Raising a young family is a stressful and complicated process. That is why you need to have plenty of people that you can rely on when times get tough. Otherwise, you may find it a real struggle to cope with the demands of being a parent. When you are establishing your social circle, it is especially important that you find people who can understand your situation. This will help you to avoid judgement or unsolicited and unhelpful pieces of advice. If you are determined to strengthen the connection that you share with your fellow mums, you will need to put the work in. Below are seven tips to help you make this happen.
With Christmas right around the corner, most people have already started giving and buying gifts. Although the holidays are for the whole family to enjoy, it’s no secret that the kids look forward to the festivities the most. Toys are the most obvious and popular gifts given to children, but eventually, you’ll run out of toy ideas, and expanding their wardrobe (with children’s accessories) will undoubtedly come to mind.
If you enjoy looking after your family, it is likely that you take great pride in their appearance. This is the ideal way for you to show the world how well your loved ones are taken care of. However, the stresses and strains of daily life can sometimes get in the way of keeping up appearances. Therefore, it is extremely important that you plan ahead. Instead of aiming for perfection, your goal should be helping your loved ones to feel cool and confident in everything they do. Below are four ways that you can get your family looking great.
Millets are helping us dog owners this Winter with a fabulous take the lead campaign on their website. They have everything from waterproof jackets for the owners, to leads for walking your little pooches. We celebrated by taking our doggies out for a nice Autumn walk and preparing for the cold Winter months.
I wish I had these cool fashion options open to me when I was younger. Not that I dressed myself at 5 years old! I discovered shops that I didn’t even realise sold childrenswear this month. I had fun choosing funky Autumn childrenswear items for the little ones and styling them up over half term. The children loved it too.
We live in a world where fashion trends are thrown in our faces constantly. Glossy magazines dictate what you should and shouldn’t wear with each coming season, and the ease of celebrities’ interaction with the public through social media sees followers attempting to imitate the look of their favorite models, musicians, actors, and socialites. It’s not all too surprising that sometimes we find it difficult to keep up. As soon as we purchase one fashion staple, the fad seems to have passed, and the item is cast aside as we chase the latest trend. But this doesn’t have to be the case. Why follow the crowd when you could have your own distinct, standout style? Perhaps Ralph Lauren put it best when he once said: “fashion is transient, trends come and go. I believe in style, not fashion”. Here’s everything you need to know about curating your own, individual style rather than relying on trends that come and go in what often feels like minutes.
As the summer holidays end and Autumn approaches, holidaymakers are turning to snowier climates for their next break. Ski trips are a great option for families, couples or groups of friends that love to keep active while also having a relaxing getaway, and allow you to soak in some beautiful scenery from around the world. Whether you’re a frequent skier or this is your first time, make sure you take a look at this guide to some of the essential items you need to pack for your trip.
What’s in a look? If in doubt, ask a celebrity. If beauty and looking the business are your stock in trade which fills your personal coffers to the brim, then facial acupuncture has understandably become the treatment of choice for the celebrity class, from actors to models to musicians.
If, like me, you are a working Mum that has just over 2 weeks to kit the children out with their new school uniforms (replace the scuffed shoes, torn edged trousers and chewed jumper sleeves!) you will want to get as much as you can in a “one stop shop”. John Lewis is just that. John Lewis challenged me to find everything I need in their school uniform shop, and I managed to get everything I needed for under £100.
Gel-a-Peel are giving one of my lucky readers this fab 3 pack kit in this competition. A great something to do as we start back to school. Your little one can decorate their purse, school bag or school books. I wish I had stuff like this when I was younger. You can do so much with it and it is really popular.