Happy New Year! I hope you had a wonderful break with your big kids and enjoyed having them back in the family home if they were living away. We had a wonderful break away in New York which was magical but more about that later. Now we are rolling into the New Year and dealing […]
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Happy new year everyone! I love this time of year for refreshing my look; the best sales are on at all my favourite clothing stores so it’s a great time to update my wardrobe. I’ve stocked up on new skinny jeans, cosy knits, sock boots and cute dresses to see me through the rest of […]
Happy 2018! Here we are in the middle of January already with the Christmas festivities long gone. For many of us the start of a new year means that it’s time to rein in the excess of food and drink consumption that despite best attempts always seems to be the hallmark of December. It’s actually […]
Happy New Year to everyone! While it is not the start of a financial year many see the turning of the calendar as a good incentive to get things in order and start afresh. Others may be dieting and giving up alcohol but our money bloggers are counting the pennies and planning the year ahead. […]
Welcome back! Apologies for my disappearance, life has all been a bit hectic recently as we’ve relocated down to the South West and everything has been a bit topsy-turvy – not least my dodgy internet connection! Anyhow, we’re settling in well and although I haven’t had time to write much on my own blog, I’ve […]
Happy New Year! I hope everyone had a brilliant Christmas and New Year, hopefully we are all feeling refreshed and ready to start a new year. I found myself strangely excited to get back to work and back to (some kind of) normality. Today I want to catch up with a few of my favourite […]
Free Play is critical for children’s development. Not only does it tap into your child’s imagination and encourage creative thinking, it also supports physical and cognitive development. We held a Twitter chat talking about how you encourage your children to Play Free. We were joined by the free play advocate Anita Cleare (@thinking_parent). Scroll down to […]
I remember the days when all we had to deal with were a few soft toys, a rattle and a play mat. I didn’t understand how other parents could allow their houses to be overtaken by their children. Then my baby became a toddler. Somewhere around the first birthday mark, our house became a toy […]
Happy New Year! I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and managed to have a break with your families. I managed one complete day off, which I think is a record! #Confessionsofaworkaholic. We had a strange Christmas being out in France for the first time. It was weird not seeing our family or friends […]
Families are juggling busy schedules – school run, football practise, swimming lessons, book club, parents evening, Grandma’s birthday, the list goes on. Sometimes we just need a quick and convenient meal solution that pleases the whole family. Rustlers Southern Fried Chicken Burger twin packs are a perfect quick fix when time just isn’t on […]
Many people put off starting up a small business because they worry about costs. It doesn’t have to be an expensive experience you’d be surprised by the sheer amount of resources available out there and many for free. Skills Trade : Do you have a tradable skill that you can offer someone in return for something […]
Digital devices have invaded our modern lives. With televisions, laptops, and tablets becoming easier to acquire, children, adolescents and adults are becoming increasingly addicted to these gadgets. As many modern parents will know, it is particularly challenging to curb the video game addiction in children as they tend to get stuck in the reward loops […]
Hello, Happy New Year! I hope you had a lovely Christmas break. I know Christmas can be rough for expats, especially new expats, without the support of family. Being away from loved ones may make us blue. In December, I wrote a post on how to survive Christmas as an expat but really it can […]
A few years ago there seemed to a lot of discussion around smacking and whether it belonged in any parents’ reservoir of disciplinary tools. Beating a child is wrong. Everyone can agree on that, as well as the old days of belts and paddles belonging in the past. Now the Welsh government is launching […]