Advert: What to pack for the perfect girls trip to the beach

Going to the beach with your friends is such a different experience compared to going to the beach with your children. For example, when I take my seven year old twin girls to the beach I need to think about what they need. Items such as suncream, after sun, towels for them as well as myself, swimming costumes for all of us, a change of clothes and underwear, then there’s things like a bucket and spade, beach ball, snacks, drinks, perhaps even a packed lunch, and of course some change for an ice cream. There’s so much to think about… [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]

5 Ways for New Parents to Manage Anxiety

5Becoming a parent should be an exciting time in your life, however, with a new baby to look after at home, it’s natural for you to feel some anxiety. There are all sorts of worries and pressures that are placed on new parents, from whether your baby is eating enough, sleeping enough or crying too much, and every little aspect can feel magnified. Here are five ways for new parents to manage stress and anxiety. Communicate with Your Partner Bringing a baby into the world will understandably change your day to day routine. If you live with your partner, there… [Read More]

On the go sandwich wrap review #GIFTED

A few weeks ago I wrote a blog post called Simple Swaps for a Zero Waste Life. In that blog post I shared simple every day swaps that anyone can make in order to reduce the amount of single use plastics we use. I touched upon lots of great swaps such as swapping paper kitchen towels for reusable bamboo kitchen towels, swapping plastic bottles of shampoo for package free shampoo bars and using food wraps instead of sandwich bags, cling film or foil. All of these, along with the other swaps mentioned in that blog post, are great eco-friendly things… [Read More]

Another New Chapter #AD

In August 2017 I accepted redundancy from a job that I’d been in for 13 years. It was a tough decision to make, but ultimately I do truly believe it was the right decision. I decided that I’d look for a new part time job, and although I did quickly get another job, it wasn’t all that it was made out to be. In October 2017 after spending weeks spent looking for other jobs online, I decided to start my own business. The majority of part time jobs that I’d seen advertised either turned out to be full time or… [Read More]

ClassDojo: Helping Parents Find Out What Their Children Do In School Since 2011 #AD

Like many parents I’m keen to know what my children do in school. I find that the best time to talk about this is when we’re all sitting down as a family over dinner. I ask my children what they do in school, who did they play with and did they learn anything. Sometimes my children indulge me with this information, but most of the time I get the standard response of, “I can’t remember”. I’m sure this is something many parents hear! If you’re like me and you wish that you knew more about what goes on in the… [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 98

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 Laura from Mama, Eden and Me. Laura is 30 years old and lives in South East London her my Wife, Amy, their daughter, Eden, who is three in December, and their two nutty dogs. Laura works as an admin in a hospital maternity ward and when she’s not in work, you… [Read More]

Best Treatments for Ageing Skin *

Skin ages. It is a fact of life. In fact, your skin may seem to age faster than the rest of you, and with good reason. It is affected by external influences like weather. Its health can also change based on internal factors, including illnesses or bad habits you have and foods you eat. Over a lifetime, all of those issues can add up, causing sun spots, wrinkles and other skin problems you would rather avoid. The anti-ageing industry has developed many ways to correct or reduce those problems. Here are some of the best treatments for ageing skin. Peeling… [Read More]

Digitally Distracted Parents

This is a subject that sadly, far too many parents, grandparents, siblings, aunts, uncles and cousins etc can relate to. In this blog post, I’m going to focus on parents. When you think back to your childhood, what do you remember? Specifically, what do you remember about the time you spent with your parents? Were they present? Were they engaged in conversation or play? For many people, I hope, the answer to those two questions will be yes. Looking at my own childhood, I fondly remember playing games with my parents. Perhaps a board game or hide and seek for… [Read More]