Dear Children…

Dear Children, I want to start this letter by telling you both that Mummy and Daddy love you more than words can ever express. We want you both to be happy, and in order for that to happen, we’ll always be there for you, supporting you both through good and bad times. This letter has been written with a lot of love behind it. Life can be tough. It can be cruel. It can break even the strongest of human beings. However, if we can go forward in life with a positive, can-do attitude then we truly believe that anything… [Read More]

A Visit to Wales Air Ambulance as part of #TeamBreconCarreg

As part of Team Brecon Carreg, my team mates and I were invited to the Wales Air Ambulance Base in Llanelli to find out more about what Wales Air Ambulance does. Just to give a brief overview, Team Brecon Carreg is a running team, split into North and South Wales. Each team is made up of 10 members. As part of Team Brecon Carreg we’ve been entered into a number of races across Wales, and the best part is that for every mile the team runs in training and in events, Brecon Carreg will donate £1 to Wales Air Ambulance…. [Read More]

How to Help Your Kids Fall in Love with Maths

It’s difficult for anyone to put effort into something they dislike, let alone a child. If a young person has no interest in a subject or struggles to understand it, they’re hardly going to feel motivated to learn. That’s why it’s essential that you instil a love of maths in children – to encourage enthusiasm for the subject. Discover 5 ways to motivate your child to love maths, and in turn, want to learn. 1. Gamify Maths By gamifying maths, you’ll make learning fun for your child. In fact, they won’t even realise they’re learning as they’ll be too busy… [Read More]

This is what we really should be teaching our young girls

As a mum of girls, I often worry about their future and think about all of the things that I’d like them to learn before they spread their wings and leave the nest. There are so many things that I wish I’d been taught when I was younger. As such I thought I’d ask some other parents, who also happen to be bloggers, what they think we should really be teaching young girls. Here’s what they said. Money Pete from Household Money Saving said: I would teach them about money – why it’s important for the future and how best… [Read More]

Should weight loss adverts be banned until after the watershed?

TV advertising can often be a bit hit and miss. It’s like those car adverts with no sound. At first I thought it was a pretty clever idea. It definitely makes you stop and look up at the TV as you wonder why there’s no sound. I soon realised it’s most likely a clever advertising ploy in an attempt to grab your attention. Or how about all of those toy adverts on kids channels? Up until recently I never knew these existed! Yes, the joy of having twins who love to watch Cbeebies and nothing else, has meant we’ve managed… [Read More]

Is nothing off limits when you’re a blogger?

Being a blogger means that I share a lot of what goes on in my life online with my readers. The same can be said for pretty much all parenting and lifestyle bloggers. This is nothing new. Celebrities have been doing this for years, and whilst there’s absolutely nothing wrong with doing so, in fact I quite enjoy reading what other people get up to, I do think that there is a limit to what should be shared online. In a previous blog post from last week, How will the children whose mums share their lives online feel when they… [Read More]

Should motorists be fined for using parent and child spaces?

I’m pretty sure it’s a struggle that most parents who drive have faced at some point in their lives or another. You pull into the car park of your local supermarket, and hunt down the parent and child spaces in the hopes of finding a space close to the entrance. You then witness a lone person leaving their car with no child in sight, yet they’ve clearly parked in a parent and child space. Is this wrong? Does it make you angry? I mean, parent and child spaces are great for those with children. They’re close to the entrance, plus… [Read More]

How will the children whose mums share every moment of their lives online feel when they grow up?

Ooo, now this is an interesting topic to cover! I’ve previously written about ‘sharenting‘ – the art of sharing way too many photos of your children online, and it seems that this particular trend is on the rise. We’re all friends with them. The mum on Facebook who shares every milestone her child reaches. The proud dad posting pictures of their child’s first attempt at walking or their child’s first night without a nappy. I think we’re all guilty of over-sharing at some point in our lives, whether that be online or in person. I know I certainly am, but… [Read More]

4 Positive Benefits to Adding Essential Oils to Your Daily Routine

The world today has become increasingly busy and full of distractions. The stress that this causes can eat up all of your energy, leaving you feeling tired and overwhelmed. So it only makes sense that your home should be a safe haven after a long, exhausting day. It should give you a respite from the stress and give you a chance to rejuvenate. If you’re looking for such a boost, the best way to do so is by adding essential oils to your daily routine. You can use aromatherapy to enhance your physical and psychological well-being. By using essential oils… [Read More]

Helping Your Child With Autism Get a Good Night’s Sleep

  In the first few months after their birth, babies enter into a regular cycle of sleep and wakefulness. And, over a period, the number of daytime naps gradually decreases, and children begin to sleep longer at night. However, some children have a problem falling sleeping in (or sleeping throughout) the night, which can last for a long time, even after they start their school. And interestingly enough, this type of sleep disorders has also been found in children with autism. According to researchers, 40% to 80% of autistic children have a difficult time falling asleep. The most prominent sleep… [Read More]