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So during the summer my friend Gude sent me a letter, she owns an online snail mail shop The Paperdashery and so unsurprisingly it was gorgeous, all pretty stuff and beautifully written and so I wrote straight back. Except of course I didn’t. I’m dyslexic and I have the absolute worst handwriting ever known to mankind and at 37 I still can’t hold a pen properly. Add to that the fact that the thought of making stuff pretty has a tendency to bring me out in a panic and the letter just didn’t happen. However with today being National Handwriting Day I was challenged to face my fears about my terrible penmanship and write to the people I owed mail too and actually with a few little things and some simple snail mail ideas to help it wasn’t that bad, maybe even fun?!

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I’m always after saving a bit of money on the kids stuff where I can and Valentine’s Day is no exception. It’s not that I won’t spend money, it’s just that I’d rather spend it on different things! Thankfully there are loads of free printable Valentines for kids out there so today I’m sharing some of my favourites with you. If you love free printables make sure you sign up to my weekly newsletter as I love sharing freebies on there too!

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Last night my son and I made unicorn hot chocolate and it was the absolute bomb. It’s not often I write about food or drink but with the kids at school today I kept thinking about how damn good it was and I thought, well, I’ll just make another one for myself because who says kids should get all the cool stuff?! As a January treat this is even better though because it’s a low fat unicorn hot chocolate – yep – all the pretty without any of the guilt, even my super-strict-dieting husband gave one of these a go. They’re also super easy to make which means you and your kids can follow this unicorn hot chocolate recipe together.

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Last weekend we tried out a really easy lava lamp experiment, both my kids love trying out simple science experiments and ones that make fun things happen are always a winner!

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I’m very excited to have Maggy for Red Ted Art guest posting today with some fabulous winter crafts to make with kids. If here was a queen of kids crafts it would have to be Maggy, her site is always the one I see mentioned by friends and so I’m really happy to have her share some ideas with you too. I’m sure you’ll find something just perfect for keeping the kids busy during this colder weather!

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