How I manage our time after the school run!

I’ve always found managing the children’s schedule and getting things done stressful after the children get home from nursery/school. In fact, it’s the main reason I reduced my part time hours even further. Last year I relied so heavily on my mum to pick up my children from the childminder and school, take them home and give them dinner three days a week. I’d usually get in around 5:30pm and try to get them to do some reading and spellings {Read More}

When Medical Care Goes Wrong

Most of us at one point or another will have had to rely on medical services or intervention for an accident, emergency, diagnosis or treatment in some way shape or form.  When we do seek medical help, we expect to receive the best possible care from knowledgeable and well-trained staff. The NHS is a lifeline to so many people and I’m so grateful that we live in a country where we have access to good medical care regardless of our {Read More}

ThePhoneCloud PX1 Children’s Mobile Phone : Review and Giveaway

It seems to me that younger and younger children are being given mobile phones of their own – whether it’s an older sibling or a parent’s old handset or whether they have been bought a brand new phone, young children seem to be sporting mobiles like fashion accessories. We’ve been looking at the PX1 a children’s mobile and putting it to the test. Now there is nothing to say that younger children shouldn’t be allowed mobiles but as a parent, {Read More}

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}