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}

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}

myBURGERbox Gourmet Burgers : Review and Giveaway

If you love a good monthly subscription box and you love eating delicious burgers, you need to try out myBURGERbox! myBURGERbox is a monthly gourmet burger subscription service that send you seriously tasty burgers and other delectable ingredients right to your door! Each month, you will receive an assortment of products and flavours to create your own seriously juicy 6oz burger. However, the great taste and amazing service doesn’t stop there. Oh no, you also get sent some sweets for {Read More}

10 top tips to improve your credit score

We’ve all heard about a credit score but to many of us, we are unsure about what it really is and why it’s so important. Well, your credit score can affect more than just your mortgage, credit card applications and loans; if you have a poor credit score, it can actually affect your utility bills, home and car insurance, phone bills and even the APR you are charged when you are given a loan. So what do companies use to {Read More}

5 Things to Consider Before You Travel During Your Pregnancy

Travelling while pregnant is becoming more and more popular, as expectant mothers take the opportunity to enjoy the time before their little one arrives. However, there are a few things you need to take into consideration while you make your holiday plans, so we’ve put together this handy list — you’ll be sorted in no time. Has your doctor cleared you to travel? Always see your GP before planning a trip during pregnancy. They’ll be able to identify any underlying {Read More}

Introducing the newest member of the family!

For a long time now we have wanted to get a kitten and knowing that we weren’t going to have any more children, we decided that now was as good a time as any to add some more chaos into the house. We originally started looking at adopting a cat but quickly came to the realisation that with Benjamin being 2, it was unlikely that we would be able to adopt due to the fact that lots of the cats {Read More}

Traditions in all Corners of the Globe

Around the world, there are various traditions and customs that are observed by families that may at first appear to somewhat out of the ordinary to some, however, they make up a large part of local culture. For example, in Great Britain it is commonplace for people to dance around a maypole and roll cheese in the Cotswolds. Other cultures would think that we are mad, but they nonetheless make up part of what makes us British, in the same {Read More}

Do You Feel Guilty Going Out Without the Kids?

At what point do you begin to feel comfortable going out without the kids? When is it that you can find yourself placing your trust in a babysitter or leaving the young’uns with the grandparents overnight as you paint the town red? If you have kids, you are probably past the stage of hitting the nightclubs and strolling in as the sun rises, it’s very much a young person’s game, but that doesn’t mean that you cannot go out and {Read More}

World Book Day Fun

As it’s world book day tomorrow, I thought I’d put a little post together and show you all our World Book Day potatoes! I love the idea of world book day. As an English teacher, I think anything that encourages a love of reading in children is wonderful and will only benefit them long term. Our children can’t get enough of books (at the moment!) and they each have two stories a night read to them as well as various {Read More}

Budgeting for a New Baby: 7 Things to Consider

Budgeting for a new baby – what to consider. Preparing for a new baby isn’t just about stocking up with tiny clothes and framing your ultrasound pictures. If you want to be ready for all the challenges of parenthood, then you’re going to need to think about how you can prepare yourself financially. While some of the most important lessons you’ll need to learn during parenthood you’ll be able to deal with “on the fly”, money is something that you {Read More}