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How to Get Kids to Sleep on Christmas Eve

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 »


3 Tips for a Happier Family

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.


How to Choose the Right Blanket for Your Baby

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. 


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Winter Driving Tips and Myths

Winter Driving Tips and Myths is a paid collaborative post with ATS Euromaster as part of their Winter Driving Myths Challenge but all thoughts and findings are my own.  Now is the perfect time to get your vehicle ready for the cold weather. If you don’t know we live in a pretty rural area and the husbeast travels a lot so we have learned the hard way the importance of making sure our cars are safe and reading before the temperature drops and road conditions become more dangerous.  Winter Driving Myths Before we get to the winter driving tips, it was time to do some myth busting. I admit that I have fallen more »


Talking to Children About Climate Change

Talking to Children About Climate Change is a paid collaborative post with Worcester Bosch to celebrate the launch of their children’s storybook A Robot called B4. Climate change and the climate crisis is in the news a lot at the moment and is hard to avoid (not that we should as parents), however, it can be a lot for children to understand and also can feel very scary and hard to deal with for them.


The Importance Of Dentist And Orthodontist Checkups For Your Children

Ensuring your children are healthy and safe is a prime concern for parents, and it can often feel overwhelming. Making sure they’re eating right and getting the right nutrients in their diets, getting good quality exercise, and having access to great health care are all major considerations when parenting. It can often be quite confusing figuring out certain aspects of healthcare for your child, especially when arranging regular checkups without being prompted. When it comes to dental care, it’s easy to overlook this but it’s recommended that children visit the dentist at least once a year, and also as early as possible in their development. Here are the main reasons why more »

Encouraging your Hypersensitive Child to Brush their Teeth

3 Simple Upgrades to Your Family’s Health and Wellbeing 2

There are a lot of often overlooked aspects of health flying under the radar. Maybe you’ve thought about them, but not as much as diet and exercising. A good diet and regular exercise can go a long way to aiding some of these problems, but some of them require a little more forethought and regular upkeep. Read on to find out what you should be adding to everyday life to keep up the health and wellbeing of your family.


Tips for Choosing a Senior School 1

Choosing the right Senior School for your child can feel very daunting and is a big decision.  I know, I have been there…… twice for two very different children. There are lots of different guides for choosing a senior school from different perspectives, but I want to give you some tips from a parent of boys, one of whom has been through GCSE’s in a pandemic and one who will be sitting them in 2022 to finding the right school.


Mompreneurs: here’s how to start a side hustle…

It’s easy to think that motherhood and entrepreneurship are mutually exclusive. And never the two shall meet. However, more mothers than ever before are looking into and successfully launching side hustles in order to bring in more income for their household, because they have a passion for business or simply because they want to reclaim some of their identity and start an exciting new chapter in their lives.


Why you should be Measuring your Child’s Height Regularly

How often do you measure your child’s height is a paid collaborative post with More Than Height. My best friend has a wall in her kitchen where she records each other four children’s height every 3 months or so and it is so much more than just for sentimental reasons. Your child height and growth rate is more than just an indicator of how tall they might become, it is a brilliant indicator of general health and well being.


10 Toddler Winter Coats to Rule This Cold Season 1

After years of scrambling all over and shopping like crazy to find the best winter coats, we’ve found the ones that combine perfectly comfort and warmth at one of our favourite baby & toddler clothing stores – BabyOutlet. They offer cute but affordable toddlers’ winter coats with fantastic quality and a lot of the features that you would only find in high-end winter outerwear. So, whether you’re planning to ski in Colorado or have a winter escape in Alaska, it’s important to get decent winter coats to keep your little one warm and protected all through the season. So, here are the top 10 best toddler winter coats that will rule more »


How to Find Time Alone as a Stay-At-Home Mum

As a stay-at-home mum, finding time alone can be difficult. As the kids are so used to being with you 24/7, getting any alone time can be a chore in itself. We all need time alone, and this includes your kids and partner too. Having alone time can help you to reset and get things done. If you need some help, here are a few tips on finding that precious alone time when you are a stay-at-home mum.


Get Crafty with These Oddbods-Inspired Accessories for School 1

Get Crafty with These Oddbods-Inspired Accessories for School is a collaborative post with Oddbods in celebration of their fab back to school contest. I love crafting with children and I also love stationery, so I have developed some fun accessories that you can make with your kids to get ready for school.


Free Things to do in the Summer Holidays with Kids 2

These Free Summer Holiday Activities are perfect for helping your budget stretch over the summer and also show that you can have lots of fun without splashing out all the cash. Summer holidays can be expensive for parents and carers and it can be hard to say no to things that the kids want or want to do, but I have some great free things to do in the summer holidays with kids and tips to make your money go further.


Ways to Help Your Itchy Dog With Allergies 1

Our Bichon Frise Alvin is a much-loved dog but he suffers from numerous allergies which mainly affect his skin which is called atopical dermatitis. We have been dealing with these for the last eight years and want to share with you some ways to Help Your Itchy Dog With Allergies that really work for us and some options that haven’t but might work for you that we have had recommended from other dog owners.


4 Tips for Eating Healthy While Traveling with Kids

Convincing kids to eat healthy food at home is pretty hard, but it’s even harder when you’re not home, when kids have more choices, and there are sweet treats and fast food all around you that you would normally avoid. While it may sound impossible to eat healthy while travelling, be it by car, plane, or some other means of transportation, it is much easier than it seems at first!


How You Can Help Shy Kids Feel More Confident With Their Studies 2

There are some problems that feel easy to solve when you’re a parent. There are some questions that your kid has that have easy answers. How are we going to get that toy out of the tree? Why does the sunrise in one place and set in another? Why is it so important to drink water? But there are some problems that we find a little harder to solve, and some situations that require a little more time and patience.