24.6.21

7 Summer Day Trips for Under 5's to Support Learning

Are you hoping to head out and about with your little one this summer? Not only will children enjoy a casual day trip, but they can also learn new skills along the way. Let's take a look at seven ideas to keep in mind now that the weather has become more agreeable.

23.6.21

Top 4 Mistakes Bloggers Make

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A Statista survey reveals that 40% of UK bloggers have approximately 1000 web guests and 10,000 visitors on their platforms monthly. That is a huge number to consider when you’re managing your blog. Unfortunately, Statista also discovered that more bloggers commit avoidable mistakes. Hopefully, you will learn to avoid these mistakes as you read on.


Ignoring SEO


Unfortunately, this is a topical area some bloggers seem to ignore. If you knew the benefits SEOs bring to your blog, you wouldn’t toy with this impressive marketing tool. For example, optimising your blog builds traffic to your site, improves profit margins and increases your online rankings. Indeed, search engine optimisation may seem like an arduous online task reserved for an SEO Company. However, you will find it valuable to learn all you can about it.


Irregular or infrequent posting


As a blogger, it’s essential to post high-quality and engaging content to wow the public frequently. Unfortunately, some bloggers fall short of this essential requirement because they believe that not many people will notice their inconsistency. It’s better to set regular posting schedules whether your blog is read or not. By doing this, you would set a consistent trait your readers will associate you with.

Depending on the type of blog yours is, a maximum of four or five new posts weekly is enough to generate and sustain interest. However, if your blog borders more on an entertainment angle, you should be ready to write approximately ten posts per week due to its vibrancy and naturally appealing element to human psychology.

Choosing a blog name with no growth prospects


First of all, the blog name you chose for your platform must last for the entire period you intend to run it. It must be a well-thought-through name able to accommodate growth and brand expansion. For example, if you decided to start a blog to document your trip in Spain and therefore chose the name ‘SpainDiaries,’ how does that continue when you return to your home country? Does that spell an end to the blog? These are critical factors to consider before running with a blog name.

Not getting self-hosted


To some extent, people may understand why you chose a free hosting account if your blog is just for friends and family. However, if you meant for your blog to be on a broader scale, a free hosting account doesn’t cut it. Your best deal is to get self-hosted. According to experts, it is best to do this initially to avoid the inconvenience of moving your content from one platform to the other. In addition, self-hosting holds more benefits and opportunities than a free account. Moreover, if you want your readers to regard you as a professional blogger, self-hosting is the way to go.

In conclusion, although the above is not an exhaustive list, it gives you a fair idea of mistakes to avoid as a blogger. Furthermore, never underestimate your reading audience. Thanks to digital literacy, people are more discerning about what an excellent blog must be.



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22.6.21

Reducing The Clutter In Your Home: Ideas For Busy Parents

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Unfortunately, it is easy for your house to become cluttered with all of your belongings, especially if you have children. When your house is full of your family’s clutter, it can begin to look messy and unorganised. It can also be difficult to keep on top of this clutter, causing your house to look even messier. If you are looking to reduce the clutter in your house to make more room for you and your children, then here are a few simple tips that you can follow.

17.6.21

Why Spices and Pepper Mills Are Useful


Utilizing fresh herbals is the best idea if you want your mill to be healthy and tasty. There are lots of benefits of having fresh spices and herbs in our food. They help to keep the taste and nutrients in the best natural state. That is where the concept of the mills comes to every home. Previously the Mills were seen and used by chefs only in big restaurants. But now you can find the spice mill like salt and pepper mills in every table.

15.6.21

What You Need To Have A Great Summer Party

 

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Current covid rules* allow for 30 people to meet outdoors this is great news for anyone who has a celebration planned in the coming months. Just be mindful that if you are planning an indoor celebration only 6 people or two households are permitted to meet up.

Next month we celebrate our 2nd wedding anniversary. As we got married in New York we did not have a big party with our family and friends. This was always the plan as neither of us likes to be the centre of attention and shy away from things like that in general. However, we did say that we would have an informal party for everyone to get together for our first anniversary. Lockdown had other plans and our party could not take place.

14.6.21

It's Always Fun To Be Outdoors

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To say that the last year and a half has been hard on everyone is an understatement, but I think it has probably been harder for our children than us. We can rationalise what is happening / what has happened as we have access to the information first-hand whereas they have had to hear it from grownups and had to adjust to not being able to go to school or socialise with their friends until very recently. This has certainly been a time of confusion and upset for many youngsters.

11.6.21

Get Into Your Summer Groove With Femmeluxe


How lovely has the weather been recently? I don’t know where you live but here in Yorkshire it has been absolutely glorious – which for half term (and a Bank Holiday weekend) is a rarity in itself as normally the weather is miserable and only nice when the kids are in school.

The good news is that it looks like the good weather is here to stay for a little longer too, which in my opinion is only a good thing – I feel so much better when the sun is shining. I would even be as brave as to say that summer is finally here and here to stay for a while longer. Long may it last I say.

9.6.21

Which is the Best Type of Wood for a Bed Frame?

 


Everyone understands how essential a durable and sturdy bed frame is however, what is sometimes overlooked in importance is the style and aesthetics, which gives it its overall appeal and individuality.

Choosing the best wood for your frame is an unbelievably difficult choice because of the wide variety of options provided. We need to educate ourselves about the best type of wood to ensure satisfaction with the products we buy.

7.6.21

6 Mistakes People Make When Buying Furniture

Buying furniture can be great fun. Large pieces of furniture are often what complete a room, or what gives it purpose. A large dining table, for example, means that you can throw elaborate dinner parties. A big slouchy sofa can be an easy way to create a relaxing and peaceful lounge. But buying furniture can also be stressful, expensive, and time-consuming. That’s why so many people rush in and make a purchase without giving it careful thought. Here’s a look at some of the most common mistakes that people make when buying furniture, to help you avoid them.

3.6.21

Things To Include In Your Summer Skincare Routine

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As the seasons change so should our skincare routine. I don’t know about you, but I can tell when the weather is going to change by the appearance of my skin. In the colder months it is very dry and flaky and in the warmer months it becomes very oily and greasy, this is when I’m more prone to spot breakouts too and as a woman who is nearer 40 than 30, I can’t tell you how annoying this is especially as a teenager, my skin was really good and I rarely had any problems with spots at all.

To keep our skin looking and feeling its best we need to make sure we are giving it everything it needs. As the weather gets nicer and the temperatures start to rise there are a few things we can do to keep our skin feeling its best these include.

28.5.21

5 Ways To Avoid Dog Separation Anxiety

For over a year, many people have been confined to their homes due to lockdown. Some used this unexpected free time to welcome a new puppy into their family, with the opportunity to focus on training methods.


As offices begin to reopen and socialising restrictions continue to lift, dog owners will likely be spending more time away from their furry friend. If your pup is accustomed to having your undivided attention, being away from you for extended periods may come as a shock.

What To Look For In An Online Chemist


If you’re looking for an online chemist, then it could be important to look for a certain set of qualities to help you choose the right service for you. 

Interestingly, in 2019 most Britons were reported as being less trusting of social media than many other nations, as people regularly challenge the information and services they see online. Having some reservations in place could be a good idea, as there can be pockets of the internet that’re filled with misinformation or even cruel scams.

25.5.21

How To Help Your Mental Wellbeing Whilst Staying At Home

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Taking care of your mind as well as your body is really important if you are staying at home at the moment due to Covid. You may feel worried and even anxious about your finances, your health or those close to you. Perhaps you might even feel frustrated and lonely if you've been stuck in so long. 

It's important to remember that it is totally okay to feel this way and that everyone reacts differently to the stuff happening around us. And remember, for most of us, those feelings will pass. Staying at home may be difficult, but you're helping to protect yourself and others by doing it so it's important to keep at it as long as is possible. 

There are things you can do now though, to help you keep on top of your mental wellbeing and cope with how you are feeling if you're staying at home. 

19.5.21

How to Raise a Resilient Child


Resilience - the ability to recover quickly when problems arise. It’s a skill that adults often have to come in contact with and even more so when navigating the COVID-19 pandemic. When you’re feeling isolated, so do children and how they react to struggles and stresses of not seeing their friends as much, being unable to go to their favourite places and how to handle it all once restrictions do ease.

Talking To Your Teenager About Their Career Options


The older your child gets, the more likely they are to get questions about what they want to do when they finish school, what they want to study and much more. It can be a lot of stress for your child to think about.

14.5.21

What Are the Fitness Benefits of CBD?


As more people realise the benefits of CBD, they are starting to explore the different areas in which they can use it. One of the areas that has caught a lot of people’s attention is the use of CBD in fitness. There is evidence from those who combine exercising and CBD oil use that CBD oil does have some health benefits and that it improves fitness and helps with recovery after exercise. So, what are the fitness benefits of using CBD oil?

29.4.21

10 Extravagant Wedding Cakes for the UK's Favourite Wedding Themes


Your wedding day is a wonderful opportunity to go all out. From a dress fit for a princess to lavish decorations, more is more when it comes to your special day, and your wedding cake should be no exception. Even if you want to stick to the traditional tiered cake design, there's a lot of room for creativity, and wedding cake inspiration can come from anywhere! If you've decided to go down the route of a themed wedding, for example, the cake should be inspired by whatever theme you choose.

26.4.21

How To Improve Your Self-Esteem


Low or poor self-esteem can affect every area of your life. So how can you change what you are doing, and how can you improve along the way. From your work life to your home life, you can make small tweaks and improvements to boost how you feel. Knowing where to start is the hardest thing to do, so before you commit to major life changes, start small to begin with.

Keeping In Touch With Family Across The Globe

If you have family members in many other parts of the world, you might well be keen to ensure that you are doing all you can to keep in touch with them properly. It can be very hard to make sure you are doing this right, but the benefits of doing it are absolutely going to make all the difference in the world to how you feel, as family is just so important as a part of being healthy and happy. In this post, we will look at some of the important ways to ensure you are keeping in touch with family all over the world.

16.4.21

How to Prepare for a Gatsby Party


The concept of a Gatsby party has likely been a popular concept since the 1925 release of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel, The Great Gatsby. After the 2013 release of the movie adaptation, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Gatsby parties soared in popularity. If you’re looking to throw it back to a time long before Covid, read on for tips on how to prepare for a Gatsby Party. Remember to wait to throw your Gatsby party long after Covid.

14.4.21

Simple Steps To Give Your Home An Elegant And Luxurious Look - On A Budget


Making a change to your home décor can be exciting, and making your home into a luxurious retreat is the ultimate in interior design goals. However, for many of us, there is a limit to how much we can spend making our homes into a relaxing oasis of comfort and elegance.

Fortunately, there are many ways that you can make your home feel luxurious even on a budget. A few simple steps can be all it takes to totally transform your home – no renovations necessary.

Why Now is the Best Time for a Renovation


Over the last year, many of us have spent more time than ever at home. This has led to many homeowners making improvements to their property.

There are various reasons for this. Some have changed things up to make their home more comfortable and better meet their needs, while others are thinking of selling and want to add value and make it more attractive to buyers.

Whatever the reasons for you considering a renovation of your home, you’ll find that now is the ideal time to make these updates. Here’s a look at why this is.

8.4.21

Clever Ideas For Making Your Kitchen Look More Expensive


While we’re in lockdown, there has never been a better time to perfect the interior of your home. With so many of us having more time on our hands, there’s no excuses for getting in touch with our creative side in order to give our house the makeover we’ve been daydreaming about for years.

7.4.21

What Can I Do To Prevent The Spread Of Covid?

When you look back, it's odd to think that for over a whole year, our lives have been drastically changed. When Covid hit, not one of us thought that arriving into April 2021, we would still be in a variation on a lockdown, still unable to go anywhere, and still following the Hands, Face, Space mantra. 

But, it does look like there is light at the end of this very long tunnel, with the vaccine rollout, Covid testing, and most of the UK population following the rules, we are slowly starting to see the numbers lowering, cases dropping, and hopefully, the Government roadmap will be pulled off with ease. 

Although the end is in sight, Covid very much hasn't gone away, and will be here for a long time to come. There are many things we can all do to help stop the spread of Covid, and here are a few of the main points to adhere to...


30.3.21

At-Home Date Night Ideas


This year has been long and strenuous, but with the introduction of the vaccine, there is now a light at the end of the tunnel. As the world starts to open up, the options for date nights are growing in number. However, for those who are not ready to jump back in, or for those who need to stay at home there several ways to keep your date nights fresh and exciting.

Do not let the pandemic take away the romance. It has undoubtedly been a hard year, but everyone needs a little excitement in their lives. Follow these tips as ways to keep the romance alive, and you and your loved ones entertained.

25.3.21

How To Make Your New House Feel Like a Home


Moving to a new house can be a very exciting thing. Whether you’re simply moving from one house to another or buying a house for the first time, you should consider how you’re planning on decorating. Making your house feel like a home can be pretty difficult, especially if you haven’t organised or planned that much. With that being said, you’ve come to the right place! Continue reading to find our four exciting ways you can make your new house feel like a home.

Bring in some of your old space
When moving to a new home, it can be a very daunting experience – especially if you haven’t done it a long time or haven’t ever done it before. At times, people enjoy moving because it is a fresh start and the new home serves as a clear palate to start fresh. Yet again, sometimes moving to a new house can seem pretty lonely as you’re out of your comfort zone and have nowhere to settle when the time comes.

To combat feelings of loneliness and isolation with moving, we recommend that you bring in some of your old space into the new home. For example, bring familiar spaces and furniture into your new home. Replicating the space from your old house is a great way to get into the home-like feeling as soon as possible in your new space.

Get pictures framed for your walls
Secondly, you can make your house feel like a home by getting familiar pictures up on the walls. This can be either a semi-permanent or permanent fixture for your new home; ideally, it’s to bring in feelings of comfort and life while you continue decorating. Purchasing high-quality frames from brands like PicFrames is the perfect option to fill some empty gaps around your home. They offer frames for almost anything from solid wood frames, picture mounts and so much more. Ideally, you should get pictures and prints you love up around your home as quickly as possible. This may even help you settle in quicker!

Personalise the house with décor
Similar to our point surrounding bringing some of your old space into your home, you should also consider personalising your new house with some décor. Choosing the right décor doesn’t have to be done immediately. Yet again, you shouldn’t waste your time heading out to a furniture store and purchasing everything all at once. Instead, build up your décor and furniture collection over time and develop a space entirely designed and developed for you. Bonus points if you handmake some décor pieces!

Get the colour scheme right first time
One of the biggest mistakes you can make when moving into a new house is painting colour on the walls immediately. Instead of doing this, put a fresh coat of white paint on then work from here. This isn’t the case if you’ve been planning for this for a long time and have some mood boards ready to go!

How do you plan on personalising your home?

How to Prepare for Your Annual Spring Clean


Spring cleaning time is almost upon us, with the day before Good Friday often kicking off the event and causing us all to grab our dusters and get stuck in. This is a time to schedule your annual deep clean that will boost your mood and remove any allergens hanging around that might have built up in your home. Although it is called a spring clean, there is no need to stop at general cleaning duties, since this is a great occasion for a fresh start and taking stock of any updates that should be made around your home. Here are four ways in which you can prepare for your upcoming spring clean.

22.3.21

When Is It Time To Replace Your Garden Fence?


Garden fences are brilliant additions to any home when they are looked after and incorporated in the right way. It’s no exaggeration to say that they can quite literally change your life.

Unfortunately, garden fences are often underappreciated, seen only as a bit of border control rather than the stylistic and impressionable features that they ultimately are. The lack of respect came to a head in 2014, where a national shortage led to a considerable 30% price hike for all. It even led to the thefts of panels from some people’s gardens…

Hosting a Quirky, Yet Classy Dinner Party That Reflects Your Style and Personality


With the sun just beginning to peek out from behind the clouds (finally), the country appears to be getting ready to welcome some warmer weather, after what may very well have been the longest winter that has ever existed. And, alongside this appearance of the sun, the government have continued to venture down the (whisper it) ‘road out of lockdown’ setting out the gradual easing of lockdown rules and restrictions and, eventually, the end of social distancing altogether!

18.3.21

Budget Friendly Packed Lunches from Jack's Supermarket

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With schools going back last week, I am slowly getting back into the routine of getting the kids up, making packed lunches, and doing the school run. These last few months have been a hard slog, so it's nice to get back into some form of routine. 

With this in mind, Jack's Supermarket have recently launched a ‘Homeschool Fuel Inspiration’ meal plan where you could pick up breakfast, snacks and lunch items for one child for 5 days for under £15. Great for helping to get back into a routine again, knowing you have all the kid's food ready for the week, and to show that meal planning on a budget doesn't have to be boring.


Whilst doing my weekly shop, I decided to try Jack's out for packed lunch items, to give the kids something different to the regular boring lunches they've been having and to cater to my budget friendly shopping list. At Jack's you can get a huge range of great quality products all at outstanding value, so I knew I'd be able to find just what I needed to create a balanced, but yummy, dinner for the kids whilst they're at school. 

I decided, instead of boring sandwiches, to make wraps for their school pack ups. This gives them the same nutrients as sandwiches, but a varied option, and the kids love them. I made ham salad wraps this week, and they're so easy to do, so no hard slog before the school run.


Take one wrap and start layering with whatever you want inside it. I layered salad and ham together. The start rolling. It needs to be rolled quite tight for it to be able to hold its shape. I then cut each wrap in half and place in their lunch boxes. Simple and easy. 

The best thing about wraps is that you can add anything you want. Tomato sauce, cheese and cold deli meats for a take on a pizza is also a favourite of the kids, and one they like to have at home often. 


Once this main part of the dinner is done, it's a case of packing out their boxes with enough extras to get them through the day. I always like to add a yogurt, and Jack's have these strawberry yogurt drinks which I personally prefer. No need for spoons, just drink it from the bottle. 

A choice of fruit is always important too. I always add 2 types in, this week going for a red apple, and an orange, but usually mix up the fruit that is in their lunches from day to day. This way they are getting a varied range, and don't get bored with their meals. And with Jack's offering their Fresh 5 every week, it means there's always a deal to be had when it comes to buying fruit. 


What I also love about Jack's, is how they stock Britain's Favourite Brands at outstanding prices, with the range growing all the time. This meant that I could get some extras for their lunches to give them a treat. My children love cheese, so any sort of cheese snack always works well in their dinner. And obviously, the kids on school dinners get a pudding, so I always make sure my kids get one too, adding in a cake bar to give them a touch of sugar, once they've finished the rest of their dinner. 

Lastly, is the drink, My children's school don't allow pop, but they do allow flavoured water, so that's usually what I opted for, for the boys. Jack's flavoured water comes in three different flavours, but Thomas picked out the lemon and lime one for this week's pack ups. 

There really are some great bargains to be had. So, if you've got a local Jack's supermarket close by, you should pop in and what you can get for your kids back to school lunches. You'll be amazed by how far your money can go at Jack's Supermarket. 

17.3.21

The COVID-19 Vaccine: What Opportunities And Challenges Will It Present To Employers


As the new COVID vaccines began to be rolled out around the UK, many people breathed a sigh of relief. The vaccines give us an end in sight to this difficult year, with the hopes of soon being able to say goodbye to social restrictions put in place due to COVID-19.

As an employer, you’ve probably seen first-hand the effects that the virus has had on your business. Maybe your staff are working from home, or perhaps you’ve had to write up a new social distancing plan for those who have to continue working on the frontlines.

11.3.21

"Women, Be Careful" - How About We Stop Victim Blaming


Sarah Everard was being careful. She did everything us women do every day to keep ourselves safe. She was on the phone to her boyfriend for a lot of her journey. She was wearing trainers. Walked a brightly lit route which had plenty of CCTV. She was being as careful as she could possibly have been.

3.3.21

Being a Frugal Parent


As much as you want to buy everything that you and your family could ever want and need, it is unlikely that it will always be a possibility. Instead, you might need to sometimes tighten the purse strings, particularly in times of unforeseen financial difficulty, or planning for the future. Being a frugal parent does not, however, mean that you need to go without all the nice things in life. By learning some positive money habits, and when it is best to keep money aside, you can still enjoy yourself without overindulging or teaching your children that money is an infinite resource.

2.3.21

UK Bloggers Mother's Day Prize Bundle Giveaway


With Mother's Day just around the corner, and Covid very much still around, it's safe to say we'll be having a very different celebration that normal. Instead of a big family meal, treating mum as a family, and visiting people, it'll be online chats, gifting through the post, or a socially distanced meet. I guess we've got to count ourselves lucky that we're here, we're healthy, and we're able to celebrate Mother's Day, even if it wont be how we want it to be.

50 UK bloggers have come together to offer one lucky winner a bundle of incredible prizes! We will be announcing the winner on Mother's Day so what a wonderful surprise for one lucky winner or the lucky winner's mum! With such a variety of prizes this is also an amazing Mother's Day Gift Guide to help you get ideas and inspiration for presents this Mother's Day.

6 Simple and Enjoyable Ways to Bond with Your Children


Technology and busy lifestyles have become a thorn in the flesh for most families. With parents juggling jobs, children lost in their devices, rarely do family members find time to bond. All in all, the family remains the backbone of society.

From a strong co-existence at home, it is easier for individuals to fit and relate better with others. Here are six simple tips on how parents can help build fulfilling relationships with their children.

28.2.21

Levitating Décor is the Future of Interior Design (and it’s Already Here)


Over the last few years, interior design has trended towards the past more than the present. With cottage, vintage, and retro taking the spotlight, we half expected 2021 to be the year of medieval-chic.

24.2.21

Comfy, Casual And Stylish Looks As We Emerge Out Of Lockdown


We are living through a period of time that is unlike any other. The global Covid-19 pandemic has dramatically shifted the way in which we go about our day-to-day lives, and there is little doubt that, going forward, at least parts of our existence are going to change for ever. There will never be a chance to go back to our old normal lives, and forever more, we'll have a 'new normal' that we'll all just get used to over time. 

When it comes to the fashion industry and, more specifically, the way we, as consumers, shop and choose what we pull out of our wardrobes each morning, the experience of living through a government-imposed lockdown could very well alter our perspective on dressing for the foreseeable future.

23.2.21

Tips For Livening Up Your Garden During Winter


Winter can seem like the worst enemy of a lush and lovely garden, and it might appear that there’s nothing you can really do in yours except wait for the spring.

However, there’s plenty you can do, so it’s time to set that sense of futility aside and get to work! Winter isn’t over until late March, so until that time, a bit of effort in the garden area certainly wouldn’t go amiss. But what ideas should you keep in mind here?

6 Ways You Can Help Your Kids Cope with Allergies


Allergies can be particularly difficult for children to cope with, as having an allergy can make them feel isolated and unable to enjoy the activities that others their age love. As well as seasonal allergies, issues such as dust allergies and other conditions such as asthma can also leave your kid struggling throughout the year. Then, here is a selection of ways that you can help your child to cope with their symptoms.

The Pros and Cons of a Portable Aircon


A portable air conditioner comes with a host of benefits, many of which put it in a better position than traditional fixed models. There are no installation costs, and most people might find that they are able to get it up and running by themselves. Here is why you should consider a portable air con to beat the heat!

22.2.21

Consider These Great Destinations for Your Honeymoon


Planning all the details of your wedding can be overwhelming, and getting everyone together for one day can certainly be a challenge. Once the honeymoon starts, it should be all about relaxing and enjoying the occasion. You should take care when picking your honeymoon destination and make sure it has everything that you wanted.

With this in mind, here are some great options to consider.

19.2.21

Children's Toys to Encourage Cognitive Development

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Play is important for children's cognitive development. And by that I mean your child’s ability to understand, communicate, and imagine what might happen next in their play, which will translate into all aspects of their life. Children want to learn how things work, and they learn best through play. There are some brilliant children’s toys available at Wicked Uncle to help with solving problems, thinking and learning all the time.

And spending time playing with your child, or children, is especially important for your child’s cognitive development too. It's a great way to build your parent/child relationship, your bond, and it sends a powerful message that they are important to you. 

Planning a Family Vacation – A Comprehensive Guide with Checklist and Tips


Before Leaving
When you have a family vacation where the children are involved, it is advisable to start the preparation months away before the vacation date. This can help you avoid missing out on critical details which can inconvenience your vacation. Here is what to consider before leaving.

18.2.21

How To Calm Your Anxiety


Every now and then we can get stressed and anxious, usually this feeling passes but what do you do when it doesn't. Sometimes it can become overwhelming, but try not to worry as there are a few remedies you can try to help relieve your stress and calm your anxiety. Take a look at our recommendations below.

Avoid Caffeine and Alcohol
Drinking caffeine and alcohol can increase your symptoms of anxiety. In the short term the idea of having a glass of wine or a hot drink to destress might seem appealing, however it will only work for a short amount of time. Once the alcohol and caffeine start to wear off you might find that your stress or anxiety symptoms feel more heightened then before. So a good way to calm your anxiety is to avoid caffeine and alcohol as much as you can.

11.2.21

Not Feeling Like Yourself Lately? Here's 5 Ways To Get Yourself Out Of That Mindset


At some point or another we've all got ourselves into one of them moods that we just cannot get out of. That point in our lives where we just feel worn out, bored, or just plain blah blah blah. And as we've come into 2021 with the Covid pandemic marching on, we can feel more prone to falling into these mindsets as we try to get used to our 'new normal' - I so hate that term!

It gets to the point where you feel like you're just going through the motions of life, doing the same things over and over again, never being able to do anything new, or not even wanting to. This can be especially true now as we all stay home to help stop the spread of Covid. It can start to feel like the days all blend together.

A Short Guide To Adult Tricycles


Tricycles are increasing in popularity all over the world, with cyclists realising they are much more safer and accessible option for everyone. They are great for the environment and they provide fun for all the family, what more is there to love?

7.2.21

The Benefits of Having a Family Pool Table


We are always on the lookout for new ways to enhance our quality of life and the time we spend together as a family, especially when plenty of attractions and entertainment are closed at the moment.

When you are thinking about the activities that could benefit your family, you would be forgiven if a pool table is not the first idea that springs to mind. However, if you are curious about what the benefits of owning one in a family home are, read this piece to find out more!