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?

Staying safe as a new driver with a GPS tracker

AD | Collaborative post This year we had a huge change as a family and we bought our first car. John has been having lessons for around a year and is ready to take his test now. As a family with a young child, I want to make sure we are as safe as possible not only while on the road but making sure we know where the car is at all times.

How to raise a good team player

AD | Collaborative post Making a good team player is a crucial part of all children’s development, especially when a lot of their time in school relies on working in teams to complete tasks and building projects in lesson time. Extracurricular activities also rely heavily on working together as a team in order to reach overarching goals.

Should I encourage my child to learn an instrument?

AD | Collaborative post Learning an instrument can be a big decision for children, but it can also be a new lease of life for kids. There are many benefits to learning an instrument, but you should also be considering if now is the right time for your child. There may be a lot going on in their lives, exams, stress or a lot on their plate already. Picking up an instrument requires a lot of time and patience.

How to adapt a home for older grandparents

Collaborative post In December 2019 my Mum moved in with us and I think we’re all pretty happy with the situation. Mum gets to only work part time and not pay a fortune to live somewhere on her own and we get help around the house and help with Erin. Of course, we love having her live with us for other reasons too! However, we do realise that we might need to make some changes to our home at some point so here are some things that we might consider.

Things I have learned from COVID-19

AD | Collaborative post When I think back to late February 2020, a global pandemic was not something I ever thought would really happen. We’d heard a few things about something happening but it wasn’t really a threat to us here in the UK at this point, or so we thought. Now a year later, we’re only just about to really come out of lockdown and things are still far from normal. After a whole year I have definitely learned some things from the experience of living through a global pandemic. Home life Before the

Snow days from Storm Darcy

Earlier this week Storm Darcy really hit us hard in North Norfolk, causing road closures, businesses to close for a few days and homes to be covered in a whole lot of snow. We had a bit of snow a couple of weeks ago but it only lasted a day and Erin was quite upset about that. Of course, waking up to a garden absolutely full of snow made up for Erin’s previous disappointment and she was itching to get out there from the minute she woke up. We were lucky to have a couple

The Beginning Of A New Adventure: Learning To Drive

It has only been the past couple of years that I’ve really noticed how stuck we are living in the middle of nowhere. Although we live somewhere that does have okay bus routes and trains, it’s not enough and it doesn’t get us everywhere we need to be. Now that Erin is 5 she knows about certain places for days out, she has ideas of where she might want to go but she also knows that we can’t get to all of these places because we don’t drive. I hate not being able to go