24.9.21

Best Ways to Help Bloating Overnight

Do you find yourself frequently heading to bed feeling bloated, uncomfortable and even in pain? If you often go to bed bloated or wake up with stomach pains, it may be time to get to the bottom of the issue. Check out these Mega Clean detox reviews to turn things around. Many people struggle with frequent bloating as a result of gut health problems, poor eating habits, undiscovered food sensitivities and more. If you want to eliminate the problem and help ease your bloating overnight, check out the following insights.

22.9.21

Your Guide to Parenting a Teenager


Most parenting guidebooks centre on newborns and children; very rarely do they offer advice on parenting teens. However, teens are just as difficult as babies, maybe even more so because their needs are more difficult to ascertain. Parenting your teens doesn’t have to be a minefield. Read on for your guide to dealing with your wilful mini-adults.

Making Memories Last A Lifetime

A woman taking a photo on a mobile phone

The way we take photographs has changed a lot over the last few years. I think it’s fair to say that we live in a digital age and everything little thing we do is shared to social media from the little things in life to the big things. In some ways this is great especially if like us your family and friends live far away. They can keep up with everything that is going on in our lives and vice versa. It can also be a hindrance though. For me it has meant that I don’t text or ring people as often as I once did, and I don’t take as many photos as I used to either.

21.9.21

Moving To Yorkshire - The Most Ideal Places To Raise Your Kids


Finding a new home when you’re planning to raise a family can feel like a real challenge, especially when you’re searching for a place that you are confident that your children will be safe as well as having access to quality education. As well as this, you’ll want to make sure there are plenty of career and job opportunities for yourself and your children as they get older plus a great and affordable property market. We’ve listed some of the best places you can move to in Yorkshire today and why they have become popular choices for people raising a family.

Ways To Help Relieve a Migraine

Did you know that around 10 million people in the U.K are affected by migraines? I didn’t know the exact figure but knew it must be relatively high as my husband and best friend suffer with them. Sometimes they can go months without one and then sometimes they can have them frequently and have many attacks close together.

Ways You Can Ease Your Worries as a Parent When Your Child Goes To University

A university student sat on steps with their grey laptop

It is hard as a parent to let your child go off on their own. You want to protect them and keep your child close. But at some point, you have to say goodbye and send them off on the adventure of a lifetime, college. You can do some things to ease your worries when your child leaves home for college. Here are tips that will help prepare you for this big step in life while also ensuring that your child enjoys themselves while away from home.

20.9.21

It’s All About Me and Getting More Time for Myself

It sounds selfish, doesn’t it? But honestly, it’s about time that I started putting myself first. I’m a mum of three, a wife and a pet owner who works from home so having any time to myself is a rarity.

It wasn’t that long ago that I was working all day and late into the night too and although I didn’t see it at the time it was having a huge impact on my life. I decided in January that I needed to make some changes and ensure that I had more time for myself and the things that I like to do. We are now 9 months on and although I have expanded my work significantly, I can say that I have successfully made more time for myself and I’m loving it.

18.9.21

Back to School: Dressing a 2021 Elementary School Pupil


The first day of school could be both a joy and a trauma for a child. It doesn’t matter if he/she has been properly prepared for that day: the impact with a new anthropological environment can still be harsh. That’s the reason why taking all the necessary measures to make him/her feel as much comfortable as he/she can be is almost mandatory for a parent. And of course, all these measures start from an adequate “dress code”. Therefore, it is no accident that many companies specialized in children clothing (like, for example, Billieblush) have been joined, in this specific sector of the global market, by huge brands that opened a division specially dedicated to children’s designed clothes (it is the case, among many others, of Hugo Boss kidswear).

17.9.21

What is a Modern Pergola?

a modern pergola
I’m sure you know what a traditional pergola is but what is a modern pergola? I’ve recently found out about these and needed to share them with you. I’ve always wanted to have a pergola in my back garden but never thought they were practical enough for “sunny” England.

Why would I install a traditional pergola in my garden if it’s always raining? I dreamt of having a pergola that could still give me shade but also protection from the rain, so I could use my back garden no matter what. This is where modern pergolas come in – the innovative version of traditional pergolas that allow you to properly enjoy your outdoor space.

What You Can Do With Shipton Mill Flour


It doesn’t seem like long ago that all the flour shelves at the supermarket were empty. Still can’t believe that, and don’t get me started about the scarce of toilet paper… Anyway, during those strange flourless months when everyone had the baking bug (me included!), I found myself searching online for any flour I could find. It was then that I came across Shipton Mill flour at Springvale Foods.

Are You Financially Stable to Have a Baby?

a woman holding a newborn baby's feet in her hands

It’s no secret that having a baby is expensive. It’s best to be in a good financial position before you begin having children. On average, in the UK, it costs a whopping £231,843 to raise a child to adulthood – according to the Centre for Economics and Business Research. You need to think past the first year of having a child and prepare for your baby’s future as well.

It can be overwhelming to think so far in advance and to see such enormous financial figures. Here are a few ways to make a financial plan for your family so that you can enjoy the best bits of being a parent.

16.9.21

How to make more money from blogging


You might have been making some little bits of money here and there from display ads and affiliate marketing but now you want to take your blog to the next level. I get it. Blogging is a great hobby but who wouldn’t want to make money from something they love to do? You might want some extra cash for your monthly grocery shopping, a romantic getaway or you might want to set up a piggy bank to save for your kid’s futures – either way, I’ve put together some ways to make more money from blogging.

Essential Tools You Should Have In Your Toolbox


Have you ever had to ask your neighbours for their screwdriver? Have you ever had to ask your handy friend for their wrenches? I know this too well, unfortunately. However, when I moved into my first home (a few years ago now), I decided to get a toolbox. Did I know what I needed? No. Did I know what I was doing? No. But I got a few different tools and then, if I needed another tool, I’d get it.

You might be on the same boat as I was a few years ago. You might want to buy a few tools but have no idea what you could need. You might not know that you need some tools but believe me, you do – whether you own or rent a house, something’s bound to break or need fixing. If it’s a small task you can do it, so it’s essential to have a few tools at hand.

15.9.21

What Makes A Great Family Car?

A child playing in a car in the snow

A great family car is one of the most valuable assets a family can ever possess. It is your ticket to a world of adventures while it also makes daily tasks far more convenient. School runs, grocery store trips and travel to activity clubs will all benefit from the right choice of vehicle.

With so many vehicles on the market, though, it can be difficult to find the perfect solution. The following checklist should lead you to the right solution.

What to Consider When Choosing the Right Engagement Ring

A man placing a ring on a woman's finger

Choosing an engagement ring can be hard. Sometimes it can be the make or break of this special occasion. After all you want to choose a ring that you and your fiancé will love.

If you and your partner are already engaged and going to buy a ring together or if you’re looking for a ring before popping that all important question you might be unsure what you're looking for. After all there are so many different rings to choose from which in itself can make the task daunting and let’s face it an engagement ring is one of the most important rings you will ever buy in your life.

14.9.21

6 Things You Need to Know About ADHD

A woman looking into the distance at the beach

ADHD treatment, awareness and diagnosis have all come a long way in the past few years. However, it is still an extremely individual journey for every person and family who finds themselves exploring what it means to have — or support someone with — ADHD. Therefore, it’s important to become as informed as possible by educating yourself about what it means to live with ADHD so you can support your child or family member as they learn and grow throughout the years. No matter how old your child is, you can always continue learning and assisting them along their journey in managing their ADHD. 

6 Simple Grilled Recipes to Add to Your Repertoire

grilled pork chop

Many people put their grills away after a final Labor Day cookout. However, with plenty of warm, sunny days ahead, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t keep yours out a bit longer. Save money on your utility bill and bid summer a fond farewell by enjoying the irresistibly smoky flavour of grilled meats, veggies and more. Add these simple recipes to your repertoire to whip up delicious weeknight meals in no time.

What You Need to Know About Surrogacy

A baby in a blanket

Surrogacy is different for every couple or person that undergoes the journey — whether we’re talking about the surrogates themselves or the parents who are growing their family. Although surrogacy has been around for a while, there are so many new developments and unique situations that can lead you to surrogacy and influence your surrogacy journey. If you’re curious about the basics of surrogacy, here are a few things you need to know.

13.9.21

Three Fantastic Crafting Ideas For Entertaining Kids On A Rainy Day


Every now and then when you have small kids, you can find yourself stuck inside and have no choice but to figure out some way to keep them entertained. Or at least stop them from destroying the house out of boredom. My personal favourite method, beyond having a glass of wine whilst they watch tv, is the tried-and-tested method of arts & crafts.

11.9.21

My Femmeluxe Favourites for September

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Can you believe we are in September already? I’ve said it a lot, but it is crazy how fast this year is flying by. I know it’s too early to mention but I have been working on my Christmas gift guides and I can’t wait to share them with you in November. So far, we have some lovely products to showcase and I think that when you see the guides you will agree that there are some lovely gifts and I hope they give you some help if you are struggling with gift ideas.

9.9.21

5 ways to update your kitchen

A white kitchen with grey vinyl flooring

I don’t know about you, but I spend a lot of time in my kitchen. I’m the person who does most of the cooking and I spend a lot of my free time baking delicious recipes including biscuits and cakes. I can often be heard telling my husband and kids to keep out of “my kitchen” as they only just get in the way when I’m busy. It is my space and I have everything the room just as I like it.

8.9.21

6 Fun And Exciting Children's Gifts That Can Be Enjoyed Outdoors



If your child’s birthday is coming up, you will have, no doubt, been bombarded with a list of the different gifts they want. When buying presents for your little one, you should see this as an opportunity to buy something that they will love while also choosing something that can benefit their health and well being. With so many children spending their days indoors on video games these days, opting for toys that encourage them to play outdoors is a great place to start. Here are some suggestions:

3.9.21

10 Tips to Live Up to a 100 Years – and Love it!

People have been scared of ageing since the beginning of time. That is why no one chooses to think of ageing or accept that they are ageing. There is a common stigma around it that scares youngsters. However, it is time to acknowledge that ageing does not necessarily mean a compromise on health.

1.9.21

Why You Need to Teach Your Children Inclusivity


Raising kids can have its challenging moments. You want your kids to grow up to be kind and compassionate. As they start school, they may notice children different from them. So, it‘s important to teach your kids about inclusivity.

7 Ways to Encourage Socially Distanced Playtime

Right now, it’s difficult to socialize with others because of the risk of virus transmission. You can take precautions, but it’s still dangerous to meet up with your child’s friends often because of the danger it poses.

Luckily, you can navigate the issue by choosing a few creative ways to allow your child to enjoy playtime even while socially distanced. While not everything listed is a solo activity, your child will learn the importance of staying safe and adhering to social distancing rules while having fun. 

10 Simple Kitchen Skills We All Should Have


Having basic cooking capabilities is essential for living independently. It’s also important once you have a family to provide for. Here are some simple kitchen skills everybody should have.

Smart Ways to Celebrate a New Baby


The arrival of a baby is one of the most exciting things! It's a huge life-changing event that brings a new life into the world. Parents want to celebrate the coming of their new baby in the best ways possible.

There are so many creative ways to enjoy this time with family and friends both during pregnancy and after the new baby's arrival. Of course, with COVID-19, not all new families could celebrate the birth of their new child with other people. Much of the partying and celebration had to be virtual. It's never too late to celebrate, though, so if you are one of those pandemic parents, you can still celebrate this year!

5 Ways to Look After Your Eyes


Our eyes are an incredibly important part of the body. Looking after them is relatively low maintenance, but there are several things which you should be aware of to ensure your eyes serve you well for many years. Here are some of the ways you can look after your eyes.

30.8.21

Three Ways to Keep the Kids Entertained in Summer

A child playing lego

School’s out, for now.

And though they’re due to go back soon, there’s still a way to go for our kids, who are slowly starting to lose interest in the distractions that have kept them occupied all lockdown long.

That means for parents, it’s time to get inventive. Finding new ways to entertain the kids is a lifelong challenge, but we hope these three tips see you through the last of the summer holidays.

28.8.21

Wanting to Move? Things You Might Want to Consider First


To say the last 18 months have been unsettled is an understatement. I think it’s safe to say that every industry and business has been affected in one way or another and the housing market didn’t escape unscathed. Building work still carried on but it took longer to get supplies and anyone wanting to purchase a house had to wait longer too.

26.8.21

Bank Holiday Baking Fun - Cherry Jammy Biscuits

What have you got planned this bank holiday weekend? Are you going out with your family and friends or are you planning on having a lazy few days instead? Perhaps you're planning to catch up on a boxset or maybe you fancy getting busy in the kitchen. 

25.8.21

5 Reasons You Should Play Outside With Your Kids

Kids and the outdoors go together like peanut butter and jelly. If you put a child outside to play, they will find something to do, even if it’s in an open field. Children are hardwired to use their imaginations and be active - you just have to nurture that trait instead of allowing them to become sedentary and dependent on technology.

9 Things to Do to Support Your Children’s Mental Health


Parents do everything possible to keep their kids safe, happy and healthy. You probably take them to doctor appointments, get their teeth checked once a year, offer them nutritious foods and snacks and ensure that they’re getting a good education. However, how often do you think about your children’s mental health?

24.8.21

Win One of Three Tesco Vouchers

We know how much you all love a good giveaway so we thought why not bring you another one! The last couple we have run have been really popular and if you've not entered already you can still win a personalised Swizzels hamper too.

We've teamed up with some other bloggers to be able to bring you our next giveaway. You could win up to £270 in Tesco vouchers. You could save them for Christmas (I know I'm sorry I mentioned the C-word so soon), use them towards your weekly shop or you might even decide to treat yourself to something nice.

7 Golden Rules for an Even-Stronger Family Bond



Creating a happy family is not always easy and does require constant effort and attention. Of course, during the time together, you, your spouse, and your children can go through more and less happy periods. Nonetheless, you should always strive to bring back balance, happiness, and serenity into your family. Here are some golden rules to start applying today to create an even happier, tighter family.

20.8.21

The Best Places to Visit on the Yorkshire Coastline

Whitby, North Yorkshire

Yorkshire is known for its vast moorlands, historic towns and charming northern accent. Yorkshire is home to the rugged Heritage Coast of the North York Moors, and a whole host of breath-taking beaches.

Spend a weekend visiting the quaint rural villages or basking in the sea air along the coast. Yorkshire is worth taking the time to visit – especially if you like old school horror movies and British history. Here are the best places to see on Yorkshire’s coastline.

17.8.21

A Bit of This and a Bit of That…

Can you believe we are halfway through the summer holidays? It seems to be flying by doesn’t it? In some ways I can’t wait for the start of the school term but in others I’m dreading it.

It’s nice to have the boys at home and I’m especially loving the calmer, quieter mornings. That being said though I can’t wait to get back to my normal daily routine as my exercising and working routines have fallen by the wayside – they always do when the kids are at home so I’m not overly bothered as I know I’ll pick them back up. I’m also excited to see how my eldest son gets on in 6th Form College. He did amazing in his GCSE’s and we are so proud and can’t wait to see where the next chapter takes him.

14.8.21

Common Mistakes First Time Home Buyers Make


The UK housing market has new entrants on the scene looking to buy their first-ever property every year. Aside from the usual excitement that comes with it, it is worth mentioning that the process is quite stressful, and 40% agree that getting a mortgage can be complex. In addition to that, many first-timers are unable to steer clear of common mistakes others have made. This article is a compilation of some of these pitfalls, with solutions on how to avoid them.

13.8.21

Gifting For The Whole Family: How To Find Something For Everyone

A pile of presents

Not everyone enjoys shopping for gifts. That doesn’t mean you don’t enjoy giving them or making people happy, it’s just a difficult time wracking your brain, trying to think of something a loved one needs or wants. You can’t even ask them what they want, as you’ll ruin the surprise or even show a lack of consideration. In turn, buying for an entire group of people such as various family members of different age groups can feel like a nightmare. Check out these tips for buying for the whole family and finding something to suit everyone.

Travelling to Sweden – Things You Should See and Do

Gamla Stan in Sweden

My husband and I have great plans for when the boys grow up and leave home. We want to travel wherever we can. Our dream is to own a motorhome so that we can go away as often as we like both at home and abroad.

I really want to visit Scandinavia with Sweden being first on my travel list. I would love to visit Swedish Lapland and I’m certain my husband would love to go fishing for Pike at one of the many beautiful lakes that the country has to offer.

12.8.21

Aura Print Business Card Review

As a blogger there are certain things that we use almost every day and others that we only use / need every so often. For example, every day I send emails and most days I send at least one invoice. Business cards are not an essential item for us and unlike other businesses, we probably won’t hand them out as often but they do make it easier to network when at press events and conferences. I also think it makes you look more professional when someone asks for your details and you can give them one of your professionally printed cards rather than a tatty piece of paper with your details scribbled on in haste.

Exploring STEM Subjects With Your Child

STEM subjects are the key foundations of a child’s learning experience. They encompass the most important parts of a child’s education through science and maths and each branch of these subjects. In this guide from this private school in Hammersmith, we take a look at the key areas of STEM subjects and how you can help your child with their progression.

Helping Your Child With Their Creative Writing Skills

Someone writing Be Positive on a piece of white paper

Creative writing helps your child with their English writing ability, essay writing and even during exams. It’s the foundation of a lot of a child’s studies but is also a great hobby that children can get into if they’re keen to pursue writing in the future.

To help your child with their writing skills, here are some top tips from this independent school in Herts.

11.8.21

Understanding Your Child’s Curriculum

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For parents, it’s helpful to have knowledge of what your child is learning about in school, not only so that you can help them with any studying but also so that you can guide them along the right paths when they’re older and taking their exams.

Children in the UK will be split into 4 key stages until they reach their A-Levels, where they have the choice to attend college, pursue A-Levels or look at entering full-time employment. As this senior school in Hampshire will discuss, here are the key features of each key stage in your child’s school years to be aware of.

Teaching Your Child to Resist Peer Pressure

A young boy sat on a pier reading a booking

As kids, we all experience peer pressure, but there are ways to combat it for your own children when they learn the signs and how to act when dealing with uncomfortable situations. Here’s some top advice from this independent school in Surrey with ways to help your child with pressure among friends.

9.8.21

Win A Personalised Retro Sweet Hamper

A mixture of Swizzel Sweets including refreshers, love hearts, fizzers and rainbow drops

When you think about retro sweets what comes to mind? For me it's Love Hearts, Refreshers and Drumstick Lollies - these were firm favourites of mine as a child and I have to admit that even now I still love Refreshers and Love Hearts.

8.8.21

Planning Your Wedding – Some of the Little but Big Things You Might Overlook

A bride and Groom on their wedding day

I got married in New York with just four people present and for me personally it was the most perfect day and the wedding I always wanted. We had thought about having a big wedding with all our family attending, but it would have ended up with a crazy amount of people (I have 54 cousins just on my mums side and my husband has a similar number too), so there was no way we could invite everyone. It would have been both extremely expensive and an utter nightmare to try to organise as I would hate to be the person who had to pick and choose who came and where everyone would be seated. Many of my family have successfully organised big weddings or whittled their guest lists down to just those they wanted there but for me it gave me sleepless nights and endless worry, so in the end we decided to elope.

5.8.21

Top Yorkshire Holiday Parks On Offer

4 adults walking on a beach in Yorkshire

If you’re looking for that perfect location for your holiday this year, look no further than the unparalleled and beautiful Yorkshire!

Home to some of the most stunning country walks and dazzling beaches in all of the UK, Yorkshire is one of the best spots on offer for a family holiday, or even just a quiet getaway with your loved one. No matter what kind of holiday you’re looking for, you can find it here with Breakfree Holidays.

4.8.21

Win An Awesome Summer Prize Bundle

Summer is finally here and to celebrate we have an amazing prize bundle to giveaway. I know that you, our readers and followers love a good giveaway and I hope that our new offering is just as impressive as our last (I hope you all entered to win the Nintendo Switch Lite). 

We have teamed up with a number of bloggers again to be able to bring you an amazing prize (more details about the prizes can be found below), a bundle of items worth over £500. 

If you want to be in with a chance of winning this awesome prize bundle, read about the prizes up for grabs or to find out more information about the bloggers who are also taking part keep reading on.

3.8.21

Curating A Perfect Study Area Just For You

A man sat at a desk, working on a laptop, next to a bed

No matter if committing to learning autonomously, trying to get coursework done or hoping to submit a large work project, we all need a place to study, to reflect, and to commit to lessons that help us learn and apply concepts going forward. No matter if you simply have an interest in history you like attending to in your free time, or you’re trying to get that graduate course completed, it’s worth investing a little in your study space.

Yet of course, a study space is not necessarily the same as a thoroughly cared for home office. You might not have the funds to outright purchase a top of the line desk and ergonomic furniture seen in abundance at the top architectural firms. For this reason, knowing how to curate your study space so that it aids you in your work rather than detracts from it can be important.