10 Things That Make Me Happy

I was recently tagged in the 10 Things That Make Me Happy tag by Bound For Somewhere. You can read her post here. So without further ado, and in no particular order here are 10 things that make me happy. 1. My husband and children. Yes, it’s a cliche and it’s the ‘obvious answer’ that most likely everyone will say, but it’s true. Without these crazies, I’d actually be pretty unhappy. Hubby drives me crazy with his constant moving of things around and don’t even get me started on his snoring, but I do love him and he does make… [Read More]

Easy Ways for you to Save Money When You Have a Family

If you know that you need to start saving money because you want to book a family holiday or even because you want to try and have more money on a day to day basis for your family then there are things that you can do to try and help yourself with this. The best thing about these tips is that you won’t find yourself constantly struggling to say no to your family, and they are very easy to follow. Make a Plan The first thing that you need to do is have a monthly savings goal. The idea here… [Read More]

Families come in all shapes and sizes

When I was growing up I often thought of family as being made up of a mum, dad and two children. Of course you’d have your grandparents as well. Mums parents, dads parents and in addition any sisters or brothers they have being aunts and uncles. That was pretty much it in my opinion. The thought of step-mums and step-siblings was never a thought that entered my mind because my family was made up mum, dad, my sister and I. It was that simple. I thought that when I grew up, I too would have the same family unit. A… [Read More]

Dear Children…

Dear Children, I want to start this letter by telling you both that Mummy and Daddy love you more than words can ever express. We want you both to be happy, and in order for that to happen, we’ll always be there for you, supporting you both through good and bad times. This letter has been written with a lot of love behind it. Life can be tough. It can be cruel. It can break even the strongest of human beings. However, if we can go forward in life with a positive, can-do attitude then we truly believe that anything… [Read More]

Why are photos so important?

A few weeks ago I was watching a film on TV. One particular scene showed a forest fire moving quickly towards a village. People were frantically collecting their belongings and I started thinking about what items I would save first if I had to quickly leave home for whatever reason. Yes, I know, pretty random thing to think about, but there you go! My mind thinks strange things now and again! Anyway, obviously after my children and husband, in terms of belongings, the first things I’d grab would have to be our photo albums. They’re full of photos from when… [Read More]

Turn your garden from a wreck into a social hub for the family

If your garden is currently a bit of a wreck, you’re wasting a key part of your property. That’s something that has to change, and you can make that change by turning your garden into the kind of social hub that you, your friends and your family can all make use of in the months and years ahead. It’s easy to make that transformation than you might think; there are just a few key things that you need to change and get right. And you can learn about them now by reading on. Put Up a Pergola A bit of… [Read More]

Where to Find Some Autumn Family Fun

For those frantic parents who are worrying about how to entertain the kids during Autumn time, stop! Autumn is actually one of the best times to get out and about with your little ones, the weather isn’t too hot nor too cold and it’s a good opportunity to let them play outdoors. Remember the days before all the tablets and phones, we would make the best memories when we went outside to play. Well, why not give your kids those same memories? We have found some of the best activities for you and your family to enjoy this Autumn. When… [Read More]

Six Things To Do As A Family This Christmas

Image Christmas has become a part of western culture, regardless of whether a person is Christian or not. It has become a holiday of giving, joy and family, and even though presents and food have slowly taken over, those remain the most integral part of the day. And the run-up to Christmas is a time where families can get together and spend time together. You might meet up with friends and family you haven’t seen all year, or you might just take this opportunity to spend some fun, quality time with your immediate family. There are some many things to… [Read More]

Fabulous Family-Friendly Holiday Destinations: Where To Take The Kids This Summer

Summer is here! The weather is improving all the time, the days are longer, and everybody is in a better mood. If you have plans to take a trip this summer, but you’re not sure where to travel next, you’ve come to the right place. Here are some fabulous family-friendly destinations to get you thinking. Greek Islands If you’re looking for sun, sea and sand and a little bit of culture thrown in, look no further than the stunningly beautiful Greek Islands. There’s an array of destinations to choose from, and many of the islands boast hotels, which are geared… [Read More]

How To Get Your Family Back In The Garden

Picture Source We’ve all been there. Maintaining a garden is difficult, and once you let standards slip it becomes hard to find the motivation to get back out there. The overgrown weeds, dying plants, and tacky, old garden furniture are all things which aren’t quite as appealing anymore; there’s little to motivate the family to relax in the garden on a warm summer’s day or any kind of day, for that matter. Still, much like giving that cluttered living room or the broken cabinets in the kitchen a makeover, you’ll thank yourself for tackling that unappealing task later. Here are… [Read More]