A New Way to Play the Lottery

Lottoland

When I was 16 years old, my parents bought me a lottery ticket. Sadly, I didn’t win anything from it, but over the course of a few years, I would treat myself now and again to a lottery ticket in the hopes that I’d win big! Sadly, this hasn’t happened yet, but I’m sure I’ll keep trying now and again! When I was asked to review Lottoland Online, I was curious to see what it was all about. With Lottoland you don’t actually play the lottery. Instead what you’re actually doing is making a bet on official lotteries draws. You’re… [Read More]

A love letter to the ones who made our IVF dreams come true

Premature baby feet

Dear L, A and everyone else at the clinic where we had our IVF, From the very first day my husband and I met you all at your open evening, I think it’s fair to say that we knew we would be in a relationship with you that will truly last a lifetime. Although we haven’t seen one another for quite some time, there’s not a day that goes by without us thinking of you all. You see, you made our dream come true. Our dream to have children together, and you didn’t just make it happen once. You blessed us with twins,… [Read More]

Start Little Learn Big with Parragon Books

I’m a firm believer that making learning fun for children is the best ay for them to become engaged and interested in the activity they’re doing. Learning through fun is a pretty effective way for children learn things quickly. In our home we like to play games. We have certainly have plenty of them! One of my favourite is a card game that is all about identifying different shapes and matching them to the correct pile. By learning their shapes using this game, our girls are shape experts! When the lovely people over at Parragon Books asked if I’d like… [Read More]

What we did this week

Last weekend was spent with my husbands daughter. She came home from university for the weekend for a ‘sleepover’ as the girls say! They love it when she’s home! They wake her up early and cuddle under the duvet with her! We went to the park together which the girls had wanted to do with their sister for a while! I worked late on Monday which meant that I didn’t go to boot camp, but I did go to spin class on Tuesday and again on Thursday. I really want to get back into running so will have to make… [Read More]

Mate Date Ideas For When The Weather Is Bad

Friends

It’s easy to get everyone together when it’s sunny outside, but when it’s drizzly and cold people tend to want to hibernate indoors! But it doesn’t have to be this way, as there’s still lots of things you can do when the weather isn’t great. Spending quality time with friends is important for keeping close, everyone is busy but you should make time for the people that you care about when you can. If it’s been too long since you saw your friends, here are are a few mate date ideas to consider that you can do even when the… [Read More]

Ebookadrabra Reading App for Kids Review

Ebookadabra

Our girls will be five years old at the end of this month and they’re well on their way with learning to read. They’ve always loved books. They both listen intently when read a bedtime story and they love pointing out the things they see in the pictures and talking about them. We believe that books are truly magical! They can fire up children’s imaginations and take them on amazing adventures. Every week our girls bring home two reading books from school. They’ve been doing since just before Christmas. Teaching children to read can be pretty tricky. Asking them to… [Read More]

Where would we be without grandparents?

Grandparents are an important part of every family. The role they play in the lives of our children is just as important as the role they played in our very own childhoods. Quite often the benefit of having ‘hands-on’ grandparents is over looked, but if we were to ask ourselves the question, ‘Where would be without our grandparents?’ I bet we’d all be worse off than where we with them. When I was growing up my sister and I would see our grandparents at various intervals throughout the year. My mums parents would come to visit us on a regular basis…. [Read More]

The Pressure of Growing Up Today

When I was growing up, I spent most of my free time outdoors with my friends. We’d go to the park, walk in the river, sit outside the shops eating ice lollies on hot days and go to the woods to climb trees and build dens. Technology wasn’t really around. We had a desktop computer that my sister and I would use to play rollercoaster tycoon now and again, but aside from that we didn’t use our phones for anything other than making phone calls. I don’t think I got my first mobile phone until I was around 11 years… [Read More]

Getting Rid of Fat in the Most Difficult Places

It’s tough to achieve the ideal body at any stage in life, much less when you’ve got kids in the house. Kids have a way of taking up all of your time and energy. This has a twofold effect on your weight loss goals. For one, you don’t have the time or energy to focus on your diet and workouts. For two, the stress of little sleep and hard, fast work during the day makes it a lot easier to pack on the pounds. By the time you’ve got a chance to reevaluate (when they’re in college?) you might have… [Read More]

The 3 Kinds of Presents You Should Never Give

When you give someone a gift, it is meant to make them happy, right? Or at least, you just don’t want them to be unhappy or sad about it. One thing that I think is important to remember when giving gifts is that it can be a powerful form of communication. So it could be time to sit back and think about the message that the gifts you give out are giving? Are they saying thoughtful and helpful or more of just last minute and impersonal? With that in mind, here are some of the worst kinds of gift that… [Read More]