Five Under £5 – Festival Vibes

We’ve bought a tent.  It’s huge.  The aim is to be able to go away for weekends with the kids and enjoy family time together.  I guess the enjoyment factor depends on how many bugs there are and how cold it is! Of course in my mind I’ve envisaged fairly lights and toasted marshmallows.  Luckily […] Read more…

National Motor Museum

13 Reasons Why You Should Visit the National Motor Museum

Growing up I lived a 10 minute drive from Beaulieu in the New Forest.  We drove past Palace House every weekend when we visited my grandparents.  There were school trips to the National Motor Museum.  I even went to a Radio One Roadshow in the grounds of the Motor Museum where I screamed really loudly […] Read more…

Blog Love – Pass The Wine Please

  This months Blog Love is dedicated to Siobhan from Pass The Wine Please Sometimes you read a post and you just know that you and the writer are on the same wave length.  You know that you could quite easily put the world to rights over a pot of tea, or have a giggle […] Read more…

pros and cons of getting older

39 Years Life Experience: The pros and cons of getting older

I’m nearly 40.  Actually i’m 39 and 2 months, but 39 doesn’t exist as an age.  It’s just “nearly 40.”  But I don’t feel nearly 40.  In fact the thought of being 40 is making me feel a bit sick.  I remember my Mum and Dad turning 40 so it can’t be happening to me.  […] Read more…

Alternative Easter Gift Ideas

My name is Claire and I am a chocoholic.  Chocolate makes me happy.  You can keep your cheese and your gin.  Chocolate is my thing.  After a lot of talks about chocolate with my cousin we have concurred that it must be in the genes.  Therefore we are not responsible for our chocolate intake.  My […] Read more…

Rose Tinted Parenting

When you are in the midst of the endless night feeds and sleep deprivation is making you slightly crazy, you think the person that says to you “one day you will miss this” is either slightly unhinged, or about to be slapped.  But they are right.  One day you will miss the 2am feed in […] Read more…

Rules for Playing in the Garden

Rules for Playing in The Garden

Summer is coming.  It feels like a long time coming, but it is coming.  Sunny days in the garden seem like a distant memory right now, but before you know it you will be pinning down your offspring in a bid to slather them in sun-cream and dedicating an entire drawer of the freezer to […] Read more…

How to make your baby sleep through the night

A Guest Post by The Mummy Bubble     The best* advice on the internet. *maybe   You’re a few weeks in to the child-rearing process and your squidgy little bundle of joy still won’t sleep through the night. You’ve given them the eight-week grace period to learn about the difference between day and night. […] Read more…

speech delay and autism

Speech Delay and Autism: Do the two go hand in hand?

The title for this blog post is  something I typed into google over and over again, in many variations.  And I never found anyone who said “No”.  But I am saying “No”.  Speech delay and autism do not always go hand in hand.  By telling our story I hope to be able to help someone […] Read more…

Maintaining The Glow Of Love For Years To Come

  This is a contributed post   Image Source   Starting a new relationship is always a really exciting time, filled with adventure and discovery which you won’t find anywhere else. Together, you and your partner will go through something which only you will share, lasting for the rest of your lives. Of course, though, […] Read more…

rainy day

Five Under £5 – Rainy Day Finds

This post is not sponsored by Paperchase.  It just happens that I can’t help but pop in when I’m in town, and I stumbled upon some sale bits that were too good not to pick up.  Thus this month’s five under £5 is all about keeping the kids entertained on a rainy day with these […] Read more…

animal characteristics

The 10 Animal Characteristics of All Parents

Being a parent often brings out the nurturing side of people.  It also brings out some pretty wild animal instincts.  Have you ever wondered which animal characteristics you possess most as a parent? Lets take a closer look… The Owl  The owl is notorious for being wise, as are you in the eyes of your offspring […] Read more…

9 Problems We All Face While Dieting

This is a contributed post. Do you feel like you’re always on a diet? With the majority of us never being truly happy with our weight, dieting can feel like a permanent, endless state. At least you know you’re not alone in your struggle. Image: Pxhere   Whether you’re on the cabbage soup diet, a […] Read more…

Top 11 Tips for Healthier Sleep Habits

Sleep issues creep up on people at different points of their lives. When I was in college, I couldn’t stay asleep in bed for more nights then I’d like to admit. The problem was so persistent that it drastically impacted my studies. Research shows that long-term sleep deprivation causes serious health conditions such as obesity, […] Read more…

Why I use an online printer

As a blogger it may seem that my whole life is out there on the web and to get people to read my posts I just have to get to them online to visit my website. This also seems logical in a world that is getting more and more digital. But, I also use stationary […] Read more…

Mothers day gift

Mothers Day Gift Ideas

With Mothers Day around the corner I’ve put together a little gift guide to suit every budget.        1 Chocolates You can’t go wrong with chocolates, but why not add some luxury with something from Hotel Chocolat.  There’s something for all budgets to.  From yummy tiddly pots at £2 through to the chocolate dipping […] Read more…

39 Years Life Experience: Two types of people in the world

If there is anything my 39 years life experience has taught me, it is that there are two types of people in the world…   Those people who like Marmite, and those people who gag at the smell of it and would rather eat worms. Those people who have a jumpy nature, and those people […] Read more…

Friday Frolics Linky – 23rd February – The End

Welcome to Friday Frolics – The linky with the giggles, and the place for all of your funny posts.  Hosted by myself, Lucy (R is for Hoppit) and Emma (Island Living 365).   An Announcement I am genuinely really emotional writing this.  At the end of the day it’s just a linky.  But I feel like I […] Read more…

Taking Care of Your Gut

This is a contributed post Picture Credit   When it comes to overall health and wellbeing, many people focus their attention on their figure (developing muscle or toning up) and stamina (carrying out cardiovascular exercise in order to increase their endurance). However, it’s also important that we take a look at the health and functioning […] Read more…

Blog Love – Tales From Mamaville

  This months Blog Love is dedicated to Nicole from Tales From Mamaville I feel like I have followed Tales From Mamaville since Nicole first began writing her blog.  I’ve always loved her style as she adopts a humorous tone and often does tongue in cheek posts which I enjoy reading and the is the […] Read more…

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