Thanks for visiting Doing The Mum Thing – a blog filled with fun kids activities and learning tips, a little parenting chat and a sprinkle of our day to day life.

My name’s Charlotte and I live in Bristol with my partner, Ben, our two year old girl, Pip, and our crazy Miniature Schnauzer, Stanley. I’m a full time mum, former primary school teacher, crafter and animal lover. I can unusually be found making stuff in my kitchen, when I should be doing the housework.

Throughout my blog you will find ideas to keep your kids busy and support their learning and development, at home and outdoors. I share a range of fun, creative and educational activities suitable for preschool through to primary aged children. They are simple to replicate and are not too resource heavy. I’m a big fan of paper craft activities as they are fun, simple and versatile. I’m also keen on activities that inspire children to read and write, such as book making and card making.

I’m a bit obsessed with children’s books – look out for our Book of the Month where I share what we’ve been reading at home, along with some kids activity ideas that you can link to the book.

Thanks again for dropping by, I hope you find some helpful ideas to support and entertain your children.

If you would like to work with me please get in touch via the contact me page.