How Technology Helps Me Parent

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The pressures to be the ‘perfect’ parent is always on the back of our minds, especially when becoming a first-time mother. There are no right or wrong way or no official ‘manual’ on how to parents however there are so many products on the market now that have changed the way we parent. From automated rocking chairs and video baby monitors, there are hundreds of thousands of products out there it can be hard to decide which ones would suit… Continue Reading “How Technology Helps Me Parent”

Choosing a chair for baby’s bedroom


Decorating and furnishing a nursery is often a challenging task for parents simply because most parents do not know how to prepare for the arrival of a baby. Yes, to welcome and accommodate your loveliest family member in the house you need to prepare well in advance. It should not be a daunting task if you are aware of the few ground rules in making your baby comfortable and know about the must need furniture for a baby nursery. Some… Continue Reading “Choosing a chair for baby’s bedroom”

Are traditional wedding anniversary gifts a thing of the past?


When it comes to wedding anniversary gifts, we all know it’s silver for 25 years and gold for 50 years but when looking for anniversary gifts for your spouse are traditional gifts a thing of the past? I remember the excitement of buying a gold anniversary present for both mine and Hubby’s grandparents. We didn’t stretch to buying them gold ourselves and went for some personalised engraved glassware and a personalised porcelain plate, although we know they treated each other to something… Continue Reading “Are traditional wedding anniversary gifts a thing of the past?”

Kids and Summer Day Camp: What Parents Need to Know

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As summer approaches and kids will be on school vacation, parents wonder what to do to keep them active and safe. There are a few options, depending on the age of the kids. You can hire a babysitter or put your kids in daycare. Perhaps you can send them to their grandparents for a week or two. There is a perfect solution for your dilemma, and it’s summer day camp. Benefits Of Summer Day Camp While at camp, your kids… Continue Reading “Kids and Summer Day Camp: What Parents Need to Know”

Feeling Overscheduled


I often see reports that kids are becoming over-scheduled with a constant round of extra-curricular activities and it is something I am wary of with mine. We do some after-school clubs, but I feel we have a happy balance between time outside having fun, time spent on technology and time doing clubs. The problem I have is that having four children still at home, I am the one being over-scheduled with various school / club runs and now that I… Continue Reading “Feeling Overscheduled”