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]

Where to Find Some Autumn Family Fun

For those frantic parents who are worrying about how to entertain the kids during Autumn time, stop! Autumn is actually one of the best times to get out and about with your little ones, the weather isn’t too hot nor too cold and it’s a good opportunity to let them play outdoors. Remember the days before all the tablets and phones, we would make the best memories when we went outside to play. Well, why not give your kids those same memories? We have found some of the best activities for you and your family to enjoy this Autumn. When… [Read More]

Brilliant Mum Feature Week 33

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 Celine who blogs at Bell from Bow. Mum from Bow, gin addict, perma-knackered, fan of food, coffee & cheese. Celine lives in east London with her husband, two young sons and a grumpy black cat. She likes good food and wine, fiction, writing, and cuddling her kids. She loathes Peppa Pig and… [Read More]

Envy

Photos of families on Facebook. Grandparents cuddling grandchildren. Mums like me, arm in arm with their mums walking down the street, chatting about their day and what they’re going to cook for dinner. Smiling, laughing, making memories. I envy you. Colleagues talking about their mums, their old bedrooms from when they were younger and reminiscing about times gone by. I envy you. Having lost mum many years ago, I can’t help but well up a little when I see other people with their mums, knowing that I’ll never have the chance to talk to mum again. Working in people’s homes,… [Read More]

Coping With The Chaos Of Kids During The Big Move

Is there ever a hectic situation that your kids successfully make things less stressful instead of heaping more on? The search for that rarity continues. It certainly isn’t true of moving home. Moving can be both exciting and scary but all the activity and bustle can get your kids more than a little chaotic. How do you make sure they’re not only adding to the pressure of an already stressful time? Link to Photo Ensure they’re onboard Your child might not act out because they’re overstimulated, but rather because they’re naturally fearful about what’s happening. If you don’t take the… [Read More]

Christmas Crafts with Baker Ross

Can you believe that Christmas is just four weeks away! I know everyone probably says the same thing around this time of year, but this year really has just flown by! In the run up to Christmas, our girls and I enjoy a bit of festive creativity and crafts. Baker Ross very kindly sent us some of their Christmas craft kits to try out. We received a box of Santa ceramic gnomes, a box of ceramic Christmas bell decorations, a wooden advent calendar, some porcelain pens, penguin and snowman baubles, a wreath decoration kit, Christmas elf door kit, angel colour-in decorations… [Read More]

Experiences vs Materialistic Things: Is there room for both?

With Christmas looming, I’ve started to see an increase of people posting the same question over and over again in money saving and parenting groups on Facebook. Do you think I’ve bought my children enough presents? Does it look like my son has more presents than my daughter? I don’t understand why people post these questions, along with a picture of a huge pile of presents for their children. Firstly, if you’re that concerned that you’ve bought your son more presents than your daughter there’s actually a simple solution to find out. It’s called counting! Count how many presents you… [Read More]

Black Friday Money Saving Hacks and Tips #BlackFriday #SavvySquad

Friday 24th of November is Black Friday. One of the biggest sale events of the year with many high street and online retailers slashing prices on goods such as electronics, clothing and more. Now, we all love a bargain and some people will go to great lengths to get their hands on them! Whether that’s queuing outside a shop in the early hours or sitting behind your computer screen flicking between websites to find the best deal! Of course Black Friday is a great opportunity to get some bargains in time for Christmas and save some money too, but how… [Read More]

The Reality of Having Premature Twins: My Story for World Prematurity Day

Today is World Prematurity Day. A global movement to raise awareness of premature birth and the devastating impact it can have on families. I previously worked with Pampers when they first launched their nappies for premature babies. Read about this here. I’m pleased to be working with Pampers again to highlight World Prematurity Day. Did you know that approximately 60,000 babies are born prematurely in the UK every year? That’s roughly 1 in 11 of all births. With so many babies being born too soon, it’s reassuring to know that the survival rate of premature babies in the UK is… [Read More]

Six Things To Do As A Family This Christmas

Image Christmas has become a part of western culture, regardless of whether a person is Christian or not. It has become a holiday of giving, joy and family, and even though presents and food have slowly taken over, those remain the most integral part of the day. And the run-up to Christmas is a time where families can get together and spend time together. You might meet up with friends and family you haven’t seen all year, or you might just take this opportunity to spend some fun, quality time with your immediate family. There are some many things to… [Read More]