17 January 2017

Living The Busy Mum Life: How To Make The Most Of Your House

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As a mother, it’s often hard to make time for cleaning and keeping your house neat and tidy – it often doesn’t come up very high on your list of priorities, and it isn’t much fun either! Here are some tips on how to make the most of your house…

13 January 2017

Guide for a Good Night's Sleep

When you’re a Mum, there is nothing that congratulates you more after a tiring day than a good night’s sleep. Whereas sometimes it feels like you could lie down on a bed of a nails just to get some shut-eye, most of the time it is harder to try and rest your head due to the lack of routine that comes with having kids. Whilst it may seem that the children are in some sort of order with mealtimes and bedtimes, Mums are suffering from insomnia more than ever, for a wealth of different reasons. 

One of the main contributors to not getting a great night’s sleep is the introduction of technology into the bedroom - and not in a good way. Whereas a scroll through your emails or social media may feel like a wind-down to you, your brain is staying alert to help you process the bright screen and the information that it’s being presented with. Essentially, you are keeping yourself awake for longer. Try leaving your phone downstairs or on the other side of the room when you go to sleep - the further away it is from you, the less likely you are to reach for it. For many it has become a force of habit to check the time on their phones whenever they stir in the night, but consider purchasing a good old-fashioned alarm clock to rely on rather than lighting up the room with your phone. Even trying it for just one night could show you how different your sleep could be. 

11 January 2017

Family Travels | Researching For Our First Family Holiday Abroad

As a parent, the one things I have regretted thus far, is not having been able to take my children abroad. Okay, T did go to Menorca when he was a baby, but since then, since having 2 more children, we just haven't managed to great out of the UK.

There are many reasons for this - money, choice and security. It's not an easy decision when there are so many variants to choose from. Just finding a hotel that is family friendly and in a great location for children can be a task and a half.

Win | Candyland Sweet Champions Done Adulting Box

I don't know about you but most days, I don't feel like an adult at all. I sit and sort through my bank statements, pay bills, sort stuff, and wonder just who had the stupid sense of putting me in charge of all this stuff.

And it seems that I'm not alone as a recent poll by Sweet Champions found that adults don't feel like grown-ups until the age of 33 and frequently partake in behaviour akin to a teen or someone in their early 20s, suggesting we really are a nation of Kidults!

10 January 2017

Naturtint Hair Colourants & Aftercare

As a busy mum, I don't often have hours spare to go to a salon and have my hair coloured, lightened and treated, so I opt for home colouring and pick out a colour to suit me. I do actually prefer it this way as I can usually put the colour on and then do some writing before it's time to wash it off, saving me time and money. 

I do wonder sometimes though, just what this can do to my hair. I mean, having those chemicals on my scalp every 6-8 weeks can't be all that great I shouldn't imagine. And so when I was asked to give Naturtint - a pioneering new hair colourant formula which is now ‘naturally better’ and enriched with even more natural ingredients, I said yes immediately.