5 very low cost Christmas activities

We all know how stressful the Christmas season can get when it comes to our finance! So, it can be difficult to think of things that you can do with your children that are not going to cost you a fortune. What people sometimes forget is that Christmas activities can in actual fact be very inexpensive, if you use your imagination. Here are five ideas to get you started. 1. Christmas carolling. You could do a quick search on the[Read more]

Increasing Your Energy As A Busy Parent

busy parent, stressed, tired, woman

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]

Nursing at ARU – A job for life

I was recently invited to the Anglia Ruskin University (ARU) influencer day. This was to learn more about a career in nursing at the Cambridge campus. Although I myself do not see myself as becoming a nurse, I was really interested in finding out more, as I think that nurses are absolutely brilliant. I also really believe in education and people investing in themselves to follow their dreams and go to university as mature students.    Mental health We started[Read more]

Birthdays, New Baby and Family Fun.

A new born baby, a girl in cosplay and fireworks over the waterfront

Disclosure:  This post contains some affiliate links and I receive a commission if you visit a link and buy something on my recommendation. Purchasing via an affiliate link doesn’t cost you any extra, and I only recommend products and services I trust. All opinions are my own. Another busy month which was very family focussed. A new arrival On August 8th 2019 my very first grandchild was born! A beautiful boy weighing 8lbs 1oz. If you follow me on social[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]

Know your bodies limits

Lady on beach stretching pushing her bodies limits

We don’t know our bodies limits with many things. Think how many times you’ve had a little tipple of alcohol, and suddenly your mind convinces you that you can drink the whole bottle, only to tell you the very next day it was lying. Drinking too much alcohol might be a thing of the past for you now, it might be that you’ve moved on to new ways of testing your bodies limits without even realising it. But the more[Read more]

Y is for Your Boundaries: Relationship A-Z

Keep people in your life who truly love you, motivate you, encourage you, enhance you, and make you happy.  If you know people who do none of these things, let them go – Unknown. Y is for your boundaries – do you have any? You should have boundaries and be clear to your partner what they are right from the start of the relationship. If you do not set clear boundaries then how can you expect your partner to know what[Read more]

September idea list

Pad and pen. Chalk board with thought bubble drawn on and a light bulb in the bubble indicating an idea

Welcome to the September Idea List. If you are new to the blog you can read all about the Idea List and the accompanying Facebook group here. I hope you find it useful and if you join in, I would love to hear how you get on. Also, if you follow me on Instagram I add each day’s idea to my story to help people keep track of the list.  Sunday 1st: Buy all of your occasion cards for October (and[Read more]

Come Travel With Me Linky – 4

Hello and Welcome to the weekly Come Travel With Me linky #CTWM After a short break due to the arrival of my first grandson, the linky is back and raring to go! Any travel-related post is welcome, old or new. It could be travel tips or days out or holidays in the UK or further afield. </p> <div align=”center”><a href=”https://mumonamissionforabetterlife.co.uk” title=”Mum on a mission for a better life”><img src=” https://mumonamissionforabetterlife.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/Come-Travel-With-Me-Linky-e1560239837337.png” style=”border:none;” /></a></div> <p> The Rules Please only link one post[Read more]

Our Harry Potter home school study

Chemistry, cooking and Harry Potter

In our home school we use a topic-based approach and here is a short post to let you know how we got on when we were using Harry Potter as our main topic.  Fun and games! Faith really loved this topic as she is a big Potter fan. I also think that some of this was because it was a much more relaxed topic as we were winding down ready for the summer break. So, we watched the whole eight[Read more]