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What To Pack For Nursery/Pre-School

Your little one starting nursery is the start of a whole new chapter! Most nurseries have settling in sessions, which is the perfect time to ease your child into their new routine. Emotional moments will inevitably crop up, but to ease any ‘mum guilt’ remember this transitional period is often short lived and hopefully it won’t be […] Read more…

Mingo AW16 Cosmos T Shirt and Black Beanie

Mingo Kids AW16

It’s here! The latest collection from Mingo Kids features new autumn colours, knitwear, accessories and a gorgeous cosmos print. For those new to the brand, Mingo Kids produce soft unisex basics that can be worn all year. We love how all the pieces can be easily combined with each other, making them wardrobe staples. Made in the Netherlands, the brand […] Read more…

HOW TO WORK FROM HOME WITH A BABY | CHALK KIDS BLOG

How To Work From Home With A Baby

Ever wondered how to work from home with a new baby? Lara from Frankie & The Lamb is here to share a snippet into her daily routine with son, Luther and the board game of motherhood.  Working from home with a baby has its challenges. Predictably, your supply of disposable time diminishes to near zero as […] Read more…

Back To School Kits From Tulipop | Chalk Kids Blog

Back To School Kits From Tulipop

September is fast approaching, which can only mean one thing, it’s back to school! My soon to be three-year-old, Finlay isn’t quite at school age yet but he’s super excited for a new term at his little nursery. Despite a rocky start, he now runs through the doors without a backwards glance, which we try not to take to heart! […] Read more…

First Family Home | Chalk Kids Blog

Our First House – On With The DIY!

We officially have the keys to our new house! It’s been an exciting time for our little family and we were lucky to have had a straightforward sale and to find that upon arrival, we still loved it as much as we did on that first rose-tinted viewing. Naturally, we’ve had lots of ideas on how we’d […] Read more…

Home Hopscotch Ideas | Chalk Kids Blog

Fun Home Hopscotch Ideas

We’re always on the look out for games that will help keep the little ones occupied whilst indoors. Recently, we’ve been drawn back to hopscotch, a classic game that helps develop balance and coordination. Even better, it’s easy (and inexpensive) to create at home simply by using some washi tape!  If you’re stuck for inspiration, we’ve rounded up 11 […] Read more…

Inspire Creativity In Your Kids | Chalk Kids Blog

How To Inspire Creativity In Your Kids

Behind every creative pioneer or original thought, is a supportive family and environment designed for exactly that. Right? If you’re not yourself what’s thought of as being creative, it’s especially easy to cave into the self-fulfilling prophecy of it all. Easier perhaps to pass your child over to someone more artsy and possessed of cultural […] Read more…

A Buyers Guide To Olive Oil | Chalk kids Blog

A Buyer’s Guide to Olive Oil With Jamie’s Italian

Open a kitchen cupboard and you’re more than likely to find a bottle of olive oil. Many recipes call for it as it’s easily accessible and contrary to what people think, has many proven health benefits. Olive oil is high in healthy monounsaturated fats and has the power to decrease blood cholesterol and even contains anti-ageing properties. Our favourite […] Read more…

GoSoaky AW16 Look Book | Chalk Kids Blog

GOSOAKY AW16 Look Book

Rain (mass noun) The condensed moisture of the atmosphere falling visibly in separate drops DRIZZLE / MONSOON / CAT-AND-DOG / TORRENT / DELUGE / MIST / DRENCHER / DROPLETS / FLOOD / SPRINKLE / SHOWERS / FLURRY / CLOUDBURST / HAIL / SPIT / DEW GOSOAKY are creators of simple, essential rainwear using high quality […] Read more…

Joining Forces For A Mums & Kids Only Holiday | Chalk Kids Blog

Joining Forces For A Mums & Kids Only Holiday

School’s out and the pressures already on for entertainment during the holidays! Sarah shares how she and her friends pooled their resources, despite the ages of their children, to organize a budget-friendly mums and kids only holiday – where the sense of community and organisation made their trip a brilliant success.   October half term was rapidly approaching and […] Read more…

Create Fantastic Worlds With Tuluk Play Mats | Chalk Kids Blog

Create Fantastic Worlds With Tukluks

Tukluk represents the unthinkable. Together, with children, we develop ideas that make their imaginative castles visible. We make toys for Fantasy Rooms, creativity and movement. How great is this versatile play mat system from Tukluk GmbH! The Tukluks Pro can be used at home to create a variety of play scenarios for kids aged 0-12. From a cuddly […] Read more…

IKEA STUVA Storage Ideas For Kids | Chalk Kids Blog

IKEA STUVA Storage Ideas For Kids

Take a nosy on Pinterest and it becomes pretty clear that the IKEA STUVA is one of the most popular storage systems for modern kids’ rooms. Other than being affordable, the STUVA is super versatile, spacious and kid-friendly. The simple, clean lines of its design gives it a stylish minimal look, whilst remaining completely customisable – it’s really up […] Read more…

Our Favourite Modern Bunk Beds | Chalk Kids Blog

Our Favourite Modern Bunk Beds

I’ve recently been on the hunt for beds that might work in the boys’ new bedroom, as our plan is for them to share once Parker is old enough and sleeping through the night. Bunk beds are an obvious space saver, with many having had a Scandinavian makeover making them not only modern but environmentally conscious too – I […] Read more…

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