Showing posts with label Life. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Life. Show all posts

2 April 2018

7 Things To Do This Month - April

Well, April this year started on what was April Fools Day and Easter Sunday, but this month does give us two weeks of school holidays to enjoy, and hopefully some warmer and longer days with not too many April showers! We've been chilling out over the long Easter weekend and planning out our month ahead ... so here are 7 things we are going to be doing in April.

9 March 2018

Treat Yourself With Your Own Treatbox + Giveaway (REVIEW)

***REVIEW + GIVEAWAY***
How often do you treat yourself? We have teamed up with treatbox to offer you the chance of winning your own little treat. Just for you. 

Treat Yourself With Your Own Treatbox box of goodies

8 March 2018

Celebrating International Women's Day on My Boys Club

International Women's Day (March 8) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. So I thought I’d take the time to outline some of the women I have admired most and celebrate their social, economic, cultural and political achievements. But also look at some of the women my young boys already know have contributed to our history; and also which women influence the influencers - I asked other mum and dad bloggers about their favourite historical female characters.

5 March 2018

7 Things to do this Month - March

Snowmageddon and the Beast from the East wasn't the start I was expecting for the month of March, and of course Springtime here in the UK. But it did turn our local park into a ski resort for a few days and we all remembered just how much fun sledging is, if not the road and traffic chaos that comes with so much snow. 

Anyway, the snow seems to be on the way out and now we can look forward to the month of March with St Patrick's Day and also this year Maunday Thursday and Good Friday.


16 February 2018

Win a month’s supply of speciality coffee from Coffee & Kin! (REVIEW)

***GIVEAWAY***
If you are a caffeine addict like me then we have the perfect giveaway competition for you. We have teamed up with Coffee & Kin, who roast their coffee beans on Holy Island in Northumberland, to offer you the chance to win a month’s supply of coffee! 

Choose from coffee beans or pods to make your coffee the way you like it!

 

5 February 2018

7 Things to Do This Month - February

February is only the second month of the year. Still mid-winter it does at least give us Shrove Tuesday, Chinese New Year, Valentines Day and half-term to take some of the gloom away. So here are seven things to do with and without the family, to eat, make and also enjoy in February.

7 Things to Do This Month - February

10 January 2018

Taking Your Tween to their First Football Match

Football is the nations favourite game. Over 13 million people watch a football match every year in the UK. Even more, watch on TV, and then there are the thousands of people, male and female, who play the game on a regular basis too. 

Newcastle United FC is our local team and one I have supported since I was a child. Over, 50,000 people watch every home game live in the stadium of St. James Park and I was really excited to get the opportunity to take my tween to his first footy game.



31 December 2017

2017: The My Boys Club Year in Review

What will you remember about 2017? There have been 365 days of political turmoil, tragedy and disaster and economic uncertainty, but it has also been a year that saw fab films, great music, a broadening of political understanding, and a Royal engagement.

For My Boys Club, we travelled the length and breadth of the UK, cooked vegan and vegetarian recipes, ate out at some amazing restaurants, shared giveaways with our readers, highlighted hundreds of free family events and activities in North East England and got on our soapbox too (but just a little bit). 

Anyway, as we await the 2018 Winter Olympics, World Cup, and a Royal Wedding, here is our monthly highlights and most read blog posts from 2017. 

2017: The My Boys Club Year in Review

21 December 2017

How To Spend Christmas Morning With Children

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are reportedly choosing to spend Christmas morning with children, namely Prince George and Princess Charlotte, as the newly-engaged couple are rumoured to be spending Christmas Eve with Meghan's future in-laws.

Before I had children of my own, Christmas morning as an adult was so different to now. Often spent nursing a hangover from Christmas Eve celebrations. All that changes when you become a parent though.

On Christmas Eve, no doubt we’ll be wrapping the final presents, prepping the veg for Christmas Day and enjoying the food and drink that has been left out for Santa & Rudolph. But what about Christmas morning? How do you spend it with kids?


How To Spend Christmas Morning With Children


18 December 2017

15 Ways to Re-use Plastic Household Waste

Have you been watching Blue Planet 2? I have found the series both an amazing spectacle and yet so saddening too. All of that plastic floating around the ocean, and even worse damaging the innocent wildlife,  has been a reminder of the danger that our fragile world is in. 

It may seem to be a daunting, and sometimes impossible task to save the planet. But there are small eco-friendly things we can do to help. Re-using plastic waste is one of these things and in this post, we have 15 different ideas on how to do just that, to do our bit to help protect the future of the planet.


15 December 2017

8 Stocking Filler & Xmas Present Ideas For You & Your Partner (AFFILIATE)

If you are anything like me and hubby you’re too busy rushing around trying to make sure that the kids have a great time this Christmas that it’s all too easy to forget about yourself or your partner. 

We are constantly being asked what we’d like for Christmas and most of the time I just don’t have an answer. I don’t want to say something too expensive so I’ve come up with a list of last-minute buys that mean the presents under the tree for you and your partner won’t be the same as last year. 

So with just 10 sleeps until Christmas Day here are STockign Filler & Xmas Pressie ideas for you and your partner.

8 Stocking Filler & Xmas Present Ideas For You & Your Partner

Please note that this post contains affiliate links to Amazon. It costs you nothing but if you do click a link and make any purchase then Amazon will pay me a small commission, so thank you if you do.

14 December 2017

7 Top Toys for Over 7s (Tweens) this Christmas - Boys or Girls (AFFILIATE)

Christmas is only a couple of weeks away but there is still time to sort your way through all the presents and gift ideas for your tweens, whether they are a boy or girl.

7 Top Toys for Over 7s (Tweens) this Christmas - Boys or Girls

Please note that this post contains affiliate links to Amazon. It costs you nothing but if you do click a link and make any purchase then Amazon will pay me a small commission, so thank you if you do.

13 December 2017

How Would You Build Your Dream Bed? (AD)

***Collaborative Post***
What kind of bed do you have? What bed do you dream about?


A good night's sleep is incredibly important for our health and wellbeing. In fact, it is just as important as eating healthy and exercising. But as sleep deprived parents we know only too well that getting enough sleep is not always possible. Cats on the other hand always seem to have a good sleep. They always look so comfy in their beds and on ours. Think they must be able to teach us something!



Here are some tips for getting a better nights sleep and we ask other parents (sorry not cats) what their dream bed would be ...




11 December 2017

Thai Cookery Experiences at Chaophraya Newcastle (REVIEW)

***REVIEW***
Do you love Thai food? Do you wish you cook a meal to the standard and quality you’d expect to find in a restaurant? Did you know you can learn to do just that at Chaophraya Restaurants – including the one in Newcastle?

Thai Cookery Experiences at Chaophraya Newcastle

4 December 2017

7 Festive Things to do This Month - December

Christmas is a time for family and community and for sharing love and wellbeing. It's a time for fun as well as peace, love and understanding, Yes, December can get busy, sometimes too busy but I'm also very grateful for the amazing things we get to do, see, eat and discover in the festive season. And here are seven things we'll be doing this month, now that it is December.

7 Festive Things to do This Month - December

1 December 2017

Silicone Baking Cups & 3-in-1 Slicer Giveaway (REVIEW)

***GIVEAWAY + AFFILIATE LINKS***
A confession here.  I am one of the world’s biggest fans of kitchen gadgets and accessories.

So when I was offered the chance to review some Silicone Baking Cups & 3-in-1 Slicer giveaway, plus the opportunity to offer a lucky reader the chance to win both, I obviously had to say yes!

29 November 2017

How to make eco-friendly xmas baubles for just pennies

We love Christmas. The decorations go up at the beginning of December in our home so it's nearly time to put them up and I can't wait. 

Over the 30 days of November, lots of Xmas decorations are being made by children to decorate their homes this festive season. And this year thanks to this Kid Made Christmas Decorations initiative by Mum in the Mad House, we have some new additions to add to our traditional decorations - Eco-friendly and frugal Xmas Pine Cone Baubles. 


28 November 2017

Creating Family Photo Memories with the Popsa App in Just 2 Minutes (AD)

***COLLABORATIVE POST***

What do you do with all of the digital photographs you take? Are they sat in a cloud? Posted on social media? Or even just still on your phone?

I regularly make photobooks using my digital photos so when Popsa, a new app that allows you to create photo books in a matter of minutes, asked me to test out their new service I couldn’t wait to give it a try...




20 November 2017

11 Non-Alcoholic Christmas Gifts for Gin Lovers (AFFILIATE)

Gin is England’s national spirit and there are few things more English than a refreshing gin & tonic. Most of the most famous gins you see around the world hail from the UK so what better gift to give this Christmas to any G&T lover than a non-alcoholic one to accompany their favourite tipple or be a much-loved stocking filler.



Please note that this post contains affiliate links to Amazon. It costs you nothing but if you do click a link and make any purchase then Amazon will pay me a small commission, so thank you if you do.

8 November 2017

Premier League Primary Stars - Has Your School Signed Up? (AD)

***COLLABORATIVE POST***
Earlier this year the Premier League introduced a new initiative called Premier League Primary Stars. Not just about playing football, this initiative uses the appeal of football to engage and inspire young people to learn and develop important life skills. 

My Boys Club have been asked to get involved and find out more to encourage parents to register their schools to this free initiative.


Premier League Primary Stars - Has Your School Signed Up?