My Dream Pet with Petplan

We’ve teamed up with Petplan for their exciting new campaign which asks children to put their artistic skills to the test by drawing their dream pet. This could be with wings, eight legs, three heads or it could even glow in the dark! To make this campaign even more magical, their dream pet drawing will then be transformed into an amazing soft toy for them to keep and treasure forever. R decided that her dream pet would have a dogs head, cats body and the tail of a dragon! She was very excited at the idea of this and couldn’t… [Read More]

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]

Boston Chicken House with Run Review

Back in January we introduced a new member to our family. A pet rabbit called Snuggles. Snuggles was around four months old when he joined us, and he’s well and truly settled into our family. Our children adore him, and I must admit so do I! When we first brought Snuggles home, we purchased a cage that was recommended to us by the pet shop. However, within a few weeks it became clear that Snuggles would quickly outgrow it. With this in mind, I did some research and purchased a rabbit hutch. The rabbit hutch is currently indoors as it’s… [Read More]

Sightseeing in Rome, Italy

Italy has often been described as many different things. The country of love and romance, of fashion and art, and of course, the country of food! Italy is many things to many people, and for me it will always be known as the country of love. Rome, the capital of Italy, is one of the first places my husband and I went on holiday together. One of the best ways to really make yourself feel at home is to look at some homes for rent in Italy. Nothing makes a stay more enjoyable than being able to retreat back to a… [Read More]

The North Face Fleece & Rucksack Review from Simply Hike

I’ve recently teamed up with Simply Hike to review some products from The North Face range. I chose to review The North Face 100 Glacier Full Zip Fleece, and The North Face Electra Rucksack in Black Rose Gold. First up we have The North Face Women’s 100 Glacier Full Zip Fleece in black. Available online from Simply Hike for £43.99, this fleece is the perfect choice for a day in the great outdoors in any weather. It’s very soft to touch, thick and very warm. It makes the perfect midlayer thanks to its lightweight, soft and breathable micro fleece fabric. You… [Read More]

24 Hours in A&E: Why you need to look after your health

2018 has not been a great year so far for my husband. Diagnosed with high blood pressure, a visit to A&E via ambulance one evening for kidney stones and then last Monday another A&E visit in an ambulance that turned out to be pretty serious.  Around 8.30pm last Monday my husband and I were sat on the sofa. I was reading a book, my husband watching TV. Nothing out of the ordinary.  We’d had a good day and were just starting to unwind after putting our girls to bed.  Suddenly my husband, Nigel, started to feel unwell. The symptoms came… [Read More]

Should you charge your children rent?

After over hearing a conversation a few weeks ago about whether or not parents should charge their children rent when they enter employment, I was curious to hear what other people thought about this. I spoke to my husband, Nigel, who blogs at DIY Daddy, who thinks that parents should definitely start charging their children rent as soon as they enter employment. He says that it’s a good way for our children to learn that they need to pay their way in the world, and contribute toward food and bills etc. It will help to teach them the value of money… [Read More]

Book Review: Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

I don’t usually write book reviews, but then again it’s not often that I come across a book worthy of writing a review about! However, when I picked up Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine in Morrisons two weeks ago, I knew that I had to share a review of it with you! I read the book in just five days, and I have to say that this book has restored my love of reading. There’s something quite wonderful about holding an actual book in your hands. The weight of it, the smell, the feel of the paper, nothing beats it!… [Read More]

12 Tips for Creating a Cute Bedroom for Your Toddler

As your child grows, they’ll start showing their personality and having preferences over what they want their own space to be like. Pay attention to what your toddler likes and plays with, and design a fun and functional bedroom around these ideas. This may be their first bedroom after moving out of yours – so make sure it’s a comfy and cosy space they love being in to make the transition easier. Here’s our top tips for creating a stylish and engaging toddler bedroom that they’ll love playing in! Wall stickers The first thing to consider is the walls. What’s… [Read More]

Why making friends is scary

When you’re a child making friends comes naturally. Whether it’s in the local park, school or even doctors surgery, kids make it look easy! It’s a stress-free and pretty simple social situation for children. Not much thought goes into it, and surely that’s the way it should be? However, as we get older making friends seems harder. Add on a few years, some life experience and a good does of nervousness, and it’s a completely different ball game. Adults have a terrible habit of worrying too much. Will they like me? Will I like them? Do my clothes look ok?… [Read More]