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6 Ways to convince your toddler to brush teeth

6 Ways to convince your toddler to brush teeth

Toddler life brings with it a whole set of joys, tantrums and developmental stages. When it comes to establishing a good toothbrushing routine, you may experience all the highs and lows that come with trying to convince your little one that a bristly stick will help them grow. We had lots of fun with the kids when they were toddlers as they didn't get the importance like we thought we would, Isla was a little cheeky madam too! If you need some tips on how to get your toddler to brush teeth then read on... VIEW the POST

An amazing Father’s Day gift guide 2021 round up

An amazing Father’s Day gift guide 2021 round up

Trying to find fun things for Daddy Constant is hard. He has everything he wants, so finding those gifts that he didn't realise he needed is essential. I have everything from the sports fans to the sweet fans, hopefully there is something for everyone's Daddy! Here it is my: Father's Day gift guide 2021... I hope it inspires you to get something fun for Daddy this year. VIEW the POST

How to get a great deal when buying a used car

Cost-effective and offering a wide range of all makes and models of varying ages, there’s a reason why the used car market is still as popular today as yesteryear. But, on the flip side, with most new cars depreciating at more than 15% of their value a year, the high purchase prices matched with the depreciation are all fair reasons to stick with a used car. 

Why do so many people now use CBD?

Why do so many people now use CBD?

One of the things you will most likely have heard about over recent years is CBD, and this is because there have been a lot of developments within this industry over the past few years. These developments have led to greater press coverage and raised awareness, which is why huge numbers of people these days have not only heard of CBD and its benefits but also tried it for themselves. I have tried CBD capsules before and they really helped me to feel more relaxed when a lot was going on. VIEW the POST

10 Things to do in Southampton with family

10 Things to do in Southampton with family

Southampton is one of the U.K’s largest port cities attracting thousands of tourists each year. Packed full of culture and arts entertainment, there is plenty to do here beyond its extensive seafront. And, better yet, if you’re planning a trip to Southampton with your family, there’s plenty of things to do. Whether you’re planning to stay for just the day or want to plan a short break with the kids in tow, you’ll be pleased to learn there’s plenty to do.  VIEW the POST

How can I help my child to say goodbye

Whether a friend, family member, or even beloved pet is coming to the end of their life, it can be extremely difficult for a child to both process and cope with. It can be extremely difficult to adults too! I didn’t cope too well when I lost my grandad. There are ways that you can help them to prepare for saying goodbye, if it is likely to occur in the near future, as well as to help them manage should a sudden death take something they love from them. Remember that, to a child, breaking or losing a favourite toy might also bring about feelings of grief in them, especially if they had a deep sentimental attachment to the item. 

Wow with stunning Renaissance design in your home

Wow with stunning Renaissance design in your home

The Renaissance period occurred from the mid-14th century until the late-16th century. Therefore, Renaissance design refers to Italian interior design from this period, including furnishings, interior decorations, and decorative arts. Nowadays, a lot of designers take inspiration from the Renaissance period. Read on to discover everything you need to know. VIEW the POST

7 Family Summer fun indoor activities for some quality time

7 Family Summer fun indoor activities for some quality time

Spending time with your family is pretty important to help you de-stress and remind you of the close bond you share with your loved ones. In fact, quality time with family is associated with improved mental and physical health and a boost in self-confidence. However, with the kind of busy lives we lead, it is natural to not be able to make a lot of time. This is why it is a good idea to avail any and every opportunity you get and make the most of it. Also, with the English weather you always need an alternative, so Summer fun indoor activities are essentials. VIEW the POST

4 Ways to repair home flaws

Do you ever proactively think about home flaws? And, how to prevent them. Crawl space repair in Kansas City can turn out to be very expensive if it goes unchecked for a long time. Small cracks and holes do not usually cause major problems unless they get plugged by water and other liquids and get occupied by bacteria. As soon as this happens, it becomes more difficult to repair them as the area gets wet and moist. The surface will therefore tend to swell and form a good foundation for mold and mildew to grow on.

5 Craft projects you’ll love to get into as new Mum

5 Craft projects you’ll love to get into as new Mum

Motherhood is beautiful. Motherhood is divine. Motherhood is fulfilling. But it is also a painful, exhausting, and difficult recovery process that every new mother has to go through to get back on track with other equally important aspects of her life, such as her career, physical health, mental wellbeing, and friends & family. While all of them are recommended to take a complete rest, relax at home, and take care of their physical health, there are many other ways a new mother can de-stress, especially if they are interested in creating art. These would fulfill their artsy bug while helping them feel at ease.  I loved taking on craft projects when I became a Mum. VIEW the POST

7 Simple changes you can make at home to lift your mood

7 Simple changes you can make at home to lift your mood

Most people agree with the adage that ‘home is where the heart is.’ That’s because the home is more than just a place; it’s a feeling—a collection of memories that evokes happiness and warmth. When you’re out and about, or feel stressed at work, thinking about home helps lift your mood instantly. However, with some workers still stuck in the work-at-home arrangement, staying indoors these days may just have the opposite effect. Luckily, you can make these simple changes to turn any room into a vibrant living space that’s teeming with positive vibes.     VIEW the POST

5 Tips for decorating your children’s playroom area

It’s no secret that children are almost always hyperactive and are looking for various ways to keep themselves entertained. Whether it is throwing a ball, playing with dolls or simply drawing, kids of all ages like it when they are doing something exciting and creative. One excellent way to help them reach new levels of fun is to create their own playroom area right in your home. If you are one of the lucky ones who have a spare room in your house, you can easily turn it into a fun den where your children can engage in all kinds of plays. We were lucky to have a children’s playroom in our last house, but it isn’t something we have here.

Clever hacks for opening packages

Clever hacks for opening packages

You’ve been poking your head out of the window all week just waiting on your packages to arrive. Finally, it does. However, this excitement can quickly turn into “wrap rage,” a comical term coined to describe the frustration we all feel when opening packages. Sometimes our purchases are encased in seemingly impermeable materials, such as plastic and zip ties, or embedded in layers of packaging material. If we’re not careful and just try to rip them open with little patience, injuries can too often be the result. VIEW the POST

Self care 101: What do self-help ideologies have in common?

Self care 101: What do self-help ideologies have in common?

When you hear the words self-care or self-help mentioned, what is the first thing that comes to mind? Is it the thought of pampering yourself with a manicure or pedicure or are you more the type of person with all the diet and spirituality books in your bookcase? Well, what if I told you that they can be very much intertwined? That by truly understanding your methods of self-care and what works for you as an individual, you can indeed work towards helping yourself? VIEW the POST

Is moving the right decision for your family?

Is moving the right decision for your family?

Many of us will come to a point in our lives when we think about relocating or moving to a smaller, larger or different style of property. If you’re considering moving, here are some factors to think about before you put a for sale sign up or give notice on a rental agreement. Moving with a family can be hard, so it's important to make the right decision. VIEW the POST

Win and celebrate the new lockdown easing

Win and celebrate the new lockdown easing

To celebrate the fantastic news that a little more lockdown restrictions lifted on Monday just gone, I teamed up with some fabulous brands to treat one lucky reader. The competition is to win a bundle of goodies worth over £160 to help spruce up your home, ready to welcome in that special household. I love the goodies in this giveaway and I am sure you will too; what better way to celebrate the new lockdown easing? VIEW the POST

Adding flair to a playroom

Having a designated space in your home for your children to play can be a wonderful idea. Not only does this give them room to create and explore the different aspects of play, but it also means you can keep toys limited to that room, meaning they are not left all over the house. While having that spare room can be helpful, you may want to jazz it up a little, so that your children really feel that the space is their own. Our kids loved having a playroom. This can be done in a number of simple ways, without needing too high a budget either.

A green and ethical surprise mystery box for your child

A green and ethical surprise mystery box for your child

I love a nice surprise and I especially love this mystery box concept from Life Sequence. They are such a lovely surprise. Each box comes with environmentally friendly gifts, sourced from multiple brands and there’s a little bit of everything. They are perfect for a baby shower or a baby’s first birthday. I was sent a sample of the 0-6months box to show you all the fabulous items inside.  VIEW the POST

Indoor rainy day ideas to keep the family entertained

Indoor rainy day ideas to keep the family entertained

Let’s begin with a line from a famous song, “I don’t care what the weatherman says, if the weatherman says it’s rainin’, you’ll never hear me complainin’”. Wind and rain is the end of all weekend plans. You work all week, and the kids go to school, only for the skies to turn dark grey and reward you with 48 hours of miserable blustery downpours. If only someone were in charge of the weather to whom we could lodge a complaint. Or having a weather remote control; now there's an idea. However, having ideas for those indoor rainy day needs is always nice to have in the back pocket! VIEW the POST

Renting as a family – why it’s not a bad thing

As a society, homeownership is seen as the ultimate goal when it comes to property. Renting is usually seen as simply a stepping stone whilst you work towards this. Well it was for us, we were renting as a family for years and only managed to buy 2 years ago. Whilst homeownership is a wonderful thing, renting is too! Renting offers many benefits for families to enjoy.

How to involve your kids in making their costumes and props

How to involve your kids in making their costumes and props

Involving your kids in several activities can be very rewarding, not only to you but also the kids themselves. Not only does it allow you to have some quality time together, but it also encourages your little ones to explore their creative sides and apply them to actual scenarios. Particularly now when most employers have become lenient and allow their people to work at home, you and your kids can have a great time bonding over DIY crafts and ideas making costumes and props. VIEW the POST

Cost-effective ways to maintain a cool home throughout the Summer

Cost-effective ways to maintain a cool home throughout the Summer

With summertime just around the corner, there are numerous things parents will need to consider. How will children spend their weekdays in the absence of school? What sorts of family activities should your crew undertake this summer? How can we avoid paying an arm and a leg in cooling costs each month? Fortunately, when it comes to the third question, there are copious cost-effective answers. Although many of us are tempted to simply run our air conditioning around the clock, this approach to home cooling is not only bad for the environment – it can also prove disastrous for your personal finances. Parents looking to save big on summertime cooling costs should consider the following measures and how to maintain a cool home for less. VIEW the POST

Craze Sensations great sensory fun from Canal Toys

Craze Sensations are a great new sensory toy from Canal Toys; kids will love the sounds and textures in the different pots. Each pot can be mixed with others to encourage messy play and creativity too. Isla was lucky enough to review the Craze Sensations 4 pack from Canal Toys. She loves the set; its squishy, stretchy and crunchy too. Oh and it’s collectable.

Designing a workspace that benefits your health

Designing a workspace that benefits your health

Whether you are looking at creating your own business office, or you are merely starting to work from home, you will probably be keen to ensure that the place you work is not damaging to your health. There are a lot of things that you will need to keep in mind here, but as long as you are aware of some of those, you should find that your workspace can actually benefit your health, rather than hinder it. In this post, we’ll take a look at this in some detail, so you can determine how you are going to design a workspace that’s good for you. VIEW the POST