This recipe for roasted butternut squash soup is part of a #shop sponsored by the social shopper media company Collective Bias. I must admit that we are a bit obsessed with soup round our house. It’s one of the few ways I can convince my son to try pretty much any vegetable and it’s normally the lunch of choice for my husband and I as we try to eat healthily during the week. With autumn in full effect it’s nice to be able to make use of the seasonal produce on offer and this roasted butternut squash soup is filling, very tasty and even looks super autumnnal with it’s gorgeous orange colour.

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I’m so excited today to be working with Ora to celebrate world space week and share some news with you about their partnership with Penguin Random House Children’s UK book Goodnight Spaceman (which I love! Really love!) This awesome partnership means that you could get your hands on a audiobook of Goodnight Spaceman read by the first British ESA Astronaut Tim Peake and recorded by him in space. I’m also sharing two rather cool little crafts to go alongside it – one below myself which has a free printable and one from Ora. Ready for adventure? Belt up and let me tell you about all of it!

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With Halloween on the horizon I thought now would be a great time to share some witch craft for kids. As everyone knows Halloween is the time for all things spooky and scary but as anyone with young kids knows it’s also good if things don’t get too scary – no one wants to be up in the night dealing with nightmares! With that in mind I’m sharing my favourite witch crafts for kids that really are kid friendly – fun for kids to make and fun for them to look at too. I hope you love them all as much as I do.

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I’m not going to lie, we love making suncatchers here and after putting together our round up of autumn suncatchers kids can make last week I had a really simple idea that I thought would be good as an after-preschool activity with my daughter, these cute apple suncatchers. They’re super easy to make and unlike suncatchers that use tissue paper they’re super bright too, making a great little craft for autumn.

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I don’t know about you but for me the excitement of Christmas is almost as good as the big day itself. As well as the pre-Christmas traditions we have like making gingerbread and mince pies one of things I used to love as a kid was looking through toy catalogues and it’s no surprise that my kids are the same. Did any of us ever expect to get everything we ticked? Not at all but it was a great way to get some inspiration which now I’m a parent I need as much as I did as a kid! Smyths Toys asked us if we could check out their latest catalogue and decide what we think are the best toys for this Christmas and you won’t be shocked at all to discover that my kids were more than up for the challenge.

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