Nappy cakes are by far one of the best gifts to take along to any baby shower. You can rest assured that this is a gift that is going to get loads of use from new Mum and, of course, new baby. I used to make these and I loved it, being creative with baby toys and essentials. The image above is one I made for my daughter Isla Rae, I loved making it as it felt extra special. If you’ve not heard of a nappy cake before, these cakes are made out of nappies that are put together to create several tiers. The tiers are then stacked to look like a cake and then decorated with a range of other items such as ribbons to make them look beautiful. Not only are these great gifts, they also make lovely centrepieces at a baby shower. You can use it as the centrepiece and then send it home with Mum after the shower.
Summer is very much here, hopefully I am not the only parent to be suffering from the “daylight at bedtime, therefore it cannot be bedtime” issue with the children? The long days mean that darkness hits around 9:30pm, which is far too late for the kiddies to be going to bed. There is an answer to this though: blackout blinds! They are a must have for any child’s bedroom, completely magic.
I have been looking at houses for what feels like years now, trying to find the right house for our family. They are either too small, or too dark, too new or not enough “toy space”. One thing I have been focussed on though is the garden. I want the right garden, no negotiations. It has to be a big garden. It has to have space for the children to play, the grown ups to relax and the furbabies to run around. Quite a large list and quite impossible with our budget.
If you are looking to give your child a competitive edge, then one of the best things that you can do is to introduce them to another language as early in their development as possible. The brain of a child is highly adaptable and is almost like a sponge as it can soak up and retain so much information at a young age. There are articles online that have plenty of information on what makes a good environment for a child to learn a second language, but there are also other things that you can do to help to encourage them in their learning.
There’s nothing worse than having a child in pain or distress. Whether it’s been caused by falling over during a game, or from an accident at school, it’s never pleasant. During the summer, you’ve got plenty more to worry about: children are playing outside a lot more, and are more likely to take a tumble – or be victim to insect bites. While most of these bites are harmless, if not irritating, sometimes they can be quite awful, and can make your child very itchy and unhappy. The best way to stop bites itching is to not get bitten at all – so, here’s a guide to help you prevent them as much as possible.
When we’re in a relationship, it’s easy to let things slide. He already loves you, so your appearance slips down your priority list. After all, you would love him no matter how he looked, right? But, it’s possible love isn’t as blind as we would like to believe. In fact, ‘she let herself go’ is a comment many men make when asked why they decided a relationship was over. And, if that isn’t proof enough, we’re going to look at a few further reasons you should continue to look good for your man.
The Tidy Books box is perfect for the little ones bedroom or playroom: it is a great storage box for books and comes complete with a clock to learn to tell the time. It not only looks nice in the lounge, or playroom, it is amazing how many books it can hold.
Sometimes the everyday events in our lives bring more chaos than we’d like to deal with. It could be the breakup of a long-standing relationship or it could be stress on the job. Perhaps the kids have all left for college or got married and overnight, the nest is empty. As you look at the four walls around you, you begin wondering what if! Although there are no major crises you are dealing with, you are just walking a tightrope on your own, having lost your balancing pole, that person or thing in your life that always gave you direction. Perhaps it’s time to adopt a pet. They make better companions than most people you know, are loyal and not nearly as needy as your last partner. Why not?
The blueprints are ready. All the permits have been signed and approved. All that’s left to do is start on with the construction, but wait! Is your site ready for construction? Are you following all the safety codes applicable in your area? Many people overlook the importance of getting a site ready for construction. Failing to do so is bound to get someone in trouble or worse, result in someone getting injured. The most important thing to do at a construction site is to safeguard the labour and all the people involved in the building process, even the pedestrians. And to ensure their safety, certain measures must be taken.
If you are a big fan of taking time out to de-stress, and feel that the life-work balance is out of kilter, you need to restore and replenish your energy levels; a whole week between weekends can feel like a year, especially with the added constant demands of work commitments, small children and animals. Having something on your doorstep is essential to enable you to stay on top of these stresses, easily.