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Simple Olympic Crafts for Kids 1

These simple Olympic crafts for Kids are perfect for getting in to the spirit of the games. There is something magical about the Olympic Games and when they were in the UK in 2012 it really captured everyone’s imagination. These simple crafts are a great way to capitalised on your children’s interest in the Olympic games and have some fun with crafts.


The Best Kids Beds 2

The Best Kids Beds is a paid collaborative post with Room to Grow. Spring cleaning is well and truly underway, and it may have some of us thinking of refreshing our home decor. It is undeniable that kids beds are one of the most important parts of a bedroom makeover with the balance of design, safety and comfort needing to be taking into consideration. Luckily, we never compromise a good night’s sleep for style. With this in mind, check out our range of kids beds, including a collection of toddlers beds for little ones who are ready to take that big step from cot to bed. 


Neck Gaiters are a comfy alternative to face masks

With the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommending that people wear face coverings when in public situations, face masks have become necessities for daily life. Many businesses and public events not only recommend you wear face masks, but in fact require them as a condition of entry. But whether through social stigma, breathing difficulties or purely because they aren’t comfortable, people are continually searching for alternatives. Enter the neck gaiter.


Combating Financial Fraud in the Elderly

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.


Laundry Tips for Sensitive Skin

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.


Covid Testing in Senior Schools

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.


Weight management tips for dogs

Weight management tips for dogs is a paid collaborative post with Royal Canin UK & IE as part of their #PerfectingPetWeight campaign but all thoughts are my own. Research conducted by the University of Liverpool and Mars Petcare’s WALTHAM Centre for Pet Nutrition.  Did you know that 1 in 5 dogs in industrialised countries are categorised as obese and 1 in 2 in the UK are overweight? I am not going to lie Alvin is a fair-weather dog and puts on weight during the winter months as he often just refuses to walk and sits down!


Tips for Applying for a Loan 1

2020 has been a challenging year for a lot of people and we are running on an overdraft here in the Mad House at the moment and really that isn’t a great long to medium-term solution, so we have been considering applying for a loan to cover it. So it was perfect timing when HSBC approached me with this fab infographic with tips for successfully applying for a loan.


Car care Guidelines for a smooth winter trip with family

As winter has almost approached and snow is about to cover our roads we need to plan and manage things accordingly. Extreme and harsh weather conditions cause us to halt many of our daily tasks. In order to remain uptight and vigilant to face this season we need to properly pack ourselves and our kids in warm clothes and take a very good care of our health during this time.


What parents of teenagers need to know about Manifestation – You can’t manifest it, you have to work for it

Before I begin, let’s all get on the same page. Manifestation is the concept that a person can “call” something into existence through Intention, prayer, or thought. People have been talking about manifestation and the law of attraction for a long time on the internet and as a parent, I have some concerns about it especially when I see it used on Instagram and other social media platforms. So it is time to cut the nonsense. You can’t manifest it, you have to work for it. What parents of teenagers need to know about manifestation and the law of attraction.