The Rise Of Messy Play - And How It Can Help Educationally

I'm sure it's known all around the world, that children enjoy getting messy. From being outdoors and splashing in puddles and playing games in the mud, youngsters love getting their hands dirty. 

Often, we let older children discover these new environments themselves but messy play can be beneficial for babies and toddlers too. In fact, it can help for educational purposes, helping their cognitive development in many ways. 


Skills That Will Help You Better Manage Your Family

Whether you realise it or not, managing a family teaches you a lot. It is an ongoing experience that teaches you about yourself as well as those around you. Regardless of the size or nature of your family, it’s likely that you need key skills to work together, cohabitate, as well as get along. These skills help you to build a home that functions in the way that you’d like as well as raise kids and be a good partner to your spouse if you have one. In case you’re wondering what exactly these skills are, this article is going to discuss three that should help you better manage your family.


Having a Mum And Daughter Glam Day

My mum is amazing! - over the years, not only has she brought up her 3 children amazingly, but also her 2 step children who are from my dads previous marriage. She brought 5 of us up with no fuss, and no bother that 2 of my siblings aren't genetically hers - she didn't care and brought them up as her own. 

And now is no different. Now she is a grandma to way too many children to count, she still does everything for everyone else. My children adore her - I think my eldest would go and live with her if he could!

But it has started to change in that, now mum is getting older, we have realised that she also needs looking after and we all pull together to support out mum, and dad, whenever they need it - which is where our #GlamMa day comes in...


How To Enjoy The Sun Responsibly

The summer has well an truly arrived here in the UK - it's been non-stop sun now for months and months. I'm fairly certain we're just a hot country now - I miss the snow! But for no, it's time to enjoy the sun and get outdoors. 

But whilst it's great to be out in the sun for short periods the damaging UVA and UVB rays can cause damage to your skin, leading to burns and skin cancer. In order to enjoy the summer to the fullest without burnt skin and hiding indoors, we all need to learn how to enjoy the sun responsibly and to show our children how to do the same. 


Getting Back To School Ready

Going back to school, or starting for little ones, is always a stressful time. Not only do us parents need to make sure that our children have everything they need, and spares just in case, but children can be anxious about starting a new place or a new class. 

I find it's always great to keep everything positive. Children know when you’re feeling anxious and it will scare them, so make sure you keep all your language positive about how it’ll be and what they’ll do.


Win a University Games Duo

It's coming to the end of the school holidays now and I'm sure we all have the same 'bored' children by now. It's just too long a holiday and by this time, we've done everything we needed to do and seen everything we wanted to see.

So it's up to the board games to take the boredom away, and lately there have been some amazing games that keep kids playing for longer and having fun. And today, I have a new giveaway for one person to win a duo of games from University Games.


4 Ways to Cosy Up Your Bedroom for Autumn

We might still be in the midst of a beautiful Summer heat-wave at the moment, but we've got to get prepared as Autumn is coming, and with it chilly weather that is perfect for curling up in bed with a cup of hot chocolate and a good book, or the laptop. The good news is that there are plenty of easy changes you can make to turn your bedroom into a cosy space that you'll loath to leave. 


Plus Size Swimwear To Make Your Body Pop

Being nearly naked in swimwear on a beach, you want your body to look fabulous, so here are my favourite picks of swimwear for women - no matter your body shape. Because remember, it doesn't matter what you wear, as long as you are comfortable in it, but it's great when you have a beautifully fitting swimsuit to flatter your figure...


Mum Style On The School Run With JD Sports

As a mum to 3 children, I don't have a lot of time to spare on a morning to think about my own outfit for the school run. On the school run I see a lot of people with their hair done, make up on and a nice outfit and wonder how they have the time to get ready, as I don't 

For me, it's usually a case of just grabbing the first thing out of the wardrobe and hoping it matches with leggings - My go to outfit is usually a pair of leggings, a crop top and a nice pair of trainers but I try not to look like the tired 30 year old mum of 3 that I am whilst on the school run and always want to make more of an effort to dress better.


Stocking Up At The Aldi Baby And Toddler Specialbuy Event

It's that time of year again when Aldi being out the big guns of their baby and toddler Specialbuy event and us parents get the chance to stock up on all those essentials that little ones need. As usual, Aldi has a great selection of products for little ones from bedroom furniture to books, feeding time to bath time and more all available at Aldi’s everyday amazing low prices.


Twinning Is A Style Win!

As a parent you want your child to be as stylish as you are, or even more. If your child surpasses you in style it's even better as it was you who dressed them so you know your style is on point. It will reflect your good taste in fashion and how updated you are with trends. 


Win A Fuzzikins Campervan Carry Case

The Fuzzikins craft sets are a great gift for creative kids as they bring adorable fuzzy animals to colour and play with. These craft sets offer hours of fun customising the Fuzzikins and their world and when you're finished, you can wash them and you can colour them again with a new look.

The Fuzzikins Campervan Carry Case (£19.99rrp) can be decorated and has plenty of space for the cats to enjoy a meal or have a quick cat-nap on the pull-down bed. Fuzzikins Cats love life on the open road and like nothing better than to drive their cool Campervan to the beach and party!

Win FabLab Festival Face Tattoo Set

Get the coolest Festival Face Tattoos look and be party ready with FabLab in minutes. These beautiful face tattoos are the coolest look for festivals this summer. With the new FabLab Festival Face Tattoo set from Interplay, you and the kids can look spectacular for festivals in no time.

Apply gorgeously sparkling and elegantly designed glitter and matt tattoos with ease. Every pack comes with over 12 intricate and utterly glamorous or fun and cute designs that can be customised for an individual look! Vibrantly coloured, you can find one to match your outfit! And they are easy to remove again too, so you can go from glam to natural as you please. And they contain no harmful chemicals and are fully tested and 100% non-toxic. 


How New Lingerie Helps To Build My Body Confidence

I have always struggled with having confidence in my body and this year I have been challenging that by making a conscious effort to love my body. I initially started off by going to the gym and eating better so that my body would be healthier and stronger, but then I realised that I needed to change my own mindset. I mean, my body is amazing, I just need to believe that. 

Over the past few months, I have started showing off my body more in my body confidence section, and even though it might not be perfect to some people, I am starting to love it more and think that showing off my body, will in turn show people that you don't have to have a perfect body according to the media, for it to be perfect for you.

Win One of Two ACE Cleaning Bundles

I love nothing more than having a good cleaning day and getting down and dirty with some cleaning products to scrub the whole house. It's nice to see the end result, and sparkly and clean and smelling lovely, that is until the kids come in and wreck the place again!

Taking Inside Space Outside With A Garden Office

When you have a large family, trying to work out spacial arrangements in the house can be a pain. We have three bedrooms and a lot of storage space but even this doesn't give us enough space to house everything for our family of 5. 

We currently have to move ourselves around to fit everything in. The boys all share the largest bedroom as it means that they can all play together in one room, we have a bedroom and the spare one is currently just a dumping ground for a bit of everything. The games room, the storage area and the office. But we've decided that this year, we'll make use of the land at the side of our house and make a garden office.


Perfect Birthday Gift ideas for Mom

Mother is a special gift for everyone. Mother is always there to protect us, teach us, pamper us and she spends her entire life looking after us and taking care of us. So, for such busy mother, you will have to make sure that her birthday is special. Maybe, till today, it was your mother who has planned all the birthdays in the house. On her birthday this year, it is time for you to do something like that for her and treat her. So, if you are looking for some birthday gifts for your mom, then here are a few suggestions for you. You should try them and your mother will love them for sure.

50th Birthday Gifts For Women

She has come to the golden era of her life and hence finding the perfect gift for her might be a bit of a challenge. The market has a wide assortment of amazing presents that can be personalised for the special person. The plethora of gift choices may leave you overwhelmed. In order to help you, here is a list of the most popular birthday gift ideas for her on the eve of her 50th birthday that can make her day: