Is Tap Water Good For You Children’s Health?

A lot of parents get caught up in the debate as to whether or not they should give their children tap water. Some people swear by it and say it’s cheaper than bottled water, and can actually provide some health benefits. Other people say that bottled water is the way forward as it’s naturally cleaner and safer than tap water. Who is right? Is tap water good for your children’s health or not? To try and suss things out, we should take a look at the pros and cons of tap water: Image Source Cheaper Than Bottled Water I think… [Read More]

London Marathon 2019: Fundraising Update

It’s been almost one month since my first fundraising update so I thought I’d write another update with you to share my progress. In my last fundraising post, which you can read here, I shared the amazing news that I’d managed to raise £455.18. That’s 28% of my £1,600 fundraising target for WellChild. I’d managed to raise this amount my donating the first £100 myself, and then by sharing my fundraising page with friends and family. This saw some online donations come in. I also sold some items that I no longer needed, and made some crafts to sell. My… [Read More]

How To Stay Energised In The Summer Heat

It’s easy to burn out during the summer. You’re facing some really hot days, and at some point, the energy kind of just sizzles out of you. The summer heat can be so intense that it knocks away any will you might have had to do literally anything.  The good news is that there are ways of energising yourself so that you can withstand the summer heat. It really all comes down to incorporating a couple of small dietary and lifestyle changes that can help prep your body to last longer in the heat.  Want to learn how to stay… [Read More]

6 ways to have a brilliant summer – despite the weather

Summer is here, meaning sunny days, picnics and having fun enjoying the fresh air, right? Wrong, if the British weather has anything to do with it! But don’t let storms keep you inside. The long days are an ideal time to get out with your children, giving them new skills and experiences and making for some lifelong memories. Life under canvas Camping can teach children about the world outside without leaving your back garden. You don’t need a big tent, just a quick pop-up one – the kind you would take to a festival (remember them?). Failing that, sling a… [Read More]

What age should children get pocket money?

Our twins are six year olds and earlier this year, my husband and I made the decision to give them pocket money. It’s not a fortune, at just £1 a week, but we thought it would be a good way to introduce our children to the idea of money. While some parents will offer their children pocket money in return for chores, our girls don’t need to do chores to receive their £1 a week pocket money. However, I’m very open to the idea of allowing them to earn extra money on top of their £1 a week if they… [Read More]

The benefits of school trips abroad

When I was in school, I always remember going on lots of school trips. They were one of the highlights of school for me. Whether it was a museum, farm, or local park, it didn’t matter to me. School trips were fun. A chance to go somewhere new with your classmates. However, one of the things that my parents never allowed my sister and I to do was go on school trips abroad. I always remember this one school trip new york. I’m not sure of the exact reasons why our parents didn’t let us go, but perhaps it was due… [Read More]

Make This Your Healthiest Summer Yet: Goals That Are Actually Achievable

Many of us take our health for granted. The trouble is that we never really know what’s around the corner, and often, it takes an unexpected scare to make us evaluate our lifestyles and introduce changes. If you’re guilty of underestimating the importance of good health, why not make it your mission to enjoy the healthiest summer ever? Here are some goals that are achievable for anyone. Improving your diet Are you overweight or do you tend to eat more fast food or ready meals than nutritious meals? If you don’t have the best diet, it’s never too late to… [Read More]

Review: West Midland Safari Park Ice Age Exhibit

West Midland Safari Park is one of our favourite family days out. It’s only a 90-120 minute drive from our home in Cardiff, and it’s an absolutely brilliant day out! The park opens at 10am, so we like to arrive a good twenty minutes beforehand so that we can be as close to the front of the queue as possible! Once you’ve bought your tickets and animal you can drive into the drive-through safari area. First up you’ll find deer, and wild dogs, followed by Rhino’s, lions, tigers, zebras, elephant and my favourite, giraffes! I love feeding the giraffes! They’re… [Read More]

5 tips for choosing a tutor for your child

If you are looking for a tutor for your child, then you are going to want to ensure that you pick the right one. After all, they are responsible for helping to improve the academic skills that your child has and help them through tests too. But for some parents this could be easier said than done. How do you make sure that you have picked the right tutor for your child? James Goldsmith at 11plustutorsinessex.co.uk offers 5 top tips to help you along the way. 1 – Ask for recommendations No matter the age of your child, if they… [Read More]

Are your children happy?

A few weeks ago I read an article online called: British youngsters are the ‘unhappiest generation in a decade’. Report finds 16-25 year olds fret over money, their futures and ‘not being good enough’. (Source) The article in the Daily Mail which is based on research by The Prince’s Trust says that three out of five young people regularly feel stressed amid concerns over jobs and money. One in four feel hopeless on a regular basis, and nearly half having experienced a mental health problem. I was also staggered to learn that 62% of females feel a lack of self-confidence… [Read More]