About Clare Nicholas

Clare is a former NNEB trained Nanny and former Nanny/Babysitting Agency owner, she has now slowed down a little to spend as much time with her own family as possible, a WAHM with two whirlwinds Emmy & Harry. When they aren't climbing the walls and trashing the house they like to spend as much time outdoors as possible filling their time with adventure, dog walks, days out and always finding the biggest and muddiest of puddles - when exhaustion finally hits the kids Clare shares those adventures over on her blog.

Author Clare Nicholas

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How To’s Round-up: Cheap & fun ways to entertain the kids this half term

Well it’s here again, how on earth did another half term arrive just so quickly? That said I am more then ready for it, as are the kids. The weather is nice and the paddling pool is currently filling as I type – lets just hope that doesn’t change! With the kids at home it […]

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How To’s Round-up: Spring cleaning tips, tricks & hacks

Spring has officially sprung and it is the brighter days which help to put a bounce in our stride and that spring in step. Now we have all adjusted to the clock changes it’s that time of year when we all start looking around the house and garden thinking about what to throw out and […]

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How To’s Round-up: Making Twitter work for you

Welcome to this brand new monthly round-up, regular readers of these posts will notice I used to write the Blogging Tips round-up posts however it was time for a little change and there are only so many tips out there which bloggers are sharing/writing about – with this new round-up topic I can now share […]

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Blogging Tips Round-up: Photography tips and tricks

Hello again. Well that’s it – autumn is here and although we still have some sunny days (how lucky are we given that it is October) the colder mornings are creeping in and the darker evenings drawing closer. While that may be great for us parents as there will be no more arguments lengthy discussions […]

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Blogging Tips Round-up: Apps & plugins you should consider

When we all start blogging there is so much to learn that you find yourself plodding along and learning as you go. There’s not many of us who have a background in blogging or any idea of HTML, WordPress, Blogger, SEO etc. before we start.  It’s these things which once you start getting the word onto […]

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Blogging Tips Round-up: Photography

How is it that time again?  I feel I was only here sharing blogging tips a few weeks again but alas in the blink of an eye another month has gone and it’s time to look through some more tips, tricks and hacks to help us all. From beginners to old timers, there is something […]

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What you’ll need to bring for #BML16

Clare Nicholas, our Blogging Tips Round-up Editor has some special tips for anyone attending #BML16. If you are unsure about what to bring, wear or do, read on! You’ve got your ticket, you’ve booked your hotel or train ticket, in many cases both and you’ve by now most likely decided on what you’ll be wearing […]

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Blogging Tips Round-up: Vlogging & podcasts

Blogging is always evolving, like any job or hobby there will always be something new to learn or another way of doing things – whether you embrace the changes is entirely up to you of course and like me you may feel far more comfortable behind a camera than in-front of it. Previously as bloggers […]

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Blogging Tips Round-up: Get ahead in the new tax year

It’s that time of year again when we either vow to make more of an effort to organise ourselves and our blogs or we are determined this is the time to make the leap into monetization. That time of course is the start of a new tax year, and there is of course no better […]

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Blogging Tips Round-Up: Making social media work for you

Welcome back everyone, I have to say I am now on the countdown to Easter and looking forward to some quality time with the children.  I am actually going away for the long weekend and leaving the laptop behind, and hoping to leave the phone switched off as much as possible.  I know this is […]

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Blogging Tips Round-up: Basic SEO tips

You spend all that time writing a brilliant blog post and really do want people to read it don’t you?  Here’s where a little SEO knowledge comes into play. There are a few simple things you can do once your post is written to help ensure it can be found online by others not just the […]

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Blogging Tips Round-up: How to guides

Welcome back to this new Round-up of Blogging tips.  I hope you’ve all had a great start to the new year and aren’t yet suffering from writers block.  You may remember that last month we looked at getting back to basics, since then I’ve had lots of messages and requests for this months theme and […]

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Blogging Tips Round-up: Back to basics

Hello and welcome to the all new Blogging tips Round-up!  I’m hoping you’ve had a great Christmas and managed to take a least a mini blogging break over the festive period – I know that can be scary for some but it really does refresh your thoughts somewhat and helps to refocus if you are having bloggers […]

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