St Patrick’s Day is our favourite time of year! When else do you see people dressed in green and hear Irish music blasting from every shop in town? And what makes it even more special is that our main HQ is based right in the heart of Dublin. Naturally, it’s compulsory for us to clock off early and celebrate with our annual (honest!) pint of Guinness. Take it from us, there’s no better place to be than Dublin to soak up the atmosphere on St Patrick’s Day.
Good question! Before we talk about the pros and cons of balance bikes, let’s take a cycle trip down memory lane. Most of us remember the crazy excitement of learning to ride a bike as a kid. The moment you kicked off on two wheels, pushed through the hairy wobbles and made it to the bottom of the hill in one piece. What an awesome sense of freedom!
It’s that time of year when the pumpkin lanterns appear outside people’s houses, and everyone prepares for a spooky evening of trick and treat. For moms with a young baby to look after, it can sometimes feel like you’re staying at home and missing out on the fun. But it doesn’t have to be this way!
If you have even one superstitious bone in your body, then you’re probably already making plans for Friday the 13th. If you’re constructing an air-raid shelter in your back yard or planning to spend the afternoon hiding under a duvet, then you’re not alone. Fear of Friday the 13th is such a common phobia that there is even a word to describe it: friggatriskaidekaphobia.
Instead of spending your weekends eating burritos and watching re-runs of your favourite telenovela, we’ve come up with 5 memorable ways to celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month. The month of celebration runs from September 15 – October 15 and is a great chance to teach your kids about their own roots and identity, as well as introducing them to other cultures.
These days, grandparents are more active than ever before. When it comes to babysitting or taking your grandchild out for the day, there are literally hundreds of activities to choose from. You’re in a unique position to reinvent some of your own childhood games (which often seem new and cool to kids) and try your hand at some modern ones.
You survived the first year and it’s supposed to get easier, but for some reason, you’re still struggling with sleep. Sound familiar? Behind the myth of the supermom and the parents who seemingly don’t need sleep, there is the reality: that family life with a young toddler can be extremely exhausting.
For many of us, family life is a constant balancing act between work, household chores and spending time with family. There is simply too much to do and the idea of taking time out to play with your kids can sometimes feel like a luxury, let alone leaving enough time to relax! Here are 5 play activities that you should try at least once with your kids. Did we mention that they also have unexpected benefits for you? More on that later!
Getting your kids active can be a difficult task, especially when their rooms are filled with tons of cool electronics. Being active is not only good for their bodies in general, but being active as a family can create wonderful lifelong memories! No matter how you encourage your child to active, your child will surely enjoy the quality time you spend with them! It doesn't take much to get most children going, but we have a few game suggestions if you don't know where to start.
Scooters are booming in popularity and making the number one spot on wish lists for kids of all ages. Whether they’re learning the ropes or they’re a seasoned pro, scooters are a great way to minimise screen time, hang out as a family, liven up the school run and explore the neighbourhood at weekends.