Princess Positives: How to Make More of a Princess Obsession

It’s hard to escape the world of princesses when you have a little girl. They’re everywhere, and once she’s obsessed, there’s no much you can do to turn her away. You might not want to, either, but perhaps you would like to show your daughter a world beyond pink princesses. Here’s how you could make her obsession a bit more positive. Encourage a Love of Reading One of the things a love of princesses can do is encourage your daughter to read. While girls tend to be bigger readers than boys, some can still be reluctant to read. Instead of… [Read More]

The best gifts and deals for dad this Father’s Day #DadsDayDeals

This Sunday is Father’s Day. If you haven’t already started shopping for your gifts, then you’re in luck! In this post I will be bringing you some of the best gifts and deals that I can find for dads this Father’s Day in my #DadsDayDeals blog post! Let’s look at some voucher codes! When I shop online, the first thing I do after I’ve added all of my items to my shopping basket is do an online search for some voucher codes. I mean, who doesn’t want to nab a bargain! In addition to grabbing a bargain, I’ve noticed that My Voucher… [Read More]

The Bank of Mum and Dad

The average cost of raising one child in the UK is around £230,000. That’s a pretty eye watering figure. Now double it because we have twins, and add another three as my husband also has three children from a previous marriage. That’s a lot of money we need to earn! Raising children is undoubtedly expensive. From babies up to adulthood, the costs you have to figure into the equation range from nappies to school uniforms, educational resources, trips and of course ‘fun money’ for your kids to have a social life, as well as the latest clothes and ‘must have’… [Read More]

Is it ever acceptable to leave a child home alone?

A good few years ago I remember reading a post about a mother who got a criminal record for leaving her six year old child at home alone for 45 minutes. The varying opinions from parents about whether or not it’s acceptable to leave children home alone got me thinking about how I felt about it. The first lady in the article openly admits that she leaves her children home alone. The first time she did so, her daughter was just three months old and she left her asleep in the pram in the garden whilst she popped out to… [Read More]

Mummy, when can I have a phone?

Being a parent often means that we can expect to hear a range of different questions coming from the mouths of our offspring. Examples I’ve received are: Mummy, why do you wear a bra? Mummy, did we both grow in your tummy at the same time? How did the doctors get us out of your tummy? These questions are fairly easy to answer, but when M asked me when she could have a phone, it was a question that caused a fair few tantrums. You see our twin girls are 5 years old. When I was 5, the last thing… [Read More]

Do you make your children clear their plate?

Children helping to make food

There is something that I’ve never really understood. Parents who make their children eat everything that is on their plates. I just don’t get it. When I a kid, my parents did this to me. I had to everything on my plate. If I didn’t it was brought back up for breakfast the next day. In fact, one time, I remember being made to sit in the garden until I’d finished every last scrap on my plate. I used to quite like this one though because it meant I could throw what I didn’t want to eat into the hedge… [Read More]

Disney Book Week Book Review with Parragon Books

As many people who read our blog know, I’m a big Disney fan. We’re actually going to go to Disneyland Paris soon and I’m so excited I could burst! I think my husband is getting pretty fed up of me talking about Disney, but it’s just the start! Wait until we get to Disney! Anyway to celebrate #DisneyBookWeek Parragon Books kindly sent me two Disney movie books. The Lion King and Frozen: The Magic of the Northern Lights. We also received a cute Dory Soft toy, two book marks and a Beauty and the Beast sticker. Although it’s called Disney… [Read More]

Introducing Dreamstar Bush Baby World

When you were growing up did you have that one favourite toy that you’d take everywhere with you? I did and I think I drove my parents crazy over my insistence that this toy come everywhere with me, and I mean everywhere! Well, today I’d like to introduce you to Dreamstar Bush Babies. I think these are going to be your child’s new favourite toy! In the video below you’ll be introduced to Princess Melina who is Princess of Bush Baby World! Bush Baby world is made of six regions where different groups of Bush Babies live. The six regions… [Read More]

Father’s Day Gift Ideas

Father’s Day is almost here so it’s time to start looking at what gifts we can give to all the dad’s in our lives. Personally I really like to give personalised gifts and quite often the most simple gestures can make the best gifts. I know my husband doesn’t expect much, if anything, from our twin girls for Father’s Day, but we like to make the effort and it’s most definitely appreciated. After all, my husband does so much for our girls and I so I think he really deserves to be spoilt. Now, Nigel, that’s my husband by the way,… [Read More]

Easy To Follow Steps To Put More Money In Your Pocket

Look around the internet for long enough, and you’ll come across dozens of ways that’ll help put more money in your pocket. The only problem is, most of these ideas are too innovative: they focus on frugal ways of living, offering tips that put only small amounts of money into your bank account. While every little helps, the best way to get more money is to look at the bigger picture, the areas that can make a big difference to how much money you have. Here are five of those areas. Source: Pexels.com In the Savings Account Need to save… [Read More]