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]

Book Review: Reader, I Married Me #GIFTED

I love a good romantic comedy book. There’s nothing better than curling up on the sofa, blanket over you, a hot cup of coffee and a good book. Reader, I Married Me by Sophie Tanner is a book full of self love and positivity. It’s unlike any other book I’ve read. The main character, Chloe Usher, has just broken up with the love of her. Her friendly urge her to find another man before she ends up sitting on the shelf all alone for the rest of eternity, but Chloe makes a decision not to do that. After one particularly… [Read More]

Great Jobs For Those Who Love Kids

Source If you are someone who considers yourself to be good with children, then there is a good chance that you might want to turn that skill into a career. If you do, there are plenty of options available to you, and it is absolutely worth looking into if want to make sure that you are doing so. Having a career which centres around kids is generally very rewarding, no matter which route you go down, and it is something which you should consider if you know that you have the right kind of natural ability to be able to… [Read More]

Simple Swaps for a Zero Waste Life #GIFTED

Something my husband and I are keen to do this year is reduce the amount of single use plastic we use. You can read more about what we hope to achieve and how in our ‘A Zero Waste Journey‘ blog post. In this blog post I wanted to share with you some simple swaps that can help you reduce the amount of single use plastic you use. Food Wraps Every day for school my children have sandwiches which my husband and I would put into plastic sandwich bags. At the end of each week we’d go through 10 plastic sandwich… [Read More]

I Tried Reusable Sanitary Pads and they’re a Game Changer! #GIFTED

In an effort to lead a more eco-friendly lifestyle, I’ve been keen to try reusable sanitary pads for some time. It’s estimated that the average woman will use and throw away in excess of 10,000 sanitary pads in her menstrual lifetime. The sad thing is that many of these sanitary products end up in our rivers because they’re being flushed down the toilet. Just a few weeks ago, the below tweet popped up on my timeline and I was shocked for a number of reasons. The main question I had to ask is how can any grown women think that… [Read More]

Perfect Wedding Guest Etiquette

PAs we get older, one thing that starts to become more common is the arrival of wedding invitations.  Yes, it’s just a fact of life, people grow up, people get married, and you get invited to them. And with the average cost of one falling, we’re sure you’re about to get a few more invites through the door, as friends realise it isn’t as pricey as once thought. Now, everyone loves a wedding, but they can be very stressful for the bride and groom, both on the day and in the run-up. Organising a wedding can be hard. But there… [Read More]

Talking to children about money management #AD

Talking to children about money is an important part of being a parent. Our children will be seven years old this week, and I’ve recently found out that they’re already learning about money in school. I think is a great idea. Last week my husband and I attended parents evening, and our children’s teacher gave us an insight into what they were learning about. One of the things they’re being taught about is money. In particular being able to recognise the value of certain coins, and being able to count out how much change they would get if they bought… [Read More]

Review: GettingPersonal.co.uk #Gifted

Something that my husband and I are keen to embrace this year is a more zero waste life. We’re looking to reduce the amount of single use plastic that we use in addition to purchasing less plastic and using more eco-friendly products. So when GettingPersonal.co.uk contacted me about reviewing some of their products I opted for a personalised canvas shopping bag, a personalised tote bag, an engraved silver heart-shaped bookmark and a book called ‘101 Things To Do Instead Of Playing On Your Phone’. I chose the bags mainly so that I wouldn’t have to buy plastic bags when doing… [Read More]

Ripple Living Zero Waste Shop in Cardiff

Following on from my blog post (which you can read here) last week about how we’re trying to embrace a more environmentally friendly, zero waste life, I thought I’d pay a visit to Cardiffs first ever zero waste not-for-profit shop, Ripple Living. Started by Sophie after watching Blue Planet II in 2017, she was deeply shocked to see the devastating harm humans were having on our planet. Ever since then, Sophie decided to start her own zero-waste journey by making small changes to help lighten her personal plastic footprint. Ripple Living is all about conscious consuming; from our food to… [Read More]

Developing a Healthy Relationship with Money for Life

DIt’s long been established that money can’t buy happiness. At the same time, it’s challenging to be happy without a halfway healthy relationship with money. Shopping splurges, extravagant trips, lavish dinners, underused flashy subscriptions, new cars, spacious homes, high-end clothes — this world tempts us with an endless array of enticing things. While none of these things are inherently bad, they could also suggest warning signs of a problematic relationship with money.  Below we’ll discuss how to develop a healthy relationship with money for life so you can enjoy the day-to-day purchases without jeopardising your financial future. Learn Only to… [Read More]