A Weekend Escape On The East Coast

It's not often that we get to go away without the children. I mean, trying to find someone who we trust to look after all three of our brood can be hard work. But when we do eventually get a night or 2 to ourselves, I love to look at weekend country escapes.

It means that we can have a break in the countryside, sleep in till the actual morning and go on long walks without lugging 3 children in tow, who need to stop every 2 minutes, with us.

London Travel

As much as you love your kids, there comes a time when every couple needs a date night, a special evening that’s free from all the usual responsibilities of home life. London is the perfect city for a bit of old fashioned Romance, and with these Four ideas to pick from, you’ll be booking the babysitter months in advance.

Low-Cost Ways to Update Your Home

Keeping your house looking fresh and modern can be a bit of an uphill struggle, especially if you are working with a tight budget. Fortunately, as you will see, there is actually plenty of affordable ways to get the job done. Here are a few of the ones I think have the potential to work well.


3 Ways To Make Money From Home

As a person that works from home, I try my best to earn as much as possible so that my children can have all the best experiences in life. Sometimes it's hard though to find the work and I have to find ways to make money whilst at home. 

While there are plenty of methods to earn money from home with varying levels of effort required, not all are equal. Some can be down to chance – such as playing the stock market or dabbling in New York Sports Betting. Some could be a pyramid scheme in disguise. So it's important to pick a method that you are comfortable with and have researched carefully.

I thought I'd list my 3 top ways to make money from home...

Start A Blog
Now, many people will start a blog online and think it's easy. Okay, you're reading this and it might all look fairly easy to do. You just open a blog and start writing, right? Wrong. Writing a blog takes time, finding work through your blog is even harder.


Tips for An Awesome Adventure Holiday With Your Family

Now, there’s nothing wrong with taking a holiday that involves little more than lying on the beach and living the good life. Nothing wrong with that whatsoever! However, if you’ve been taking that type of trip for more years than you can remember, perhaps it’s time to mix things up, and try something new. By taking an adventure holiday with your family, you’ll be getting active, seeing sights that are off the beaten path, and bonding in a way that’s different from what you get lying next to a pool. Below, we take a look at some useful tips that’ll make your adventure trip a getaway to remember for all the right reasons.


Top 4 security tips to help you protect your home

Do you want to make your home more secure? This may be because you’ve recently been the victim of theft or you want to prevent anything like this from occurring in the future. To help you improve your home security, you should take a look at the following tips which will help you provide sufficient protection for your home and your family.

Take Care of Yourself this National Memory Day with Efamol Active Memory

Ever walked into a room and forgotten what you've actually gone in for? I have. In fact, I do it all the time. It's actually a really annoying trait I have. I'll be wandering upstairs, going for something or other, get to the top step, and whatever it is just goes straight out of my head.

Apparently, two thirds of Brits forget why they're walked into a room, that's according to new research by Efamol, which also reveals that Brits are forgetting everyday things on a regular basis. With nearly half of people saying they would go to the fridge and forget why they've gone there, around 1-3 times per week. I must admit that I am in this category too.


My Family Holiday Travel Items And Essentials

Last year I wrote about how we managed to spend 10 nights in Spain for less than a grand, and this year we'll be doing the same. Only this time, it wont just be our family of 5, but there will be 11 of us. Our family, my sister and kids, and my parents. A whole family affair, abroad. 

When it comes to going abroad, I think there are a few items that are essentials to make sure you have the best time possible, on and off the plane. So, here is my list of summer holiday essentials for adults, for children, and for travelling too.


Femme Luxe Clothing Haul Review

Pinafore dress

A few month ago I wrote my first post about my Femme Luxe clothing haul and how I had loved some of the pieces from them. It's not often I get to focus solely on myself when it comes to clothing, and so when I do, I like to pick out pieces that I wouldn't usually buy, to see how they fit, and how they look on me. 

I’m not usually one for dresses but nevertheless, I decided to order 3 dresses and a skirt that are not my usual style just to see if I could come out of my comfort zone a little bit more. And because I really do need to mix up my style a little.


Ways to Spend More Quality Time As A Couple

These days, it's easy to spend all day running around after the kids, and when you finally do get to sit down, quality time as a couple is at the end of the list. We pick a phone up and scroll through Facebook, usually liking the other half's status, without actually talking about the day they've had instead.

Whatever the reason that you don't get that quality time as a couple is, if you want to strengthen your bond and keep the love alive, it's important to spend some time together, without phones, or the kids, or the stresses of the rest of our lives. 

Here are a few ways that you can spend more time as a couple...

A Guide To Choosing The Right Stairlift

As I've written about many times before, my dad is disabled and struggles with some every day tasks. Because one of his disabilities is to do with one of his legs, just getting up the stairs can be a task and half, and with the fact that they live in a 2 storey house, this can cause problems with just the basics of getting up to bed or to the bathroom.

There are modifications that can be done to the house to make it really fit for him, but some can cost a fortune. Putting a bathroom and bedroom extension downstairs is out of the question, when they are both retirees.


A Guide to Recovering from a Back Injury

Back pain can be debilitating. In addition to causing excruciating pain, it can limit movement and, as a result, can prevent people from embarking on everyday tasks in the home or at work.

If you are struggling with back pain, you will more than likely want to do everything in your power to reduce the pain and get back up on your feet. For help doing just that, read the below guide to recovering from a back injury.


5 Ways To Make Your Home Elderly Friendly

There are many changes to consider when you're updating a home to be elderly friendly. From small things such as making sure the spaces are lit properly, to fitting new bathroom fixtures to make their stay a smooth transition. It's hard to step into the new world of having to care for an adult, when you're not used to it. Ideally, you'd have a single story abode, with easy to use fixtures and fitting. But we don't live in an ideal world, and sometimes this means, working some adaptations into your home.


Growing Your Own Indoor Herb Garden

Herbs can easily be grown indoors as long as you kick off on the right foot. The key to creating a successful indoor herb garden is understanding each of the plants requirements and what they need. 

The ideal setting for an indoor herb garden is the kitchen, where you can snip fresh herbs and use them in dishes with ease. That's why you can grow herbs indoors where ever you live - whether that's in a house or flat, as long as you have a sunny room, you can get growing.