Mini First Aid – 2 Hour Course Review

A couple of weeks ago i was invited to attend a 2 hour first aid course with Mini First Aid. I was very interested and happy to attend as i used to be cabin crew and then was a cabin crew safety manager, part of my job was ensuring the crew manual was up to date with the lastest safety and first aid information. Well i went on maternity leave in September 2011 and ended up not going back so although all the time i had worked at the airline i was competent as i could be in first aid (you […]


Meal Planning Tips for Busy Parents

I think most parents can be busy parents. Even more so if you are a full-time working parent and have a strict work schedule to follow. Whether you are a working parent or are a stay-at-home parent, the last thing you want to be doing is spending hours cooking. Even worse is spending hours trying to decide what to cook. There are more things that we will want to spend time doing so making meal planning an easy process is important. I find meal planning not only saves me time, but it also saves me money. I don’t just wander […]


Fantasy Room Ideas For Kids

You know it won’t last forever, and sometimes it doesn’t matter. Creating a fantasy room for your little one or ones is a lot of fun. It’s a time when you might decide to put away practical parent for a while. You might decide to make it a surprise, but then again that could backfire! So, taking a deep breath and assuming you have tentatively agreed to a fantasy makeover, where do you start? Plan it out. Whether you have a superhero, a princess or a pirate, when it comes to redecorating a kid’s room start at the beginning. Think […]


‘Say It With Steak’ This Valentine’s Day at Beefeater Restaurant

Since having children, Valentine’s Day has become a little bit more special for myself and the husband as it means we get to have an evening out… something that does not happen very often these days. Although we want to make it special, we also want to factor in value for money, so this year we trialled out the White Rock Beefeater Restaurant in Paignton for our Valentine’s meal. Like most Beefeater Restaurants i have visited, White Rock had the same stylish decor and the tables were spaced out well. It’s a very nice atmosphere to spend Valentine’s evening, as […]


Kid’s Room Redecorating Tips

There comes a time in every parent’s life where you need to rethink your kid’s sleeping space. They may have been into Peppa Pig for years, but it isn’t going to suit them a few years down the line. Having a neutral sort of room is a good idea for their first few years, before they begin developing likes and dislikes of their own. Even then their tastes will change quite rapidly, so you need to be careful when pulling out your wallpaper and paint. These tips will help give you a few ideas: Make Sure They Aren’t Going Through […]


How to Cope Financially After the Death in the Family

When someone in your family dies, it’s devastating. And the practical financial implications can cause you even more headaches. Here is how you can cope financially is such a difficult situation. Life Insurance Before something like this even happens, you should think about the level of cover your family has. It’s always a good idea to think about whether you could benefit from taking out a life insurance policy for the main earner in the home. It can be very helpful when you no longer have their income to rely on. If they did have life insurance cover, this is […]


Siblings | January

I have to admit that these photos were taken whilst we were on our Christmas Vacation in Penzance, but they hold such special memories that i want to use them for my first siblings post of the year! i didn’t join in the project last year so i don’t want these photos to get lost. So this is Rowan (aged 4 years 2 months) and Fred (23 months at time of photo) in their christmas pj’s waiting for the main man to arrive! They not only love each other but are becoming such good friends, they have their moments and […]


Fussy Eater? Get More Healthy Food into Their Diet

Many parents have to deal with a fussy eater at some point. Not all children are picky forever and they can go through phases. Even if your kids are all typically great eaters, sometimes someone just doesn’t want to cooperate. Getting them to eat things they think they don’t like or try anything new can be a nightmare. But there are ways to get them to start tucking in with minimal fuss. Healthy meals that they still enjoy aren’t too hard to come across. And remember that they will make less of a fuss if you don’t make eating such […]


How You Can Free Up More Time as a Mum

As a full-time mummy I love my kids, I really do. But there are some days when I would like to have a little more ‘me’ time. The problem is that when you’re a parent, it’s a twenty-four hour gig. Agreed, this does become simpler as the children become older. But, for now, you need to come up with ways to try to free up a bit more time for yourself. It seems like there are never enough hours in the day. There is always something to do, and there doesn’t seem to be enough time to get on top […]


First #LittleLoves of 2016 Secrets, Tarts, Stereophonics (again) & Appearing on TV

Read I have just started reading The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty. This has been getting some good reviews on social media so i want to see what all the fuss is about. I’m only a couple of pages in and i’m already really intrigued which way this story is going to go. One of my goals this year is to read more books, i hardly read any last year so will be aiming for as many as possible in 2016. Watched Well considering it was Christmas last week, i hardly watched any TV over the festive period. As we […]