Be careful what you wish for

Wow, the title of this blog post sounds kind of sinister, but I want to reassure you that it’s not intended to come across that way! I’m one of those people in life that’s quite thoughtful, a bit of a daydreamer, but I’m also a worrier. Sure, I’m pretty laid back when it comes to a lot of things, but my future, and the future of my children is something that worry about a lot. In my job I work with a lot of different people. From lawyers and doctors, to teachers, officer workers and the elderly. The thing that… [Read More]

Handwriting on the decline among Children

It might not come as much of a surprise that handwriting is one of the skills that’s been on the decline over recent years. With the rise of technology such as ipads, tablets and smart phones, there isn’t such a need for children to be writing as much as they used to. It’s a little worrying as it’s such a vital skill especially for adult life and it also comes with added benefits such as helping with relaxation and focus. There are plenty of statistics surrounding handwriting, and National Pen have put together a few along with some tips and… [Read More]

That Friday Linky

It’s Friday again, which means it’s That Friday Linky time again! Please have a quick read of the info below and join in! As always we ask that you link up your favourite post of the week. Please don’t link up your entire blog, just one specific post that you’d like to share with us all. Linky’s are a great way to find new blogs to read, discover new content and they’re also a great way to raise your blogs profile. Myself and my husband, Nigel, who blogs at DIY Daddy are your hosts. If you’d like us to retweet your… [Read More]

Home renovations to add money to your property

As part of my job I visit customers in their homes. What always amazes me is how different homes can be. From the decor to the layout, to special touches and eye-catching features. Unfortunately I don’t own my own home, but when I do, I have some very specific ideas about what I’d like my home to be like. One of the most popular things I see in my customers homes are roof windows. They can quite often be overlooked when thinking about home renovations, but the difference they can make to your home can be spectacular. The brand, roof… [Read More]

Brilliant Mum Feature Week 34

Brilliant Mum Feature

Hello and welcome to the Brilliant Mum Feature. Once a week I will be featuring one mum in a bid to find out more about them and their lives. If you’d like to take part in this series, simply fill in this form. This week our brilliant mum feature is Cari from This Bird Can. Cari is 46 years old with 4 girls, and is currently going through her second divorce. Cari has worked for the same boss in the NHS for 20 years!! She loves writing, comedy, friends, coffee and alcohol…! Thanks for taking part Cari! Have you always wanted to… [Read More]

A letter to my husband on his birthday…

Dear Nigel, Today is your birthday and we’ll spend it with one another, as well as all of your children, and of course your mum too. Whilst our girls are in school, we’ll go out for some lunch and watch you open your presents. Although, to be honest, I have to admit that you’re one of the hardest people to buy for. Despite the fact that we’ve been together for over 12 years, and married for 5, I still struggle to think of things to buy for you. That’s not because I don’t know you well though. It’s because you’re… [Read More]

Personalised Gift Review from Personally Presented

I absolutely adore personalised gifts. There’s something very meaningful to a gift that’s been personalised. It shows that a lot of thought has gone in it and that means a lot to me. Personally Presented is an online website that sells a range of personalised gifts. Personally Presented say that they believe in gifts worth giving. A gift that is unique and individual as they are. I recently ordered some personalised gifts from Personally Presented and thought I’d share them here with you. First up is this gorgeous travel mug which costs just £16.95. My new job involves me driving to… [Read More]

Do Children Need Rules?

Rules. Do they restrict us or keep us safe? Do they limit what we can do or do they give us reasonable boundaries in which to live our lives by? I guess it depends on your outlook? I like rules in some situations. For example when driving my car, I know that when approaching a zebra crossing I should stop to let pedestrians cross the road. When ordering a drink at a bar I know that I should let the people who were there before me be served first. Rules can be good, but they can also restrict us which… [Read More]

That Friday Linky

It’s Friday again, which means it’s That Friday Linky time again! Please have a quick read of the info below and join in! As always we ask that you link up your favourite post of the week. Please don’t link up your entire blog, just one specific post that you’d like to share with us all. Linky’s are a great way to find new blogs to read, discover new content and they’re also a great way to raise your blogs profile. Myself and my husband, Nigel, who blogs at DIY Daddy are your hosts. If you’d like us to retweet your… [Read More]

Where to Find Some Autumn Family Fun

For those frantic parents who are worrying about how to entertain the kids during Autumn time, stop! Autumn is actually one of the best times to get out and about with your little ones, the weather isn’t too hot nor too cold and it’s a good opportunity to let them play outdoors. Remember the days before all the tablets and phones, we would make the best memories when we went outside to play. Well, why not give your kids those same memories? We have found some of the best activities for you and your family to enjoy this Autumn. When… [Read More]