Brilliant Mum Feature Week 112

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 Kirsty who blogs at Kirsty Ralph. Kirsty is originally from Luton however she has lived in Nottingham for 10 years now following a degree in history. Kirsty has been married for 6 years this year to her husband, Simon and they have one child, Mia who has recently turned 2! Kirsty… [Read More]

Rainy Day Camping Activities for Children

Last month we spent a wonderful weekend glamping down in Somerset. You can read my full review of our stay at Somerset Yurts here. We arrived in glorious sunshine on the Friday evening, but by Saturday morning rain was in the air. The day was a mixture of showers and sunshine and by the evening the rain had gotten pretty heavy. Not one to let rain dampen our experience we embraced it for what it was and made the most of our weekend. Although we were glamping, not camping, these rainy day activities can be used for either. We do… [Read More]

Everything you need to know about planning your first family camping trip

Planning your first family camping trip can be a daunting task. It certainly was for me. I spent hours researching tents, footprints, finding out what SIMs are, looking for the best stove and then of course searching online for the easiest family camping recipes, amongst other things. When you’re just starting out the list of things you need to research feels endless. Thankfully there’s lots of information freely available online and plenty of family camping Facebook groups filled with helpful advice. Doing your own research can be incredibly time consuming. That’s why I thought I’d put a guide together of… [Read More]

AD| Finding time to workout in a busy schedule

I enjoy working out. It’s my time to focus on me and do something that I enjoy. My main sport is running. Having run the London Marathon earlier this year in addition to two half marathons and lots of 10k and 5ks, I think it’s fair to say that I know quite a bit about running. Training for the London Marathon was my biggest challenge and that’s mainly because it’s so time consuming! Finding the time to squeeze in a run or workout in between working and taking care of the kids was so hard, but it wasn’t impossible. With… [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]

Brilliant Mum Feature 111

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 Rebecca who blogs at Living with Peas. Rebecca is a first time mum to identical twin girls and runs a twin parenting website and clothing range! Rebecca is getting married in September this year so is spending her spare time wedding planning. Thanks for taking part Rebecca! Have you always wanted… [Read More]

Somerset Yurts Review: The Freedom To Explore

Nestled on a working Dairy Farm in the beautiful Quantock Hills, Somerset Yurts offers its guests the chance to unwind, relax and truly get back to nature. Children are free to explore the fields and climb the hay bales whilst mum and dad sit back and relax on the deck of their beautiful, authentic, traditional Mongolian yurt (or Gers as they’re called in Mongolia!). Owned by Emma and Mark, Somerset Yurts offers families, couples, groups and individuals a break from the hustle and bustle of every day life. Check out the short video below of our time at Somerset Yurts…. [Read More]

4 Ways to Make Your Home Eco-Friendly

Your house is your home. This is a universal truth, but the fact of the matter is that the Earth is your home, too. The planet is hurting because the people who inhabit it don’t care enough to take care of it and keep it clean the way they do in their own homes. However, if we don’t start caring, the world may not be here for much longer, and neither will our homes. In truth, there are some simple steps you can take to make your home more eco-friendly, reducing your energy use and impact on the planet. With… [Read More]

Raising strong, independent children

Being a parent is such an amazing gift. It really is. Raising a baby well so that they become a kind-hearted, independent, strong adult is certainly challenging, yet I like to think it’s something all parents strive for when teaching their children. This stems down to so many things. They way in which you interact with your children is teaching them how to behave. If you treat like your child with respect, listen to them and take their feelings on board so that they know their opinion is valued, this is something that they’ll hopefully go on to do when… [Read More]

Review: A Sparkly Clean Home with PoundShop.com

As someone who used to be a self-employed cleaner, I have somewhat of an interest in cleaning. I wouldn’t say I’m obsessive about cleaning, but I do like to have a clean home. As such I always make sure that I set aside one day a week to give our home a proper clean. I wish I had more time to do it, but with work and children it’s just not feasible. When Mrs Hinch arrived on the scene I think it’s fair to say that a lot of people started taking more of an interest in cleaning their homes…. [Read More]