2016 – The Year of the Garden


Every year since we moved into our home we have said we are going to sort out our garden and every year something else crops up that needs our money spent on, so I have declared that this year will be the year of our garden. When we moved in to our home 11 years ago the garden was a gothic paradise with an over-grown hedge to one side and a giant rockery complete with statues plonked in the middle.… Continue Reading “2016 – The Year of the Garden”

Lonely Planet Book Review

Lonely Planet Book Review

This month Lonely Planet Kids published four new travel books – You Rule, The Travel Book, Adventures Around the Globe and How to become an International Spy and we were lucky enough to be sent a copy of each to review. The Travel Book is a book that most suits my inquisitive boy Isaac (7) as it covers every country in the world with amazing facts on sports, wildlife, how people live, their fabulous food and a wide range of quirky… Continue Reading “Lonely Planet Book Review”

The problem with a January Birthday


Five of my six children have birthdays in the middle of the year and despite me grumbling that it makes for an expensive time of year, it works perfectly for us as there is a nice gap between Christmas and their special day. Then there is Eliza. My little Princess was due on the 5th February but decided to arrive two weeks early giving her a January birthday. I was initially worried about having a winter baby; would she be… Continue Reading “The problem with a January Birthday”

Make moving house easier on your toddler

New bed

Moving house is always difficult and extremely stressful – especially if you have a toddler in tow.  For young children, moving is difficult to understand and at times can feel like their whole world is being torn apart. Toddlers can be difficult at the best of times, but when it comes to packing boxes and moving things they can get even worse! Therefore, it is vital that your toddler understands what is happening and gets involved as best they can… Continue Reading “Make moving house easier on your toddler”

Free Life Cover for New Parents and New Baby Starter Pack Giveaway!!

Legal & General have a new initiative to provide free life cover for new parents. Becoming a parent is one of life’s most amazing experiences, but a busy one too and if you are like me, you probably feel like you don’t have a second to spare. But we still need time for the important things, like helping to protect the financial future of the family. With the joys of parenting comes the responsibility of making sure your family would be taken… Continue Reading “Free Life Cover for New Parents and New Baby Starter Pack Giveaway!!”