Category Archives: Parenting Tips & Tricks

Camping Activities for Kids

10 Camping Activities for Families - Our Little House in the Country

We love camping as a family and we tend to take our camping trips as the perfect excuse to unplug and leave our devices at home.  We do take our phone but as a rule turn off our data settings and only use them for necessary calls and texts.   So while we are enjoying a screen free weekend or

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Our Ultimate Tent Camping List

Our Ultimate Tent Camping Packing List - Our Little House in the Country

Camping has become one of favourite ways to holiday.  We love the freedom, the fresh air and the opportunity to completely unplug and spend unhasssled, non busy time together as a family.  Living in Ireland, our camping trips are unfortunately limited to short weekend trips over the summer when the weather is reasonably good and our annual trip to France

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The Ultimate Guide to Travelling With Children

The Ultimate Guide to Family Travel - Our Little House in the Country - 100+ tips and tricks - camping, air travel, road trips, cruising, beach holidays, packing, safety, activities

With the school summer holidays only weeks away I have only one thing on my mind – our summer travel plans.  I am so excited about our upcoming vacation to France and the other trips we have planned for the summer!  I have written before about my own personal tips for travelling with young children and today I would like

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Keeping Toddlers Busy in the Garden – A Guest Post by Building Blocks and Acorns

Keeping Toddlers Busy in the Garden - A Guest Post by Building Blocks and Acorns

Hi, I’m Louise and I’m so excited to be guest-posting here at ‘Our Little House in the Country.’ My usual ‘home’ is Building Blocks and Acorns, where I share the activities I do with my two year old son, on my days off as a Primary School teacher and nursery worker. Often, the activities we do have a nature or

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5 Halloween Party Games for all the Family

5 Halloween Party Games - Family Friendly Fun - Our Little House in the Country

Party games always add to the fun of Halloween!  These 5 games have been family favourites for years and years! As Halloween draws ever closer, only 2 days to go, all my kids can talk about is Halloween, costumes, ghosts, goblins, trick or treating and dunking for apples!  Over the past few days we have been talking a lot about

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5 Tips for A Stress Free Start to Your Day for Busy Parents

5 Tips For A Stress Free Morning For Busy Parents - Our Little House in the Country

Mornings with children are extremely busy and can be very stressful!  These are 5 tips that help us have a stress free, winning morning every day! I like to be organised.  Sometimes a little too organised or so my hubby tells me!!!  I thrive on routine and having plans in place, as does my family. Over the years we have

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Preparing Your Child to Start School – 20 Tips for a Smooth Transition and Happy Start to School.

20 Tips for Preparing Your Child to Start School - #startingschool #backtoschool

Starting school for the first time is an exciting and huge step in any child’s life.  We have 20 tips to make this transition easier and enjoyable.Over the years I have offered the following tips many times, this however, is the first time that I will have to take my own advice as a parent of a 5 year old

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