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}

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}

Good spending and saving habits – getting your kids in the know

*Collaborative Post * We all know it’s not easy being parent. But setting them up for their future is something we should all, as parents, prioritise. So, when it comes to money, spending and saving – do you know where to start? You might have an ISA, a savings account or even an investment piece in place for your child – click through to this website to find out more – but what about their own knowledge of the subject? {Read More}

The Biggest Benefits of Starting Your Own Blog

There are a number of benefits you can gain by writing and maintaining a blog. These are important factors to consider when deciding whether to begin blogging, either purely motivated by self-interest or as an added activity to your marketing strategy. Blogging has become an important component of any marketing plan, with numerous top brands listing a blog page on their corporate websites. It is used to disseminate information they deem important and provides their audience with a tailored perspective. {Read More}

Why It’s Important to Take Time Off When You’re a Mum

*Collaborative Post* When was the last time you took a day off from being a mum? Many parents mistakenly believe that taking any time out for themselves is selfish, when in fact it can actually make you a better parent for doing it. While your main priority will always be your kids, taking care of you is important here. Here, you’ll discover why it’s so important to take time off when you’re a mum and the benefits it can deliver. {Read More}

How to Improve Your Recycling Habits in 2019

*Collaborative Post* How has your year begun? Did you spend the first half of January trying to work out what to do with all the unwanted wrapping paper? Are you still trying to stuff everything into your green bin and hoping for the best? If you feel like you’re more aware of how you manage your post-Christmas recycling than before, it may be thanks in part to Sir David Attenborough, who used last year’s return of Blue Planet to comment {Read More}

3 Failsafe Ways to Keep A Tidy House When You Have Children

*Collaborative Post* As mums, our busy lives can mean that we have little time for staying on top of household chores. Thanks to their high energy levels, our children often end up undoing any tidying that we do manage to fit in within the blink of an eye. However, because of its potential to improve our health and wellbeing, making time to minimise mess can be hugely important – especially for parents. Luckily, there are simple ways to keep our {Read More}

Tips for Safety: Driving Along the Motorway in Heavy Rain

Driving under chaotic weather conditions is no one’s idea of fun. This is especially true when motorways are added to the mix too, which are of course dangerous at the best of times. Still, this all being said, the weather won’t wait for us to make our trips throughout the country. Sometimes, we must plough on through. Of course, there are those occasions that the hectic weather hits during transit on a motorway, bottle necking us into one decision; to {Read More}

Should we invest more in creating new memories?

Memories have the power to make us laugh or cry, to make us smile or worry, to help us make our future decisions but do we invest enough time in this digital age in making new memories? According to the research from Sunlife, making a memory is a complex process that involves acquiring, storing and recalling information. The power memories have over us can be so strong that we actually make decisions based on these memories but sometimes we are {Read More}

Top tips for enjoying the outside even in the winter

We love getting the children outside as much as possible – they often spend far too long sat indoors, especially over the winter months. During the summer we seem to be outside all the time but with the wet and rather chilly weather during these long dark wintery months, we often find ourselves staying warm inside. So we are making a real effort to get the right gear and get outside no matter what the weather. Getting your temperature just {Read More}