Like most things kid related my kids are the total opposite when it comes to what they will drink. My daughter will literally only drink water which while it’s a bit frustrating at times, is great because I know it’s good for her. My son? Juice, smoothies, squash, milkshakes…anything but water really. I was genuinely really happy to be asked to work with Highland Spring because it gave me a bit of a challenge, could I get my son to join his sister and get more water in his diet? But being the mum I am I also had to give the kids a bit of a challenge too so I set them up a simple DIY garden obstacle course, perfect for when the sun makes an appearance!

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A couple of weeks ago I shared a list of free activities to do with your preschooler that proved to be super popular – it’s always nice to see your stuff shared a few thousand times on Facebook! One person did comment though that it’s nice to do stuff with the whole family so I thought I’d rise to the challenge and see how many free activities for families I could think of!

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If it was up to my son I think he’d have ice lollies as his main source of nutrition, normally they’re not that great but the fresh fruit yogurt ice lollies I’m sharing today are actually a brilliant source of Vitamin D so they make the perfect snack. What’s more, they’re easy enough for kids to make too – my three and six year old made these. Oh and did I mention they’re delicious? I may have wolfed a couple down this week too!

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As you can imagine as a family we create quite a lot of art here. Not all of it ends up on the blog but there’s normally quite a lot of drawing, colouring and sticking going on too – most mornings my three year old seems to want to get the glue out within five minutes of waking up (a bit concerning as that’s normally when I work!) In our old home I washi taped the kids pictures to the wall but after moving to our new house and spending months renovating it I wanted to use something to display the kids art that was a bit….nicer.

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Chicken pox is no fun for anyone involved. Both my kids have had it and it was horrid for them when they had it, horrid for them when they had to sty inside when the other one went down with it (stuck inside for another week) and it’s fair to say that I didn’t enjoy it much either, I spent one of my birthdays in the middle of my kids chicken pox outbreaks and the only time I’d been out of the house for two weeks was tag teaming with my husband so I could nip out and buy a pint of milk. Sometimes your kids will feel really poorly with chicken pox and all they’ll want to do is rest but there’s often a period too when they are well enough to do ‘something’ but they’re not well enough to go out and about again so with that in mind today I’m sharing some activities for during chicken pox.

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