Interior design tips to help your children get a good night’s sleep

Your child’s bedroom is primarily a space in which they should be able to get a good night’s sleep. For many children (and their parents), however, it’s also a highly personal space where young minds seek to investigate, experiment and explore broader horizons. Designing a bedroom for your children that prioritizes the value of a great sleeping experience offers some interesting challenges when it comes to creating a private living space where they will also enjoy playing and learning.   Décor for kids   While adult bedrooms generally work best when decorated in soft, muted colors that are conducive to… [Read More]

Celebrating 20 Years of Good Causes

On November 19th 2014, the National Lottery celebrated 20 years of Good Causes. The £32 billion raised from the fund has helped a wealth of charities and projects across the UK, including the funding of 12,700 after school clubs and the preservation of 70,500 hectares of wildlife habitats. The fund has also invested £1.4 billion into health projects over the last five years and £526 million to help improve the quality of life for the over 60’s. To say thank you and help raise awareness of how Good Causes funding has helped improve communities across the UK, World Lottery Club… [Read More]

Return to the school gates: The good, the bad and the ugly!

It’s official – half term is well and truly over! Image courtesy of digitalart/freedigitalphotos.net Schools are back and with it some normality can (hopefully) be regained! But, what does the return to school mean for you and your family? For most it means forking out for new school uniforms, pencils, pens and that awful sticky stuff to cover school books with! I can never get it on without a few bubbles or wrinkled lines! Just me? Evenings are spent creating packed lunches that look like works of art. Posh ham sandwiches in the shape of a dinosaur anyone? Dicing cheese into… [Read More]

Breastfeeding Vouchers

 I wasn’t going to write a post about this, but then I looked on Twitter. And Facebook. And other parenting blogs! If you haven’t already heard – where have you been?!  A new pilot scheme aimed at deprived areas of South Yorkshire and Derbyshire is offering new mothers up to £200 in shopping vouchers to encourage them to breastfeed their babies. The scheme which is partly funded by the tax payer and the medical research sector is also expected to be introduced to a third area with the plan to trial it on 130 women.  The Facts Aimed at deprived… [Read More]

Be A Good Neighbour This Christmas

Image courtesy of Dan/Freedigitalphotos.net This Christmas as you sit around a table with your family surrounded by good food and gifts galore, take a moment to remember those who are not as lucky as you and I. Like many people I’ll be enjoying Christmas day in the comfort of my own home. If it’s snowing outside it doesn’t matter to me as I’ll be kept warm in my home. I won’t be alone as I’ll have my husband and children with me, but what about your neighbours? Not everyone this Christmas will be fortunate enough to have someone to share… [Read More]