Skiing for Exercise #AD

If you’re a regular visitor to my blog and social media channels, then you’re probably well aware that I’m currently training for the London Marathon. I never thought that I’d ever be the kind of person who would want to wake up early and go for a run, but that’s person I’ve become. It’s been as much of a surprise to me as it has to my family too! I started running back in March 2017, and when a friend of mine encouraged me to enter a 10k race, I nervously agreed. That first 10k race was awful. I didn’t… [Read More]

Why You Should Foster Your Child’s Creativity #AD

After you have a child, you will slowly but surely see them start to develop their own interests and passions. This is an exciting time in any parent’s life. As a parent, you want to promote strong educational tracks for your child such as interests in math, science, and reading. In additional to these kinds of pursuits, you should also encourage your child’s creative side. Studies have shown that when children have access to a reliable creative outlet that they are excited about, it helps them in different stages of their early development. Engaging in creative activities also helps them… [Read More]

Bali Family Holiday Guide #AD

Bali is an Indonesian island that is well known for its sandy beaches and coral reefs. It’s been a popular travel destination for couples and lone travellers for some time now, and in recent years it’s becoming more and more popular as a family travel destination too. Bali has lots to offer its visitors. In addition to the beautiful surroundings, the accommodation on offer is just as exquisite. Family villas in Bali offer up the chance to truly relax and unwind. With private pools, well-manicured gardens and tropical-style indoor-outdoor spaces you really can just sit back and relax. Bali is… [Read More]

Spreading The Love: Helping People Beyond Your Family

Our primary concerns will, of course, always be with our families. But that doesn’t mean that the only people we should help are those people in our immediate family; we should also look beyond, and help the wider community. The more people you help, the better that society will be, for those people and for your family. Below, we take a look at some ways you can help others, and create a better world at the same time. Source: Pexels.com A Sense of Community One of the simplest ways you can improve the world around you is to understand that… [Read More]

Should parents comment on their children’s appearance?

When I was growing up I struggled with the way I looked. I thought I was fat and this thought led me down the path of trying to starve myself in order to feel better about myself. I somehow thought that if I could loose weight, I would become a different person. A better person even, but it doesn’t work like that because even if you lose weight, you’re still the same person you always were. Now that I’m older and wiser, I know that I wasn’t ever fat as a child. It was all in my head. However, when… [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]

Brilliant Mum Feature 94

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 Michelle from Time and Pence. Michelle is a 40 something work from home mum and wife living in Warwickshire. As a family Michelle says they love the great outdoors and spend time together walking and cycling when they can. Michelle loves finding ways to make and save money which is mainly… [Read More]

A Zero Waste Journey

Something that I’m keen to do this year is to be more environmentally friendly. I’ve been following a number of zero waste movements online and it fascinates me. Before I go any further, I’ll just briefly explain what zero waste means. What is Zero Waste? Zero Waste is a philosophy that encourages the redesign of resource life cycles so that all products are reused. The goal is for no trash to be sent to landfills, incinerators, or the ocean. The process recommended is one similar to the way that resources are reused in nature. (Source) The idea is that we need to reduce… [Read More]

Book Review: The Only Way is Up by Carole Matthews

As a huge Carole Matthews fan I thought I would share a review of my second favourite book of hers! My first favourite is Million Love Songs. You can read my review here. My second favourite Carole Matthews book is called The Only Way is Up. Here’s what the back of the book says: Lily and Laurence had it all: the money, the car, a beautiful home in the Buckinghamshire countryside. Then Laurence loses his job and everything disappears. With nowhere to turn, Lily and Laurence are forced to take their two young children and move to a flea-ridden council… [Read More]

Online Essay Writing Service as The Best Way For Academic Success

Writing essays is no easy feat. It’s something that the majority of students dread doing and in some ways that’s understandable. The pressure put on students today to perform well and produce high, quality, accurate essays is phenomenal. When you factor in the lack of time that students commonly talk of, it’s no wonder that so many students feel anxious and stressed at the thought of having to write their essays. There are many different things that students in particular will need to consider when writing an essay. First is the topic, although this is usually a given based on… [Read More]