My Summer Top Picks

With summer on its way, my thoughts are turning towards a new summer wardrobe so I’ve been looking online for some inspiration. Although it’s unlikely that we will get away on holiday this year, we will definitely do day trips and fun activities and I always like to change up my outfits when I can for the new season. Fashion World have a fantastic page called Destination Style with some fab hints and tips about dressing this summer. They have {Read More}

How to Choose The Perfect Bike

Whether you’re a keen cyclist and are looking to upgrade or are a beginner and you’re looking for your first bike, the key to an enjoyable ride is using the right type of bike. There are bikes suitable for all budgets and uses which can make finding the right one, difficult. So, here are some tips on how to find the bike that is right for you. We’ve also included some advice on bike security, as once you’ve got the {Read More}

Trains, trains, trains

For the past few weeks, Benjamin has been totally mad for trains. We had a small wooden train set from when Isabella was younger, but Benjamin’s been desperate to get more track and trains so we have actually got more for his birthday in a few weeks’ time. Hape have kindly sent us three new trains for kids to try out too. We have the Solar Powered train, Hand Crank Powered train and the Remote Controlled train. Using the Sun The {Read More}

Saving for Your Child’s Higher Education Starts Today

*Collaborative Post* If there is one thing that has secretly played on my mind in the few and far between quieter moments that us mums get to call our own, it’s the rising cost of higher education tuition fees. Seems to me like every time I turn on the news there’s a story about more and more people going into apprenticeships as a result of having been put off from higher education because of the mountain of debt they stand {Read More}

Getting Your Kids Healthy

*Collaborative Post*   Food: Encouraging healthy eating Let’s start by taking a look at the food side of things. Encouraging children to eat healthily can be difficult, especially if they have decided that they hate virtually all vegetables and fruit, which a lot of children claim to! So, what can you do? Well, one of the best things to do is start disguising vegetables into their meals. For example, you can cut up vegetables really small, or you can start {Read More}

Adding a little luxury to everyday with leather handbags

Sometimes you need a little luxury in everyday life. Life can be full of everyday chores and never ending to-do-lists and sometimes the monotony of the everyday can get to you. Which is why I think bringing a little luxury in to your everyday can help and on my list are leather handbags and scarfs. Now you’re probably wondering what on earth I’m harping on about but having beautiful leather handbags or silkt scarfs, a briefcase or bag, can really {Read More}

How Much Screen Time?

This was just going to be a post on screen time for kids but with all the recent posts regarding the horrendous Momo Challenge, I couldn’t simply ignore it. So as well as thoughts on screen time for kids, I’ve also got a few tips for keeping your children safe online. How Much Screen Time Okay, so I’ve never been a huge fan of allowing the children lots of screen time. Don’t get me wrong, I have used T.V, phones, {Read More}

Top 5 school day trips in Hertfordshire

*collaborative post* School trips are an exciting and important part of school life. Taking your students outside of their everyday classroom environment gives them an opportunity to engage with the world and interact with new types of learning and cross-curricular activities. A well-planned away-day should be fun, inspiring and educational. Hertfordshire offers some of the best school day trip destinations in the UK. Here are five suggestions to get you started. St Albans Museum and Gallery St Albans Museum and {Read More}

5 Ideas For Topping Up Your Income

*collaborative post* When you’re a busy parent, you definitely have a lot of on your plate. You may even find that you just do not have a lot of time to do any socializing, let alone work on something for yourself. However, one thing’s for sure – you’ll definitely want to know that you’re always in the best position possible when it comes to your finances. And sometimes, work alone doesn’t cut it. Maybe you don’t earn an awful lot {Read More}

Do you need to boost your confidence? Read this for some advice

*Collaborative Post AD* Most of us change after we have children. In fact, I got so used to the little family bubble I had created that by the time I went back to work after maternity, I felt like a different person. So much so that in a large, busy office filled with loud people with even louder personalities, I felt more like a mouse coming out of my little mouse hole. My confidence had taken a bit of a {Read More}