As a new mum, the option of maternity leave might be a stretched out time in your life that feels like ages, but let me assure you, that time goes quickly. Whether it is six weeks, three months, six or twelve months or even longer that you get to take off with your little one, do we really make the most of it? I don’t feel like I did with both of my maternity periods. I wanted to discuss some of the things you could do during your maternity leave to better ourselves and enhance our life in some way for the future. If you are on maternity right now, I hope that this gives you some ideas and inspiration.
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.
When you plan a party, you want it to be flawless. What are the important aspects of a successful party, have you wondered? The most important factor is that a party should be making happy memories for guests and hosts to remember for a long time to come, or in some cases (like a wedding) even for life! A Professional DJ can help this become a reality! Delectable spreads of eatables are surely a huge attraction. But would guests eat all the time? Of course not! Herein comes the entertainment factor. And the soul and life of an entertainment programme is usually a DJ.
If you are an extremely busy person, it may start to feel as though there just aren’t enough hours in the day. Dealing with excessive amounts of stress can be extremely bad for your physical and mental wellbeing, which is why you need to take control. Make sure that you are doing everything in your power to optimise the way that you are spending your time. One way for you to do this is to think carefully about your purchases. Below are four products that are perfect for anyone who is always in a rush.
We recently received two fabulous children’s stories written by Julia Donaldson: The Ugly Five and Zog and the Flying Doctors. They are both brilliant books and illustrated by Axel Scheffler, the kiddies recognise the drawings from The Gruffalo. I love seeing them excited to read a story and listen to the conversation that they have between them. It sparks off their imaginations.
When you’re moving home, there are a lot of important factors that you need to take into consideration. This is especially true if you’re raising a young family. If you’re moving outside of your local area, you’ll need to make sure that your new location is suitable for your children. To move home is an extremely expensive process, it can also cause a large amount of upheaval for your family. That is why it is so vital that you make the right decision. Luckily, there are ways for you to take control of the situation. Below are five steps for moving to an area that is good for your kids.
Everyone deserves a little getaway once in a while. One of the perfect ways to spend your time off is having fun with your girlfriends. As long as you’re all together, you know it’ll be a wonderful vacation. Be sure to plan out the details ahead of time, so you’re not scrambling to come up with a destination right before the trip.
As a parent, it’s always important to remember that you are a person still! It can be easy to forget all the things you used to do before you had your children, and it’s important to go back to these things every once in a while to give you a much needed break from the hard work that raising children can be! This is something I learnt the hard way this year and made some big decisions on getting some me time.
Going on holiday for us is not all about airports and hours of travelling across the world. We have fabulous memories of holidays that we’ve taken right here in the UK. Over Easter we went away to Norfolk, a really short drive and we had a fabulous holiday. We went away with friends too which was really fun.
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!