Why Family Holidays Are Important For Children

Recently I wrote about our feelings towards holidays and why we’ll always find the money from somewhere to make sure we have one. Erin has quite quickly become used to us going on holiday at least once a year and it’s something she gets really excited about, even at the age of 3. Obviously, we want Erin to know how hard we have to work to be able to go on holiday and we talk to her about work and money on a regular basis. However, we also want Erin to be able to have some time each year that

5 Family Friendly Garden Features

AD | Collaborative post When we moved into our house nearly 5 years ago we had a lot of work to do. The previous owners had left the back garden in a huge mess and while we did some extensive work to get it in a usable condition, there’s still a lot we need to do. We managed to clear the whole garden, have it levelled off and add some decking and turf but it’s still a pretty plain and boring area. We’re now looking to change things up a bit but we also have to take into account that

Celebrating Summer With A Beer52 Subscription

AD | Paid collaboration It has been said that Britain is set to experience another heatwave this year in the form of a Spanish plume. The Met Office have said that although we won’t see the warmth in the next week or two, it could be here are early as the end of May. It looks like we’re set to have an early start to summer this year. As soon as the weather is even some kind of nice we tend to head out into the garden as a family. Our house has quite a large garden and it’s a

Spring Activities for Families

AD | Collaborative post We’re right in the heart of spring now, and might even be able to start thinking about the summer before too long. But for now, it’s time to savour the spring weather, with all its ups and downs, and have some fun as a family. Let’s take a look at all the best activities you can enjoy with your little ones at this time of year: Gardening Kids love to finally get outdoors after spending the cold winter months cooped up, and spring is the perfect time to head into the garden and start having some

4 Easy Ways To Turn Your Bathroom Into A Family-friendly Space

Disclaimer: This is a collaborative post. With a young daughter, husband and pets, our family bathroom can be a very busy place. On the one hand, it needs to be the most functional of spaces in which we can get ready in the morning and prepare Erin for bed time with a calming bath. On the other hand, I would love it to be a peaceful, relaxing place in which I can unwind, relax and have a bit of well-earned “me time”. When browsing those perfect family bathroom suites, you’ll need to think long and hard about how you can

What We Look Forward To Most About Trips Away

AD – This is a collaborative post. All opinions are our own.  It’s no secret that as a family, we love holidays and trips away. It’s not just me and John though; Erin is always asking when we’re going on holiday again and where we’re going to. As I never had many holidays or weekends away growing up this is something both John and I are keen to make sure Erin experiences. We might have created a monster actually. I love that she gets so excited about going somewhere new. Just a few days ago I posted about trying to

European Holiday Destinations For Families

A couple of days ago you may have read my post about Disneyland Paris and how we can’t decide about holidays for just before Erin starts school in 2020. Disneyland Paris has such a large cost attached to it so we have to consider other places as well. Balearic Islands Earlier this year we went to Puerto de Pollensa in Majorca and absolutely loved it. We went in April and the weather was close to perfect and there was so much for Erin to do. We loved how child friendly the area was and also that the flight was only

Planning For Erin’s Future Education

Erin’s 3rd birthday is coming up sooner than I would like. Turning 3 means the funded nursery hours start next April and we will no longer be paying anywhere near what we are now in nursery fees. Honestly, sending Erin to nursery at 2 has been crippling. While we have managed to pay the fees it has been incredibly hard and John has been working every second of overtime available to make sure we can pay for it. Now don’t get me wrong, we absolutely did the right thing for Erin by putting her in nursery at 2. She wasn’t seeing