Is It Ever Ok To Leave A Child Out?

Being a mum of twins often means that I have to divide my time between our girls. Sometimes this is pretty easy, but at other times it can be hard. For example, I find it easy to divide my time equally between them when listening to them reading their school books. They’re quite happy to sit and wait for the other to finish before taking their turn. Sometimes though when we’re playing a game it can be hard, and that’s because our girls have very different tastes when it comes to playing games. One likes to play with dolls, whereas… [Read More]

Extreme Parenting or Just a Tired Parent at their Wits End?

As parents we all try our best to be patient, but there are times when that’s simply not possible. After all, we’re all human, and when pushed to our limit we may act without thinking. Does that mean we’re bad parents or does it show that we’re just like everyone else which is in fact, quite normal? Recently a man was filmed pulling a young child along the floor by her hood. Many people were quick to jump in and criticise, one even comparing the mans actions to abuse. Personally I don’t see anything wrong with what with the man… [Read More]

Why Kids Need Adventures And To Live Without Technology More Than Ever

Last week an article was shared on Facebook entitled, ‘Why Kids Need Wilderness and Adventure More Than Ever‘. I read every single word of this article carefully and found myself nodding along in agreement to each and every point. When I was growing up, my parents would encourage my sister and I out of the house and tell us to return before it got dark. We’d spend our days wandering the streets with our friends, exploring new places, wading in the stream building dams, playing in the park, riding our bikes, learning to roller skate, and playing pooh sticks. 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]

Maintaining Your Central Heating

How important is your central heating to you? Do you know exactly what your central heating does? No? Well, let me enlighten you! Your central heating not only helps to keep your home warm, it also means that you don’t have to have a cold shower as it’s all operated from your boiler which heats your water. Without central heating you’d be living in a cold house having cold showers! Not nice I imagine! This is why it’s important to maintain your gas central heating. You can do this by following these simple steps: Bleed Your Radiators This is something that we… [Read More]

How Double Glazing Helps to Reduce Energy Bills

Living in a fairly modern bungalow means that our home is blessed with double glazing windows. Not only does it limit the street noise from outside, it also helps to keep our home warm in the cold winter months. However we haven’t always had the luxury of a double glazed window. Before we had children together, my husband and I lived in a second floor flat. It was in a block with lots of other flats and it was quite dated. The paint peeled from the outside of the wooden window frames, and inside there was so much condensation that… [Read More]

Sorting the garden out for Spring

As a family we’re very lucky that we have a nice garden. It’s not huge, but it is a fairly good size. It’s sizeable enough for a trampoline with room to kick a ball around in and to have a kids paddling pool up in the summer months. We do use our garden a lot in the drier weather. From entertaining friends with a BBQ, to enjoying picnic lunches on the grass with our children or simply sitting under an umbrella watching the kids play with their toys, draw or read a book. I really couldn’t imagine not having a… [Read More]

The Cost of Moving House

Moving house is an expensive business. This is something my husband and I know all too well. A few years ago we had to move house three times in just four years. The first time was when we lived in a block of flats. When our twin girls were born we soon realised that our cosy little flat just wasn’t big enough anymore. The second and third time was because our landlords decided to sell up. Yes, it’s fair to say that we have a very good idea of the cost of moving house. It doesn’t end there though, as… [Read More]

Brilliant Mum Feature 88

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 Emma. Emma blogs at Fit Cake. Emma lives in Cheshire, She’s 29 years old and is a freelancer due to her husband having heart disease. They have two children. One girl aged 10, and a son who is seven. They’ve been married for 6 years, together for 12. Emma says she… [Read More]

Review: Tailwind Nutrition UK for London Marathon Fuelling

Before I begin I just want to clarify that I wasn’t paid to write this review. I bought the products mentioned in this blog post with my own money, and decided to write my own review. On Sunday 28th April 2019 I will be completing the London Marathon for Wellchild, the national charity for sick children. It will be my first marathon and naturally I’ve found that I have a lot to learn! I’ve previously completed the Cardiff Half Marathon twice, but knowing that I’m going to have to double that distance for London is pretty daunting. I usually use… [Read More]