How to build a garden pond

Earlier this year my husband and I decided to get our six year old twins their first pet. Ideally we wanted a cat, but our landlord wasn’t keen on this idea, but he did suggest a goldfish perhaps or a rabbit. After much deliberation we decided on a rabbit! Our girls named him Snuggles, and he’s become a big part of our family. Since introducing a rabbit to our children, they’ve become more and more interested in animals. Initially they loved learning all about rabbits. I’d look online for random facts about them to tell our girls. For example, did… [Read More]

10 things all Brits do on an all inclusive holiday

Having recently returned from an all inclusive holiday to Menorca, I couldn’t help, but notice a number of things that us Brits seemingly love to do on an all inclusive holiday. Some of them are funny, some are plain weird, and some of them I even do myself! So here are 10 things all Brits do on an all inclusive holiday! Clap when the plane lands – Why do us Brits do this? I’m not sure if other nationalities do this too, but I find it pretty funny! On our recent holiday, people on the plane even clapped the Captains… [Read More]

Personalised Birthday Parties with Swizzels Sweets Plus Competition!

Coming up with ideas for your children’s birthday party can be a struggle. Our twins will be seven years old next year, and over the last six years they’ve had a real variety of parties. For their first birthday, we had a small family gathering at our home. Subsequent birthdays have been more costly as they tend to involve hiring halls, bouncy castles and entertainers! Their sixth birthday, however, was a tad different. Our girls decided that they wanted a birthday party at home with some of their school friends. This was music to my ears! No bouncy castles, soft… [Read More]

Five ways dads can make the most of the last few weeks of the summer holidays

Guest post Author Bio Han-Son runs DaddiLife – a parenting website for dads, with tips, stories and advice for the modern day dad covering things to do, health, lifestyle and more. Check them out on Facebook and Instagram. Five ways dads can make the most of the last few weeks of the summer holidays The summer holidays can be tiring, we know. By now you’re probably exhausted! It can be hard when they’re at school to find enough quality time to spend with them, so it’s important to make the most of the summer holidays – and as there are… [Read More]

Review: Back to School with ASDA

With the new school term almost upon us, I’ve teamed up with Asda’s Tonypandy store to showcase their new back to school range. Like many parents we don’t like to spend a fortune on new school uniforms, but at the same time we want to ensure that the items we buy for our children are good quality and will last them for as long as possible. With this in mind I decided to review the following items from ASDA: Black Ombre Shower Resistant Hooded Jacket Coral Foil Print Shower Resistant Hooded Mac Girls White Scallop School Polo Shirt 5 Pack… [Read More]

5 Easy Money Saving Tips For The Summer

Guest Post Author Bio Mel Trudgett lives in the UK on the beautiful Jurassic Coast, with her partner, 2 daughters and their very hairy, but adorable dog, Lola. She set up www.melsmoneymindset.com with the aim of helping people to change how they think and feel about money. She also gives practical tips on how to make money from home and how to save money. 5 Easy Money Saving Tips For The Summer The long summer months can be bad news when you’re trying to stick to a budget, but these 5 money saving tips will help you stick to your… [Read More]

Breastfeeding: Damned if you do, damned if you don’t

Guest Post Author Bio I’m Stacy. I blog at Mom of Two. I’m happily married (sometimes) mum of two! I’ve been married for 3 years and we have a 2 year old daughter and a 6 month old son. I started blogging so that I had a diary I wouldn’t lose to look back on of the best and hardest journey I will ever take. I write about the magical highs and the crappy lows of motherhood and if I can make anyone feel better about themselves along the way, then my world will be just that little bit happier…. [Read More]

Free Summer Holiday Activities for Kids

We’re a few weeks into the summer holidays now and I have to be honest and say that I’m loving it! The extra time spent with our girls is wonderful, and thankfully it hasn’t cost us a fortune. If you’re a regular reader of my blog, you may have noticed that we’re trying to complete as many of the National Trusts 50 things to do before you’re 11 3/4 List. A lot of the activities are cheap, or free. For more info, click here. I thought I’d share with you some of the free/cheap activities that we’ve been doing so… [Read More]

Exploring Rock Pools at Rest Bay, Porthcawl

Last week I shared a post called 50 things to do before you’re 11 3/4. Over the summer holidays, our girls and I will be trying to do as many of these as we can. Before we started, we were able to tick a number of the activities off that we’d already done. Once we’d done this, we had a look at what was left. The girls decided that they’d like to explore rock pools, so that’s exactly what we did the weekend before last. My husband and I were weighing up where was best to go and we decided on… [Read More]

Disneyland Paris 2018 Trip Report – Our Last Day

To read about day five, click here. All week, we have been trying to go on the boat ride behind the ‘It’s a small world ride’, but every time we’ve gone over it’s been closed. Today, our last day, we got lucky! The boat ride is called Le Pays Des Contes de Fees, and it’s alongside the Casey Jnr Train Ride. One our visit last year, we had no idea that these rides exist as they’re kind of hidden away, but when I saw them on the map this year, I knew I wanted us to go on them! The… [Read More]