Does Technology Effect Children's Fitness and Social Abilities?

I think one phrase we seem to often hear parents saying nowadays is “back in my day” things were so different. And this especially comes in with the use of technology amongst the younger generation. This industry is fast growing and with tablets and mobile phones being so easily accessible in recent years, it’s no surprise that kids of all ages seem to be involved with the digital world. 

But how is this effecting their social and physical wellbeing?

Sun, Sea & Family Fun!

Are there many things that sound better than this!? Well, actually, a lot of you will say yes. A day at the beach is a blessing for us adults… but a day at the beach with children can be a different story. Sand in all crevices, salt water in the mouth and eyes, and a nappy that’s bursting full, with a swimsuit that doesn’t seem to want to come off. We’re joking… it’s not all that bad… A little trip to the seaside is something that really should be cherished, it’s memories that you might not be able to make again whilst your children are so young, or whilst they actually want to be out in public with you. Obviously, the older they get, the more that you can relax on your beach trip. If you’re ready to enjoy the weather this weekend, we really do hope you head to the beach for some sea, sun and family fun! Here’s how you can make the most of it. 


Personalised Stationery From Ryman

As someone who spends a lot of their life writing, I'm sure it's not a shock to you all that I'm a bit obsessed with stationery. Just the sheer amount of pens and pencils I have could last a whole lifetime, but I still like to collect more, even if it's just because they're pretty.

Some I like to use for my photography as they have cute designs on the outside, and some are for display only in my office. It's nice just to have them around the house so that when a post idea pops in my head, I have a notepad close by to jot it down. 


My Spartoo Summer Holiday Outfit Wishlist

I love surfing the web to look for clothing for myself, and the boys, for each of the seasons. What I like in an online store, is the scope to be able to buy a full outfit in one place without the need to shop from various different stores and pay more in delivery costs.

I love to be able to look through one online unit and pick out outfits, sorting them in my basket so that I know where I can mix up clothing to make new outfits, and have staple items that will pair with other items to make a capsule wardrobe that will last the season and a full holiday away.

Seaspray Ave Halter Plunge Swimsuit

As someone who is self-conscious about the clothing I wear, when it comes to swimwear, I get a little anxious with the choices out there to pick from. Taking the boys swimming can become a bit of a chore when it means having to bare my body issues to the whole pool. 

I've always searched for the perfect swimsuit for me. Tummy control to smooth out my mummy-tummy with gentle shaping and soft and supportive cups that will actually hold in larger breasts whilst also being beautiful in design and having a flattering fit. 


How to Design a Garden That’s Perfect for the Whole Family

The garden needs to deliver so much that we assume it is at its most versatile when it is a square lawn with flower borders. But a designed outdoor space can tick everyone’s boxes.

Transforming your garden into a family-friendly patch where memories are made is easier than you think…


Fun Activities For Energetic Children

Most of the time, we see our children getting energetic, dirty and disappearing outdoors and panic that they'll catch some illness or another, and call them in to keep them safe. Children are so resilient though and T  really just wants me to share that enthusiasm with him to get outdoors and go. 

So, I decided that instead of selfishly quashing that joy, I use some methods to help direct his energy in a way that allows him to be himself, outdoors, and in a safe way. My tricks is to channel that energy and get him to burn as much as possible in a positive and productive way.

The Adexe London THEY Watch

Buying watches seems like a pastime to my husband. He has so many and he loves to pick out new designs and brands that stand out to him. Having previously worked with Adexe before and seeing how beautiful their women's watches are, they offered to send my husband one for Father's Day and he took no time at all scoping their website to find the perfect one for him.

Watch making has always been a venerable art form, marked by quality, integrity, and variety according to Adexe. But nowadays, outsourcing has come in and brands no longer seem to remember their roots as a craft that is innovative and stunning. 


4 Different Ways To Holiday In The UK

There are plenty of UK destinations that make for the ultimate family break, whether you're saving the pennies or don't have enough time off work for a long getaway, then a UK escape could be the perfect solution for a cheap family holiday.

Britain has a unique selection of cities, towns, and villages with hidden gems and beautiful city locations. And there are many perks to holidaying at home. No passports needed, easy to travel to and no hefty roaming charges to pay for the Internet. 

Not only are there different places to see and visit in Britain, but there are loads of different ways you can stay too. Here are my favourite ways to explore the UK...

5 Things You Must Do Before Travelling Abroad

We've done a lot of travelling over the years, and packed more than our fair share of suitcases. We've got, and learnt the hard way, the know how when it comes to travelling abroad and I thought that it's only right I share my tips. So, here are the 5 Things You Must Do Before Travelling Abroad....


3 Ideal Ways to Protect Your Family’s Health

One of the foremost things that you likely hope for your family is for them to have good health. When they’re healthy, it’s more likely that they will be able to live a good quality life. In addition to this, it gives you peace of mind to know that the ones you love are doing well. As a parent or a loved one who cares, you may be exploring ways that you can enhance or improve your lifestyle as well as adopt healthy living and better habits. On that note, you’re going to find three ideal ways that you can protect your family’s health in the following article.

How to Keep the Romance Alive When You Have Kids

It might have been easy to maintain your relationship when it was just the two of you, but it’s hard to keep the romance alive when there are kids in the mix. Your marriage is the foundation holding your family together, so a happy relationship equals a happy family. Sounds simple, right? In reality, however, it's not that easy.

If you settled down and started a family with someone, chances are you know that relationships can be hard and you get back what you put in. So how do you keep your relationship off the rocks when it’s so hard to find time as a couple? Here’s how to keep the romance alive when you have kids.


An Update On My Silk'n Lipo Trial

I have always had issues with my body. From niggles with my weight to loathing what child bearing did to my body. It has been an issue I have always hated and have always dreamt of being one of those people that was just able to love her body for what an amazing thing it is, but I'm just not one of those people.

I found myself trying diets, exercises, anything to help. And although these did work, when you stop, it all comes back. Going to the gym is a good thing to do, but it's not always practical to do when you're a busy working parent. 


5 Ways to Change Your Life in 2018

When it comes to changing your life, you have to be proactive. There’s no point in hoping others will be able to change ‘you,’ at the end of the day, only you have the power to improve your life. Whether it’s to lead a healthier and happier lifestyle, or you wish to improve your career, here are five ways to change your life (for the better) in 2018.


Gifts For Father's Day 2018

I'm sure you've come to recognise that each year I put out a Father's Day gift guide. Showing off all of those gifts that are currently on the market which I think would be ideal gifts for the men in my life, and hopefully yours too. 

Father's Day is such an important day on the yearly calendar for me. It's that time of year where we get to thank that man that brought us into this world (or has been bringing us up since young). So, without further ado, here is my Father's Day gift guide for 2018...