Join the World’s First Children’s Assembly is a paid collaberative post. Every September members of the United Nations gather at the UN’s annual General Assembly in New York, where politicians meet to debate and decide on key issues that will influence world policies and thinking for decades to come. But what about the children who will have to live with the consequences of the decisions made by adult politicians? T This year the first-ever Children’s General Assembly launches to debate worldwide challenges and to challenge political thinking; all children are invited to participate and to put forward their ideas to create a better future.
Is your kitchen showing signs of aging and looking dull? It’s time for some revamping! Since kitchens are the most important room in every house many people want the best of the best for their kitchens. But sometimes you need to make your kitchen look new without even spending loads of money on it. No matter what the event is, your kitchen is the place for the meals and entertaining guests, so making sure it looks new and fresh is important.
Combating Financial Fraud in the Elderly is a paid collaboration with GuardianCard. This year has seen a real increase in financial fraud with criminals exploiting the changes and a rise in online data harvesting and a fall in cheque and contactless card fraud. This is where GuardianCard comes in as it is a safe, simple and secure solution to taking care of the finances of an older or vulnerable family member.
I am a big fan of DIY beauty treatments and this DIY Salt Scrub with essential oils is exfoliating and moisturising. It is simple to make and really effective yet gentle on the skin and free from any nasties. Plus you can personalise it with your favourite essential oil. I made this version with Sweet Orange Oil, which smells divine and is perfectly unisex and added some non-water based colouring to make it orange.
The best Easter desserts to make this year that almost look too good to eat. I love Easter and all the delicious sweets and candy that this time of year brings and I also love baking, so when you combine the two what do you get? Yes fabulous Easter desserts that are delicious to eat and fun to make.
Our Citrus Vinegar cleaner came about as I wanted a natural cleaner but my youngest son hates the smell of vinegar and even though the smell dissipates really quickly when you use it for cleaning I looked for an alternative. This citrus-infused vinegar cleaner is a brilliant way to clean naturally without the lingering vinegar smell plus it is an excellent way to use citrus peel that you would throw away.
Our DIY bath oil is made with moisturising rice bran oil which is known for its ability to cleanse, soften, moisturise, soothe, nourish, and smooth the skin. Pour our DIY Foaming Bath Oil into a hot bath and enjoy a fragrant, foaming and skin-softening bath fragranced with essential oils or emulsify by using a scrunchie or sponge in the shower or bath. I made our latest batch with sweet orange essential oil and it is delicious.
DIY Bath Melts that foam is a paid collaborative post with Aromantic Natural Skin Care who are a provider of everything you need to make your own skincare products including fabulous kits like the foaming bath and shower kit I have used to make my foaming Bath Melts. These DIY bath melts are small bars made with moisturising cocoa butter. Toss them into a hot bath to melt, and enjoy a fragrant, foaming and skin-softening bath!
Laundry Tips for Sensitive Skin is a paid collaborative post with Surcare UK. We are a house where 50% of the household has eczema and skin issues (well 3 out of 5 of us if you count Alvin the dog as he has issues too) and this means that we have to take a lot of care over laundry products and such. I am always really are when it comes to moving from one product to another one.
How to get kids helping in the kitchen is a paid collaborative post with Very. Getting my children cooking and helping in the kitchen has always been a key priority for me as a parent. I want to give them the tools so they can eat well and also be proficient in the kitchen. Also, who doesn’t want their teens to cook them an evening meal?!
As of Next week, my children are due back to school. This is something that I am delighted about. I have one child in his GCSE year and the other in Year 10 who has found engaging in remote learning almost impossible. As a shielding parent, I was delighted to find out that children and bubbles would be offered two rapid lateral flow tests and even more impressed that the boys’ school was implementing these tests this week to ensure a smooth start next week.
Our family sofas have to put up with a lot. Ours are used for playing video games, making forts, reading, snuggling and watching moves, sport and TV. Most people think that their sofa is the most important piece of furniture in their home. I do know that ours is in use daily and they take a lot of stick.
Kids need a consistent bedtime routine whether they are newborns or teenagers. Bedtime routines consist of all of the things that you and your kid do to get them ready for bed. Putting on pyjamas, brushing teeth and turning down the lights are a few of the most common things that people do. You can also add a few fun rituals to the routine such as singing a special song or reading a story that helps your child relax. Setting up a routine takes a little work, but the effort is worth it when you check in on your kid and see them fast asleep within minutes.
Take a moment and think about the things around your house that you use for hours every day of the week. If you are like most people, you likely thought about your smartphone or kitchen appliances. While your electronics are important, there might be another item in your house that is even more essential to your physical and emotional wellbeing.