World Poetry Day with Viking

Today is World Poetry Day and I’ve teamed up with Viking to share with you the importance of writing. Viking sent me some arts and crafts products to help inspire me to share the love for literature and artistic writing, but first I wanted to talk to you about why writing is important. We all know that it’s good to get our  creative juices flowing, not only is it good for our brains, it also helps to improve memory and emotional function. I’ve always loved writing. Long before I started using a computer, I would open up a brand new… [Read More]

We Are All Mums – Tommy’s Baby Charity

Mother’s day can be a hard time for many women. For me it’s pretty bitter sweet. My mum passed away when I was 18 years old. She had ovarian cancer and was just 50 years old when she was taken from us too soon. As a mum myself, Mother’s Day is a day that I want to enjoy with my children, but I also want to spend it remembering my own mum. For this reason Mother’s Day can be pretty emotional. It’s also a time when I look back at my own pregnancy with both fondness and gratitude that our… [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]

Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Mother's Day

Sunday, 26th March 2017 is Mother’s Day. Phew. I thought I’d get that in there first just in case anyone’s forgotten or didn’t know the date! I thought I’d share with you some gifts in the hopes that it might give you some inspiration that moves away from chocolates and booze! First up we have this super cute and quirky ‘Queen of Awesomeness’ mug and coaster available from Red Candy for just £9.00 and £2.95. I really like this range of products and I actually bought my sister some for our birthday earlier this year. These brightly coloured gifts not only… [Read More]

World Cancer Day

World Cancer Day

Today is World Cancer Day. A day in which we can explore what we can do to reduce the global burden of cancer. My life has been affected by cancer. My sister and I lost our mum at the age of 50 to ovarian cancer. That was in 2005. 12 years ago and I still remember it vividly. It’s something that will never ever go away and it’s also one of my biggest fears. To get cancer and leave behind my children. My sister and I were only 18 when we lost our mum and it’s had such a huge… [Read More]

Personalised Father's Day Gifts with Hobbycraft

Hobbycraft is my favourite craft company ever! I love their range of products and their super, helpful, friendly staff.  With Father’s Day fast approaching our twin girls and I thought what better way to show daddy just how much we love him, by making him some unique, personalised gifts with the help of Hobbycraft. With a £40 budget, I headed straight to the website and bought the following products: Pastel Fat Quarters (6 Pack) Innova Editions White Deep Box Frame Pastel Scrapbook Bundle Papermania Bare Basics Caption Wooden Leters Pastel buttons Symone Jelly Rolls (20 pack) Using the products above… [Read More]

National Bed Wetting Day

The 24th of May is National Bed Wetting Day. As a mum of children under the age of five, it’s important to me that I understand the reasons why children wet the bed, but also to find out what we can do to stop bed wetting. Our twins are four years old and they still wear nappies at night time. I’ve not thought about potty training them at night yet because when they wake in the mornings their nappies are quite full. It’s fairly common knowledge that children usually take longer to be dry at night than in the day…. [Read More]

Did you know that tomorrow is National Tea Day?

It’s basically a celebration of Britain’s national drink, the humble cup of tea! To help us celebrate, Jakks Toys have very kindly sent us a Sofia the First tea set, along with some Disney Princess Toddler Dolls so that we can have a tea party of our very own! We’re big Disney fans in our home so when I took a sneaky peek into the parcel that arrived, I knew the girls would love the dolls! We were sent four Disney Princess Toddler Dollls, Belle, Rapunzel, Ariel and Sofia the First.  The girls squealed with excitement when they saw all… [Read More]

5 Ways to Show Your Dad You Care Father’s Day is the perfect time toshow

Father’s Day is the perfect time to show your dad how much you mean to him. Of course, you can tell him what a top guy he is any time of year, but if it’s been a little while since you shared the love, use June 19th as your opportunity! If you’re a little stuck for ideas, don’t worry – you’re not alone, and as chance would have it, we’ve done the hard work for you… 1. Cook for him After so many school sandwiches and roast dinners prepped for you, turn the tables and make him a slap up meal at home. Invite your dad round for dinner and… [Read More]