7 Hints and Tips for Lunchbox Ideas with Flora

We have been invited to take part in the Flora Lunchbox Challenge, which aims to give parents healthier and nutritious lunchbox ideas for their children.

Flora commissioned a study recently with Leeds University to discover what children were actually given in their lunchboxes. They found that children were being sent to school with pasties, wotsits, a chocolate bar and sugary squash.

I have nothing against pasties in kids lunch boxes being from Cornwall, I actually used to enjoy a pasty in mine as a kid! But it needs to be complimented with healthier snacks – not wotsits or chocolate!

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The Gotrovo Treasure Hunt Game Review

During my hunt on Twitter for items to add to my Christmas Gift Guide list, the lovely people at Gotrovo contacted me asking if I would like to review their treasure hunt game.

Ever since I was a kid I have loved treasure hunts. you could always find me and my older sister out hunting for treasures as kids around the old rough mine areas where we lived. We used to find old bits of pottery, old coins and pieces of fool’s gold.

So you can imagine the big kid inside me getting all excited over the chance to review a treasure hunt game!

the gotrovo game review - Rachel Bustin

So What Is Gotrovo?

Gotrovo is a family treasure hunt game suitable for ages 3-8 years old and 1 or more players. The objective of the game is to follow a trail of clues to reach the treasure at the end. You collect gold coins as you go.

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30 Days of Science with Little Passports

I have always been a bit of a Science nerd, well more than a bit! I did my A levels in Biology, Chemistry and Physics. So I am constantly always on the look out for Sciencey articles to read, and now since I have baby girl, its activities I can do with her when she’s older.

A while back I wrote a review on the Little Passports kit that we got to try out, and they actually have their own blog extending on the Little Passports kits that they offer.

Little Passports - 30 days of Science

Little Passports aim to inspire and educate children about the world through their subscription service and lots of fun stuff to do on their own blog. This month they have been doing the 30 days of Science challenge.

The 30 Days of Science continues on the Little Passports blog with many show-stopping experiments, here are few  to get you started.

So grab your kids and start exploring science!

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Baby Bath Towel Gift Set Review

We love bathtime in our house. So when Bathing Bunnies asked us if we would like to review one of their baby bath towel gift sets we jumped at the chance. Even better is that they have given us a set to give away to one of you, but more about that later on.

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Baby girl loves giraffe’s so that was the obvious gift set for us to choose for her. But Bathing Bunnies have a wide range of other animals that are all so very cute. As an extra they do offer personalisation for the hooded towels as well.

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Tips on becoming that Ideal Parent

I’m relatively new to parenting as you know, so I have been reading lots of different articles on how to become the ideal parent. Baby girl is 7 months old and we have now started to use the word ‘no’ with her to start introducing those boundaries. When you say no to her she will stop what ever she’s doing and look up. I feel as if she is listening.

Growing up my mum and dad taught us all about good manners and to be polite. It doesn’t cost anything to be polite.

Here are some good manners to teach your kids.

Simple phrases for young kids to start learning.

 

10-good manners you-must-teach-your-kids - Rachel Bustin

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We took the Wicked Uncle challenge

I love trawling around Twitter, reading blogs, entering a few competitions and looking out for blogger opportunities. So when I saw Wicked Uncle had put out a tweet looking for bloggers to take up their Wicked Uncle challenge, I answered their call.

You know me I love a challenge!

We took the wicked uncle challenge -Rachel Bustin

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