There will come a time in the year, most likely after Christmas, where you will want to start thinking about having a clear out at home. We did this last weekend and I asked the children to choose some fabulous toys to take to charity, to help make another child’s Christmas a happy one. You will want to get rid of your old possessions and pieces of furniture, ready to make room for all the new things you received during the festive season. However, when it comes to clearing out your home, you will also want to get the kids involved and get rid of their old toys.
Scope have launched a fabulous and fun campaign this week: Mindful Monsters, to help encourage our little ones to be mindful. Mindfulness is all about being in the present, the now. It is really easy to do, look I will show you: take a deep breath and count to three, then breathe out again. That was you being in the present, thinking about your breathing. It’s something I have learnt at the age of 34, I am really pleased to hear that there is a push to encourage children to be more mindful.
Yes you heard that right, Photo Keeper are creating a one off photobook full of images that you upload, raising money for the children’s charity Chicks. All you have to do is upload a photo on Monday 20th June using the Photo Keeper app and they’ll do the rest.
The night finally arrived, my husband and his friends, who make up Dads Behaving Badly, put on a fantastic charity fancy dress disco and raised so much money for Regain. I felt really proud and had an absolute fantastic evening!
Did you know there is a Christmas Jumper Day coming soon? This is all to help raise money for Save the Children, it is the third year running and they’ve raised more than £1.6 million to date.
This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. I was told that Asda are running a campaign at the moment which supports the charity “Tommy’s” which are a fantastic charity who are funding research into stillbirth, miscarraige and premature babies. So whilst I am rushing to buy my fabric conditioner I got to help support such a great charity too. It made me reflect back on when I was pregnant with both of my little ones, the rush to grab our Persil and Comfort and to make sure all the little clothing items were sparkly clean and terrifically soft. My children are 3 and 2 now, but I still worry about how soft the towels are and how clean their nursery clothes are – so many bugs and illnesses need to be killed off when they get home. I worry no less than I did when they were newborns.
So, hubby is doing the “Nightrider” bike ride challenge through the capital city on Saturday 8th June 2013, he sets off at midnight from Alexandra Palace all the way around London City and it’s landmarks on a 100km route. One of my biggest fears for my family is not having a family home and the charity that Dean is raising money for is “Shelter” who do great work for people who have housing problems. Home owners struggling to pay the mortgage, tenants that have issues with their landlord or a homeless person looking for a roof over their head. One story from the Shelter website that really touched me was the son who needed help as he was helping to look after his mum, who has cancer: