Summer holiday booklets.

Every year, once I have planned my summer holidays I make summer holiday booklets for each of my children. Now, these may not be for everyone as they do take a bit of time to make and they really only suit the parents that like to be super organised and those that like a lot of structure to their day. The reason that I like them so much is that my children like to follow a plan and know what[Read more]

Planning for the summer holidays.

For those that read my last post, you will know that I have been busy planning the summer holidays this week. I do not usually leave it this late, but for those of you that are yet to make any plans, there is still time to get things sorted. I thought that it would be good to share how I plan the holidays and give you some ideas to get you started. The first thing that I do is my[Read more]

My weekly round up 7/713 – 13/7/13

I thought that each week I would write a post filling you in on what myself and my family have been up to for those that are interested. The high lights of the week are; reports for LJ and CJ, our trip to the seaside and winning a competition. I got LJ’s and CJ’s end of year reports this week and I was very proud. They are both doing amazing well at school and they are both in all the[Read more]

Do you ever surprise your children?

Yesterday we surprised the children when they got home from school with a trip to the seaside. It was so lovely to see their faces when they realised that instead of our usual routine of homework and chores that we were instead going out for some family fun and the whole surprising the kids is something that I do like to do now and again.                                               I know that on the whole children need routine and structure and to be[Read more]

MOT yourself!

We all make sure our car goes for an MOT every year to make sure that it is working properly, so that it does not fall apart on us, but many of us fail to look after our own health in the same way. We are often the glue that holds our families together so we need to make sure that we are well and in the best condition that we can be. After all, if we don’t look after[Read more]

Bedtime antics!

How do you get your kids to go to bed at night is a question that I have often been asked over the years and the main answer to that question is consistency!! I know that you are probably thinking that you’ve heard that before, but I think that when you are experiencing problems getting your child to bed you can often feel overwhelmed and add that to tiredness and stress and it can often be hard to look at things[Read more]

A bit about me!

I thought that it would be good to introduce myself to you all so here goes! I’m Denise, I’m 32 years old and my birthday is October 10th which makes me a Libra. I am married to DJ who is 39 years old and we have been together for 17 1/2 years in total, married for 11 of them this September. We have three children together – all girls! LJ is 15, CJ is 14 and FJ is 5 years[Read more]


Welcome to my new blog! I am hoping that this will be a platform to help and inspire people to improve their lives for themselves and their families as I too try and improve my own and my families lives. I am hoping to include the following topic’s on my blog over time and I hope that you will find at least some of them of interest. Food – meals plans, recipe’s, ideas and inspiration. Children – activities to do,[Read more]