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Our Dyson Total Clean won't be getting a tougher job than our Honda car!
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How to keep a spotless car when you have kids

Cars and kids. They don’t mix. Raisins in the upholstery, crumbs in the cup holders and sweet wrappers under the rugs. You name it – the car is generally full of it. We were therefore chuffed to be provided with a cordless Dyson Total Clean V6 to test out, so we could see how well it […]


by Helen • November 19, 2015
Cardooo birthday cards allow you to give that little something extra for birthdays to the kids; an excellent birthday idea for age 4-7 year olds.
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How a birthday card for kids can be an extra present

Birthdays – we all love them, the cards, the cake, the presents. We can’t wait to open our everything to see what we’ve got. I am particularly fond of a birthday card; I love to see what people think that I will like. My kids are no different either, they like to find out what their friends […]


by Helen • November 17, 2015
Spying with How to be an International Spy from Loneky Planet travel books for kids means that we have to hide behind the book, obviously.
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Close your eyes and imagine with Lonely Planet travel books for kids

I love getting my kids to use their imaginations. I use mine all the time; sometimes a little too much *stares out of window in study* We have been lucky enough over the last few weeks to take a look at Lonely Planets travel books for kids, and this has really help mine and my […]


by Helen • November 12, 2015
Use HomeHalo to help with internet safety for kids in your home too.
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Get internet safety for kids right with HomeHalo

I am a nerd. I was therefore very excited to be asked to review HomeHalo; a new piece of kit that helps parents watch over their their kids online lives better. My daughter tells me I am a gadget nut. Daddy is, apparently, a cycling nut and I am a gadget one. This means that I am always messing […]


by Helen • November 5, 2015
Giggling along because we love our Creepy Hand Megableu dare!
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Fab family fun Halloween games

We have never really thought about getting games with a specific Halloween theme, and so were delighted to receive two fantastic family Halloween games ones from Megableu to take a look at. Ghost Hunt Evolution is a simple idea; beam ghost and bat lights onto the wall, grab your gun, and create your own personal laser […]


by Helen • October 25, 2015
Having a lot of fun with our paper planes and balloons
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Paper Planes; a charming movie with an important message

We were lucky enough to see the Australian movie, Paper Planes, in the London Transport Museum. The Ozzy film is on general release from the 23rd October is cinemas in the UK, and is more than worth a look for families everywhere. What is Paper Planes about? The film is a charming story of a […]


by Helen • October 19, 2015
We test drove the Safari Games - this is what we thought of it!
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Going on a reading exploration with Safari Tales: A review

We were lucky enough to have reviewed the Dino Tales App that Kuato Studios produced before their latest release, which is on a similar theme. We have now been given access to their new Safari Tales app, which is available on Google, iOS and Kindle as well, all retailing at £2.99 My kids loved that you […]


by Helen • September 30, 2015
Who fancies having a go at being Dracular from Hotel Transylvania 2 then? Check out what we thought of the film here.
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Hotel Transylvania 2 review: Is it a good kids’ Halloween movie?

We were very lucky to go to a 3D preview of the new Hotel Transylvania 2 film, courtesy of Subway, which is due for general release in the UK in mid October 2015. Subway are event giving you a chance to win a trip to LA – so keep reading! ;-) We hadn’t seen the […]


by Helen • September 29, 2015
If you are looking for a great video camera for the family - why not take a look at the Panasonic HC W570 - a great choice for us!

Five reasons the Panasonic HC W570 is a great family video camera

A few months ago, I have the honour of becoming one of the Channel Mum vloggers, and as part of this I was very kindly given a Panasonic Video Camera for taking my vlogs with. It is actually an HC W570 camcorder, but that probably means a little to you as it does to me. […]


by Helen • September 22, 2015
We have road testing Hue Animation software to see how it helps kids to explore stop animation - this is what we and two other mums thought of it.
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Making stop motion easy with Hue Animation – a review

At the beginning of the year, we had the pleasure of reviewing the Hue Animation software for Moshi Monsters; it was a massive hit with both of my kids, and we recently were able to review the updated Hue Animation package. I let my daughter take it for a test drive with her Lego, as […]


by Helen • September 18, 2015