which is definitely a winner if you’re stuck for ideas of fun maths home learning activities that also keep the kiddos entertained.View Post
Making your own homemade puzzle for preschoolers is such a super-simple, quick and easy activity to set up for your kids. And it’s just perfect for rainy days.View Post
Pom Pom Pick-Up is a fantastically fun game for kids of all ages. It’s also a great way to help toddlers and preschoolers develop important skills, which older kids can refine by playing too. You have to try it with your kiddos!
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GinGin was very kindly gifted an LOL 3D puzzle from Ravensburger so she could join in with their #positivelypuzzling initiative.View Post
Buying a new pushchair can be a real headache. There are so many to choose from. So, busy mummy, I’ve created this handy list of the 12 best baby strollers costing under £200 to make your life a little easier.View Post
With Christmas just around the corner it’s time to get our homes organised and ready for the avalanche of kids’ toys that are about to invade our living space. Find out how to declutter your home using the KonMari method of tidying.View Post
Refresh Your Winter Clothes It’s almost time to unpack your winter clothes now the days are getting shorter and the weather is turning colder. Keep reading to discover how you can refresh your winter wardrobe,…View Post
Head on down to the Eden Project this half term for some spooktacular family fun for Halloween. Halloweden is a great day out for all the family. If you follow GinGin & Roo on Instagram…View Post
Discover what I thought about the customisable online stationery from Paperless Post in this review. Ad | Coins were gifted to use in collaboration with Paperless Post I love the sentiment of sending and receiving…View Post
Make your kid’s Christmas extra special this year with these fabulous present sacks from Harrow & Green. I know it’s still only October. And I know most of us are still planning our Halloween celebrations,…View Post
We’ve only gone and bloody won! Yep, you read that correctly, the GinGin & Roo blog won the BritMums Fresh Voice Brilliance in Blogging Awards 2019! I still can’t actually believe it. Twenty-three hours after…View Post
Blogging is still a bit of a mystery to me. I love to write. And people seem to like my posts. Brands even reach out to work with us. But imagine my surprise when I…View Post
Cornwall is the destination of choice for many Brits choosing a staycation this summer. And who can blame them? With an epic coastline, gorgeous beaches, turquoise sea and rugged landscape there’s something for everyone. Keep…View Post
Getting toddlers to go to sleep and stay asleep is one of those parenting problems that nobody tells you about. We all know about the sleep deprivation associated with newborn babies. But the brutal two-hourly feeding cycle eventually ends and baby will start to sleep longer. Knowing how to improve your toddler’s sleep is a different parenting problem entirely.View Post
Discover this Brilliant Book to Help Your Baby Learn Numbers. We all know that reading with our kids is an important and enjoyable part of parenting. But did you know that the earlier you start…View Post
Six Amazing Places in Cornwall Your Kids Will Love The summer holidays are nearly here. Yay! No school run for six whole weeks. But how do you keep the kids entertained for that long? Below…View Post
Education is a wonderful thing. Learning new things everyday is possibly the greatest feeling in the world. But what if the things our kids are learning is damaging their feeling of self-worth? Read on to discover how “perfect presentation” caused tears for my 6 year old daughter.View Post
Does the name Alina Morse mean anything to you? No. Me neither. Well, not until about 11:30 this morning.
Casually surfing the net – and being generally unproductive – I stumbled across an article from Entrepreneur. It was all about this 13-year-old girl, Alina Morse.
The title of the article was intriguing enough for me to open it. I anticipated scanning the first few lines, loosing interest and moving on. But, I actually read the whole thing. Plus I came away with some ideas about being successful that I’d like to share with you.View Post
If you’re a parent (or guardian) with small children you will no doubt be painfully aware of the excruciating agony caused by the public tantrum.
We’ve all been there. Right? Happy kid one minute. Screaming public spectacle the next.
Plus our little darlings pick the most embarrassing places and/or times to execute their high-pitched scream-a-thon for maximum impact.View Post
What was the last book you bought? I mean a proper book. Made out of paper. With real pages. And an actual cover. Where you had to venture out to a bookshop to buy it. When you allowed yourself more time than you’ll admit to just looking at all the delights on offer. Picking up titles, reading the blurbs and putting them back again. Until you found it. The one. The next adventure you could enjoy in your fluffy socks with a nice cup of tea and maybe a biscuit. Custard cream, obviously!View Post
Last month I shared with you a must-go place if you’re ever in Cornwall. It’s a plant-lover’s paradise. You can read about it here.
I promised to reveal the plant that made me so ridiculously happy.
Well, take a look at the cover image for this blog post.
Ta-dah!!!! This little bundle of spiky-succulent-gorgeousness is the plant!View Post
What was the last thing you bought that made you happy? I mean truly happy. Feeling giddy, like a 5 year old on their birthday kind of happy. A stomach-flipping happiness. A thing that will last. That you will treasure. That will not end up on an internet selling site.
Mine was a plant. Yep. A plant!
It’s the best plant I’ve bought ever. Ever!View Post
Have you ever heard the saying “it takes a village to raise a child”? Well someone didn’t just make that up because it sounded cute.
You cannot raise a child completely on your own. I mean technically you can. But why would you? We are social creatures. Our babies need to learn to be social too.View Post
I waited until my friend took GinGin and Roo out of the nurse’s room and I cried. I sobbed my little heart out on the nurse’s shoulder. It was too much. I’d managed to hold myself together in front of the girls. But once they were out of sight, and I knew they were safe, I couldn’t hold it in any longer.View Post
“What do you buy a one year old? Seriously. What the actual heck do you get for them?”
If these words seem familiar then you may have read them in my first ever blog post where I revealed that there was less than eight days to Roo’s first birthday, and I had no clue about what gifts to get her. Well it was Roo’s big-girl-number-one birthday last weekend. And yes – before you start to panic – she did have some presents to open. The only thing I remembered about GinGin’s first birthday was that we went massively overboard with the amount of stuff we got for her. I mean it took her two days to open them all. TWO DAYS! I was determined we wouldn’t make that mistake again.View Post
“Don’t be silly mummy; I’ll never go to space.” Declared GinGin so matter of fact. “Oh, and why not?” The question I wish I didn’t have to ask. “Because girls can’t be astronauts!” And there it was. The hammer blow to my chest. Four little words: girls can’t be astronauts. My heart was broken and I was crying inside.View Post