When you have a baby, there are plenty of times when you might get in a bit of a panic. It’s often because you don’t have that all-important accessory you really need. It’s easy to do when you’re in a rush too. There is always something missing out of the changing bag or pram! But there are a few absolute essentials I just couldn’t cope without. They’re definitely the things I check for first! A packet of baby wipes is the first thing I make sure I have. I’ll have some stashed in the change bag, some in my handbag, and...

Those who know me know that there’s 2 things I love: wine & cocktails!   So when I saw this summer wine infographic by Roberson wine; I had to share it as it’s right up my street! The Ruby on the rails and the Kir Royal sound like they’d go down a treat. Look out for my photo blog next week as I attempt to make these! ...

As a parent, I constantly worry about my kids. That does not stop when they grow up. But when they are young it is important to worry about your children because so much can happen. While it is important for them to make and learn from their own mistakes, you have to look after them. To an extent your kids are not going to keep themselves healthy, so you must do it for them. Here are some of the ways you can start look after aspects of your kids health at an early age that will help them even when they are adults. The Right Diet Obviously...

Flowers play a very important role in the decoration and the ambiance of a wedding ceremony. They add to the total beauty of the wedding day. In fact a wedding without flowers will not make a lot of sense to many people. Any bride loves to hold a bunch of wedding flowers, and would love to make her wedding memorable through the type of flowers she carries that special day in her life. She will choose flowers based on her taste and also her personality. However the process of choosing the best wedding flowers for the ceremony is never...

It’s a sad fact of modern life that young children in the 21st century spend much less time outside than in our generation. Recent media reports have illustrated that many modern children only roam within 300 yards of their homes, and as a result could be becoming much less healthy, both physically and mentally. So what can you do to help make sure that you’re child doesn’t become a coach potato? One way is to encourage them to develop a love for sports that will not only keep them fit, but will provide many useful socialising...

It’s not news that stay at home mums are constantly looking for a side venture that they can engage in to earn a little more money. The good news is that there are plenty of smart options out there, most of which allow mums to work from the comfort of their homes. This list by bingo butlers gives you examples of smart money making ideas for mums. ...

Not so many years ago kids would hurry home from school, get into something more comfortable and run back outside for hours and hours or running up and down. Oh how times have changed. Nowadays children are surrounded by TV, gaming consoles, computers and the internet that keep them locked up in a room somewhere for way too many hours. Because of this, kids of today no longer spend time outdoors. Small wonder why child obesity is a very real phenomenon these days. ...

A great home can mean a lot of different things to different people. For families, a perfect home usually means a space that is clean, comfortable and safe. Families also want a home that expresses their personalities and help them relax and create during their time there. Needless to say, achieving all of these things in any family home is not always easy. It can be difficult to work around busy kids and parents desires to build a space that everyone can feel comfortable in, especially in common rooms like the living room. Here is the...

As a dog owner, you have two choices when you go on holiday somewhere. You can have someone look after your pooch while you’re away, such as a friend or a boarding kennel. Or you can take your dog with you! If your destination is somewhere dog-friendly, it makes sense to take your canine companion on your travels. If that’s what you’re planning to do, there are a few things you should bear in mind before you go. Here is what you need to know: Photo via Wikimedia Commons If possible, avoid air travel It’s no secret that some dogs...

For many children, their worst fear is having a mouth full of metal, aka having to wear braces. There are worries about the pain, how the other kids at school will treat them, how they will cope with braces. For many kids, getting braces is a big deal. Picture link As a parent, what worries your child, probably worries you too. So it’s likely that if your child is anxious about getting their new braces, you are also a little worried. But there is no need to be, while painful at first, braces won’t affect your child’s life in a big...

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