4 Reasons California Is the Perfect Family Holiday Destination 

California has a lot to offer for a family looking to get away. From world-class beaches and city escapes to snowy mountains, there’s a real range of activities bound to appeal to even the pickiest (little!) holiday makers. Traditionally famous for Hollywood and Disneyland, there are plenty of other famous and fabulous landmarks definitely worth exploring. If you’re looking for some reasons to visit California, then we’ve created a list below!  Hit the road If you really want to get a taste of what California has to offer, then a road trip is often the best way to experience all… [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]

5 Ways to Make your Home Child-Friendly

As you enter and prepare for parenthood, you suddenly become aware of all of the little dangers dotted around your home. From the moment the positive test result comes back, your life has changed forever. You are going to be a mummy and daddy, and you only have a few months to prepare yourself for the introduction of a baby. One question that many new expecting parents ask themselves is, is their home ready for a baby? How many hazards can you spot in any room? There are just some things you never really notice unless you are a parent… [Read More]

Family Friendly Budgeting Tips

As a nation we seem to becoming more and more savvy when it comes to spending our money. We want to know the best deals and where to find the cheapest prices. Instead of doing our shopping all in one supermarket, we’re going to a few different ones each week to help lower the cost of our food bills. I’ve certainly noticed an increasing trend in ‘money features’ on TV, radio and in magazines and newspapers. It’s always been there, it’s nothing new, but there just seems to be more of a focus on it lately. More and more people… [Read More]

The best family friendly Easter films

Easter is one of my favourite times of year! I love how excited the children get in anticipation of the Easter bunny paying them a visit and leaving them some treats, mainly of the chocolate variety! It seems that Easter is an acceptable time to allow our children to eat more chocolate than normal, and why not! It means we, as parents, can join in too! I thought I would put together a post of some of the best family friendly Easter films that you and your children can enjoy together over the Easter weekend. In light of us being… [Read More]

Family Friendly Garden Ideas

My family and I are luck that we have a lovely garden. It’s not huge, but I’s big enough for the four of us to play in, relax in and be together in. A garden can be a real addition to any home, even more so when you have young children. From hosting barbecues to sports days and picnics, a garden has many purposes. With this in mind I always think it’s important to create an outdoor space that has a little something for everyone. I like to have a place where I can relax. Somewhere calm, quiet and serene. I like… [Read More]

We want to be Mark Warner Ambassadors – Our Perfect Family Holiday!

I first heard of Mark Warner when I went to my first ever blogging conference this year – Britmums. I talked to some of the people at the Mark Warner stand and even won one some chocolate in one of their competitions! They were friendly and helpful and I learnt a lot about what they had to offer families who wanted a child friendly holiday. Mark Warner are looking to work with five bloggers in 2015 and I really, really, really want to be one of those five bloggers! To be in with a chance of being picked Mark Warner… [Read More]

My Dream Living Room

I don’t own my home, but I have a pretty good idea of what I want my dream living room to look like. We’re renting at the moment, so I’m reluctant to spend money on our current home, as my husband and I hope to be able to afford our own home by the end of this year. I want colour! Lots of colour! Here are some of my favourite pieces! Top left: Etsy £1,970. Top Middle: Etsy £1,576. Top Left: Etsy £795. Bottom left: Etsy £2,121. Bottom right: Etsy £1,321 I love this style of furniture! The Chesterfield Sofa… [Read More]

Are you a savvy saver?

We all want the best for our children. For many parents this means a secure financial future, but when it comes to savings and investments – do you really know exactly what it is you’re getting in return? New ISA rules are coming into effect on 1st July 2014 which will allow people to put a maximum of £15,000 into a new ISA (NISA). However, Scottish Friendly are warning savers to be wary of being drawn automatically into holding all their ISA funds in cash. Instead the advice given is to consider the alternative funds available through ISA investments. Sounds… [Read More]

2014 Summer Holidays

I realise it’s only just turned 2014 and yes I know we’re only in the second week of January, but I’m already planning ahead and thinking about where to go on our summer holiday! Last year we took our girls on their first holiday, thanks to my mother in law who kindly paid for us all to go to Minorca. This year, we won’t be going overseas as we’re trying to save a deposit up for a house, so we’ll go on holiday somewhere in the UK. I’ve been having a look online and a few places have taken my… [Read More]