• Putting pen to paper

    It’s no secret that these days where there kids there is usually a device and screen nearby. No judgement here btw, it’s done by us all at some point in the day but it soon all adds up. Recent research by BIC has shown that kids spend about 3 hours away from their screens, if you factor in school then time at home can be a frenzy of screen time and homework with little of anything else. How times change  I know that when I was little I adored drawing, I spent hours creating different pictures of animals and cartoons and it was my favourite thing to do. If I…

  • Staying warm with Simply Hike

    The weather has already changed and I can sense the biting chill of the winter winds coming soon. We are still new to the school run and this is is going to be an unwelcome addition, not to mention the wind and rain that has already struck us! Finding a warm, light but protective winter coat for Freddie has been on my agenda for a while, Simply Hike contacted us and had just the perfect one lined up. Simply perfect I’ll be honest, I hadn’t heard of Simply Hike before and so it wasn’t even on my radar for a winter coat.   The website holds a massive range of all…

  • Ava Fertility Bracelet monitor review

    I count myself lucky in the fact that I know exactly when I ovulate. I experience mittleschmerz or middle pain, which can actually be profoundly painful on some occasions. However I take this as a good sign that everything is working as it should be within my body and I am going through ovulation. This has helped me conceive my two boys and I know I’m incredibly lucky for this being the case. What if you don’t experience this though? On serveral occasions I haven’t experienced this pain and I have felt completely out of the loop with my cycle. At the time I was on medication for slipped disc, stressed…

  • Ava fertility bracelet monitor review

    I count myself lucky in the fact that I know exactly when I Ovulate. I experience mittleschmerz or middle pain, which can actually be profoundly painful on some occasions. However I take this as a good sign that everything is working as it should be within my body and I am going through ovulation. This has helped me conceive my two boys and I know I’m incredibly lucky for this being the case.  What if you don’t experience though? On serveral occasions I haven’t experienced this pain and I have felt completely out of the loop with my cycle. At the time I was on medication for slipped disc, stressed…

  • The importance of a family workspace

    When I was younger I remember my parents buying a beautiful, solid oak desk for me to have my first computer on. I was only about 6 I think, and it was an Amiga – I loved it! My parents had got me the desk as a place for my homework when I was a lot older, I didn’t see the importance of it then. It once I reached secondary school it was used daily for my homework needs and revising for exams. It’s something I have thought of for my own boys, they need a place where hey can do extra school work, out the way of any distractions…

  • Memories to have adventures with

    Whatever age you are, you will know Winnie the Pooh and his special friends from 100 acre woods. Just thinking of Pooh bear takes me right back to my childhood days and all of the wonderful memories I have from them, Sunday nights in front of the fire with something on toast for tea, long walks in the woods and the neverending summers of school holidays. It’s so lovely that Pooh bear and friends are a house hold name and much loved by so many whether by TV, film, toys or like me, a worn out hard book story book. Pooh and his gang are about to come full circle…

  • Five tips get your garden summer ready

    What I love most about summer, is that once the sun arrives we all start to migrate outdoors more. Im not just talking about days out and holidays but nearer to home, very near in fact in our own back gardens. Isn’t it lovely noticing that first smell of a BBQ faintly in the air or looking forward to having no muddy footprints off the dogs or even friends round for lazy evening drinks. But what if you aren’t garden ready?! I can tell you for sure our garden gets neglected in all but the summer months. My son is currently football mad and most of my plants have been…

  • Neon LED ice lolly light review with GetGingerSnap

    As we have been updating most rooms in the house, the kitchen has been having some finishing touches too, I love wall art and the last thing I had on my list to add was a neon wall sign of some sort. Get Ginger Snap contacted us to see if we would like to review one of their LED lights from their range available and I choose an ice lolly light as I thought it looked really striking and would be really fun in the kitchen – especially as Freddie is asking for ice lollies out of the freezer all day long at the moment. I was expecting quite a…

  • Meegos – series one review

    As a child I loved collectible series – I think we all must have had some at one point. Fast forward a few decades down the line and my own children are now in the realms of collectibles. The ones Freddie tends to have are annoyingly small, plastic and most definitely lost and forgotten once they are put in his toy box. we have been asked to review Meegos and Mini Meegos first series collectible toys – with a twist – they are plush! I love this idea and I know that he is more likely to keep them in sight as he will sleep with them as they are…

  • WIN | Tickets to the Baby Show Birmingham

    WIN with The Baby Show   The UK’s biggest and best pregnancy and parenting event of the year is set to return to the Birmingham NEC in May – The Baby Show, with MadeForMums.  Taking place from Friday 18th until Sunday 20th, the event will showcase the latest innovations on the baby market, provide a wealth of expert advice and offer an incredible one-stop-shop for those shopping for their new arrivals – including the UK’s biggest range of prams, buggies and car seats all under one roof!   The Show will feature over 200 exhibitors offering an unrivalled choice of baby brands and products from the likes of iCandy, Tommee…