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Any one else have different drinks for different reasons? 𝗧đ—Č𝗼 is my morning go to. đ—–đ—Œđ—łđ—łđ—Čđ—Č is my special treat when we’re out. đ—›đ—Œđ˜ đ—°đ—”đ—Œđ—°đ—Œđ—č𝗼𝘁đ—Č warms me up after a chilly Autumnal walk.⁣
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I’m very excited that tomorrow is October. One of my favourite months, I love the transition to 𝘀𝘄đ—Č𝗼𝘁đ—Č𝗿 𝘄đ—Čđ—źđ˜đ—”đ—Č𝗿, crunchy leaves and cosy nights under a blanket. ⁣
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Thank you to everyone that joined in with #đ—ș𝘂đ—șđ—șđ˜†đ—œđ—”đ—Œđ˜đ—Œđ—źđ—±đ—źđ˜† this month. I really appreciate it, despite me not being in it wholeheartedly. It’s been nice seeing your photos everyday, cheered me up. ⁣
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𝘈𝘳𝘩 đ˜șđ˜°đ˜¶ đ˜«đ˜°đ˜Ș𝘯đ˜Ș𝘯𝘹 đ˜Ș𝘯 𝘧𝘰𝘳 đ˜”đ˜©đ˜Š đ˜­đ˜ąđ˜Žđ˜” đ˜„đ˜ąđ˜ș 𝘰𝘧 đ˜šđ˜Šđ˜±đ˜”đ˜Šđ˜źđ˜Łđ˜Šđ˜ł? ⁣
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#mummyphotoaday ~ đ—°đ—Œđ—łđ—łđ—Čđ—Č⁣
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The 𝗰𝗼𝗾đ—Č was previously gifted by @patisserievalerie , it’s the best Autumnal cake we’ve ever seen and tasted! 

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đŸ„‚ We kicked off my favourite season at a lovely wedding for one my favourite people on Saturday. 𝗔𝘂𝘁𝘂đ—șđ—» weddings are just beautiful. It’s so nice to get dressed up and make an effort.⁣
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I love this photo (taken by another of my favourite people haha), it’s nice to get little đ—șđ—Čđ—șđ—Œđ—żđ˜† 𝗾đ—Čđ—Čđ—œđ˜€đ—źđ—žđ—Č𝘀 on special days. ⁣
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It’s such a đ—œđ—żđ—¶đ˜ƒđ—¶đ—čđ—Č𝗮đ—Č to be invited to a friend’s wedding. ⁣
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Having a break away from the norm really helped. Being at home all week had been quite painful without Rocky and learning to đ—»đ—źđ˜ƒđ—¶đ—Žđ—źđ˜đ—Č things again is going to take time.⁣
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đ˜đ˜ąđ˜·đ˜Š đ˜șđ˜°đ˜¶ đ˜©đ˜ąđ˜„ 𝘱 𝘳𝘩𝘱𝘮𝘰𝘯 đ˜”đ˜° đ˜šđ˜Šđ˜” đ˜„đ˜łđ˜Šđ˜Žđ˜Žđ˜Šđ˜„ đ˜¶đ˜± đ˜”đ˜©đ˜Ș𝘮 đ˜ș𝘩𝘱𝘳? ⁣
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#mummyphotoaday ~ 𝗼𝘂𝘁𝘂đ—șđ—»âŁ
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🌿 Now I wouldn’t be a typical Brit if I didn’t mention the weather
 oh yes, today is the last day of 𝗩𝘂đ—șđ—șđ—Č𝗿 (officially) and so in comes the cosy nights & cold sunshiny days.⁣
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We had a very low key Summer this year, largely because I didn’t want to leave Rocky for long periods (as we knew he was very poorly) and the weather was pretty horrible. But we had some amazing đ—źđ—±đ˜ƒđ—Čđ—»đ˜đ˜‚đ—żđ—Č𝘀 and made some incredible memories.⁣
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Looking back through my photos I 𝘀đ—șđ—¶đ—čđ—Čđ—± and cried a little
 this photo is from our rather large adventure in the Peaks. The furthest I think I’ve ever walked and it was brilliant.⁣
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đ˜žđ˜©đ˜ąđ˜” 𝘾𝘱𝘮 đ˜șđ˜°đ˜¶đ˜ł đ˜§đ˜ąđ˜·đ˜°đ˜¶đ˜łđ˜Șđ˜”đ˜Š đ˜źđ˜°đ˜źđ˜Šđ˜Żđ˜” đ˜°đ˜·đ˜Šđ˜ł đ˜”đ˜©đ˜Š đ˜šđ˜¶đ˜źđ˜źđ˜Šđ˜ł?⁣
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#mummyphotoaday ~ 𝘄đ—Čđ—źđ˜đ—”đ—Č𝗿 ⁣
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🍂 The leaves are starting to scatter
 it can only mean one thing: Autumn is on the way! 

I handed my assignment in
 now the waiting of whether I passed or not. It was my final one and so it’s worth 50% of the year. As you can imagine it’s pretty nerve wracking. 

A degree apprenticeship is harder than it looked. Not only do you study the academic aspects of a degree, you also do the apprenticeship side of things. Both have learning and assignments. That’s 8 a year!

On top of working full time and being a parent, oh and a blogger. Yes, it’s been a hard few years. But if we can all just cross fingers that I’ve got more than 40% on this last assignment - I’ll be so happy! đŸ€Ł

Now it’s done I can start looking forward to Autumn. It’s my favourite season and makes me so happy. I’ve got lots of exciting things to share with you over the next few weeks
 an Autumnal themed competition for one!

What do you love about Autumn? 🍂 

#mummyphotoaday ~ leaves 

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✏ What a week
These 2 threw themselves back into đ˜€đ—°đ—”đ—Œđ—Œđ—č without any issues and completely smashed it! Isla has joined her big brother again as she started secondary school. She is still a bit nervous, it must be daunting having so many people in the year and it’s such a big school. Noah seems to have seamlessly transitioned into year 8.⁣
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They’ve been told they can leave their blazers at home, due to the đ—”đ—Č𝗼𝘁𝘄𝗼𝘃đ—Č, but they’ve both worn them all day. đŸ„” I don’t know how they’ve done it.⁣
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I thought it would be 𝘀𝘄đ—Č𝗼𝘁đ—Č𝗿 𝘄đ—Čđ—źđ˜đ—”đ—Č𝗿 already, not sweaty weather! Clearly chose the wrong photo prompt for mummyphotoaday! ⁣
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On another note I’ve been head down studying for my very final assignment for đ˜‚đ—»đ—¶. Deadline is Tuesday, so forgive me if you do not hear from me for a few days. I am so excited to finish, it will be one of my biggest achievements. ⁣
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How has your transition back to school/work or uni life been this week? ⁣
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#mummyphotoaday ~ 𝗯𝗼𝗰𝗾 đ˜đ—Œ đ˜€đ—°đ—”đ—Œđ—Œđ—č 

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đŸ€žđŸ»â€â™€ïž Come and see a đ—±đ—źđ˜† đ—¶đ—» đ˜đ—”đ—Č đ—čđ—¶đ—łđ—Č of a gymnast by Isla! She wanted to show you the kinds of things they get up to in class and hopefully inspire some new, budding, gymnasts.⁣
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𝗚𝘆đ—șđ—łđ—¶đ—»đ—¶đ˜đ˜† is a brilliant club for children to learn a new skill. Not only has Isla been learning gymnastics but also confidence. She is a different girl to what started a few years ago, she loves going to class and absolutely loves the girls in her group.⁣
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I’m hoping Isla has got her level 6, which she is currently working towards. đ—”đ˜„đ—źđ—żđ—±đ˜€ week are every quarter where we get to see how close Isla is to the next level up. The girls love working towards the star of the week each class too! ⁣
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If you’re interested in Gymfinity then please use my code 𝗠𝗹𝗠𝗠𝗬𝟭𝟬𝟬 to get a waiver off the joining fee, which saves you £15.⁣
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Let me know if you get đ—¶đ—»đ˜€đ—œđ—¶đ—żđ—Čđ—± from seeing Isla, it would make her day
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Thank you @gymfinitykids for helping Isla with her confidence and gymnastics skills. 
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#prgifted Isla gets her lessons partially funded in exchange for us showing you what she gets up to.
We had a chilled weekend, the last of the Summer Holidays, no plans and just us. The kids still have a few days at home this week but we wanted to start getting in a good đ—żđ—Œđ˜‚đ˜đ—¶đ—»đ—Č: bedtime and waking up!⁣
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Saturday we went for a lovely walk after stuffing our faces at the Pizza Hut all you can eat buffet. The walk around the marina is so lovely, look at that 𝘀𝗾𝘆? ⁣
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Sunday we spent most of the day chilling at the side of another lake, Grafham. It felt very hot with little wind, the sun was đ—Żđ—żđ—¶đ—Žđ—”đ˜. We had a mini badminton tournament & the kids bounced on the pillow.  They love it there. I finally got to take Isla to see Barbie last night too: I was gutted the Barbie box had been taken down.⁣
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I do love weekends like this when it’s just chilled and there’s no rushing to get places. Now we have a couple of days to get back into a routine and prepare for 𝘀đ—Čđ—°đ—Œđ—»đ—±đ—źđ—żđ˜† school. đŸ˜± ⁣
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Are you ready for the early mornings and rushing around again? ⁣
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#mummyphotoaday ~ 𝗩𝗾𝘆 & đ—•đ—żđ—¶đ—Žđ—”đ˜ ⁣
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đŸ„Ÿ We spent the day đ—”đ—¶đ—žđ—¶đ—»đ—Ž around the Peaks. I just love it up there, the landscape is so beautiful. Hubby had a route on his trail app and we just went for it. ⁣This was one of my favourite photos as we walked out of the woodland, perfect for today’s photo challenge. 
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I feel full of smiles this evening for it: not only did we smash over 𝟭𝟰𝗾đ—ș today, we had a lovely day together. It was nice to have chats with my babies, they seemed so grown up. Isla and I had a long conversation about how our bodies change over the years and Noah talked a lot about football with Daddy.⁣
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Isla said when we got to the top of Mam Tor how she loved this walk as we had a nice đ—°đ—”đ—źđ˜. It melted my heart. She’s right. It was so nice to just chat. She asked me a million questions, it was nice to know she trusted me with the things on her mind. ⁣
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There was another moment where both Noah and Isla held my đ—”đ—źđ—»đ—±đ˜€. I didn’t want that to end, it’s not very often Noah does this anymore. It was another special moment.⁣
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This walk is full of unstable terrain, steep inclines and absolutely đ—¶đ—»đ—°đ—żđ—Čđ—±đ—¶đ—Żđ—čđ—Č views. You will need the right footwear and a full camera battery! ⁣
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📍 𝗖𝗼𝘀𝘁đ—čđ—Čđ˜đ—Œđ—», Peak District⁣
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đŸ—ș đ—§đ—żđ—źđ—¶đ—č route ~ Cave Dale, Mam Tor, Lose Hill Summit and back to Castleton⁣
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🚗 ~ đ—Łđ—źđ—żđ—žđ—¶đ—»đ—Ž was free along the road out of Castleton, as it forks off from Arthur’s Way⁣
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đ˜đ˜ąđ˜·đ˜Š đ˜șđ˜°đ˜¶ đ˜Šđ˜·đ˜Šđ˜ł 𝘩đ˜čđ˜±đ˜­đ˜°đ˜łđ˜Šđ˜„ đ˜ąđ˜łđ˜°đ˜¶đ˜Żđ˜„ đ˜”đ˜©đ˜Š đ˜±đ˜Šđ˜ąđ˜Źđ˜Ž? ⁣
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#mummyphotoaday ~ đ—Żđ—Œđ—žđ—Čđ—” 

đŸ“· See my stories for more of our walk & I will be sharing photos all week.

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“𝘐𝘧 đ˜Șđ˜”â€™đ˜Ž đ˜Łđ˜°đ˜”đ˜© đ˜”đ˜Šđ˜łđ˜łđ˜Ș𝘧đ˜șđ˜Ș𝘯𝘹 đ˜ąđ˜Żđ˜„ đ˜ąđ˜źđ˜ąđ˜»đ˜Ș𝘯𝘹, đ˜”đ˜©đ˜Šđ˜Ż đ˜șđ˜°đ˜¶ đ˜Žđ˜©đ˜°đ˜¶đ˜­đ˜„ đ˜„đ˜Šđ˜§đ˜Ș𝘯đ˜Șđ˜”đ˜Šđ˜­đ˜ș đ˜±đ˜¶đ˜łđ˜Žđ˜¶đ˜Š đ˜Șđ˜”â€. đ—˜đ—żđ—źđ—±đ—ź.⁣
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What do you take from this quote? To me it’s about looking beyond your fears as đ—Œđ—œđ—œđ—Œđ—żđ˜đ˜‚đ—»đ—¶đ˜đ—¶đ—Č𝘀 lie underneath. After all a risk is not always a negative. ⁣
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There’s a lot of plates spinning at the moment personally, work and uni. I’m trying to keep calm and focus on bite size chunks so that I can get over the line. The đ—łđ—¶đ—»đ—¶đ˜€đ—” line is in sight for uni and I’m going to put that fear to one side and try super hard to get to it.⁣
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đ˜žđ˜©đ˜ąđ˜”â€™đ˜Ž 𝘯𝘩đ˜čđ˜” 𝘰𝘯 đ˜șđ˜°đ˜¶đ˜ł đ˜”đ˜°-đ˜„đ˜° 𝘭đ˜Șđ˜Žđ˜”? ⁣
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#mummyphotoaday ~ đ˜‚đ—»đ—±đ—Čđ—żđ—»đ—Čđ—źđ˜đ—” ⁣

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đŸ„‚ Last night Hubby and I had a đ—»đ—¶đ—Žđ—”đ˜ off being Mummy & Daddy. We celebrated our friend’s 50th and had a blast. It was so nice to unwind with so many good friends.⁣
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We got home at 3am and the soles of my feet have blisters from all the dancing. 💃 I think that says it all! The đ—œđ—źđ—żđ˜đ˜† was just perfect and the playlist was one brilliant sing along track after the other.⁣
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I didn’t wake up until 10:45am (which is unheard of) just in time to watch the đ—Ÿđ—¶đ—Œđ—»đ—Č𝘀𝘀đ—Č𝘀. What a cracking game. Now it’s a slow afternoon before the kids come home.⁣
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How to add your own flair to school uniformïżŒ

How to add your own flair to school uniformïżŒ

School uniforms and dress codes are intended to equalize students from different socioeconomic backgrounds, and ensure they’re wearing apping to school. But, while school uniforms have their benefits, one of their distinct drawbacks is that they can stifle kids’ self-expression and make them feel like they just don’t have the option to experiment with fun fashion and trends. VIEW the POST

5 tips to develop your toddler’s communication needs

Toddlers are so much fun. I remember the years well, having 2 toddlers for a time was a challenge but a good one. I remember Noah having a little difficulty saying certain words, almost like a lisp and Isla had the same thing. Getting toddler development right is not an easy task, and there is no textbook. I put together some of my favourite tips to help develop your toddler’s communication needs.

How can we get our children to love physical exercise?

How can we get our children to love physical exercise?

Getting our children engaged in anything can seem like a major mountain to climb, especially when it comes from us. We give our children advice to do things because it's good for them. But the problem our children have is that eating something that's good for them or getting involved in something that benefits their minds doesn't register because they are young enough to not feel the negative repercussions. I am always thinking of ways to get my children to love physical exercise. VIEW the POST

How to encourage a child to love learning

How to encourage a child to love learning

Finding enjoyment in learning can make life more interesting and open up more opportunities. Not everyone loves learning about everything, but many people have a passion for learning about certain things. Some people might like learning about everything there is to learn, while others might enjoy learning certain types of skills or specific areas of study. If you can encourage your child to love learning, they can grow up with a curious and open approach to the world around them. But how can you foster a love of learning in children so they want to keep learning outside of school? VIEW the POST

My top 5 must have list for your baby

I have been reflecting on when the kiddies were babies a lot lately. A combination of them seemingly as tall as me and lots of people I know are having or have recently had babies. It has got me reminiscing. I always wondered what advice would be beneficial to a new Mum, that I would have benefited from myself 12 years ago. So, here’s my top 5 must have list for your baby.

5 Tips to celebrate Easter as a family

5 Tips to celebrate Easter as a family

Easter is coming up and it’s time to start thinking about what you want to do to celebrate this special occasion. Whether you’re going to visit family in another state, or you have loved ones in the same city, it’s a great day to spend with the people you hold dear. Here are a few tips that’ll make your Easter celebrations better than last year: VIEW the POST

Everything you need to know about World Book Day 2022

Everything you need to know about World Book Day 2022

World Book Day 2022 takes place on March 3rd, and it’s bound to be a special one. World Book Day was established in 1995, but was first celebrated in the UK and Ireland in 1997, making this year the 25th anniversary of the iconic event. Many schools and nurseries celebrate World Book Day as a way to encourage children to develop their reading skills, and discover the joys it can bring. For adults, World Book Day can mean dreaded costumes and time-consuming activities, but the beauty of the day is that it has the power to reignite your passion for reading, and help you reminisce on your childhood favourites, too. VIEW the POST

The perfect wooden toys for kids this Christmas

We love wooden toys in the Constant household and were honoured when asked to review Jaques of London wooden toys. Having the right toys is essential for child development and ensuring they learn in the right way. Stimulating imagination and also helping with development of key motor skills. They make perfect presents for Christmas this year, or birthdays throughout the year.

Encourage happy family fun time with Qwirkle

Encourage happy family fun time with Qwirkle

We love playing board games, especially now the Winter is coming. We were asked to try Qwirkle and we loved it! Think mixing, matching and combine pot luck; then you have this game. It's a great game for a Sunday afternoon, after a yummy roast dinner - or to play with the family over the Christmas period. VIEW the POST

10 fun experiences every family should add to their bucket list

10 fun experiences every family should add to their bucket list

The time we spend with our family is precious and fleeting. While it may feel like your little cherubs will remain small and snuggly forever, blink and before you know it they’re young adults that no longer want anything to do with mum and dad. If for no other reason than this alone, we need to make the most of every moment we spend as a family (even if the kids do have a habit of driving you up the wall!). If you are looking for fun experiences to do with the family this Autumn then check out this list. VIEW the POST

Get back to school ready with high street retailer Ryman

I do love stationery, there is no denying it and when Ryman reached out to send Isla the Magic & Sparkle Bundle set we jumped at the chance. Ryman have a wide range of products that you can easily grab on the high street, all shapes and sizes and they are also currently offering a 10 for ÂŁ10 range too. Perfect for stocking up the back packs ready for back to school.

6 ways to get kids eating more veg

6 ways to get kids eating more veg

Mealtimes are always an experience for a young family! Sometimes as parents, we forget how diverse the world of food is until we discover the picky eating habits of our kids! Getting little ones to eat vegetables isn’t always easy, but it can be a lot of fun! With the help of Babease, we are exploring some of our favourite ways to help children explore the diverse and nutritious world of veggies. Kids eating more veg is like a constant battle in our house. VIEW the POST

Guide to introducing different foods to your baby

Guide to introducing different foods to your baby

Suddenly the day comes when it's time to let the baby taste something other than the usual milk. When a baby is around six months old, an important change in their diet happens as it is time for them to start eating solid foods. Some parents plan the start of food well in advance while others take it more spontaneously. VIEW the POST

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…

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