Review: Monster Jam, Cardiff

On Saturday we went to Monster Jam in the Principality Stadium, Cardiff. I’m going to be honest and say that before going I didn’t really know much about what to expect and although our twins had seen it advertised on TV, I wasn’t sure if they’d enjoy it, but I have to say we did enjoy it! For those who don’t know, Monster Jam is the larger than life sport that showcases some amazing world famous trucks. The Monster Jam trucks are massive! It’s really hard to explain just how big they are, especially when you’re standing right next to… [Read More]

Creating A Garden Space For The Whole Family To Enjoy

Your outdoor space is just as important as the indoors. You want to encourage the family to get fresh air in their lungs, especially when it comes to the hotter months of the year. Here’s how to create a garden space for the whole family to enjoy. Image Source Plenty Of Outdoor Furniture Outdoor furniture is one of the main things every garden should have as a household. They’re needed because everyone wants the option of having something to sit on that isn’t the floor. Whether it’s a few sun loungers, some chairs around a table or a weather resistant… [Read More]

Children See The Joy In The Simplest Of Things

The Easter holidays were really a revelation for me. Having started a new job a few weeks back this meant I worked Monday to Thursday until 12.30pm during the holidays. By the time I got home all I wanted to do was spend time with my children. I think this is something I previously took for granted. You see I used to work two days a week and then I was lucky enough to have the rest of the week with off the girls. Having less time with them now during the holidays has made me realise just how important… [Read More]

Easter Holidays Week 1

The start of the Easter holidays last week has been full of fun! Although I worked Monday to Thursday last week (read more about this here) we still managed to do lots of fun things! On Monday after I arrived home from work we spent most of the day in the garden playing tennis, racquetball and volleyball! M asked for a tennis set for her birthday back in February and I managed to pick up a fantastic set from the Argos Chad Valley range. It has a net, tennis racquets and a soft tennis ball, badminton racquets and shuttlecock plus… [Read More]

Family Camping Essentials and Tips

This year we’re planning our very first camping trip. It’s something we’re all very excited about! I have fond memories of camping from when I was a child. It’s something we used to do fairly often. Our twins are seven years old and we’re yet to take them camping, but that’s all about to change this year! The thing is though, I know nothing about camping other than we’ll need a tent, sleeping bags, something to cook on and that’s about it! I recently turned to the blogging community to ask them for their help! In particular I wanted to… [Read More]

Getting the family outdoors

This summer my husband and I have decided that we’d like to try and make a really big effort to spend more time outdoors as a family. There are so many benefits to spending time outdoors such as better mental health and reduced stress levels. We have so many ideas as to how we can encourage the whole family outdoors. The first thing we’re doing is ditching the car on the school run when we can and walking instead. Naturally this is better for the environment for lots of different reasons, but it’s also better for us. It means we… [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]

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]

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]

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]