• Gift guides

    Father’s day gift ideas

    With us still in lockdown and many of us not really wanting to venture out to the shops to look for father’s day gifts. I did a bit of hunting for you. Below I have been gifted a range of different products to share with you. These Father’s Day gift ideas you will be able to purchase online which with the way the world is at the moment is perfect. Stationary gift ideas Jordan is at university so stationary gifts are perfect for him. He also takes a note pad to work with him so is always on the look out for a new good note pad. This Moleskine notebook…

  • Reviews,  sponsored post

    loungewear looks from Femme Luxe Finery review |AD

    I was sent the products shown below from Femme Luxe finery for free in return for an honest review. All opinions are my own. When it comes to being in lockdown there is one thing that you need and that’s comfy clothes. I have never really been one to wear joggers or leggings very often I’m a jeans kind of girl. But at the moment the last thing I want to do is put on a pair of jeans to sit around my house. Comfort really is key . The only problem was I hadn’t really got a lot of comfy clothes to wear. Thankfully Femme Luxe Finery have sent…

  • Blog entry

    Knowing how children learn can make home schooling so much easier

    Schools have been doing some great work over the last is it 8 weeks sending things via email or online portals for parents to do . Many of what I have seen have been worksheets . I guess these are easily accessible and they can be send to a mass amount of children. Is the the way all children learn though ? I have seen via social media parents finding it hard to get their children to do these sheets sent from school . Mainly because they find them boring . Which results in everyone getting frustrated with each other and doesn’t make for a very nice learning atmosphere. Some…

  • Collaborative

    lockdown house projects- Transforming our garden

    This is a collaborative post It seems a lot of people have been doing little projects on their house during lockdown . It’s the perfect time if you can get your hands on the bits you need to do those jobs you have been putting off for such a long time. As we have only been in our house for a year now there are a number of jobs that we have wanted to do but have never had the time to do . Now we have all the time to do them and no excuses. Our very first job was organise and sort the garage . Since we moved…

  • Blog entry

    Being furloughed is a mixed bag of emotions

    I have now been furloughed from work and it’s causing me some really mixed emotions . There hasn’t been a time apart from being on maternity leave . That I haven’t worked since I was 16. Well actually before I was sixteen as I used to help at a dance school every weekend when I was younger than that. I’m one of those people that actually likes going to work . I always have done . I haven’t really had a time where I didn’t want to go .Working in the childcare sector you have to love your job otherwise you wouldn’t do it . More so since becoming a…

  • Blog entry

    The Lockdown Silver Lining

    What are we on now is it week seven of lockdown? I’ve not seen my parents in 9 weeks which for me is a long time. As they were on holiday before lockdown. Well I say they were on holiday they had one day of a holiday then the hotel went into lockdown. So they had to stay in their room and be escorted to get food. My Brother and Sister in law had a baby in January. I love being an aunty it’s such an amazing thing. I am so sad that I’m missing her reach her early milestones . She is so different to the last time I…

  • Blog entry

    Easy activities to do at home with a toddler and a preschool aged child.

    Keeping two kids entertained all day whilst in lockdown is hard work. We do try to have a good routine which does help a lot . Most nights though I’m tapping away on Pinterest trying to find something that will keep them both entertained. With them being 2 and 4 they are at different stages of their development . Ava will happily sit and concentrate on an activity for a good amount of time . Where as Alby looses attention pretty quickly if it’s not activity he likes. With Ava starting school in September I’m trying really hard to make sure she is school ready. Majority of the important things…

  • Collaborative

    Smart tips to keep your car road-worthy during lockdown

    This is a collaborative post We all are going through difficult times. But if we can find a way to productively manage our time during this lockdown, we can save ourselves from big problems – once things go back to normal. Vehicle care is important during normal days too, but during such circumstances- it is not wrong to say that car maintenance should be given prime importance. Once roads are open, traffic is expected to go crazy. This holds true for congested areas like London. If you neglect your car, there is a high probability you will have to take it to the garages for fixes as common issues include…

  • 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…

  • Blog entry

    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…

  • Reviews

    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…

  • Blog entry

    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…

  • Blog entry

    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…

  • Netflix 2020
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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…