I'm a big fan of encouraging kids into STEM subjects, especially girls as the industry is majorly lacking in women. It's an area that is so varied there's something for every child to find exciting whilst also learning valuable skills and getting those little brains working. All ages can get involved, you don't need to wait … Continue reading Encouraging Kids Into STEM
We have a new addition to the family! For Christmas, I bought the husband an Amazon Echo Dot, and since then we've been firing all sorts of questions at Alexa. Originally I wasn't convinced when my husband told me Alexa can turn the lights on and off, turn the lights different colours, control the heating … Continue reading Why Busy Mums Need Alexa In Their Lives
Little H has become a little bit Minecraft obsessed and so I've been trawling the internet for some ideas for Christmas presents. To be perfectly honest, half the time I have no idea what she's talking about so just smile and nod, but Minecraft presents will get me a lot of brownie points! I've found … Continue reading 10 Christmas Gift Ideas For Minecraft Fans
Back in April I wrote a post about Little H's addiction to her tablet and how we were trying to prise her away from it. Here's an update on how we got on with breaking the screen addiction. Timer We've been quite strict with the timer on the tablet. We've kept it only useable between 6am … Continue reading How We Got On With Breaking The Screen Addiction
I've let Little H use a tablet and my smartphone from a fairly young age, and have always thought it's a good thing learning to use technology so young. One of my first blog posts was Why I don't feel guilty about my child using smartphones and tablets and I really didn't feel bad about it. I … Continue reading Breaking The Screen Addiction
When I started blogging I quickly realised that it's bloody time consuming! There's no such thing as a "quick blog post" and thinking of ideas for posts can take up a lot of time. Between work, school runs, and general life I'm not in front of my laptop until the evenings so if I have any ideas during … Continue reading My Must Have Blogging Apps
A little while back I received an email from Beets BLU asking if I would like to review their bluetooth heart rate monitor. As my husband is trying to get fit I thought it would be a great product for him to try out on our behalf. (And also good reason to make him go to … Continue reading Beets BLU Bluetooth Heart Rate Monitor – Our Review
(This article first appeared in Salisbury Parenting) I'm in my 30s so I guess I'm probably within the first generation of 'modern mums' who have technology close to hand in pretty much every aspect of everyday life. There are so many gadgets and apps that help get through our busy lives, especially to help us parent … Continue reading Could you live without modern mum technology?