UK family, lifestyle & food blog | full time mum & wife | lover of tea & cheese

Month: May 2016

Emergency Funds: The Best Protection For Your Family’s Future Security?

Emergency Funds: The Best Protection For Your Family’s Future Security?

Life has a habit of throwing up financial emergencies when we least expect – or can afford – them. And the impact it can have on your family could – in certain circumstances – be disastrous. Given that millions of UK households are just one […]

Work On Your Home To Make It Work For You

Work On Your Home To Make It Work For You

Being a parent is a never an easy job. A lot of people struggle to find ways to make their life as seamless as possible. But, there’s almost always some cracks. Unfortunately, the only way to really solve this issue is through hard work. But, […]

Finding The Right School For Your Child

Finding The Right School For Your Child

Whether it’s time for your child to attend school for the very first time or whether they’re making the move upwards and onwards to high school, finding the right educational setting for them requires doing your homework. You may only have a few in your […]

Freddie’s 1st Year

Freddie’s 1st Year

It’s been a year in the making, but here it is!  We’ve been taking a little video of Freddie every day since the day he was born, and I’ve put together a little montage using a second from each day.  It’s really quite emotional for me […]

Do We Really Give Kids The Very Best?

Do We Really Give Kids The Very Best?

Parenting isn’t easy. It’s never wise to say that a parent isn’t doing the best for their kids. The constraints of life and the realities of parenting make the best road hard to see. But that’s not to say we can’t all make better choices. […]

The Amazing Benefits Of Team Sports For Your Kids

The Amazing Benefits Of Team Sports For Your Kids

  As a parent, you might not be particularly interested in team sports. And, it may be that you feel your child will not be interested in, either. But regardless of your personal feelings, there are some incredible benefits of getting your children involved in […]

Making Your Child’s Birthday As Special As Possible

Making Your Child’s Birthday As Special As Possible

All parents are aware of how important a time birthdays can be for young children. More than you might think, birthdays do tend to be a time when children will be quite keen for certain things to happen. Even as adults, most of us want […]

Four Energetic Summer Activities For Bored Kids And Frustrated Parents

Four Energetic Summer Activities For Bored Kids And Frustrated Parents

The long days of the summer holidays are not that far away, and soon the house will be filled with children bursting with energy and steadily growing more frustrated with the lack of things to do. As a parent, it can be a particularly trying […]

Keep Your Garden in Check This Summer

Keep Your Garden in Check This Summer

Staring out at your garden can be a bit depressing during the winter. Even if you have some hardy plants, everything can look grey and dull. So when spring and summer arrive, you can appreciate all the colours and the flourishing plants all the more. […]

Getting thrifty

Getting thrifty

Since deciding to not rush back to work, i’ve had to become a little bit more thrifty.  I am a classic impulse buyer; if I see something and I want it, I just buy it.  Now that I’m no longer contributing with a 9-5 “normal” […]