2019: The Year of Family Camping Holidays

As per the title of this post, 2019 is going to be the year that we as a family will embrace camping! I have fond memories of camping when I was a child. I remember my parents having a practise run in the garden of putting the tent up, taking it down and packing it all away again. In all fairness it was a lovely big tent. I don’t recall how long it took to put up. My sister and I were probably off playing and running around whilst out parents took on the tent building challenge! I don’t even… [Read More]

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]

Family

For as long as I can remember I always knew that I wanted to be a mum. I didn’t ever think about how many children I’d have, but for me just one was a given.  Thankfully my husband and I were blessed with twin girls, and I really couldn’t feel more proud and honoured to be their mum.  To me being a parent means that you’re always there for your children no matter what. Whether it’s to be a shoulder to cry on, someone to go to for advice or just to be their sounding board.  Of course life isn’t… [Read More]

4 Tips for Planning the Perfect Family Beach Day

4Everybody loves a day at the beach. Going to the beach with the family is sort of a ritual most families will go through at one point in their lives and is the perfect activity if you have children of all ages. However, a seemingly perfect beach day could quickly turn into a nightmare if you go unprepared. Luckily, everybody can make sure that their family trip goes as smoothly as possible with a few simple tricks. Here are four tips for planning the perfect family beach day. Make Sure Everyone’s Covered We can’t express it enough – sun exposure… [Read More]

Neveo Family Journal Review

Photographs are very important to me. I try to capture as many natural photos of my family as I can. I then like to display them in a frame or photo album.  So many people take photographs on their mobile phones, but they often get forgotten about which means they’re never seen again or shown to anyone. I think this is such a shame. After all, photographs are meant to be shared, and that’s why I think Neveo is a wonderful idea. Neveo is a monthly newsletter that you can create and send to your family. Primarily aimed at grandparents… [Read More]

5 Tips to taking the best photos with iphone

Taking the perfect shot, especially with your phone does not come easy. You will probably be forced to takes a few pictures before get a good shot. This explains why people will hire professional photographers for important events. Iphones are among the best brand of phones in the market, meaning that their cameras are among the best. However, some people still go through trouble to get the perfect photos even when using an iphone. The following are some tricks and tips you can use to get the perfect iphone shot; Source:Pexels Experiment with other apps It is undeniable that iphones… [Read More]

#PerfectNightIn with Mattress Online

A good night’s sleep is something that many parents long for. Thankfully, my husband and I have many a good nights sleep, but that hasn’t always been the case. With twin girls, we’ve had our fair share of sleepless nights! However, our twins are now six years old and thankfully for the most they’re pretty good sleepers.  Sometimes though, I find the business of life can be overwhelming and this has an effect on my sleep. This is why having a good bedtime routine can help you to drift off to sleep quickly, and help you to stay asleep for… [Read More]

The Busy Parents Guide to Surviving Christmas

Christmas is one of the most wonderful times of the year, yet it can also be one of the most stressful times too. I love buying gifts for my family. The excitement of choosing the perfect gift for each recipient gives me a warm, fuzzy feeling. However, the cost of the Christmas gives me an together completely different feeling! Here are some tips that will hopefully make the Christmas season a little less stressful. Save money throughout the year. This is possibly easier said than done, but small, regular amounts can soon add up. It’s also worth looking to your… [Read More]