Increasing Your Energy As A Busy Parent

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Life as a busy parent can be stressful at the best of times. However, having little energy to put towards getting every job done can make everything a whole lot worse. With so many commitments and responsibilities to handle on a daily basis, you have to find the best ways to give yourself the power required to perform to your full capabilities! If you’re feeling somewhat deflated and find yourself lacking the vigour you need to keep up with your[Read more]

Thinking About Divorce When You Have Children

Divorce certificate being cut with scissors

.If you’re a parent and thinking about divorce, you will probably wonder what age is going to be best for the kids. There is most definitely not a magic number when it comes to defining the right age for kids. Although age is a valid consideration, there is no age that makes them more resilient. There are still other factors that should be considered too.  Have a look below at some of the factor you should be keeping in mind[Read more]

Helping your child start again after moving somewhere new

Young girl standing on the side of the road with a silver suitcase reading for moving

It’s one of those parts of life that is daunting for every member of the family. When you decide to make the move to somewhere new for a better life, or because things are cheaper, the people it impacts the most are your children. Unfortunately however old or young they are, they will feel some negative effects. What can we do to help make our children see the benefits of starting again after moving somewhere new? Finding That Right School[Read more]

Encouraging kids to be more active

Main image - two toddlers in a swimming pool with rubber ring. Small image - two teenagers dancing as a sport to stay active

Do you remember your childhood, racing each other to see who could run the fastest and playing sports at school?  What fun those days were and how happy and healthy all the kids were. Now is the time of technology and it is all so different for our kids. Keeping them active can be a challenge, so we need to make physical activity fun for them through games and laughter. The benefits of being Active There are so many benefits[Read more]

Chloe’s Baby Shower

Woman and her pregnant daughter in the garden at a baby shower with baby related decorations around the main picture

On July 7th I threw Chloe a baby shower. I had very little time to prep and plan and I was on a low budget, but I think that it went well. I planned for an afternoon shower, 2pm – 6pm. Everyone seemed to enjoy themselves which was the main thing. It was especially difficult for me as I had never even been to a baby shower before let alone host one! This is where Pinterest is so handy!  The[Read more]

Meet the blogging mummy: Anna

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As part of The Big Mummy Blog Share this week I am featuring a fellow mummy blogger! Meet Anna Parker from Travel with Penelope and Parker. She is a mummy blogger from Winchester. When did you start your blog? About 5 or 6 years ago, I started and established it as a travel blog. Why did you decide to start blogging? We travelled a lot and people kept asking me for recommendations and such like, so I started a travel[Read more]

Why you should encourage your young child to swim

Baby swimming under the water

Learning to swim Every parent wants to help their child with the skills that will take them through life safely and confidently. Being able to swim should definitely be on the list. Having swimming lessons from a young age means that your child should know what to do if they ever find themselves unexpectedly out of their depth in water; it’s also a fun hobby that will help them to learn new skills, make friends and develop stamina. Finally, it[Read more]

Have an organised start to the day

Mornings can be chaotic, especially when you have children to contend with as well! I am not a morning person so I knew that I needed to take action to help my mornings run more smoothly. There were many occasions in the past when I would be up late, not be able to find things that we needed and I would be dressing the girls and find that they had stains on their outfits or the outfit I wanted to[Read more]

My top ten best lunch boxes

With the children back to school in September here in the UK, many parents will be shopping for school supplies so here are my top 10 of the best lunch boxes available from Amazon.    Affiliate links are at the bottom of the page and cost you no extra, but help to keep my blog going.          1) Sistema Lunch Slimline Quaddie, 1.5 L – Blue/Green I love this as it is great value and I really like[Read more]

Christmas first aid kit.

Every year I make up a Christmas first aid kit which is basically a box containing everything I think that we will need in case of any minor illness or injury over the Christmas period so that I do not have to be running around to buy things should we fall unwell. The contents of this box need to be tailored to your family, but to give you an idea I have listed the contents of our Christmas first aid kit below.[Read more]