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40 Things to do with kids at Home!

Schools are closed to try and contain the Coronavirus. Parents are suddenyl juggling keeping the kids entertained, doing home school work and trying to work from home. And these small people need feeding at regular intervals. It’s a lot. My enthusiasm at the beginning of the week was high. Now I find myself purging the […] Read more…

How to be Community minded during Coronavirus

Over the last few years politics, the huge divide in our country, growing racism, and the general state of the world, have meant that somewhere along the line I have lost my faith in humanity. If anything good comes from the Coronavirus outbreak I hope it is that my faith is restored. Rather than an […] Read more…

10 Low Cost World Book Day Costumes

I am not a crafty parent. When the kids come home from school with a letter telling me they require a costume I am far more likely to turn to Amazon than I am the sewing machine. Who am kidding, I don’t even own a sewing machine. But sometimes I begrudge forking out for a […] Read more…

Lazy Parenting Hacks

Parenting is a full on job. There are days when I bake with my kids, I play car races all day long and have in-depth discussions about Ninjago. But there are also days where I am stretched thin and I’m tired and there’s not so much of me to give. I used to beat myself […] Read more…

New Year’s Resolutions for New Parents

Having a child can be a brilliant and life-changing event, but it can also act as a reminder that you have a whole new set of responsibilities that stretch beyond you and your partner. When your family starts to grow, you might find that you have some important decisions to make. From sending your child […] Read more…

Reasons to take a villa holiday

Everyone has a preference when it comes to the type of holiday they prefer. For me, I will always choose sight seeing over a beach holiday. And when it comes to accommodation my preference is a villa holiday as opposed to an all inclusive hotel option. Here’s why I love a villa holiday: You can […] Read more…

The Benefits of Wood Flooring When You Have Kids

There are many expressions that go hand in hand with having children. Perhaps none more true than the phrase I have often muttered under my breath “You are the reason we don’t have nice things”. Casing point, our sofa is on its last legs. It groans when you sit on it. It no longer offers […] Read more…

Planning Your First Trip to New York

New York is so far my most favourite place I have visited. I love the things to do, places to see, the people and the vibe. If you are planning your first trip to New York, it really is worth putting in the time before you go to plan your itinerary to make the most […] Read more…

Planning a Winter Family Holiday

Have you been on or are planning a Winter family holiday? Abroad holidays have always been a luxury for us as a family. A luxury that has been out of our reach. But after a lot of saving, we fly to Australia next month for a family wedding. It will be the kids first flight […] Read more…

Back to School Essentials for Parents

You’ve stocked up on the kids uniforms. You’ve got them new lunchboxes, and you’ve near on fainted at the price of school shoes. But what about you? Have you got the back to school essentials that all parents need? Organisational Essentials I’ve just done my first year with two in school and the stuff you […] Read more…

Northern Lights Family Holiday Destinations

One of my regrets in life is that when I was 19 I saw the Northern Lights in Canada. What I regret is that I had no idea what I was seeing. I was young and not very well travelled. Social media wasn’t around bringing the world to our doorstep. And therefore I had no […] Read more…