There is no occasion more beautiful than celebrating the blessing of a baby. Whether it’s your own baby shower or that of a loved one, toasting the bub and mummy-to-be is the first of many treasured memories the two will share. Now tailoring a baby shower worthy of nine months of discomfort – that’s the task at hand!
Traditionally thought of as an extension of the garden, or a space in which plants could flourish away from harsher outdoor conditions, the conservatory has fast become a popular addition to many family homes. With all the issues we had last week with our conservatory, it got me thinking about how we can re-design ours to make it a better room for the whole family. A real investment, a conservatory is an adaptable space – a room that could host toys and games one day, and a quiet study session the next. Just as your family will grow and its dynamics change, so too can your humble conservatory. What do you need to create that perfect family-friendly space?
“Learning” is an odd word. For many, it brings back memories of being sat in rows of tables in front of a blackboard, reciting the eight times table until it becomes seared into the mind. However, learning can be so much more than that! A lot of emphasis in today’s day and age is put on classroom-based learning, and while this is important, it is not the be-all and end-all.
It is the same with everything and not just cars, the better something looks and works, the more we are likely to pay for it. There are many things that you can do to increase its value slightly, and the popularmechanics.com website has some excellent advice on the subject. Before you advertise your family car, make sure that it is in its best possible condition first, and you could end up getting more for your vehicle than you thought you would.
If, like many homeowners (or long term renters of course), you gaze into the back garden and see a mass of tangled weeds and an unruly lawn, it is time for a change. There are countless benefits to getting out in the garden and up close and personal with the soil. Whether you are willing to go it alone, or you would rather seek help from landscapers in Perth, creating a superb outdoor space should be a top priority.
If you do not keep on top of things, it can be easy for your debts to mount up and all of a sudden spiral out of control. Personal finance is something that a lot of people ignore until it is too late. There is plenty of personal finance sites which will help you know your priorities and offer other helpful tips. Depending on your circumstance, you may wish to consider consolidating your debts to make things more manageable, but is this solution right for you?
It may not be something that you have given much thought to in the past, but if you are looking to get married, you should make sure that you choose your wedding rings carefully. I loved shopping for our wedding rings, they were perfect for us! There are some excellent ideas for wedding rings on Pinterest.com that you may wish to consider, although not all of them would be practical. You will want to take into account the wear and tear of everyday life that the ring will go through, and choose a ring that is going to be practical.
That’s right, next week on Thursday 16th February between 4pm and 6pm, UKMumsTV are holding a ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt’ twitter party. You can join in with the fun activities and win some amazing prizes too. What’s this in aid of? To celebrate the launch of the DVD of course. You can now enjoy the wonderful animation any time, perfect to keep the little ones occupied in half term next week.
I hope that I never have to put my children through this, marriage can be a challenge sometimes and I know a few people that have gone through separation: the children have nearly always become a pawn in the situation, in some way. When I went through it as a child I do not remember feeling like a “pawn”, but it was a difficult time. I think maintaining a “child-focused” atmosphere, where the rights of the children of a marriage/partnership to have a safe and secure environment in which to live and to maintain healthy relationships with both parents is the most important thing.
I recently came across an online boutique selling beautiful prom dresses and it got me thinking about when I will have to think about this with Isla. Obviously not for, at least, 10 years anyway! She loves dressing up in a beautiful dress and I can just imagine her putting on a fabulous ball gown, waiting for her date to pick her up. Oh my goodness, we might have to wait until she is 30 before I actually let that happen!