• Reviews

    My experience of Dietbon diet food delivery

    I was sent a weeks supply of meals from Dietbon diet food delivery for free in return for an honest review. The world has been a really scary place at the moment. I dont know about you but when I feel out of control I comfort eat. I eat all the things I shouldn’t be eating. Which at the moment isnt good on my waist line. Even worse going to the shops at the moment isnt as easy as it used to be to stock up on comfort food. So my Dietbon diet food delivery couldn’t of come at a better time. I’m not the best at eating 3 meals…

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    How I plan to survive coronavirus self isolation with children

    A week ago I really wasn’t too worried about the coronavirus. As this week has gone on though I have got more and more worried. Working in the early year sector my week has been taken up by putting together documents to ensure everywhere is cleaned multiple time a day . What staff can do if we have to close and contingency plans. It’s really been a full on week . I know it’s going to be like this for a few weeks. By which time I will need a holiday or even just a break . A darkened room by myself is pretty appealing at the moment. One of…

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    Making your own bath bombs with So Bomb DIY bath bomb factory Geode

    We have been gifted the So Bomb DIY bath bomb factory for free in return for an honest review. You may have seen that last year we reviewed the So Bomb DIY vanity case. Which went down a treat with Ava. So I knew that she would love to try out the So Bomb DIY bath bomb factory. My first impressions of the bath bomb factory was that it looked more fun that the vanity case. As it has sections that needed turning and little sections to keep the pretty little gems in. I like the fact you can make your bath bomb just using the bath bomb factory and…

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    10 Budget-Friendly birthday party ideas for kids

    This is a collaborative post Is your kid’s birthday just around the corner and you’re thinking about throwing him/her a party? Are you worried, that your budget might not be enough? Do not worry, we’ve got several budget-friendly tips on how to throw the most amazing party for your little one. Kids birthday parties have become quite the affair nowadays, often pulling out at all the stops. Nonetheless, with careful planning and budgeting, you too can surprise your kid with a birthday party they’ll remember for years to come. Read on to find out more! 10 Budget-Friendly birthday party ideas for kids 1 Plan early on The earlier you begin…

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    5 Tyre Care Tips Every Family Driver Should Know

    This is a collaborative post If you drive with your family for daily chores or recreational trips – you need to be cautious about your tyres. The way you keep your tyres, defines your overall vehicle health. Most of the times, caring for the tyres goes in the backdrop because we pay more attention on other things like: car’s interior or fancy car accessories. If you are someone who likes decorating their car, that is a good thing but even if your interior is on point, you cannot have a safe drive if the tyres are not correct. Local areas like Birmingham (Midlands) have busy roads, including: A34, A49 and…

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    Why Sewing Might Just Be The Best Crafty Hobby Around

    This is a collaborative post To claim that any crafty hobby is “the best” is a bold claim, but before you start shaking your knitting needles, do bear in mind that this is all opinion. However, it is one that’s substantiated with plenty of evidence. So, if you’re looking for a new hobby to pick up and you’ve never tried sewing before, here are a few reasons that it might be worth taking a closer look at. You can get so much better at mending and repairing nowadays, if most people see a hole in their skirt, they’re likely to simply toss it out. If you ask anyone of the…

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    School readiness : What children actually need to be able to do.

    With Ava starting school in September we have started to do things to ensure she is ready for school . Now when I say school readiness most people think . Being able to write their name and all the academics aspects. Well I’m in fact not bothered about the academic side of things . Not because she is a super clever child but because that’s what schools are for . To teach children how to read and write and all the other educational things. When I say school readiness I mean these things below Being able to wipe her bottom. Being confident to ask adults for help. Using her cutlery…

  • Gift guides

    Valentines gift ideas for all types of budgets

    Valentine’s Day is fast approaching so it’s time to get a gift for your loved one . I know not everyone is a big fan of Valentine’s Day but when your an adult it’s nice to have a treat . it’s very rare that I buy myself a treat and if I do I feel really guilty that I have done. So Valentine’s Day is the perfect excuse to get a little something . If you don’t have a partner or your other half isn’t into buying gift for Valentine’s Day why not treat yourself . I know that’s what I’m going to do and try and do it guilt…

  • Blog entry

    How to use Amazon Alexa to organise your life

    Organising your life can be hard especially when you are a family. With birthday parties, clubs and playdates to keep on top of. I was finding that I would agree to do things pop them in my diary and never look at them again until it was too late. Not that long ago I completely forgot it was my friends little ones birthdays until she rang to ask me to pick something up on the way. AHHHH we were all still in our pj’s and no way near ready to leave the house. Something had to happen to make me more organised. My phone calendar clearly wasn’t working for me.…

  • Reviews

    Sileu menstrual cup review from a mom of two

    I was sent the Sileu menstrual cup, Sileu clean and carry case for free in return for an honest review. All opinions are my own. I have been thinking a lot recently about using a menstrual cup. For many reasons really, one because they are environmentally friendly . Also because after reading up on them it became apparent a lot of women have found that their menstrual cramps are less painful and they generally find their period a more pleasant experience. Since having my children my periods have become progressively more painful. I have times where I’m worried about leaving the house due to leaking. It was just really started…

  • Blog entry

    Childhood eye issues- waiting for a hospital appointment

    Last week we got a letter that I have been waiting for, for a while. So in November we started to notice that Ava’s eyes were . How do I put it …… not as they should be. Basically no matter how hard she tried to look straight at me her one eye would look to the side. Between the adults in our family we described it as her eyes were a little wonky. To start with I wasn’t sure if she was putting it on. As she would laugh and then do it. Then as the weeks went on I started to notice that she was doing it more…

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    What to watch on Netflix January 2020

    Over the recent months I have found myself watching more and more programmes on Netflix. Netflix has so many different programmes to choose from . Which is perfect as what I want to watch changes depending on what mood I’m in . There are also a range of programmes that look amazing on thx certified 4K display TVs which is something I know Jordan appreciates. I thought I would share with you some of the programmes I have enjoyed watching recently . It’s a very Random bunch of programmes but each one I really like for different reason. What I’m watching on Netflix January 2020 Shooter Like a lot of…

  • Collaborative

    Getting our garden ready for the summer

    This is a collaborative post. I know it may seem like it’s too early but I’m starting to think about my plans for our garden this year . This is the first year that I will have a garden to keep on top of all year round. Just looking into the garden now I can see that the last couple of months have transformed it . From a fairly nice looking garden. To a garden that’s in some serious need of some tlc. We have a lovely tree at the bottom of the garden but as soon as the weather changed all the leaves fell off. Which has made for…

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    Easy ways to refresh a house

    This is a collaborative post. Over the Christmas period we refreshed some of our downstairs painting . Now it wasn’t in dire need of doing we just wanted something that looked a bit fresher. Also as we have moved from a house that was magnolia all the way though we wanted in our new house to not have as much magnolia. Cause if I’m honest I’m a bit bored of it and also there are so many different colours out there that we could use. So after some searching on the internet we can to the joint decision that we would go for a soft grey colour. I had, had…

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    Big family decisions and how to prepare your children

    This is a collaborative post Family life isn’t always easy and sometimes things don’t go as you had planned. You may end up moving house or even divorcing your other half and have to involve divorce solicitors. New siblings may join the family or maybe a special pet to finish off your family. when making big family decisions children must, be considered so that you don’t end up causing them unnecessary distress . Sometimes it can’t be helped to create some disruption, and doing our best is all we can do, but Preparing our children for significant changes, and communicating effectively will always make things easier. Explaining Explaining what is…

  • Blog entry

    How to add a reading snug to your home

    Since moving to our new house all the children’s books have been up in Ava’s bedroom . The only time we look at these books are at bedtime. Reading though the children’s progress reports from nursery made me think that I need to make these books more accessible to them. So that they can explore the printed materials by themselves. I wanted to make a reading snug. I wanted this area to be like a snug . A place they could feel calm away from their toys and the telly . A space where they could sit and relax and enjoy looking at all the lovely books that they have.…

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    Children’s nightmares about monsters and spiders

    Ava used to have nightmares pretty frequently when she was younger. She would wake crying and it would take us ages to calm her down. She was at the age where she couldn’t really communicate what it was that was making her upset. So we just cuddled her and reassured her that everything was okay and not to worry. These nightmares haven’t happened for a long time now. They seemed liked a distant memory that was until last night. Last night was the worst nightmare I have witnessed her having. The fear on her face was horrible to see. As a parent there is nothing worse than seeing your child…

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    5 Creative Ways to Manage Your Money

    This is a collaborative post When did you last take a good look at your money management skills? Do you know what your current account looks like? For many of us, our salary comes in and goes out again just as quickly, and it can be so easy to get into the routine of paying off bills without thinking of the biggerpicture. There are over three-quarters of Brits in employment – the joint-highest proportion since 1971. That’s a lot of people having to manage their salaries. As one of these people, do you think it’s time to take charge of your finances and get creative with your bank balance? If…

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    Green homes: a step-by-step guide to installing a water butt

    This is a collaborative post Not so long ago the only butts in most gardens were… discarded cigarette ends (not the other butts we’re more accustomed to on a day-to-day basis!). However, more recently there has been a growing trend in trying to be more energy efficient in the home – and the trusty Water Butt provides anyone with a drainpipe the opportunity to reduce their water rates, even just a small amount. How much money will I save with a water butt? An article published on thisismoney.co.uk estimates that using a hosepipe in the garden can cost around £1.50 per hour – using approximately 1000 litres of water in…