Give your kids a #FruitJuiceBoost to help them achieve their 5-a-day

Orange Juice

Do you worry about your kids getting their 5-a-day? Some of the latest nutrition research suggests that children should be having not 5 portions of fruit and veg each day but 10, but just how as parents can we get all those servings into our kids? Sebastian and Eliza adore their fruit and vegetables and hit their 5 a day with no issues at all. Isaac, on the other hand is the fussy eater in our house and turns his… Continue Reading “Give your kids a #FruitJuiceBoost to help them achieve their 5-a-day”

An unconventional Mother’s Day

Mothers Day

Over the last few years Mother’s Day have been a bit hit and miss. Parents of teens will know that they have a habit of sleeping in late and forgetting what day of the week it is, never mind if it is a special occasion. This year I wrote Mother’s Day off before it even started as my husband and eldest son both work in retail and have to work weekends and I managed to book myself in two places… Continue Reading “An unconventional Mother’s Day”

What is the correct birthday party etiquette when you have more than one child?

Eliza Birthday

Phew! That was one busy weekend. Three birthday parties to attend, although thankfully one for each child and not all at the same time, otherwise that would have caused more problems. You would think that having six children I would have got this whole birthday party etiquette down to a tee by now: RSVP sent – √ Bought present – √ Wrapped present – √ Written card – √ Fancy dress sorted (if applicable) – √ My problem is what… Continue Reading “What is the correct birthday party etiquette when you have more than one child?”

Preparing For Your First Child: What Are You Entitled To?

Pregnancy

Your bump is growing and the due date is fast approaching – it won’t be long until that baby is out of your belly and in your arms. It is an incredibly exciting time but it is also a very expensive time. However, while having a baby isn’t cheap there is help available both from the government and your employer. So, it is important to know what benefits you are entitled to when you are pregnant. While pregnant (and for… Continue Reading “Preparing For Your First Child: What Are You Entitled To?”

Gift Basket Ideas: Tasty Items for Your Favourite Chocolate Connoisseur

Hot Chocolate

If you are trying to come with an idea of the ideal gift for someone you want to show your appreciation or love to, chocolate is often the perfect solution. It is a favourite treat for so many people and when you know that the intended recipient is a chocolate lover and a connoisseur of all things created from cocoa, it is a no-brainer to present them with a gift that you know they are going to really appreciate. Here… Continue Reading “Gift Basket Ideas: Tasty Items for Your Favourite Chocolate Connoisseur”