Many parents will be concerned with how to keep their kids entertained now that the schools have closed and many are self-isolating. Parents will be working tirelessly to ensure they have all the educational tools they need to engage with during the day.

However, some parents will need to be working from home too. Many will be adjusting their diaries to get tasks done – juggling children, housework and projects for the office. How do you get a break from the kids for long enough to get it all done?

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Mother’s Day, which falls on Sunday 22nd March this year, marks the day for honouring those special women in your life. On this day, it’s common for the children of the family to shower their mums or grandmothers with signs of affection including giving cards, sending flowers, making breakfast in bed or cooking Sunday lunch.

This year get the children to add the personal touch to their Mother’s Day gift by creating something homemade. Not only will it make Mum feel really treasured, but it will also give her something with character that’s completely unique.

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How to have a stain-free Christmas

It is the most wonderful time of the year, but it also has a tendency to be one of the most stressful. Christmas is just around the corner, which means so are your family and friends, all set to fill your home with festive cheer and the inevitable – stains.

Not wanting your soiled garments, carpets and surfaces to ruin your festive merriment, the ACE team have developed some useful tips for removing these infamous Christmas stains to make it ‘All white, on the night.”

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Top tips for autumnal fun this October half-term

As the darker nights are drawing in, the signs of autumn are all around. This beautiful time of year provides the perfect opportunity to engage in some seasonal fun, which is why we’ve put together some great ideas that will guarantee to keep the kids amused for hours.

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Top 5 Halloween costumes you can make from home

With Halloween just around the corner, the kids are already likely to be planning their next spooky look. Trouble is, most of the character-themed creations on offer come at an extortionate price, particularly when you consider they are likely to be worn for just a few hours and will probably be too small by next Halloween! If you’re keen to help the kids look fantastically scary without breaking the bank, here are some fabulously creative ideas for costumes you can make from home!

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Back to school stain guide

The kids are back to school – hurrah! Each day they set off in crisp clean uniforms and return with a whole rainbow of stains that testify to their busy activities: the splatter of paint from art class, the grass from the playing fields, and the drip of gravy from lunch. As the washing mounts up and you feel the panic start to rise, fear not! ACE’s brand ambassador – the UK’s biggest cleaning blogger, ‘Queen of Clean’, is here to help you tackle some of the most common school-induced stains!

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If your kids are struggling to know what to get you or your partner for Mother’s Day, why not suggest they help with a few jobs around the house? This present won’t cost them a penny and will probably mean more to you than another scented candle! Not only will the gift of cleaning help you, it will also help your little ones realise that making the bed or unloading the dishwasher isn’t as hard as they may have first thought. ACE has listed some jobs your little ones can do at a whole range of ages. They may only be small things but we’re sure they’ll make a big difference to your day, and you never know, it may become the gift that keeps on giving!

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The dark nights have been around for a few weeks now and it seems to be colder and rainier as each day comes. All these factors can make it difficult to think of activities and things to do on the weekends, so the team at ACE have listed a few ideas that are perfect for filling the festive weekends. With the help of ACE you can remove any stains without removing the memory of an amazing Christmas season!

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Christmas can be an expensive time of year with buying presents, food and decorations. It can be a lot more affordable, and more meaningful to the receiver, to give cards and gifts that are a little bit more personal. The team at ACE have put together a list of ‘do it yourself’ Christmas activities that the kids can also get involved in! When you’re cleaning up after, ACE will be there to help remove the stains but keep the memories of the festive family activities.

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