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Easter Eton Mess

Want to wow the kids / your family and friends with an Easter dessert, but got neither the time nor the brain bandwidth to do something fancy? You need Easter Eton Mess. Eton Mess has long been a favourite dessert of mine, both to eat and to make. Well especially to make because, in short,

Healing plants to grow with kids

We all know gardening is a fun healthy outdoor activity for kids. But have you ever thought of growing plants with healing properties to teach kids about the healing power of nature? It’s a great science lesson wrapped up in physical outdoor activity.

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Quick Healthy School Day Breakfast Ideas

School day breakfast is a big thing in our house, mainly because I'm obsessed, with M going to school with a well balanced meal inside her tummy. To me thats a healthy breakfast, with a good mix of protein and carbs, that's  super low on sugar. Brain-food, to keep her focused in class and swerving blood sugar crashes. That said, it's hard to always come up with the goods at breakfast time. I noticed my repertoire of yummy school day breakfast ideas dwindled towards the end of the last school term. So, I put myself together a school day breakfast cheat sheet, that I can use to keep myself motivated and, hopefully, ahead of the curve for this school year. ...

How to rock pregnancy

In association with Notonthehighstreet.com the first stop for mums to be! Finding out you are pregnant is such a magical moment... But then what? You've never been pregnant before... You've heard a bunch of stuff from mums who have been.... You've read up on it loads... But now it's your turn... It's all a bit out of the ordinary and you're feeling a little overwhelmed... not to mention nauseous... So Mums Make Lists has teamed up with Notonthehighstreet.com - the online store started by a mum - to bring you a guide to pregnancy. ...

Looking after kids with Chicken Pox

Chicken pox struck M three weeks back. The first two red spots appeared on a Sunday morning and by the evening they were popping up all over. Chicken Pox first appear as little red spots, but become blisters around 12 hours later. Having now Googled Chicken Pox I realised that the pesky virus could well have been the reason for M's uncharacteristic grouchiness earlier in the week. My biggest fear about the Chicken Pox virus had been dealing with the itching, something I thought was inevitable. BUT M barely felt the need to itch for the entire duration of the episode... ...

WIN! My Own Fairy Door

The Tooth Fairy is one of a trio of magical, mythical, characters who enchant little children... but until recently it's been really tough for the poor little Tooth Fairy  to sneak into kids rooms.... That was until My Own Fairy created a Fairy Door, complete with its own magic key, fairy dust and fairy club membership. Mums Make Lists has teamed up with the lovely people at My Own Fairy to offer two lucky readers the chance to win a My Own Fairy Door set to put a little fairy magic into their kiddo's life. ...

Mason Jar Easter Gift Ideas

To get a head start preparing for the big Easter celebrations, we thought we'd do a roundup of fab Mason Jar Easter gift ideas. We've put together a curation of some of the loveliest DIY and homemade Easter Mason Jar gift ideas. All of them are vibrant with Easter spring colours and many of them feature Easter

Losing Baby Teeth – The Lowdown!

My daughter, M, lost her bottom front baby teeth just before she turned five. Way early! To add to the craziness of how early it was... she also had what's known as paediatric shark teeth for a couple of weeks... Yip shark teeth... baby teeth still in place, but new adult teeth visible behind....

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Something lovely happened Mums Make Lists last week.... we were invited by Etsy to become Etsy Tastemakers. Which means we have a shiny new Mums Make Lists Tastemaker page over on Etsy. Our Tastemaker page features a  set of curated boards with our favourite finds. They're to help you discover the perfect products in some of our biggest topic areas... from baby and nurseries, through kids' rooms, to organisation and laundry - only Etsy can make doing the laundry a beautiful thing! Given that UK Mother's Day is but a heartbeat away (sorry US moms, you have to wait until May!), one of the first curations we've worked on is for great gift ideas for mums. ...

Five Rabbit Night Lights For Kids

Every baby and small child has at least one bunny rabbit in their soft toy collection. Fact! But there's an increasing number who also have a cute and playful bunny rabbit night light, or at least one inspired by bunny rabbits. Here's a round up of five fabulous rabbit night lights for kids, that are fast becoming collectible cult design classics, that parents adore just as much as there kiddos....

Potato Stamp Craft For Toddlers

Potato stamp craft for toddlers and preschoolers is a great way to get them involved in the fun of Valentine's Day. Get super creative by mixing heart shapes with other fun shapes. Stars and dots are super simple to do, or get crafty and create dinosaur shapes. Then squirt out some paint and let your toddler potato stamp away and create works of art you can share with your paramour on Valentine's Day as an extra special way to show your love. ...

Tooth Fairy Inspiration and Free Printables

Ahhh the Tooth Fairy. Along with Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy is one of the most important characters in a kiddo's childhood. M was SO excited when the Tooth Fairy visited to check on her carefully wrapped up baby tooth, which she'd secreted under her pillow in a little jewellery box, complete with a note. On the advice of a friend's mum, M had asked in her note, that the Tooth Fairy simply inspect the tooth and leave it behind as a memento. The Tooth Fairy obliged and left her a hand-written note in fairy pink handwriting... and two shiny £1 coins. That's how things went with our first visit from the Tooth Fairy, but how do you go about, ahem, liaising with the Tooth Fairy, to make your kiddo's experience of her really special? We've put together some lovely Tooth Fairy inspiration and ideas, including some super free printables. ...

The first ever Mums Make Lists Vlog!

We've been meaning to start vlogging for a while, and finally a sunny day last week had me whipping out my iPhone and having a bash. I've some way to go until I'm up there with the likes of Zoella and Emily from Cupcakes & Cashmere, but it was lots of fun shooting the vlog and also learning to edit it on iMovie afterwards - turns out I'm no Scorsese either, but I love learning a new skill set! So, here's our, or rather my, first offering... ...