’10 Things Girls Need Most’ Book Review

As a mum of girls I try to do everything in my power to ensure that I steer them in the right direction in life. They’re only five years old, but already they’re confident, clever and knowledgable. By empowering them to make their own decisions, regardless of how small they may be, we can give our girls the confidence to achieve anything they want. I was recently sent a book called, ’10 Things Girls Need Most to grow up strong and free’ by Steve Biddulph. The main idea behind the book is to combat the ever increasing number of girls… [Read More]

What kind of parent are you?

Children helping to make food

There are three types of parents in my opinion. Those who want to control their children. Those who want to be equal with their children. Those who want to be best buddies with their children. I strive to be a parent who is equal to their children. By this I mean, giving my children the power to make their own decisions. To treat them as an individual, not as someone who is lesser than me, or someone who is ‘under my control’. Parents who want to control their children will quite often be heard telling their children what they can… [Read More]

Controlling your children’s relationships

I recently read an article about Gordon Ramsey who was talking about how he wouldn’t be leaving all of his fortune to his children because he wanted them to earn their own money, which by the way, I admire. In the article it mentioned how Gordon is good friends with David Beckham, but that he’s told his children they’re not to date any of the Beckham’s kids. This made me think back to my own adolescence and how my parents controlled my relationships. It wasn’t necessarily friendships that were controlled, but relationships with boys. Now, I totally understand the need… [Read More]

We did it! 2k Family Fun Run!

Oh my goodness me. I can’t believe I actually managed to convince my husband to take part in a 2k family fun run with me and our five year old twins, but I did! My husband is the type of person who drives to the shops when he could walk it in five minutes. He always moans when we go to pick our girls up together as I’d rather walk and stop off at the park on the way home. If my husband had it his way, we’d go in the car, pick them up and return home straight away!… [Read More]

The Importance Of Your Children’s Financial Future

When parents think of their children’s future, they often think of what they hope for them to achieve, how they want them to be as happy as possible and successful in their ventures. But something else which is also important is that they are financially secure. The state of being financially secure is not always necessarily an easy one to get to, but this is why it is important that parents do everything they can to ensure their children are as secure as possible. This doesn’t just mean leaving them with plenty of money – although that might come into… [Read More]

The Pros and Cons of Toddler Groups

Kids playing in woods

Shortly after bringing our girls home from hospital after their extended stay due to being born early, I started to look into local baby and toddler groups. There seemed to be quite a few of them around, but it would be another 7 months before I managed to pluck up the courage to actually go to one. I was nervous about being on my own with our twins in a room surrounded by other mums and their children. I thought up all sorts of things to worry about. What if no-one talks to me? What if no-one likes me? What… [Read More]

Mila & Pheebs Spring Box Review

My girls and I absolutely love craft activities. It can be something as simple as colouring in or making something out of card boxes and tissue paper! There’s something quite therapeutic about sitting down and spending a few hours getting creative. Our girls were recently sent a box full of crafty goodness from Mila & Pheebs to review. The box was addressed to our girls which they loved! There’s something magical to them about having post delivered with their names on it! The team at Mila & Pheebs are obsessed with all things stationary! From sparkly pens, new shiny paperclips,… [Read More]

Fun-filled Half-Term Ideas to Keep Kids Busy

With half term almost upon us, parents are getting panicky about what to do during the break.  I’m sure we’d all love to just stay home, build blanket dens and eat pizza all week, but unfortunately, employers aren’t so liberal when it comes to doling out week-long holidays.  So what to do with the kids?  It’s important to find them something that will keep them busy, but not anything so nonsensical that it will deter them from the inevitable stack of homework (or destroy the house!).  As a compromise, I’ve thought up a list of fun and educational activities to… [Read More]

Are Your Toddler Bathtimes Stressful? Here’s Where You’re Going Wrong!

When you have a toddler, bathtime should be a fun time for both them and you. Unfortunately, reality is often different to the dream! If you’re a new parent, you will soon learn that your kids can become grumpy or angry at a moment’s notice, sometimes for no obvious reason! For some parents, the concept of getting their children into the bathroom can be a challenge in itself, let alone giving them a bath! If your toddler bath times are stressful, the chances are high that there’s probably something you’re doing wrong. Usually, it’s down to something you may have… [Read More]

Bedroom designs for growing twins

When you’re decorating a room for twins, you need to think in pairs. There are two beds, two dressers, two lamps, two personalities, and two of everything to keep in mind. Needless to say, the whole idea of bedroom design for twins can feel overwhelming, but it can also be so much fun! As you embark on your twin bedroom design endeavour, here are a few guidelines to keep in mind. Keep it simple Before committing to a bedroom design, keep in mind that children’s tastes and interests can change nearly as often as the ocean’s tide. Be sure to… [Read More]