10 must dos when planning a children’s birthday party

As soon as Erin was old enough to really understand what one was, she wanted a birthday party for herself. Although we did give in and let her have one, it was a lot more work than I’d imagined. With that in mind, I wanted to share 10 must dos when planning a children’s birthday party.

London living: Four things to consider if moving to the capital

Moving to any city can be a daunting prospect. But there is something quite exciting about moving to the capital. London is where it all happens. Many businesses have their head offices there. Lots of shops have their flagship stores in the heart of the city. With restaurants and bars galore. There is something for everyone in London. So I thought I would share with you some of the things to consider if you are moving to the capital.

How to decide which type of family car you should invest in

AD | Collaborative post The term ‘family car’ is a pretty broad one, potentially covering many different types of car, ranging from hatchbacks to people carriers (MPVs). Nonetheless, most of us probably instinctively know what is meant by the term ‘family car’. Or at least, we have a decent sense that a family car tends to be more about practicality and reliability, than outward style or performance.  Does that mean a family car has to be a mere ‘dull and worthy’, rather than exciting purchase? No, not really. But if you’re being responsible in your

Making simple changes with Violife vegan cheese

AD | Collaborative post Quite often we are reminded to make changes in our lives to help the world we live in. We are told to make more sustainable choices such as cutting down on red meat, eating more plants, wasting less food and making changes where possible. But, if you’re a regular family like us, with a pretty picky child, how do you go about doing that?

7 things I hate about the school run

I’ll admit, we’re quite lucky that we live only a 5 minute walk away from Erin’s school. We don’t drive anyway but it’s nice to be within walking distance and we can rush out the door if we need to. However, that doesn’t mean that I actually like the school run. In fact, there are some thing that I absolutely hate about the school run.

First time parent? Four ways you can prepare that you have control over

With a wonderful daughter, I can wholeheartedly admit that life changes when you become a parent. But the first time around, it can certainly be an emotional and overwhelming journey to embark on. You have no clue what to expect and how you are going to handle things, and often the best advice is just to take each day as it comes and follow that maternal instinct.

5 ways to save money on household essentials

AD | Collaborative post The past couple of years have been hard for a lot of people. The pandemic changed everyone’s lives and we’ve had to change the way we do certain things, including managing our money and outgoings. This year, energy prices are set to increase and this could mean struggles with finances. Here are 5 ways to save money on your essential household bills.