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Aspirations of a 9 year old: SockyWocky

Safin is an inspiration! He is a 9 year old who is CEO of his own company (obviously with his Mummy’s help) called SockyWocky.

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The main idea around SockyWocky is spreading positive affirmations. Everyone needs to hear some positivity and 9 year old Safin thought it would be really clever to have these positive messages on socks so all day long you get reminded to stay positive.

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Competition · Giveaways · Motherhood

Giveaway! Mokuru, the new fidget craze!

We have all been inundated with fidget spinners and fidget cube crazes and now Japan has supplied us with a new craze. Welcome to Mokuru…Fidget spinners are so over.


This handheld wooden toy was originally designed to test an individual’s balance and focus – now this simple design is testing the dexterity of fast fingered flippers everywhere. Crafted out of beech wood into an eye catching cool design, players can flip tip and spin one MOKURU or more.
a new game for kids to play in the playground, and for big kids to play in the bar, at a desk, or to be played against others in competition.  Available in black, green, orange, white, red, blue and yellow!

The fast flipping toy will be distributed in the UK and Ireland exclusively by Peterkin.

Claimed to help focus and concentration, imagination and alleviate stress, MOKURU fits into your pocket.

There are fakes out there so take care to make sure it’s a real MOKURU.

Check them out on facebook

Twitter – #Mokuru

Instagram is – Mokuru_official

We have been offered 3 MOKURUs to giveaway! To enter please use the rafflecopter link below:

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Terms and conditions: giveaway will run from: 17th august until midnight on the 8th September 2017. 3 winners will be picked at random from entries and notified by email. Prizes will be issued directly from the company and Eps and Amy will not be held responsible for lost parcels or replacement prizes. Colour will be selected at random. Open to uk residents only.

Life · Live, love, laugh · Motherhood

Guest Post : Parenting – Now and Then

Today’s guest post is written by Sarah, if you would like to know more about her, please scroll down to the bottom of this post where you can find her details.

Parenting still remains as the upbringing of the child from childhood to adulthood but the how parenting is done currently is quite different from the past. There are so many factors that contribute to the difference in parenting. Both parenting in the current and older days is obviously faced by some of the challenges but how they are handled also is different. The parents strive is to see that their children become a discipline and grow into responsible people. Below are the differences; Continue reading “Guest Post : Parenting – Now and Then”

Competition · Giveaways · Motherhood

Giveaway! Toy Storage!!!!

Everyone needs more toy storage, how do kids these days end up with quite so many toys!?

This toy storage is absolutely great, especially if you have the rule (like I do) that they can only get a new “box” of toys out when the last one has been put away. This saves Mummy a lot of time later!

It is really easy to put together, literally took the husband 3 minutes. It’s nice and sturdy, not going to break if the kids climb on it. 


To win your very own unit, just like mine, please enter using the rafflecopter link below:

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Terms and conditions: giveaway runs from 6th August until midnight on the 25th August 2017. Open to UK residents only. Item will be shipped directly from the company, EpsandAmy accept no responsibility for parcels lost in post or failure of the company to issue the prize.We reserve the right to cancel or amend this giveaway at any time.

beauty · Motherhood · Style

Colour Freedom Hair Dye!!

Last year we dyed Bethany’s hair at the start of the summer, that way she can have it bright and colourful and we have plenty of time for it to wash out before school starts up. This year she asked to dye it again, I think it’s becoming a bit of a tradition!

We use the Colour Freedom hair dyes from Superdrug, the ones we have are Pink Pizazz and Mystic Purple. I chose these as they don’t have any harsh chemicals or peroxides in and last 6-10 washes which is perfect for us. They also produce lovely bright colours and are really easy to apply and “play with”. The colours I used were from last years tubes, storing them a year, while open hasn’t effected them at all. 

Bethany is fairly blonde to start with, so I don’t need to lighten her hair before applying, last year I applied pink to the tips and purple further up so she had an ombré effect, this year she wanted pink tips and 2 purple streaks. 

Check out our video here

As always it came out looking great!!


So much so I did mine too, what do you think?!


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Life · Motherhood

Cute ideas to amuse the kids this summer

Amusing the kids over the summer can be hard work, I love having them off school but the summer holiday is soooo long they get bored easily. So here are a few ideas to entertain them and help you stay sane over the hols:

Make your own slime or playdoh/salt dough 

Paint and Grow your own flower garden, this is currently only £5 so get it now! The kids will spend ages painting it and planting the seeds and will enjoy watching them grow. You can even do a bit of learning and discuss how seeds turn into flowers.

A paddling pool can get boring after a while, so make it more fun by putting sharks, turtles or mermaids in with theme!

Join us on the Facebook Summer Challenge page for some free ideas of activities to do with your kids, or head to the Mummies Waiting blog for a free sample of her Ultimate Activities Guide, if you like it the whole ebook is only £4.95, it really is amazing.

Today I am running a treasure hunt for the kids (5 kids aged between 5 to 9), I have a mixture of clues from riddles to puzzles for them to solve. It took me ages to organise all the clues but it has taken them a couple of hours to solve all the clues and the prize at the end is just a couple of lollipops.

We love heading to pick-your-own, our local one is free to go into and you just pay for the produce you pick and it’s cheaper than getting it from the shops. So we get a mornings activity out in the sun and some yummy fruit. I then like to make fruit muffins with the kids to keep them entertained for the afternoon.

To make life easier I would suggest leaving drinks and snacks out for the kids so they don’t disturb you constantly all day!

Good luck, I hope you enjoy your summer holidays too!

Motherhood · Toys

Cloudhoppers – making maths fun!

I have mentioned before how jack (6) is not a fan of learning but actually it is bethany (8) who dislikes maths. I was offered the maths based game “cloud hoppers” which is an addition and subtraction game aimed at 6 years plus, I thought bethany may find it fairly simple and it might encourage her to be more confident and that jack, who has a more natural talent for maths, would enjoy the challenge the game posed.

Available to purchase for £16.99 from Amazon

You start the game with 2 aliens in the space ship and roll the 10 sided dice, you then have to work out your move based on the space number you are on minus the dice roll the spaces aren’t in number order so you have to use mental arithmetic to work it out. The aim is to get both aliens to square 20, there are spaces to aim for or avoid on the way down so you have to look ahead and decide which of your pieces to move.

It is actually quite a difficult task to do the sums in your head, in the end I got a number line from Jack’s school bag so the kids could use that rather than doing the sums mentally.

This would be a great game for a school or for a home schooling parent, however it didn’t work well for my children; by the time they have had a day at school they come home wanting to play games and they didn’t find doing maths fun. They loved the concept of the game but they lost interest in doing the maths and I had to do all the sums (poor mummy’s brain!), but they loved playing the game and enjoyed working out which piece to move.

This game would be really good for an educational environment, if you want a fun way to encourage learning addition and subtraction of high numbers (adding or taking off 1-9 on numbers up to 50) then this game is perfect. It is easy to understand and lovely and colourful!

*Please note, item was provide free for review, but this has not affected my opinion and all words are my own. Affiliate links have been used on this post.