6 places we never clean – but probably should!

*Collaborative Post* If like me, keeping the home fresh, tidy and germ free helps you to sleep at night, then you’ll be no stranger to mops, sponges, buckets and bleach. There’s just great satisfaction from knowing that the house is spotless and if anyone should pop over unexpectedly, then you won’t feel embarrassed! But whether you like to scrub the hob religiously every Tuesday or whether you quickly run the vacuum around on a Sunday before your mum pops over, {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}

What would you say if you had one more minute?

What would you say if you had one more minute? Child Bereavement UK launches its newest campaign to raise awareness of the needs of bereaved children and families. The short films show a series of celebrities and contributors talking about what they would say if they had just one more minute with a person who has died, including an 11-year-old boy and 17-year-old girl. Celebrities who open up about what they would say include Mary Berry, Rio Ferdinand and Jason {Read More}

Did you know its National Car Safety week?

  According to the UK Department of Transport, 60 to 80% of all car seats are used incorrectly, with harness tension being the most common problem. This is a particular issue in winter as it is hard to tell whether you have a good harness fit if your child is wearing a thick coat or snow suit.   For a car seat harness to work properly, the straps need to be tightly strapped against your child’s chest. When a child {Read More}

Parental Pay from 2015

Confused about maternity and paternity leave? From October 2015 there is going to be a more flexible system in place for parents in England, Scotland and Wales to share maternity leave and to make it easier for mothers to return back to work. Instead of being called maternity leave or paternity leave, it will be introduced as Parental Pay. Under these new rules, women will be able to return to work two weeks post childbirth and they will be able {Read More}