Category Archive: Crafts and Recipes

Nov 29

Hey – it’s nearly Christmas – yum !

A twist on the traditional mince pies – meringue Topped Mince Pies  WOW! Preparation Time  40 minutes Baking Time 20 minutes Portions - 12     Ingredients 250 grams plain white flour 100 grams butter (cold and cubed) 25 grams lard 3 tbsp golden caster sugar 400 grams mincemeat Ice sugar (to dust) Topping 2 free range …

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Dec 18

Top Tips on how to wrap your Christmas Presents

Ever had trouble wrapping those small or big Christmas Presents – the paper doesn’t fit, the shape doesn’t lend itself to an easy fold, it’s so small that it is bound to get lost under the Christmas tree ….. Well help is now at hand – here are some top tips and you can also …

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Jul 21

Kids who skip breakfast are fatter than average by the age of 10 years.

No matter how much time I give myself in the mornings I am always in a rush to get the kids to school. I walk the dogs, empty the dishwasher, get my mind sorted for the day ahead – but waking, dressing and feeding the children before school is always a challenge. They never seem …

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Feb 23

Half-Term Solutions Guest Blogger- Thinly Spread

Joining Street Smart Kids blog with more outstanding Half-Term Solutions is Guest Blogger Chris from the thoroughly enjoyable and inspirational blog, Thinly Spread. Here’s a bit more about Chris in her own words: I am an over stretched, thinly spread mother of 4 writing, teaching, tutoring and parenting. My family gets first call on my …

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Feb 22

Half-Term Solutions Guest Blogger- A Mother’s Ramblings

Today’s guest blogger post full of brilliant baking solutions for you and your children this Half-Term is courtesy of the lovely and vivacious Pippa from A Mother’s Ramblings. A Mother’s Ramblings is one of the top UK Parent Blogs and Pippa, Mummy and top Rambler, is famous throughout the blogging community for her amazing ability …

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Feb 21

Half-Term Solutions Guest Blogger- NurtureStore

It’s Half-Term! Bliss for children. Stress for parents! This week Street Smart Kids comes to the rescue! We’re tapping into the “mummy blogging” community to utlise their expertise for your gain as a parent. In the first of 5 guest blogs, Cathy James of NurtureStore shares with us her top Holiday Activities and several creative …

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Feb 14

Spread a Little Love

It’s Valentine’s Day! Whether you love it or hate it, it is an opportunity to share some love with your friends, family and children. You don’t have to bow to consumer pressure and buy, buy, buy. Valentine’s Day can be simple and sweet not filled with stress and strain. In fact, some of the best …

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