Tips for hosting your child’s birthday at home

Our twin girls will be six years old next month, and they’ve asked to have a birthday party at home this year. As daunting as this sounds, I’m actually really keen on this idea. However I’m more than aware that I’ll need to organised and put a few rules in place. For example certain rooms will be off limits and I’ll definitely have to empty our living room of valuables and toys that we don’t want broken or to go missing. There are many benefits of having a children’s birthday party at home. For starters, it won’t cost the earth… [Read More]

Home, Neat Home: Time To Clean Up Your Design

Picture Source There’s nothing more unsettling than a home that looks unwelcoming and shabby. And we’re not talking about “shabby chic” here – we’re talking about shabby. Whether it’s the result of your home getting old or poor design choices you’ve made in the past, it’s time to stop making excuses for your aesthetically displeasing home. If you’re not happy with the way your humble abode looks then you need to make some changes. Everybody should feel comfortable in their own house. More importantly, everybody should be house-proud (to some extent). You don’t need to devote your life to cleaning… [Read More]

It’s relentless, but hang in there!

Becoming a new parent is terrifying. You may have read lots of parenting books, asked your friends for advice and searched the Internet for information, but the first time you’re handed your new bundle of joy, everything you thought you knew about babies, goes straight out of the window. It’s nothing like they say it will be, and whatever approach you take may well work one day, but the next day the chances are it won’t work again. Babies needs are forever changing, from one minute to the next. They’ll go through so many ‘phases’ before they’ve even turned one,… [Read More]

That Friday Linky

It’s Friday again, which means it’s That Friday Linky time again! Please have a quick read of the info below and join in! As always we ask that you link up your favourite post of the week. Please don’t link up your entire blog, just one specific post that you’d like to share with us all. Linky’s are a great way to find new blogs to read, discover new content and they’re also a great way to raise your blogs profile. Myself and my husband, Nigel, who blogs at DIY Daddy are your hosts. If you’d like us to retweet your… [Read More]

Finding Colour in Darkness: Lost in Nature

It’s amazing how an unplanned photograph can turn into something pretty spectacular. Yesterday morning I decided to go for a run. Nothing unusual for me, but I’d decided to try out a new route. A route I wasn’t very familiar with, but I just kind of told myself I’d wing it and go with the flow. As I turned down a lane into the forest, I had no clue where I was, what direction I was heading in or where I would emerge from, but what I did know, was that the path ahead of me would be a new… [Read More]

Brilliant Mum Feature Week 40

Brilliant Mum Feature

Hello and welcome to the Brilliant Mum Feature. Once a week I will be featuring one mum in a bid to find out more about them and their lives. If you’d like to take part in this series, simply fill in this form. This week our brilliant mum feature is Laura from Beyond the NICU. Laura lives in Derby with her husband, 21 month old son and their dog and cat. Her son was born at 28 weeks and Laura blogs about this, as well as working in an office part time. She loves spending time with her little family and also… [Read More]

Our Christmas 2017

Christmas is such a magical time of year, even more so when you have children. Watching their faces light up when they help to put the decorations up, adorn the tree with tinsel and hang their stockings on Christmas eve. Listening to them talking about what to put out for Santa and his reindeer, and of course, trying to get them to go to sleep quickly on Christmas eve and to stay asleep! Our girls usually wake up anytime between 6am and 7am on a typical day. I was hoping this would be the same on Christmas morning, but that… [Read More]

Why are photos so important?

A few weeks ago I was watching a film on TV. One particular scene showed a forest fire moving quickly towards a village. People were frantically collecting their belongings and I started thinking about what items I would save first if I had to quickly leave home for whatever reason. Yes, I know, pretty random thing to think about, but there you go! My mind thinks strange things now and again! Anyway, obviously after my children and husband, in terms of belongings, the first things I’d grab would have to be our photo albums. They’re full of photos from when… [Read More]

Being five years old means…

I was stood in our home a few days ago listening to the sound of my five year old twins talking to one another, and it dawned on me that being five years old must be pretty amazing. Here’s why! Being five years old means… You don’t have to worry about leaving the tap running after brushing your teeth or washing your hands It’s acceptable to use your hands to eat gravy covered broccoli from your plate without judgement You can sing as loud as you want and dance as silly as you like, and everyone will think you’re cute… [Read More]

That Friday Linky

Welcome back to the first That Friday Linky of 2018! It’s Friday again, which means it’s That Friday Linky time again! Please have a quick read of the info below and join in! As always we ask that you link up your favourite post of the week. Please don’t link up your entire blog, just one specific post that you’d like to share with us all. Linky’s are a great way to find new blogs to read, discover new content and they’re also a great way to raise your blogs profile. Myself and my husband, Nigel, who blogs at DIY Daddy… [Read More]