Kids’ Art and Craft: Happiness Decorated with Worry

In our Mother Venn diagrams, we’re illustrating the crossover of emotions that, being a mother, you experience in the simplest of situations, such as an arts and crafts session with your kids.

Puttng your minds to creating something is one of the best things to do together. It’s not only a great way to keep your kids occupied – it also helps fuel their imaginations and helps them learn. Being a mother, you can’t help taking huge pleasure in helping your kids get stuck into arts and crafts, but as more and more bits of paper, tissue, glue and tape make their way around the living room, that enjoyment becomes mixed up with a growing awareness of the amount of stuff that’s going to need tidying up. Arts and crafts with kids: it’s happiness decorated with worry.

Being a Mother: How to Remove Paint Stains from Clothes

If paint gets smeared onto your kids’ clothes, don't allow the paint stain to dry. Dab some detergent on it and soak it in warm water. Then, continue with the normal wash cycle. The Stain Gang app on the side of this page is a great resource for mums, and it provides lots of helpful tips for how to remove all sorts of stains from your kids’ clothes.

Doing arts and crafts with your kids lets you be a kid all over again, too – but have you ever had one of those moments where you’re bursting with pride and admiring your own masterpiece, then you look up and freeze in horror at the mess, worrying about how to remove paint stains from clothes?