Jen Walshaw


Ways to Boost your family’s Immune System

Germs, they seem to be everywhere this winter. I know so many people (including myself) who have been wiped out by a nasty virus or the flu and I have been determined to make sure that I do all that I can to boost my families immune system.  I am not a medical professional, however, I thought it would be good to let you know what has helped as both of my boys have escaped the dreaded germs this season.

Ways to Boost your family's Immune System

9 Steps to a Green and Happy Home

870As a parent, I often find myself thinking about the future – for myself and the husbeast, and also for Mini and Maxi. There’s so much to be wary of, both in personal health and the environment. A home is all about being a safe haven, and it’s naïve to think that small changes are unable to make a difference. So, I’ve explored different ways I can make steps towards and greener, healthier and (hopefully) happier home.


Books on the Bedside – January 2018 2

I love seeing what people are reading and getting inspiration for my next read, so this year I have decided to share a picture of the books on my bedside once a month.  I would love for you to join in and share your images on social media or blog about them using the hashtag #BooksOnTheBedside.


Making the bathroom a wellness centre

Making the bathroom a wellness centre

The bathroom is my sanctuary. It always has been the place that I go to wash away the daily stresses and strains and even more so now I am a Mum. Once it was a cramped and purely functional room, today the room dedicated to self-care is an essential part of your home to be furnished like the rest of the house: more space, more hi-tech and more luxurious.


5 Tips for Stopping Sickness from Spreading in Your Home  1

Everything from the flu to colds and from stomach viruses to strep throat has been making the rounds this winter season. With the flu being extremely dangerous this year, as it has been for many years, people’s thoughts are turning more and more to ways to keep any type of sickness from spreading when it is brought into their homes. While most of the time kids bounce back pretty easily from any type of bug, that doesn’t stop the entire house from getting it when the child is better. Read on below for a few tips on how to stop sickness from spreading in your home.

5 Tips for Stopping Sickness from Spreading in Your Home 

How to easily furnish a small home

Moving into a small house can make it difficult to decorate because you do not have a lot of space to put things into. You have to be very intentional when you are decorating a small home to ensure that you can make the most of the room that is available to you. The following guide walks you through a few things to consider when choosing the furniture that you plan to use in your small house to ensure you can always be as comfortable as possible in the space.


DIY Etched Wooden Heart Keyrings 5

As my boys’ get older encouraging them to be creative is becoming harder and hard but they both loved making these DIY etched wooden heart keyrings perhaps it had something to do with the fact that they were using a burning tool!  I am warning you this is so addictive we now want to etch everything that is wooden! So hold on to your hats folks as this is a great craft for older kids and adults alike.

DIY Etched Wooden Heart Keyrings

Terrific Fakeaways – Ditch the Takeaways with these amazing Fakeaways

Ditch the Takeaways this with these amazing Fakeaways.  Like the next person I love a good takeaway, but my wallet and waistline doesn’t always agree with me.  So I have scoured the internet to bring you some amazing fakeaways that are simple to make, delicious to eat and wallet-friendly.  Some of these are also slimming world friendly too – so do take a look at the recipes.


Christmas now versus Christmas 1976 3

Christmas now versus Christmas 1976 is a paid collaboration with Admiral in conjunction with their #CostofChristmas campaign.  I took a real trip down memory lane when Admiral asked me to get involved in this campaign to compare the cost of Christmas now with the cost of Christmas from when I was 3 years old back in 1976.