30 July 2016

Nutribuddy | Weight Loss Advanced Kit

Whilst on my quest for body confidence, it is a big part of mine to not only gain confidence in myself, but to lose weight too so that I can be happy in how I look. Losing weight can be hard though, especailly when you're used to over-eating, and workign from home doesn't help either. 

When I heard of Nutribuddy, I thought it was a great idea, and a lovely pack that includes every aspect of what you go through when losing weight. A whey shake which acts as a meal replacement, hunger fix tablets to help curb the hunger and over eating, and multivitamins, as it's important to make sure you're still acting healthily when dieting.

22 July 2016

WTBW | Rockin' Baby Out Of Africa Romper

Being lovers of the outdoors, it makes sense that as soon as the weather turns nice, we all don our shorties and play in the summer sun. Little ones can be a bit hard to dress in the warm weather though as, if your children are anything like mine, as soon as you stick a pair of shorts on them, they drop trou' and strip themselves off.

That's where my love of rompers came in. I just think they are so funky and functional. And what a better company to get one from than Rockin' Baby who donate one piece of clothing to those in need, for every piece of clothing sold as part of their Mother to Mother/ Child to Child campaign with a philanthropic mission of one-for-one. You buy, they give.

21 July 2016

7 Ways To Keep Your Kids Busy During The Six-Week Break (Without Leaving The House!)

The six-week break if often met with dread by parents. You have to entertain your little ones for the summer holidays, and you can often get stuck for ideas. It can end up costing a fortune if you have to keep taking them out in the car, and having to pay admission fees. However, there is plenty you can do to keep them entertained in your home that won’t break the bank. Here are seven ways to keep the kids busy during the six-week break, without leaving the house!

20 July 2016

Aldi Specialbuys | Kids Room Range

I love Aldi as no matter when we go in, just for shopping, we come out with all sorts that I didn't even know what we wanted but just had to have. No matter what is on offer, there is always something that we need.

This week is the time for the kids room range and the Specialbuys that are on offer are amazing, and a great deal for us parents. Aldi’s Specialbuys Kids Room range, which goes into stores on 17th July, whilst stocks last, offers a whole host of products for the kids room. 

19 July 2016

What You Should Be Checking Annually To Keep Your Family Safe

It’s so important that you keep on top of maintaining your home so that everything is in working order. If you don’t, you could be putting the safety of your family in jeopardy. Here are a few things you should be checking annually to keep your family safe. 

Your fire alarm
One thing you should be checking annually is your fire alarm. A lot of people leave them once they have been installed, but you need to replace the battery when it runs out. You need to make sure it’s working, as you could all be at risk if it doesn’t go off when there is a fire. You should test it to make sure it’s working correctly and replace the fire alarm if it’s not working ASAP. You should also check your carbon monoxide alarm so that you know it’s working too.

17 July 2016

Incontinence Should Not Be A Taboo Subject!

Incontinence is a very common problem in society. For example, during the later stages of pregnancy, a lot of strain can be put on the female's bladder which can sometimes cause incontinence. All that pressure from the little bundle of joy weighing down, leaves the pelvic floor muscles in tatters and can cause women to suffer with incontinence.

Unfortunately, incontinence isn't something that is spoken about much in our society. It's a taboo subject that people skirt around and don't want to talk about. But it should be talked about, we shouldn't make new mums feel like they ca't talk about things because it's uncomfortable. 

Stress incontinence happens, and there is nothing to be embarrassed about. I mean, you've just been through one of the hardest things you'll ever have to go through, giving birth, which means someone has been peering down there whilst you squeeze a tiny person out of you.

13 July 2016

The Great Yorkshire Show | Win a Stoats Goody Bag

As you can tell by my blog name, I am a great lover of Yorkshire and so I am excited to see that the Great Yorkshire Show hits our shores. The Great Yorkshire Show is England's Premier Agricultural Event and runs from Tuesday 12 - Thursday 14 July 2016.

Featuring the best of British farming, it gives first-hand experience of agriculture and rural life through demonstrations and exhibitions as well as a ‘not to be missed’ insight into the very latest in the agricultural industry.

Stoats, the 100% natural porridge brand, will be there at stand 591 with oaty nibbles to power visitors to the Great Yorkshire Show through the day. And to celebrate the fact that Stoats are there, they are giving one of my lucky blog readers the chance to win a goody bag, packed full of their delicious wares.

12 July 2016

5 Reasons Why Mauritius Is My Dream Holiday Location

An island of beauty and charm, Mauritius is somewhere that I have dreamed of visiting for years. Somewhere that is at the top of my bucket list, and somewhere that I fawn over when I see photographs. 

Named after the Dutch Prince Maurice Van Nassau, Mauritius is a volcanic island in the Indian Ocean, known for its beaches, lagoons and reefs. It is like a tropical dream and so I thought I would write the 5 reasons why Mauritius is my dream holiday location. 

10 July 2016

End of Year Teacher Gift Ideas

Buying for teachers isn't for everyone, but for me, I love to gift them something as a thank you for being the perfect peers for my children for a whole year. They are teaching them so much and I think that deserves a huge pat on the back, as well as some goodies just to say thank you. 

So, here is my list of end of year teacher gift ideas, to show you what is on the market this year and what you can get for your children's teachers.

6 July 2016

WTBW | Children's Summer Fashion From Nutmeg

With Summer supposedly here right now, it's about time that we stock up on clothing for the boys, ready for when the weather does, eventually, turn nice. I love shopping for children's clothing and I think it's great that you can now find all sorts of different designs and patterns for our boys, not just the regular blue stuff. 

We were contacted by Nutmeg who have sent the boys all an outfit each from their new Summer range. Nutmeg is available from Morrisons in most stores. I think it's amazing that you can now go on a children's clothing rampage whilst out buying a loaf of bread, it just makes it all so much easier (although our shopping trips take twice as long now as I'm fawning over beautiful baby clothing!).

5 July 2016

A Mummy’s Guide To Making Mealtimes With Kids Easier

Some kids are happy to eat anything and everything, others, however, aren’t so easy to please. As parents, we only want what’s best for our kids. That's why when they refuse to eat their food at meal times or even sit up at the table, it can be incredibly worrying.

Are they getting all of the nutrients that they need? Will mealtimes always be this difficult? Is it normal that they would prefer to play with their food rather than eat it? These are all normal worries that at some point or another, all of us mums will have.

The good news is that there are ways we can make mealtimes easier, less stressful, and more successful. Want to know how to do that? Here are a few suggestions that I swear by when it comes to mealtimes in my house.

1 July 2016

Garden Adventures with HiPP Organic

To little ones, the world is such a big place to explore an learn about. Touching, seeing and doing everything they can to get around and find new and amusing things. Joseph is at this stage where he just wants to press everything, explore everywhere and enjoys the world around him.

So when we had the chance to become HiPP Explorers and get to venture in to new loves and like, learn about new things and let Joseph try some yummy meals, I thought it would be great. You see, I love HiPP Organic and the range of foods they offer.

Dos and Donts For Buying Plants Online

When it comes to shopping online, most of us have got that down. We do our grocery shopping online and moan about the poor substitutions. We buy two pairs of shoes in different sizes, knowing there's a return policy good enough to let us have a try-on session at home. We're careful with passwords and only buy from sites we trust. It's the 21st century- who's not comfortable buying online? 

When it comes to buying plants online, it's a little less certain. It's not like you can buy a few bare roots and choose which one looks best in your garden. If you're buying young plants, there's always going to be a leap of faith involved. You're buying potential, not the end result. While you might have grounds for complaint if nothing takes, the seller is always going to be able to argue it's your poor care that caused it.