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The new EverDreamerz collectible toy review from PLAYMOBIL®

The new EverDreamerz collectible toy review from PLAYMOBIL®

Isla was extremely lucky to receive the Comic series of EverDreamerz from PLAYMOBIL®. Isla loves collectible toys and these are perfect! They come in 2 different collectible packets: the collectible characters and the surprise boxes. Let's meet the characters and what is inside each box, and what Isla got in her surprise boxes. They are aimed at children 7 and above. VIEW the POST

Simple money tips for parents

Simple money tips for parents

Every parent knows just how stressful money can be and, for many families, it can be challenging to make ends meet each month. You will want to provide a fun, happy and healthy lifestyle, not just for the kids, but for the whole family while also keeping one eye on the future. However, this can be tricky, even on a healthy salary when the cost of living can be so high and there are so many costs to cover when raising kids. With this in mind, here are a few simple money tips which could make a big difference to your financial situation over the long term. VIEW the POST

3 Ways to enjoy Tuscany from home

The landscape, towns and tastes of Tuscany are perhaps Italy’s most iconic. Only amidst the beautiful hills, and through the winding alleyways that skirt past architectural marvels, do fine living, unbeatable history, impeccable culinary heritage and traditional craftsmanship all combine. Something maybe even more iconic Tuscany’s green hillsides are perhaps the artisanal and culinary products. From craftsmanship to food and wine, there really is no other place on earth like this. 

Just One the fun action family game #BoardGameClub

Just One the fun action family game #BoardGameClub

We recently joined the Asmodee Board Game Club, which we are absolutely thrilled with. We are huge fans of Asmodee games, we especially love Dobble. It is a winner with the kids and when we have dinner parties with other grown ups! Board Game Club means we get to review different board games each month and share our thoughts and tips with you. We have started off with a really fun action family game called: Just One. It's a team player game where we can help each other in our own little way. VIEW the POST

Fun bonding activities for the whole family to enjoy

Fun bonding activities for the whole family to enjoy

Spending time with family can be very challenging especially in our busy modern world. If you are struggling to do so, you and your family should designate a specific family time at least once during the week to spend time together and enjoy each other’s company. The best way to bond with family is to do activities that everyone will enjoy and outings to cool places where you can learn and have fun. We have had lots of fun over lockdown and are enjoying new bonding activities that we will continue to do together. VIEW the POST

Saving money on staffing costs for your business

If you own your own business as a parent it can be tough to juggle. Managing your time and your employees is important. Employee costs are likely to be one of your biggest expenses when you expand your business. In addition to paying wages, you also need to pay National Insurance and employer’s liability insurance, provide workspace and equipment for your employees, and pay various other expenses. Hiring people can help you to grow your business, but it’s also a big step for your company. When you start hiring people, finding ways to save on staffing costs can reduce expenses for your business and might save you time too.

Is your house causing you anxiety?

Is your house causing you anxiety?

Our home is meant to be an oasis. A place where we can come and leave our worries from the world outside. Modern life can be fast paced, confusing and often leads to anxiety. Yet, many people don’t find much relief when they come home. Quite the opposite for some of us as it is the house that is causing a lot of anxiety. When your home is not balanced and you can’t relax there then this compounds whatever anxiety you may be feeling and can even add to it. VIEW the POST

How to train your dog to be calm with children

How to train your dog to be calm with children

Dogs and kids can give one another a great deal of joy. However, if you're not monitoring the situation, things can get dangerous. Your dog needs the chance to get used to kids early and probably require a lot of monitoring. We were really lucky with our dogs as they are both very tolerant with the kids. I remember when Noah was a baby, he would pull clumps of hair from Rambo and he never battered an eyelid! It is really important to train your dog with the children. VIEW the POST

Trying something new: skateboarding with the family

So far this year, many families have been taking up new hobbies and new activities to keep busy during lockdown. From baking and painting, to cycling and home cinema nights, there have been plenty of fun things to keep the whole family entertained. If children are into video games, then there are even some useful tips on minecraft for parents to teach adults the basics. However, when the weather is good outside, it’s great to get outside and get some fresh air as a family. While skateboarding might be more exciting for the children, adults can still join in so that the whole family can learn to skate together. 

Top tips on remodelling and redecorating your home

Top tips on remodelling and redecorating your home

Remodelling a home can be a daunting task. However, in the following short article, we’ll give you a brief but informative breakdown of how this can be achieved! I have loved seeing the progression we have made with our home, remodelling and redecorating along the way. It has been quite therapeutic at times. VIEW the POST

How to up your Cocktail game for parties

How to up your Cocktail game for parties

Making cocktails at home is a lot of fun. Whether you like something boozy or you prefer a mocktail, learning how to make the classics and even inventing your own drinks is an excellent way to entertain yourself and impress guests. If you're a beginner mixologist or you want to expand the skills that you do have, there are a few ways you could boost your cocktail game. A few little tips and tricks could easily raise the quality of your cocktails, ensuring they both look and taste fantastic. Here are some of the ways you could make your next party amazing with great cocktails. VIEW the POST

Enter to win this fantastic bundle of new SMASH lunchboxes

With Back to School (hopefully) around the corner I teamed up with SMASH to offer one lucky reader the chance to win this fab bundle of lunch bags and water bottles. They are fashionable, functional and affordable products that are perfect for the little ones this September. These are an exclusive range only available at Asda this August!

Self-Care as a parent can it be done?

Self-Care as a parent can it be done?

As soon as you become a parent, something kicks in and that newborn is suddenly the focus of your life. This makes a lot of sense; babies can’t fend for themselves, they can’t move, they can’t feed themselves or wash themselves, and they need to be constantly taken care of. You are responsible for every aspect of their wellbeing. Self-care is really important for your mental health. VIEW the POST

How to make your living room look amazing

How to make your living room look amazing

If there’s one room in your home that you never seem to be happy with, it’s the living room. While a kitchen revamp can be achieved with a new bread bin and perhaps a matching toaster, and while the hall or spare bedroom can be instantly transformed with a new light fixture and a travel map, the living room tends to pose much more of a design problem.  VIEW the POST

Your questions about infertility and fertility treatment answered

If you’re struggling with infertility, it may help to know you’re not alone. Infertility is a worldwide issue and affects 15% of couples globally. I hear more about it as I get older and so I put together some information to help. I really wish there was a magic wand that we could wave and make this a thing of the past.

Win OptiBac Probiotics for the whole family

Win OptiBac Probiotics for the whole family

Since COVID19 kicked in, we have been trying to take care ourselves a lot more. Mindful of the fact that bacteria is around us everyday, our mental health and our physical health. Looking after your immunity is one way of being able to fend of those nasty bugs and help you stay in tip top shape. Which in turn helps you stay physically and mentally fit. OptiBac Probiotics do exactly that, they help boost your immunity with over 20 billion live cultures per capsule. They do products for kids and for pregnancy too, this competition is to win a bundle of them all worth £75. They are all vegetarian too! VIEW the POST

10 Winter weekend getaways in the USA

10 Winter weekend getaways in the USA

Winter is often the best time to plan a vacation in the U.S. — popular tourist hotspots are quieter, temperatures across the south are milder, and snow turns the northern states into a winter wonderland. Florida is one of my dream destinations to visit in the USA and I would love to visit and do lots of little trips at once. If you've got a weekend off during the winter months and you're not sure how to spend it, consider a trip to one of these idyllic destinations.  VIEW the POST

How to reduce costs (and stress) on long road trips

Long road trips can be loads of fun. But they can also cost you more money and make you more stressed than they should. This post gives you three simple ways to save cash and stress before you head off for your next epic journey. Read them, absorb them, and then make sure you put them in place. If you do then your next road trip will be a lot more fun. 

Creating bedroom spaces for kids and teens

Creating bedroom spaces for kids and teens

Designing a bedroom that is ideal for kids or teens is a much harder task than you may think! There are lots of factors that need to fit into place to keep younger ones happy, and if you’re unsure of where to start, we’re here to help. Here are the most important things to remember when creating a bedroom space for kids and teens. VIEW the POST

Hiring the freight forwarder for your business in Sydney

Hiring the freight forwarder for your business in Sydney

Sydney, the capital city of New South Wales, Australia, is located in a strategic trade position. Sydney's harbour allows the city to trade with neighbouring countries, such as New Zealand, and countries from the ASEAN region, India, and the Americas. The large coastal area of Sydney allows even the largest ships to dock and trade with the city. Sydney harbour also allows businesses to easily move their products locally or internationally using reputable Sydney Freight Services that have access to Sydney harbour. VIEW the POST

Time School: We Will Honour Them book review

I have been trying to read a lot more this year, I think I have read more books since January than I have in the past 5 years. I forgot how much I love to read, I could sit and read for hours when I get into a good book. I remember a few months back I had nearly finished the book and so I kept going, it was 2am before I put the book down. Today I am honoured to share an excerpt and competition to win a copy of Time School: We Will Honour Them. The new book by Nikki Young.

Safety tips for your next family road trip

Safety tips for your next family road trip

There’s nothing better than a road trip to bond with your family. Sing-alongs, taking in the new sights, and getting to your chosen destination are exciting parts of being on the road. Packing the whole family into the car can often be chaotic so it’s essential to take steps to ensure optimal safety during your road trip. While accidents do happen, using these tips will help you prevent any problems as best you can, and deal with any that arise. VIEW the POST

5 Tips to get kids used to wearing face masks

5 Tips to get kids used to wearing face masks

Despite promises that warmer weather would help eliminate the virus, the COVID-19 pandemic doesn’t show any signs of slowing down in the United States. As a result, more and more people are wearing cloth face masks in public to slow the spread of the virus, and that should include kids over the age of two -- especially when school starts back up again in the Autumn, at least in places where kids will be required to attend classes in person. We had to wear face masks at hospital last weekend and one thing that jumped into mind was how big it was on Noah. Making sure it is the right size is essential. VIEW the POST

Get your CompTIA A+ certification and become the best in IT

Have you ever considered a career in IT? Not many people know that I was an IT professional before I moved into Project Management. A geek as my husband used to call me. We also had a photography business, which I am not sure many people would know either. Thinking about qualifications for IT careers, the CompTIA A+ is among the most widely recognised and popular certifications of its kind. Those specialists who have earned A+ are considered the best problem solvers among the entry-level positions. Many people with this certificate can be employed as field service technicians, technical support specialists, IT support administrators, IT support technicians, and others.

How to help your kids get better sleep

How to help your kids get better sleep

Getting your little ones to sleep can be a struggle every night when it comes to bed time. Whether they have too much energy in them to sleep, the room is too light or they just don’t have a good daily routine having your kid fight the need for sleep can be stressful and annoying. One of my silver linings of Lockdown is the time to review things as a family. VIEW the POST