29 July 2017

A Summer Garden Party with Sipsmith London Cup

This blog might be all about my family, but some times, it's just about me. aAnd so, when 31Dover got in touch and told me about their fab Sipsmith London Cup bundle, I couldn't wait to get my drink on. I mean, I've got 3 children and it's the school holidays, a time when we should be relaxing outdoors in the sun - sometimes a parent needs a drink!

With everything needed to enjoy a summer party in the sun, the bundle includes a bottle of Sipsmith's refreshing and aromatic gin-based London cup, two x 275ml bottles of Fentimans rose lemonade and a free Sipsmith branded glass carafe to serve it all in - there's no better partner to summer sunshine.

28 July 2017

Choosing The Right Lighting For Our Home

It's probably not a surprise to you all that I spend a lot of time, probably too much time, exploring Pinterest and finding how I'd love my house to look. You know, if I had the money. It's amazing the amount of products are available online and it's a great way to design your own rooms as you can find products that compliment each other. 

27 July 2017

Win | Taking Creativity Beyond The Fridge Door with BIC KIDS

This summer, proud parents across the UK and Republic of Ireland will have the opportunity to see their child’s drawings displayed for all to see. In partnership with Mumsnet, BIC® KIDS is launching an amazing competition celebrating kids’ creativity by taking their fabulous drawings beyond the fridge door, putting 10 lucky winners’ works of art on billboards across the nation. 

The 10 lucky winners will win a hamper full of BIC® KIDS drawing and colouring instruments as well and one entry will also be chosen at random to win a £300 Tesco voucher.

To enter, children aged 5-11 just need to draw their very own picture and it's all about being creative and letting their imaginations run wild! Then parents simply need to take a photo of their child’s drawing and upload it to the native discussion page on the Mumsnet website by Sunday 6th August.

Helping to introduce your baby to the bottle

There are many reasons why you may consider introducing your baby to a bottle. For example, you may want to start using a bottle so that you can start feeding your little one some expressed breast milk; or, know that you will need to leave your baby when returning to work, and you want to ensure they have some milk while you’re away from them.

Whatever the reason, this guide sets out how to go about giving your baby their first bottle, top tips in the early stages of introducing your little one to a bottle, and tactics that you can use when your child resists a bottle:

25 July 2017

Are e-cigs a gateway to traditional smoking?

Electronic cigarettes and their associated e-liquids have become one of the most popular ‘gadgets’ in recent times. Almost out of nowhere these alternatives to traditional smoking have given smokers the kind of opportunities to either kick traditional cigarettes to the kerb in favour of these more practical alternatives.

Depending on which media sources you read, e-cigs have a wide range of pros and cons. There are sceptics who believe e-cigs are a gateway to traditional smoking and believe there is a substantial risk to young people who are attracted to new forms of technology. They think the young will overlook potential health risks and take up vaping or even traditional smoking just so they’re “on trend”.