These Free Printable Positive Affirmation Cards are a collaborative post in conjunction with Cricut. January can be a dark and long month especially after the sparkle and joy that is Christmas and I have a real love for positive affirmations. I have used them in my daily life since I got post-natal depression way back with my youngest Son. I love how positive thoughts can really change the feeling and direction of a day. So I have created positive affirmation quotes on free downloadable cards perfect to pop in a purse or wallet.
How to get kids to sleep on Christmas eve is a collaborative post with DUSK Luxury Bedding to celebrate their Christmas Sleep Hub. As an adult, I know how hard it is to get to sleep on Christmas Eve and if I find it a challenge then I totally understand why my children struggle! The excitement, the anticipation and the joy all create a fizzing feeling that stops sleep. I think that Christmas Eve and Birthday Eve are the hardest night of the year to get children to go to sleep. So here are some of my tried and tested tips for getting children to sleep the night the Santa comes more »
Our skin is constantly evolving. Everything from our environment to our nutrition and hydration to our hormones and genetics affects the skin. You may have noticed as you’ve gotten older that the skincare routine you had in your 30s and 40s is no longer serving you. Perhaps your skin feels extra dry or looks dull. Fortunately, you can enjoy radiant skin once again with the proper skincare routine and minor lifestyle tweaks.
Christmas truly is a special time of year – an occasion for families to get together and spend some quality time, and a chance to reflect upon the year that was. Plus, there’s nothing quite like the many traditions that go along with the festive season: putting up a tree, decorating the house, wrapping the presents. However, there’s a reason that pockets get tight in December. Gift-giving can set you back a hefty amount, and if you’re short on money, it’s easy to feel like you don’t have the means to make Christmas exactly what it should be. Rest assured, there are plenty of ways to have a magical Christmas on more »
Us parents are always manic at this time of the year and that is where these free printable templates for kids Christmas cards come in. I have been making fingerprint Christmas cards with my children since they were tiny and it seems fun and exciting when you are only making one or two cards, but when you are making enough to send to everyone doing with a classroom of kids it can take some time. So all you have to so here is print off the card template and either add fingerprints or get the kids to colour them in.
These stitched salt dough Christmas star decorations are not only simple to make and look beautiful they also are perfect for working on kids’ fine motor skills. They are an ideal Christmas craft for making with a class or group of children as they are inexpensive and make great parent gifts to than on the Christmas tree at home.
An Amazing Book for Tween Reluctant Readers is a paid collaboration with Night Zookeeper: Escape from Conform Prison #mynzkhero which is the only create your own adventure story featuring your child own drawn superhero. Being a mum to a reluctant reader means that I am always on the lookout for ways to encourage children to read and engage them in books and words and that is why I adore the Night Zookeeper range. Your child might already be aware of the amazing books by Joshua Davidson which introduce them to the importance of creativity and friendship
Making Christmas starts out of paper mags is a classic festive craft that I have been doing since I was really small. I grew up in an old Victorian terraced house with really high ceilings and each year we decorated it for the holiday season with paper decorations, crepe streamers, accordion-folded stars from leftover wallpaper or wrapping paper and stars made out of homemade paper bags or butchers paper. We started at the beginning of December and used them as party decorations for my birthday on December 20th my parents put the tree up in the window.
While some struggles can be normal for families, others may be causing quite a lot of strain. Considering the current state of your family life, you may be able to identify areas of improvement. Spending a bit of time thinking about possible solutions, and putting plans in place, could help to give you a bit more balance at home, and even benefit the physical and mental health of each individual living there.
When you get the news that you or someone you know is expecting a baby, your first thought is to get the best quality items for all their needs. Baby blankets are one of those essential items, helping you to keep the baby cosy and warm even when the weather isn’t great. However, choosing the best baby blanket can be a challenge, with so many options to pick from. Look at our blanket buying advice so that you can be sure that your purchase will benefit the new baby in your life.
How to make the perfect Toad in Hole every Time is a paid collaborative post with Richmond Sausages. With two growing teens, there is one thing I know is that hungry teens are unhappy teens and that my army marches on a full and satisfied tummy. This is never more important than on a cold dark winter night after a full day at school and college. Learning is hard work!
When it comes to our favourite holiday season, there’s nothing quite like Christmas; the festivities, the decorations and the excitement, all come together to make it a magical time of the year. From finding the most incredible Christmas gifts to adding festive decor in every nook and cranny of your home, we try to embody the Christmas spirit with everything that we do. However, when it comes to the celebrations, one staple element that stands out more than the others is ‘Christmas Cards’. Christmas Cards and Gifts – All You Need to Know! Christmas cards for your loved ones are probably something everyone looks forward to. The impact of a personal more »
If you have a loved one who is practical and creative, they’re often hard to buy for. No doubt if there’s something they need, they’re happy to make it. So, you may be stumped for present ideas. But DIY Dads can always benefit from a new gadget to make their lives and projects easier. And here’s some of the best presents you can buy them and why they’re bound love them.
We received a Flexispot Standing Desk E8 in exchange for this post – The Benefits of an Adjustable Desk for Crafters. I was first introduced to adjustable desks in my life before children when I worked in Facilities for a large software company. We fitted out the whole R&D team in the UK with them and they were amazing, but the price made them an unsuitable option for the home. Thankfully that was over 17 years ago and now they are an affordable option for the home. I would actually say that they are a brilliant investment and not a fad or trend not only in the workplace but also if you work more »
Addictions are one of the worst diseases that adversely affect the quality of someone’s life. There are a lot of different types of addictions that impair the lives of thousands of people all around the world. While some people might be addicted to alcohol and drugs, others might be addicted to their mobile phones. However, some of these addictions like substance abuse can be potentially fatal to the one suffering and immediate steps need to be taken. Most people wish to quit the addiction that they’re enslaved to but the problem is that they don’t know where to start. In this article, we take a look at some of the things more »