How will the children whose mums share every moment of their lives online feel when they grow up?

Ooo, now this is an interesting topic to cover! I’ve previously written about ‘sharenting‘ – the art of sharing way too many photos of your children online, and it seems that this particular trend is on the rise. We’re all friends with them. The mum on Facebook who shares every milestone her child reaches. The proud dad posting pictures of their child’s first attempt at walking or their child’s first night without a nappy. I think we’re all guilty of over-sharing at some point in our lives, whether that be online or in person. I know I certainly am, but… [Read More]

Child Bloggers and Vloggers – How do you decide upon the right age?

Child on iPad

Our twins are four years old, soon to be five in the new year. They enjoy watching a variety of videos on You Tube Kids such as Fireman Sam, My Little Pony, Mille and Mollie, and more! They also like to watch videos of people talking dolls and characters such as Anna and Elsa from Frozen, along with other Disney Princesses, but they also like watching videos of people digging plastic toy eggs out of playdoh as they can’t wait to find out what’s inside. I was at home a few days ago with our girls when I walked passed… [Read More]

What effect is social media having on our children?

Child on iPad

Social media is a big part of our world. It’s a great way for families all over the world to stay in touch with one another, but at what age should children be given access to social media? Just to clarify social media to me are platforms such as You Tube, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc. I read an article not long ago about children who are addicted to their iPads. Children as young as four were seriously addicted to playing games and watching videos on these devices. Our twins are nearly five years old, and they do play on our phones… [Read More]

The friend who didn’t take photos!

OMG! I went to the farm a few weeks ago with a friend of mine and her children. Can you believe that she didn’t take photos of our days out?! What a weirdo! Haha! Oh wait a minute.  Maybe, I’m the weirdo? Since when did it become normal to photograph every moment of every minute of your waking lives? Yup. I think I’m the weirdo! Taking pictures of a sign, of a car park, a field. Not exactly photo frame or photo album friendly material is it? In fact, I’m pretty sure I probably did my friends nut in with… [Read More]

Survival tips for keeping your blog alive when on holiday

It’s probably the last thing on your mind when on holiday, but some bloggers, like me, who post every day, aside from the occasional weekend, like to ensure that their blog continues to run normally even when the blogger themselves are on holiday. It’s not essential. You don’t have to blog whilst you’re on holiday. In fact a break away can be a great way to think up new posts and gain some new inspiration, but that doesn’t mean you have to leave your blog content empty. Scheduling posts and social media posts is a great way to ensure that… [Read More]

Impact of the spending review on UK social care

It’s expected that the Chancellor’s spending cuts will impact on social care in the UK in a big way, according to sources such as the Guardian. Despite the fact that social care requirements are growing in the UK as the population ages and expands, the Tory government is inflicting real cuts in the funding of this sector.  Social care is already experiencing a severe funding crisis. Half a million people, including the elderly and disabled, who would have received social care before the Tories came into power before the last election, are now denied support. 86% of local authorities are now offering care only… [Read More]

Is social media making you a grumpy mum?

Pictures of perfectly clean houses with everything in its place. Happy children playing and sharing toys together nicely. Not a single food stain on their clothes to be seen. The seemingly perfect life of others. It’s funny how we view other people’s pictures on social media and compare them to our lives. A picture of a family sitting down to eat together. A picture of a children sitting on a beach or playing in a garden. A video of someone’s two year old writing their own name or counting to twenty. Am I bad mum because my three year old… [Read More]

New Health Social Media Website Launches – Pow Health

When one of my girls is unwell, the first place I go is the internet. Searching for symptoms, looking for images and visiting forums for advice.  Before the internet existed and also for those who don’t have internet access, such as my mother-in-law, they often resort to medical books for advice.  I can’t remember the number of times I’ve lost appointment cards and rifled through pages of our twins little red books to find something out. Wouldn’t it be great to have one easy to access place you could visit from time to time to keep track of all your… [Read More]

10 easy ways to grow your brand

Chose the right name for your brand! This is probably one of the hardest things a brand has to do. You’ll want to chose a name that’s easy to remember, that tells your target audience what it is that you do and most importantly one that will grow with you over the years Establish what you want your brand to look like. Chose a design that’s fresh, relevant and again one that can grow with you as your business grows. Make sure all of your marketing materials have the same design. This is a great way to grow a recognisable… [Read More]

Binky Linky

This linky is for bloggers who have been blogging for a year or less. It’s your chance to link up your favourite post of the week. It’s a great way to find new blogs to read and to raise your blogs profile.Binky is the American term for a dummy which babies obviously use. I thought the name Binky Linky would suit seeing as this linky is aimed at newbie bloggers!   I’m your host! …and your co-hosts are… Lucy from Baked Potato Mummy …and… Ickle Pickle from The little life of Ickle Pickle The rules are simple… 1. Link up… [Read More]