Rainy Day Camping Activities for Children

Last month we spent a wonderful weekend glamping down in Somerset. You can read my full review of our stay at Somerset Yurts here. We arrived in glorious sunshine on the Friday evening, but by Saturday morning rain was in the air. The day was a mixture of showers and sunshine and by the evening the rain had gotten pretty heavy. Not one to let rain dampen our experience we embraced it for what it was and made the most of our weekend. Although we were glamping, not camping, these rainy day activities can be used for either. We do… [Read More]

Camping, Festivals and Days Out. A Summer Spent Outdoors

This year my husband and I have decided that we’d like to spend as much time as possible outdoors as a family. With so many young people spending the majority of their time indoors on their phones or games consoles, we’re trying our very best to encourage our children to embrace the great outdoors. Being outdoors has so many wonderful benefits from improvements in mental health and well-being, as well as physical benefits such as improved blood pressure and of course the chance to exercise. Of course we can’t always be outdoors when the weather is really bad, but a… [Read More]

Creating A Garden Space For The Whole Family To Enjoy

Your outdoor space is just as important as the indoors. You want to encourage the family to get fresh air in their lungs, especially when it comes to the hotter months of the year. Here’s how to create a garden space for the whole family to enjoy. Image Source Plenty Of Outdoor Furniture Outdoor furniture is one of the main things every garden should have as a household. They’re needed because everyone wants the option of having something to sit on that isn’t the floor. Whether it’s a few sun loungers, some chairs around a table or a weather resistant… [Read More]

Finding the perfect work/life balance

This year start of the Easter holidays has been a very different one to last year. You see last year I was self employed following redundancy the year before. This offered me so much flexibility in terms of working hours. I chose to work two days a week and I was usually always home by 1.30pm at the latest. The money was pretty good, but it was a dead end job with no prospects. It was always a ‘stop gap job’ until something better came along. 16 months after redundancy that opportunity arose. I’m now four weeks into my new… [Read More]

Getting the family outdoors

This summer my husband and I have decided that we’d like to try and make a really big effort to spend more time outdoors as a family. There are so many benefits to spending time outdoors such as better mental health and reduced stress levels. We have so many ideas as to how we can encourage the whole family outdoors. The first thing we’re doing is ditching the car on the school run when we can and walking instead. Naturally this is better for the environment for lots of different reasons, but it’s also better for us. It means we… [Read More]

4 Important Ways to Ensure Financial Security for Your Family #AD

4As a parent, you are responsible for the well being of your family. You have to look out for the physical, mental, and financial well being of your loved ones. Things can get more difficult when you unexpectedly get hit with expenses that you did not plan for. In life, there are a lot of unforeseen circumstances that could wreak havoc on your savings account. From car accidents to tornadoes or accidents on the job, you have to prepare your savings account for the worst. Do not let a scary circumstance get even worse by not preparing for the unexpected…. [Read More]

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]