As a parent, especially after a child, reaches five years it can be expensive business paying for this and that. Nothing makes me happier than finding things for free. So, let me tell you good places to source free stuff your kids.
I love my local library, it is one of my favourite places now that I am a parent. There is so much on offer for children and it is free. Not only can you get books out you can also get DVDs and audiobooks for children. Audiobooks are perfect to get on loan if you are going on a long car journey to keep little ones entertained. The library also offers rythme time and story time for children. For the older children, there is coding club as well or free, perfect!
A fantastic site to check out current products for free for children is www.wowfreestuff.co.uk great place to see the latest free stuff you can get your hands on. From free crafty activity boxes to free toys. It is definitely worth a gander to see what you can get!
If you’re looking for free events then I would suggest that you check your local council who advertise free events or festivals in your local area.
A lot of companies have an option to sign up for membership to their products. A brilliant example would be Lego where you can get a free magazine or if you have young children Pampers frequently send coupons in the post if you join Pampers club.
Another brilliant website for finding fun and educational workshirts is k5learning fantastic for if you are teaching writing, reading or maths.
Are there any suggestions that I have mentioned where you can get free stuff for children? I would love to hear what you have found.
Cheers for reading X
This is a sponsored post. However, all opinions expressed are entirely my own.
My word of the week is:
because this week my son had the beaver toy to look after all week. Whhich was fun until we had to return him. My eldest doesn’t like to return beaver. so, took a lot of persuasion and discussion about if he did have beaver all the time he would be bored. At least when he gets him again in the future he can be excited because it is different and fun.
I also went to a school meeting at school about ds1. He seems to be doing ok, we need to work on him learning that he can’t win everything. He is not good at losing and gets very angry over it. So, we shall see how that turns out. It is something that is going to take time, like everything else.
Hope you have had a good week.
Cheers for reading X
Sometimes life can be boring and we need something to get us excited and motivated again. Hence why below I have come up with 25 fun activities to do which will entertain you when you so desperately need, enjoy!
Cook a meal.
Try a new recipe.
Read a book.
Visit your local library.
Go for a walk.
Run a bath.
Drink a cup of tea.
Write a letter.
Do a blog post.
Stroke a pet.
Paint your nails.
Reorganise your drawers.
Catch on your programmes.
Pin on Pinterest.
Play a game.
Cut your nails.
Cheers for reading X
I am writing this open letter to you to tell you how I am forever grateful to you. You are the backbone of our home, no joke of a lie. I don’t think I needed anyone quite like you in my life especially now that I am a mother.
You are central to our family, I class you as a helping hand and when I am in need you are always around to be available in my hour of need and kept me calm before I lose my rag.
TV you’re so important because without you we would feel lost, you allow me to have that break to do things without the need to think how I am going to entertain children. I can get s**t done such as doing my cleaning like the washing or do the vacuuming without interruption from the kids. This may seem like a bad thing for a parent to do but you know what things need to be done or else the social services will come knocking on our door asking me why my home such a pigsty.
Not only do you help me in my hour of need but you bring us together as a family when we watching movies when it’s cold outside and we’re cuddling on the sofa mentioning popcorn. It is the small things that count and he’s will probably be kept as happy memories of what my boys did when they were younger.
TV You are providing me with entertainment, a fair few belly laughs. you’ve been a source of education to help me to understand, kept me entertained with thrillers and update on what is happening in the news.
Therefore, from the bottom of my heart, I love you my little 42-inch tv you will always have a spot in the middle of my living room.
Cheers for reading x
I have anxiety and depression and one of the problems with these conditions is that I suffer from intrusive thoughts.
Intrusive thoughts are frightening, they are exhausting (for me) they feel and they make me very anxious. They feel real and can potentially turn into a cycle where the thoughts can come quickly. They may be thoughts that are fear induced or down to lack of control., Control is a big trigger for me and my anxiety.
So, now I am going to share with you some of the kind of silly things my brain tries to tell me and trick me into believing.
- Husband is going to call social services because I have the TV on therefore I am not a good parent.
- such and such a teacher is watching my every move I make, see if I am capable. They are taking notes and discussing me in a negative light with their colleagues. They are taking the piss out of me because I stutter, I am shaking and crying. They are watching me and judging me because I am fat, I can’t engage. They think I am not a good parent and I shouldn’t look after my kids.
- My husband is going to die, he is out and won’t come back. He hates me and blames me for everything.
- My husband when out shopping with the boys, I get fearful especially for long periods that they have died in the car. I am petrified and shaking. I am having very dark imagery thoughts about how the bodies are dismantled in the car, the process of imagining them dying in the car.
- A parent in the playground is looking at me, talking about how ugly I am. How rubbish parent I am. How socially awkward I am. How retarded my children are.
The examples I have given are just a handful of examples, that have happened in the last couple of days. I wanted to share how horrible the thoughts can be and they are so scary. People assume anxiety is something a bit mandy pandy but it is a struggle. It is a battle every day for me. Sometimes I have better days, sometimes I have worse days. But the anxiety is always there ready and waiting.
Cheers for reading X