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]

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]

Choosing the Right Gifts for her this Christmas

Choosing the right ‘gifts for her’ this Christmas can be tricky. There’s so much choice in shops nowadays. From perfumes to chocolates, beauty gift sets to clothes, and jewellery etc, it can be quite overwhelming. That’s why I like to combine my Christmas shopping by doing some online shopping, mixed with going into actual shops. For me, shopping online means I can search for the best prices, but that means I usually have to know exactly what I’m looking for. Shopping in store however, means that I can browse what’s on offer and perhaps pick up something unique that I… [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]

How to Create Family Memories This Fall

The leaves are changing colors and you can smell the aroma of pumpkin spice in the air…what does that mean? Fall is here! Fall is, hands down, my most favorite time of the year.  I love everything about fall. The food, fashion and weather are things that just make my heart smile. Fall is especially fun if you have a family. Big or small, the fun you can have during this time of the year is totally different than the fun you have in the summer or winter.  Were going to look at how you can turn these fun fall… [Read More]

Plan Family Fun For The Christmas Break

It’s official. There are now less than 10 weeks until the Christmas holiday! While it might be a little too early to plan your presents, it’s not too early to prepare your holiday. Indeed, as time is not slowing down, Halloween is just around the corner. You know that once you’ve finished making the costume of your little ones, it’ll be just enough time to do your Christmas shopping. In other words, you will be too overwhelmed by stress to schedule some well-deserved family fun. Indeed, the Christmas time has become synonymous with stress. Parents are nervous that they’ll never… [Read More]

Am I boring?

If you ask me what my idea of a good night is, I’d say being at home with my husband. Our girls would be asleep in bed. We’d have a good film on, and perhaps a takeaway too. I’d be laying on the sofa under a blanket next to my husband. Boring? Perhaps, but that’s my idea of a good night! That may change as our children get older. I may push the boat out, and my husband and I may go out for a meal in the evening, perhaps a concert or the cinema etc, but for now a… [Read More]

Strengthening Relationships Between Friends and Family

Have you ever sat back and considered all the people you have been in touch with over your life? Deep family relationships, fleeting friendships, counter clerks you see on a regular basis or even your local barman. Faces may spring to mind of relationships past, names that dance on the tip of your tongue, all relationships that were but are now separated by time or distance.  Some relationships come easier than others but may be fleeting, while others are harder to cultivate but offer a greater bond over time. The special people who have in your life you likely spend… [Read More]

A year of self-employment

The 11th October 2018 will mark my one year anniversary of being self-employed. It’s been such an up and down journey, but overall, it’s been a very positive experience. In August 2017 I accepted redundancy from the company I’d worked for since I was 17 years old. It was a very daunting time, but I looked upon it as an exciting time. A time to start afresh, a new chapter. A chance to do something different that would make my life, and the lives of my family easier. On the 11th October 2017 I completed my very first self-employed job…. [Read More]