Category Archives: Parenting Tips & Tricks

Tips for Travelling with Kids Part 3 – General Tips & Tricks

Tips and tricks for travelling with kids, tips for before during and after a flight, how to settle into your accommodation, how to navigate the airport with minimal stress. #travel #traveltips #travelwithkids #airtraveltips

Welcome to part 3 of our series on travel tips for families. If you need help deciding on what to bring on board an aircraft to keep your little ones entertained for a flight, then our post about tips for carry-on luggage might be helpful.  We have also put together our packing list for family sun holidays or vacations. Today’s post

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Tips for Travelling with Kids Part 1 – Carry-on Luggage for Air Travel

Travelling With Kids Part 1- Carry-on Luggage for Air Travel - Our Little House in the Country

At the moment on our Facebook page we have been having a great time reading and sharing lots of fantastic tips and advice from parents about travelling with children.  Check out the brilliant posts and share your own too, feel free to leave a link to your post of just simply add your top tip in the comments below the

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10 Tips for When Your Child is Unhappy or Experiencing a Problem at School

10 Tips for when your child is unhappy or experiencing a problem at school

Most children go through a period of being unsettled at school, usually it is when they are just starting school or a new class and is separation anxiety related.  This is perfectly normal and should be expected.  Children see their parents or primary care givers as their safe haven, where they know the routine, what to expect, etc.  So venturing

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Displaying Children’s Books -Encouraging Young Readers

We are book lovers here at Our Little House in the Country.  Our home is full to the brim with books.  I recently donated about 10 large boxes of books, mostly novels, in order to make room for the rest.  I have been collecting children’s books for over 15 years and we have hundreds.  We have picture books, board books,

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Our Big Blue Activity Box, aka “The What To Do When I’m Bored Box” – 15 activity ideas

Today, I have decided to share the contents of our “Big Blue Activity Box”. Back in early January I found that both of my children were grouchy and irritable and weren’t playing with toys or anything for that matter. They would not play independently and I was completely worn out plus we were battling colds and sore throats etc.  I

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10 things that helped me adjust from being a career driven Working Mum to a happy and content Stay at Home Mum

Being a parent is hard, whether you’re a working parent, stay at home parent, work at home parent, etc., it is hard work! It is not a competition as to who has it easier, harder, etc., etc., etc.  I get so tired hearing these arguments over and over again from friends, in the media, on blogs and social networks.  Being

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(Kids) Rainy Day Survival Plan (and a little moan!)

Just when I thought Spring was well and truly under way, the storms returned.  It is dark and dreary, very wet and windy outside!  We got soaked running from the house to the car and car to school on the school run this morning!  Doodles and Oodles were delighted as they got to use their Mickey Mouse and Peppa Pig

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