17 January 2018

The Benefits Of Colour In Early Years

A baby is born with monochrome vision and is unable to distinguish the difference between colours until they are about 8 month old. At around 3-4 years, a child can begin to recognise basic colours as frequent exposure to colours can help strengthen this skill.

That's why young children’s brains are stimulated by bright colours. Not only does it grab their attention, but it fuels their inquisitive minds too. 

Reducing Our Emissions: Will Waste Products Fuel Our Aeroplanes?

There has been a continuous climb in the amount of people travelling by plane and there are no signs of it slowing down anytime soon. We in fact go on our first family holiday abroad in three months time and the boys cannot wait to go on a plane.  

When boarding the flight, the last thing on our minds will be the source of fuel the aircraft is using. Did you know that waste management experts, Reconomy, who are unbeatable on skip hire prices, have looked into whether waste will be used as the new fuel for our aeroplanes.

14 January 2018

I've Given Up Trying To Love My Body Imperfections

Everyday there is a new article online about how we should learning to love our bodies - in 3 easy steps or some other kind of target led strategy. And said articles are always full of women who have learnt to love their freckles, their bum, their tum, or all three and it's great to see.

Life isn't always about following what a glossy mag tells us to do. Not every body is the same and those 3 steps that works for one person, might not work for you. And it can be upsetting when something doesn't work like it says it will.

But here's the thing — I don’t love my body imperfections, and I don't think I should have to...

13 January 2018

Win A Milton Hygiene Bundle

Milton is probably a household name to most people, and if you have children, then it's likely that you'll have used their sterilisation products before. And with Milton more recently launching into microwave steam sterilisation market, it's highly probable that you've used one of their products throughout some time. 
But did you know that Milton also have a range of cleaning products too?

From washing up liquid and surface spray to surface wipes and even hand gel. Milton has it all and it all kills 99% of germs and bacteria to keep your home protected from germs. And I am giving a bundle of the Milton cleaning range away.

12 January 2018

Finding The Best Deals at the Aldi Baby and Toddler Specialbuy Event

As a parent and someone who has to be conscious of where and how much, I spend when it comes to stocking up, I love when an Aldi Specialbuy event arrives and it's something that is suitable for us. Well, the Aldi’s hugely popular Baby and Toddler Specialbuy event is returning this month (available online from 14th Jan and instore from the 18th) and is perfect timing for mums and dads who might be feeling the financial pinch after the festive period.

As always, there is an amazing selection of products for your little ones on offer ranging from bedroom furniture to buggies, feeding time to bath time and more all available at Aldi’s everyday amazing low prices.

11 January 2018

Three Tips for Moving House With a Young Family

Moving can be an exciting time for a family. It can mean moving to a bigger home, moving to a nicer area, and it can mean having a much-needed fresh start. Convincing your young children that the move is a good idea, however, can be problematic if you don’t do it right. This is because children thrive on routine. Moving to a new house unbalances that routine. It means more than a new bedroom, it means a new life, and they have no idea what to expect.

That is why, to have a happy, successful move, you should follow these three tips:

3 January 2018

Customer Service - How To Get It Right!

As someone who spends a lot of time, and money, buying products (mostly stuff for the kids), I know just how important good customer service can be and how it affects where I spend my money. Bad customer service seriously puts me off ever wanting to spend money with a brand again and those who send you round in circles on the phone, constantly putting you on hold - no thanks!

Businesses that are doing it right, I personally think are the ones who put all the information you might ever need, in easy reach of you. I mean, you don't want to be trying to find out how to contact your oven supplier and getting no where on their website.

Clear information is paramount for me and if I go on a website where I can't find their information, I click off. CCSN can be used to find almost any contact details if you are struggling to find a customer service number for a Government agency or a major business in the UK

So, how do you get it right?

5 New Years Resolutions for my Children

New Years Resolutions have always seemed a bit of a fad thing to do. Every year we'll all say how we'll lose weight, eat less and move more, but after the first few weeks, it starts to slide and we forget that we even made any resolutions - until next year when we make the same ones again!

This got me thinking about New Years Resolutions and how we should start to learn at a young age about trying new things, and doing new things. New Years Resolutions are supposed to be about bettering ourselves, and opening ourselves up to new things - not just something we say just to have a resolution. 

And so I thought I'd list 5 New Years Resolutions that my children and I will be focusing on over the next year in the hope that they will become normal life from now on...

2 January 2018

A Year In Review: 2017

Having 3 children means that we're constantly busy and each year seems to fly by as if it hasn't even existed. I love looking back at my Instagram feed and remembering all the fab things we have done. The Best Nine shows me that these 9 photos were my most popular of the year and I'm hoping that 2018 will be even better - so much so that even the Best Nine will struggle to decide which photos are best! 

1 January 2018

Xtrem Bots XT30039 Trooper Bot Review

There are certain toys that we receive and my initial thought is 'this isn't going to be worth the money' and that's what I think when I see robots. And I must admit right now, that the Xtrem Bots XT30039 Trooper Bot has totally changed my mind of this.

The ultimate Xtrem Bot, the Trooper Bot is over 35cm tall and is armed and ready for combat. He has a missile launcher built into its arm so you can take aim and fire using the infrared remote control that he comes with. When the battle is complete and the Trooper Bot has won, it will perform its own robotic dance!