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.


Talking to Kids about Puberty and Sex

When is the right time to talk to your kids about puberty and sex? I wish I knew! What I will say is for me we have always talked about our bodies and so taking that further to talk about puberty and sex wasn’t as embarrassing as I thought it might be. My boys are 15 and 16 now and I think we started to talk about puberty and how their body changes when they were about 8. Mainly as children mature earlier today and I didn’t want them to start experiencing changes in their bodies without having discussed it.


Free Printable Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Decorations 1

These fab free printable Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Decorations are perfect for celebrating the Queens Platinum Jubilee, throughout 2022. The focal point will be the Platinum Jubilee Weekend in June which is an extended bank holiday, from Thursday 2nd to Sunday 5th June to celebrate The Queen’s 70 years of service.


Can I Fast Track My A-Levels?

What are A Levels? So, first questions what are A-Levels? A level, Short for Advanced Level, typically come after students have completed GCSEs. A levels are usually focus on more academic subjects, compared to vocational qualifications like BTECs and NVQs, which are more practical. There are more than 40 different A-level subjects on offer – some will be subjects that you studied at GCSE and others may be new.


7 Tips for a Cleaner House With Little Kids

Do you look at your house at the end of the day and feel like an explosion has happened? Is it impossible to keep up any standards of tidiness and cleanliness with young children in the home? It can be a considerable challenge to create and maintain an organized, clean house when you are taking care of kids. You probably don’t have much time or energy left to look after the house.


Tips for Surviving a Heatwave with No Air Con 1

Many areas of the world are experiencing more extremes of weather and lots of us are dealing with extra heat in homes that are not equipped for it, so I want to share some tips for surviving a heatwave with no Air Con. Portable Air Conditioning is expensive to buy and air conditioning is expensive to run which rules them out for a large proportion of the population. The sad fact is that this extreme weather and heat we are experiencing aren’t going anywhere fast and it is predicted to get worse.


The Beauty Treatments You Might Not Know About 1

Since the lockdown has lifted, many are now looking for low-maintenance beauty routines to help save time in the long run. Sometimes spending a few extra hours in treatment can be beneficial with aesthetic treatments like hair removal and fat reduction—saving you time and money, which is a considerable investment. The rise of aesthetic treatments is growing in demand due to busy lifestyles. Here are 3 top treatments that are worth your time with effective results.


How to Clear your Clutter Once and For All 1

Learn how to clear your clutter once and for all with our simple to follow clutter cleaning strategies perfect for families. I love a calm and clean home but I am not a fan of all the hard graft that constantly cleaning means. Instead, I am all about working smarter not harder and the best way I have found to do this is by eliminating or embracing my clutter. By instituting small habits that break the cycle of clutter and eliminating the spaces and routines in our home which always seem to magically breed more work. So I want to share with you a system that works and you will not more »


Peanut butter and Jelly Scones

Peanut butter and Jelly Scones is a paid collaborative post with SKIPPY® peanut butter to celebrate summer. So when I think of afternoons in the garden or picnics in the park, I always think of scones. They are a summer favourite and an English classic, so I decided to combine the classic American flavours of Peanut Butter and Jelly and create some delicious peanut butter scones to be served with seedless raspberry jam (or jelly as it is called in the US) using my boys favourite SKIPPY® peanut butter which is creamy and delicious.


Top 7 Activities for Kids at Home 1

Top 7 Activities for Children while They Are Stuck at Home In 2021, the reality is quite ambiguous. The pandemic is not over yet, some adults have not stopped working remotely, and summer will bring back all the children from schools to homes. Since COVID is still out, not all parents are ready to let their loved ones leave the house. But what child wants to spend the warmest time of the year surrounded by four walls? Right, there are not so many of them.


Shark WandVac System 2-in-1 Cordless Handheld Vacuum Cleaner Review 1

Shark WandVac System 2-in-1 Cordless Handheld Vacuum Cleaner Review is an unpaid review in collaboration with Shark in exchange for the vacuum. Vacuum cleaners and the way we use them has come a long way since I was a child and the invention of cordless technology. Cordless vacuums meant no longer get tangled up in a massive cord that no longer retracts into the machine, but the suction on those first machines left a lot to be desired and they were heavy.


Simple Olympic Crafts for Kids 3

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.


17 Questions to Ask Before Deciding on a Counselling Career

Most people don’t decide to become qualified counsellors overnight. Not only does it take years of education and training, but it also requires a fair amount of thought. After all, you want to ensure you don’t study hard for a career you later realise isn’t for you. 


BSN to DNP programs online: The ideal career development option for busy but ambitious nurses

Being a nurse is a wonderfully rewarding career choice. You get to help patients every single day, providing not only vital medical assistance but also the crucial emotional support to help them get through what might be one of the most difficult times in their lives. It’s also a field in which you are constantly learning and developing, whether that’s by learning new skills and techniques, working with new technologies, or broadening your knowledge into more specialist areas of nursing.


Free Rosette Father’s Day Card Printables for Father Figures

Sometimes you want to give a fathers day card to someone who is the Father figure in your life, but someone that you don’t necessarily call Dad which inspired me to create these free Rosette father’s Day card printables for Dad’s, Granddad’s and Step-Dads. There is even a blank one for you to personalise as needed.


Free Father’s Day Cards and Printables 4

Is there anything better than a homemade card and I have been through my archives to find you a fabulous selection of free Father’s Day cards for you to print and give to the kids. I do love a freebie and even more, I love a homemade card, so if you combine the two you have free father’s day cards and printables and you are on to a winner.  Over the years I have had some fabulous cards and printables designed and I wanted to round them up so you can see them all in one place.


Money Saving Tips For A Cosy Garden All Year

Do you miss your garden during the late autumn and winter? Do you eagerly anticipate the arrival of spring, watching the weather report for that hopeful area of high pressure that promises long warm days that are perfect for gardening, barbecues and other outdoor recreation? Why not retro-fit your garden so that you can comfortably enjoy spending time outside all year round?


Online Maths Tuition for Teenagers – is it worth it? 1

Online Maths Tuition for Teenagers – is it worth it? is a paid collaborative post in conjunction with TuitionWorks, however, as always all opinions and thoughts are my own (or Mini’s opinion)! I am not going to lie, as a mum to two teenage boys lockdown created some real issues for us from an educational perspective. Neither of my boys really found online learning engaging. Maxi was in year 11 so felt pressured to attend live lessons for his GCSE’s, but he really didn’t enjoy them at all. Mini who is in year 10, couldn’t engage with learning in any way during. We discovered that live lessons with zero feedback did more »


6 Ways to Make Your Home Safer

It doesn’t matter how old your kids are, their safety will always be your top priority. Although your home should be where you feel safest, a surprising number of accidents and injuries actually occur in domestic environments. Due to this, it’s important to carry out regular risk assessments and take steps to prevent accidents occurring. With this in mind, take a look at these six ways to make your home safer: