Moving Home Checklist

Have you ever moved home? If you have, I’m sure you’ll agree it can be one of the most stressful things you can do which is why Rattan Direct have come up with a home owners checklist to help you out. There are several aspects you may need to consider including preparing for a move. Moving always takes more time than you initially think so considering the timescale you have, especially if you have a set date you need to {Read More}

10 C-Section Myths that Need to Stop

There are many myths that still circulate around pregnancy and birth but when it comes to caesarean sections, there are many more. HARTMANN Direct take an objective look at these myths and why they are untrue. Myth 1: C-Sections aren’t birth Cruel and unnecessary, this myth places women in a position where they feel their pregnancy and birth are less than one which has resulted in a vaginal birth. C-sections are often unplanned and a solution to issues during labour {Read More}

Hairspray – the Smash Hit Musical : Review

Be transported to Baltimore, 1962 and get swept away with the uplifting energy of Tracy (a pleasantly peculiar and plus-sized teenager played by Rebecca Mendoza) and the rest of the energetic cast in the spectacular Hairspray Musical. Centered around one girl’s wish to appear on the television talent show and her dream win the title Miss Teenage Hairspray, this inspiring musical will have you tapping your toes along to the big show tunes while hearing all about Tracy’s journey to {Read More}

Helpful Advice For A Small-Scale Home Renovation

When was the last time you redecorated your house? Every home becomes a little worn out over time. Even if you love your quaint little abode, that doesn’t mean it’s necessarily in good shape. And the aesthetic of your household plays a big part in how comfortable you feel. You might love your old sofa because it’s soft and cosy, but you might hate the sight of the faded paint on the walls and the ugly old curtains hanging on {Read More}

Accessories That Keep Your Kids Safe At The Beach

As it’s now officially the summertime, you have probably been racking your brains over what fun things you can do with your kids now that the weather is good. And you have most likely been thinking about going to the beach, and that’s a brilliant choice. Beaches are a great way to spend the day when the sun is shining because it caters to everyone. There’s soft sand to lie on, blue water to cool yourself off with, and an {Read More}

Majorca’s Hidden Gems

Are you looking for somewhere exciting to go to this summer? Sometimes some of the most interesting places can be found by in the least likely locations. Often Majorca is overlooked as a destination due to some very commercial resorts but take a closer look and you will find some beautiful but well-hidden gems like Port de Pollensa Beach. Photo credit Lyndsey from Me Him the dog and a Baby Photo credit Lyndsey from Me Him the dog and a {Read More}

CanvasChamp : review

Updating photo frames and pictures around the house can not only be time consuming but can also end up costing a small fortune. There are so many ways now to display your images from photo frames, canvas prints, acrylic, wooden blocks, the choice seems endless. However, we tend to always go back to canvas. So when CanvasChamp got in contact, I jumped at the chance to review one of their canvas prints. I knew immediately which photo I was going {Read More}

Updating the kids’ summer wardrobes

I love buying new clothes, whether it’s for the children, myself or my hubby, there’s just something about it that makes me smile, especially for a summer wardrobe. I think Isabella will soon be following in my footsteps too as she loves to choose her own clothes now. When updating the children’s summer wardrobe, I tend to buy a few really nice pieces (almost like a capsule wardrobe for the season) and then pad it out with cheaper basic items. {Read More}

5 Tips for Parents to Create Balance Between Work and Life

It’s hard to be a working parent and then spare time for family life; that work life balance just seems so elusive. Earlier, women used to remain at home and husbands go to work to earn their living. But now, as per the recent surveys out of 10, nearly eight mothers go to work either part time or full time. Being a working mother can make you feel proud, but still, there is a feeling of guilt about the divided {Read More}

Top Packing Tips for a Beach Holiday with Kids

Packing for a holiday with kids can seem daunting so with the holiday season fast approaching and thoughts of our first family holiday creeping in, I’ve put together my ultimate packing list for families. Regardless of whether you are travelling abroad or not, there are essentials that you should always carry with you but this post is focused on a sun holiday abroad. In your hand luggage: Travel documents kept all together: Passports, travel insurance, driving licence, tickets – email {Read More}