How to communicate with your teenage daughter

Collaborative post We’ve all been there, mums. Those awkward adolescent years when nothing makes sense, everyone seems to be out to get you, and you’re still trying to figure out who you are. Teenage years are difficult, and as a mother, you can support your teen daughter in navigating some of the most challenging years of her life. However, as you are well aware, connecting with a teenager is not as simple as it sounds, and you may feel the most distanced from your daughter at times. With a few pointers in hand, you and

The Importance of a Smile and How Can You Take Care of Your Smile

Collaborative post Smiling is essential for your mental health, but did you know that it can also have significant physical effects? For example, a smile can improve the immune system and reduce stress. But how do you keep a healthy smile? There are many things to take care of, from brushing teeth twice a day to wearing a mouthguard at night. Here are five ways you can maintain a healthy smile. Whiten and Align Your Teeth The first step to a healthy smile is whitening your teeth. This will give you a brighter, whiter smile

The Best Glamping Experiences for the Whole Family

Collaborative post There are a million reasons to have a staycation this year. It’ll be more affordable, less of a commute, no endless air security lines, no need to learn the basics of a language or how to mime “Can I have a coffee?”. Plus, there’s very little choice on where to go right now.  Swaths of people are turning to glamping for a holiday experience that they will never forget. But anyone can glamp. The glamping sites on this list aren’t just your usual yurt in a field, but they are living experiences that

New Driver? 5 Ways to Save Money at the Dealership

AD | Collaborative post Now that you’ve passed the test, the open road is ahead of you. The only snag is that you need to find the perfect set of wheels for the occasion that won’t break the bank.  Along with high insurance premiums and mounting pressure to go green, simply popping down to your local dealership and bagging a bargain isn’t as simple as Hollywood would have you believe. But, it is possible.  Money might be tight, but there are plenty of ways for your to save yourself some cash at the dealership. Read

Essential Life Skills: Toothbrushing for Children

AD | Collaborative post Learning how to brush your teeth as a child is an undeniable essential life skill. Regular toothbrushing is as crucial for you as an adult as it is for your developing tot. It helps to remove tooth decay-causing bacterias and plaque and prevents painful gum disease.  The catch, you need to brush your teeth at least twice a day for just two minutes. That’s just 4 minutes of your day – once in the morning and just before bedtime.  What’s more, it’s never too early to introduce regular toothbrushing to your

Turn Your Shed into a Relaxing Space

Collaborative post If you already have a shed, then you’ll be excited to learn just how easy it is to transform it into a relaxing idyll. Alternatively, if you’re going to design your own or purchase a prefabricated shed, you’ll want to know exactly how to create a relaxing space that can help you to slow down and appreciate the finer things in life. To get started, take a look at these top tips for turning your shed into a relaxing space: Decide What Power to Use To make the best use of your shed,

How to Look Good and Feel Great as a Busy Mum

Collaborative post When you become a mum, your life is no longer completely your own. You have children whose needs often come before your own, and that’s fine because you love them and you want to do everything you can to keep them safe and happy.  However, it can mean that you don’t have time to concentrate on the things that help you to feel healthy and happy yourself. That’s why I’ve put together some tips to help you, busy mums, out there look and feel great no matter how little time you have to