September 10, 2018

The secrets of Disneyland Paris

  Visiting Disneyland Paris (or any Disney park for that matter) is not just a holiday.  It’s an experience! A magical journey where you take a trip into a wonderland of fantasy, magic and overwhelming delight.  It truly is a magical experience and I wanted to share with you all my secrets of Disneyland Paris. There is so much more to Disneyland Paris than what…

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September 7, 2018

Jumping at Red Kangaroo Review

Trampoline parks are the craze. All the children want to visit one, have a birthday party at one or learn new skills watching others.  I have to say, it is a great way to get the kids fit (as well as FootieBugs Holiday camp which we have also reviewed and you can read here!) Red Kangaroo Coventry opened it’s doors in March 2018 and I…

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September 6, 2018

Get your kids active with Footiebugs Holiday camps!

For many years, my eldest son B has been attending FootieBugs Holiday Camp.  It all began with him sharing his love for football and his desire to play…all the time! He loves to play, watch and even read about his favourite teams! (read my review on an amazing personalise football book here!) As a busy working Mum of three children, it can be hard to find holiday camps that really…

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September 3, 2018

Pound Toy Review and Giveaway!

As any parent knows, not matter how much money we earn, we want our kids to be blessed with play.  And more often that not, play does involve toys!  Whether it’s their favourite character cuddly toy or simply the latest kinder egg, we want to be able to give our children a treat!  However, we all know that this can come at a price!  With…

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August 31, 2018

Solihull Summer Fest! Family Festival Review

For the past three years, Summer Fest has arrived in Solihull with a bang!  I hadn’t been able to attend in previous years, but this year was different and I was super excited!  Having been a festival virgin for as long as I can remember, I was thrilled to see that a festival was literally landing on my doorstep.  I have always been a little…

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August 29, 2018

Back to school checklist and tips

This summer has flown by!  I cannot believe that it is now only 1 week until both B and W go back to school.  This year is pretty exciting (and emotional!) and W is starting reception!  Whilst I appreciate that this post should have gone live about a month ago (I am never prepared!), I still think that it is useful. This list is more…

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August 27, 2018

Blossom Keepsakes: Capturing your child’s moments

I love supporting local business’s.  And so when Sarah, the founder behind Blossom Keepsakes approached me at a local baby and toddler group, I was super excited to work with her!  If you know me well, you will know that I love sentimental items.  Photo’s, prints, baby keepsakes – it all works for me!  I cherish all the memories I’ve had created over the years…

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August 24, 2018

20 free activities to do at home with the kids

So, the holidays are upon us!  Days out can be expensive (and I am sure our purses can feel lighter!) you’ve seen every film at the cinema and you’ve even visited Macdonald’s more times that you can count! I sometimes struggle to think of free activities to do at home so I decided to compile a list and share it over on The Willow Tree.…

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August 22, 2018

Review: Ouch pouch – the ultimate first aid kit for kids

Here at The Willow Tree, we love trying out new products.  Products that are inventive, unique and helpful to us parents.  Getting the opportunity to review the Ouch Pouch came at a perfect time.  We were just about to go on holiday to Ibiza for two weeks, and as any parent knows, having a first aid kit is a must when going on holiday.  Actually,…

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Hi and welcome to The Willow Tree. I’m Michelle, also known as Shel and I am a mama to three beautiful crazy kids – I have two handsome boys and a wild and wonderful girl.

I really wanted a concrete place to share my thoughts, ideas and my ups and downs on family life, sharing our family adventures and love for fashion. I’d love for it to be a community of support and advice for others too.

I chat everything from Disney, parenting hacks to the latest haul from Primark! I love going on family breaks and holidays and love to document these times of creating special memories.

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