Are Your Finances In Order? Top Tips For Parents

Most of us like to have a handle on our finances, but when you have kids, taking control of your money is even more important. As a parent, you want to be able to provide for your children now, but it’s also important to look to the future. If your finances aren’t quite as straightforward as you’d like, here are some tips to help you organized. Image Source Working out a suitable budget When you have a family, a budget can be really useful. Keeping an eye on what’s going in, and what’s coming out prevents overspending. It may also… [Read More]

That Friday Linky

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]

Random Acts of Kindness Day Challenge

Friday, 17th February, was Random Acts of Kindness Day. Contact Numbers UK wanted to give me, along with a few other bloggers, the chance to make a difference to someone’s day. We were asked to choose a gift from Amazon, to then give to whoever we wanted. The items we chose would then be bought using Amazon Prime’s next day delivery option, saving the day and injecting some kindness back into the world. As such I wanted to do something kind for my twin sister. Her family haven’t had much luck lately. Her car was written off for the second… [Read More]

Parent & Carer First Aid Class Review with Daisy First Aid

One Sunday afternoon whilst sitting in my front room surrounded by the noise of our girls playing, I came across a video on Facebook that had been shared by Daisy First Aid. The video showed a mum saving her daughter’s life with abdominal thrusts as the child was choking. Touch wood, our girls have never been in this situation, but I started thinking about how I would react in that same situation. The mum in the video had attended a first aid course. She remained calm and focused on what she needed to do in order to save her child’s… [Read More]

2017 Holiday Inspiration

A few days ago I was talking to a friend about the best places I’ve been holiday. This was mainly pre-children, but of course since having children, we’ve been to some amazing places as well. If you’re looking for some holiday inspiration, I thought I’d share my travels with you. Before my husband and I had children, the majority of our holidays were short city breaks. Rome will always be one of my favourite holiday destinations. My husband and I have been to Rome twice. We love everything about it. Visiting the coloseum is always a highlight, as is eating ice… [Read More]

Stand Up for Girls: The Good Childhood Report

I’m a mum to twin girls who are five years old. Their happiness and wellbeing is of the utmost importance to me, so when I recently read the findings of The Good Childhood Report which has been carried out by The Children’s Society I was both concerned and saddened. More than a quarter of a million girls aged 10-15 across the country are not happy with their lives overall; one in seven of all girls in that age group. Whilst boys’ wellbeing is staying the same, girls is getting worse. Does this statistic surprise me? If I’m being totally honest,… [Read More]

Stop blaming technology! Blame the Parents!

Kids playing in woods

I see so many news articles, blog posts, vlogs and social media statuses about how children of today are becoming obsessed with technology. Children are spending more and more time locked away in their bedrooms alone whilst they surf the internet, spend time on social media and chat with their friends online. Family meal times and conversations are in decline as children and their parents would rather sit and stare at their phones whilst eating instead of making conversation about their day or life in general. What’s happening to us? So many parents complain about the amount of time their… [Read More]

That Friday Linky

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]

My Fairy Garden Watering Can Review

Fairy watering can

Back in 2015, our twin girls helped me to make a fairy garden. Ever since then, the fairies have been quite clever in leaving surprises and gifts out for our girls when they’ve been good. It happens without warning. Usually when I’m on my way to pick the girls up from school. Whilst I’m out the fairies might make the girls their tea and have it ready on the table for them when they come home. Other times they’ve left little gifts like small jars of fairy dust or perhaps a new reading book, but this time they really have… [Read More]