Lessons Your Kids Won’t Learn At School

There are many things that parents have the opportunity to teach their kids. It might be the basics of how to tell time or something simple like how to hoover up properly – the kind of things that most of us can’t even remember never knowing! It’s an interesting process to strip back to childhood and try to find ways to channel the things we feel we just inherently know, now we have to explain them to our kids. While the life lessons you impart to your kids never really have an end, there are a few areas that it’s… [Read More]

Magical Gardens For Kids That Don’t Cost The Earth

The thing about gardening is that no matter how good you are at it, or how much time you devote to it, it can be a pretty expensive endeavour. The price of plants, tools, soil and decorations can all add up. Especially if you have a specific vision of what you want to create for your little ones in mind. But there are some ways to ensure that you get the most fun out for your garden without breaking the bank. Read on to find out more. Getting the basics right The first thing that you need to get sorted… [Read More]

That Friday Linky

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]

Nightwear and Bag Review from Hunkemöller

Hunkemöller is a fairly new brand to me. I’ve only recently discovered them, but I really enjoy their line of products. Hunkemöller have been creating beautiful lingerie products for over 130 years and lead the market in Northern Europe. They are Europe’s fastest growing lingerie brand, empowering millions of women to be their most beautiful self. The brand caters to all body shapes – customers from an AA to an H cup can find their perfect fitting bra with ‘Sexy Comes In All Shapes’, Hunkemöller’s unique expert fitting consultation. Hunkemöller are passionate about lingerie and fashion and fuse the two… [Read More]

A Mum’s Guide To Cutting Costs When Times Are Tight

When you have a family, life becomes a lot more expensive. Whether you’ve got two children or eight, it can often be a struggle to make ends meet each month. If you’re currently finding it hard to make your money stretch as far as you would like it to, don’t despair because it is possible to make your money go that little bit further, it’s just a case of being smarter with your spending, that’s all. The fact is that parenting really is a costly business – little ones don’t come cheap, that’s for sure. A lot of families struggle… [Read More]

Chicco Arrow Balance Bike Review

As a busy mum I’m always trying to think of new ways to get the kids to spend more time outdoors instead of cooped up inside in front of the TV. My twin girls already have a pedal bike each, but if I’m on my own with them both and they want to go to the park on their bikes, it’s really difficult for me to manage them both on pedal bikes on my own. You see they both need help steering and quite often the wheels on their pedal bikes get stuck if the ground is uneven. That’s why… [Read More]

Mum Moments Plus win a box of Hotel Chocolat Chocolates!

Mother's Day Mood Board

Mother’s day is a rather poignant day for me. When I walk around the shops and see shelves full of Mother’s Day cards, aisles full of ‘Best Mum’ teddy bears and beautiful bouquets of flowers, I can’t help but feel a little sad. You see my mum passed away when I was 18 years old. Mum was just 50 years old. She had ovarian cancer. I try not to think of the sad times though which is why when I was asked by Hotel Chocolat if I’d like to write about my favourite ‘Mum Moments’, I thought I’d share some… [Read More]

Why Respite Care is Important

Caring for a friend or family member is a time consuming experience that can often leave you feeling exhausted. Whilst you want to be there 24/7, it’s important to make time for yourself too. However, making time for yourself when you have someone in your care isn’t an easy task. Many carers feel guilty taking time out to look after themselves or to have a break. They may feel as though they’re letting those in their care down, but this couldn’t be further from the truth. How can you look after someone else, if you’re run down? That’s why residential… [Read More]

Oh My Blog!

Oh My Blog is a monthly interview series, where fellow bloggers come together to answer a series of questions on a specific theme. This is a chance to get acquainted with a whole range of bloggers, some of whom you may not have heard of before, and learn a little more about them! This month, the theme is Mums (because it’s Mother’s Day soon!) and we’re hosting Becky from Mommy & Rory. 1. How long have you been a mum? Introduce us to your children I’ve been a Mommy for just over a year. My little boy Rory has just… [Read More]