What You Never Imagined Having Children Would Look Like

*Collaborative Post* Image Credit If Hollywood has anything to answer for, it’s the unrealistic expectations that it sets upon people for how the Perfect family life should be, but the truth is, that for the vast majority of parents out there, it’s nothing like the perfect family dynamic at all. Though, what is perfect? Here’s the thing, maybe it’s our collective expectations as a society that needs to change. If we look back to our grandparents generation, they never would {Read More}

Top tips for growing your child’s confidence

Every parent wants their child to be happy and healthy, both during their childhood and into adult life. Confidence in children may not seem like a big deal for some, but the more confident your child is, the more likely they are to try new things, take on challenges, and have a successful career later in life. Take a look at these five ways you can help to grow your child’s confidence. View mistakes as crucial for learning Everybody makes {Read More}

Updating your kids bedroom with a mural

Wallpaper has been used in houses for centuries and it’s now trendier than ever to decorate your home with the inspiring prints, colours and textures available. But it’s not just wallpaper, if you’re looking for a statement piece, or something to simply brighten up one wall, you could always opt for a wall mural, wall art or even wall stickers; the choice really is almost endless. Thinking of a mural? We’ve used a wall mural in Isabella’s room to add {Read More}

Encouraging Young Children to Study

Getting young children excited about learning can be a difficult task, especially when there are so many other distractions. However, encouraging good study habits from a young age will make further and higher learning much easier for your children, giving them a head start for their education. Set a Routine Once your child starts school, put together a schedule that encourages study-time in the evening and when they start having work sent home from school, the time can be used {Read More}

The Importance of Imaginative Play

If you’ve got children, you’ll be well versed in the concept of role play and I’m sure you would have heard of Vygotsky’s theory (even if you haven’t heard of Vygotsky himself) that imaginative play is essential for children to develop; essentially they learn through play. Imaginative play helps children to make sense of the world around them, acquire language and learn thinking skills. When taking part in role play, children have to have a dialogue with themselves or with {Read More}

Keeping the house tidy with kids!

As a busy parent who works part time, I’m always on the lookout for products that make cleaning up and tidying the house quick and effortless. I never seem to quite manage to keep on top of the house work; washing always needs doing, I hoover almost constantly and there’s always something on the floor, whether it be toys, slippers, socks, a sippy cup. No matter how much I pick up during the day, it never stays tidy for long. {Read More}

Why I won’t cherish every moment with my children

I am truly thankful for my children; they have brought so much to our family that we are grateful for. I love them more than I realised I ever could – unconditionally. They make me a better person (most days) and I know they are a blessing but please, please stop reproaching me to cherish EVERY moment! These admonishments aren’t helpful for any parent who is in the middle of a ‘toddler wobble’, the kind advice you offer without invitation {Read More}

Review: Vicks SweetDreams Cool Mist Humidifier with Image Projection

With the wintery weather well and truly upon us, there are more coughs and colds than ever going around and there’s nothing worse than having a little one with a cold they can’t shift. It means there will be sleepless nights for all concerned making things that little bit worse. It’s really infuriating that there really is little that you can do to help your little ones through these coughs and colds and some of them seem to last for {Read More}

The Tale of two (the not so glossy side…)

Now that I’m nearly 6 months in to parenting two, I thought it was about time I sat down and wrote about my adventures so far but instead of writing about all the fantastic parts, the great part, the parts I will remember always, I wanted to write about the less glossy side of parenting, the less glossy side of me. Well, I think I have to start by writing WHERE HAVE THESE 6 MONTHS GONE?! It really has just {Read More}