I have a love-hate relationship with taking my kid to the park. He loves it, but hates when he was to leave. I love it until I want to leave, which he hates. And then we usually end up hating each other all the way home. Get it?
Nothing beats a day in the great outdoors with your kids, so put down your iPhone, turn off your TV and get out outside. To help you get started here are my 5 favourite family adventures.
You know how exciting it was when you first saw snow as a kid? Well today I experienced a family snow day for the first time as a parent – and it was even better!
All you need to play Pooh Sticks is a stream, a bridge and a couple of twigs. It’s a brilliantly daft game that’s great fun for kids and overly-competitive adults (I know this one because I am one).
The Gruffalo Poncho Towel does the awesome job of drying your toddler without you having to get your hands wet. All they need to do is run around!
It’s no secret that in the UK we’re pretty rubbish at getting kids outside. And I had an interesting chat with an interesting bloke yesterday that make me realise I’d love to work with other outdoorsy parents to change that – who’s with me?
As our son’s got bigger and crazier we’ve realised how unprepared we are for dealing with all his accidents, bumps and scrapes. But the LittleLife Family First Aid Kit has come to our rescue!
Leaping into muddy puddles might seem gross to us big cynical adults, but for young kids and toddlers puddle jumping is just another awesome outdoor adventure. Here’s how to nail it!
If you’re planning to hit the beach with your kids this year they’ll need footwear that can handle sand, salt water, sunshine and sweaty little toes – and the Keen Seacamp II CNX sandals are perfect.
I want my son to love the outdoors as much as me, but am I being selfish by taking him out in the cold? And ultimately, is using child carriers in winter just a bit stupid?