Stepping Into Spring With Lindex Kids

AD | Gifted We’ve had a couple of awful months of weather and what seems like never ending storms. Everything has seemed to be dark, grey and miserable and it’s put a real downer on our moods. With the sun finally starting to shine and the daffodils blooming, it seems like spring is finally around the corner. Of course, with a new season (and a growth spurt) comes a new wardrobe and this spring we have discovered Lindex, a clothing brand for women and children. As I was browsing the kids range, which goes from 2-8 years, what immediately stood

Children’s Book Review: Neon Leon

AD | Contains a gifted item and affiliate link This week’s children’s book review is for Neon Leon from by Jane Clarke and Britta Teckentrup. The book was published by Nosy Crow and it can be purchased on Amazon (AD). Everyone knows that chameleons are the best at fitting in. But not Leon. Leon is neon! In fact, he’s SO bright that he keeps all the other chameleons awake at night. But poor Leon is lonely, so he goes off in search of somewhere he can blend in. In this delightful interactive book, filled with vibrant neon artwork, children can help

The Reality Of Owning An Old House

I remember seeing our house for the first time. Well, when I saw it advertised anyway. We had just stated to look for houses and for some reason I was drawn to this one. It went under offer quickly though and I didn’t think about it again. I remember having a conversation with someone at work and saying if it ever came back on the market it was the one I wanted. Not much later this actually happened and I couldn’t believe it. We viewed the house and put in an offer quickly and things went forward quite fast from

How To Plan Family Holidays When You Don’t Drive

Collaborative post Over the years we have been lucky enough to go on quite a few different kinds of holidays. We have been to lots of places such as a holiday to Majorca, a couple of days in Ipswich and even places like Center Parcs. However, we are a family of non-drivers and this can sometimes restrict where we can travel to and can cause issues when trying to book our holidays. Although things can sometimes be difficult we do always manage to go somewhere and have a fantastic time. Nor being able to drive doesn’t have to totally restrict where

Book Review: The Starting School Book

AD | Contains gifted product and affiliate links I can’t quite believe that in a few months Erin will be going to school. She has been going to nursery since she turned 2 but school somehow feels like a much bigger step and there’s so much more to think about. We were recently sent The Starting School Book (AD) by Sarah Ockwell-Smith and I thought it would be great to get some hints and tips before September. Starting school is a huge important milestone for children and their parents. The best school years happen when everyone involved feels happy and

Preparing Your Child For Their First Trip To The Dentist

Something I really regret is not looking after my teeth better. I spent month and months in and out of dentists having braces as a teenager and after that I just didn’t keep up the care. I had really lovely, straight teeth that I ruined over the years by smoking, drinking way too much coke and not going to the dentist often enough. We have tried so hard to get Erin into a good routine for brushing her teeth but if you have a child under 4, you will know that this isn’t always the easiest thing. We’ve had times

How To Create A Family Friendly Play Area

AD | Paid collaboration When you have children their stuff seems to take over the whole house. Somehow, even though Erin doesn’t really go into our bedroom, she has things in there as well. We are really lucky to have a large living room/ dining room that has a bit extra coming off one side in an ‘L’ shape. Over the past few years we have been working on turning this extra space into a play area for Erin so that our living room isn’t completely overtaken! I wanted to share some ideas with you on how to create a

5 Ways To Boost Your Mood

AD | Collaborative post I’ll be completely honest, 2020 hasn’t been the best year so far. The news has been full of doom and gloom, we’ve had more storms in a short space of time and Coronavirus seems to be taking over everything. While we have to pay attention to what’s going on around us it’s also important to make sure we stay in good spirits and look after our mental health. So, with that in mind I wanted to offer a few ways to help you boost your mood. Lose yourself in a book Over the years I have