Fidget Spinner Giveaway

Fidget Spinners are the new craze in the playground, everyone is talking about them including E. So when I was sent one in the post, E was delighted. I had no idea what to expect from a fidget spinner, I had only really seen them on social media. A fidget spinner is  a weighted spinner that is designed to help kids who have trouble focusing or fidgeting. I have heard that they are great for people with ADHD or Autism. Playing with a fidget spinner is supposed to be a way of relieving stress or nervous energy. I was a little sceptical about it at first but having had a play it is rather addictive. E will sit there spinning it for ages. She spins it in her hands, on the table, even her head! If you would like the opportunity to win a Fidget Spinner and join the latest playground… View Post

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Housework vs Life

I hate housework. With a passion. I always have. There is always something else I’d rather be doing, something more important and meaningful. Anything! Like writing, going out for lunch, spending quality time with my family, living life. Cleaning the house together, as a family, is not quality time in my books. I sometimes think, usually as I’m vacuuming or scrubbing the toilet, that if the world ended today I’d like to have spent my last hours doing some truly important things, not cleaning the house or doing laundry or dishes. But this rebellious line of thinking is ridiculous because I hate having a dirty house. And it’s not going to clean itself! I hate it so much. During the Easter school holidays E and I went to London for a few days, a welcome break. However when I came back to a messy house it made me miserable. Cleaning with J around… View Post

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An Unforgettable Family Holiday in Sicily

Life can get a little crazy sometimes (particularly with kids!), so taking a break once in a while should be mandatory. However, picking the destination of a family holiday is not the easiest of tasks; especially when you have a number of people to please. Choosing a location that all of the family will enjoy can be slightly difficult, but not impossible. If you’re stuck for which country to choose, look no further that Sicily. visiting Sicily with your family will be unforgettable! It can be quite stressful, and may take a while to save the money to make it possible. But the more difficult to organise, the more you will appreciate the holiday once you’re there- relaxing, or having a great adventure. Here are some reasons why I’d recommend considering Sicily for your next family holiday. 1- You get your money’s worth Italy is renowned for its great weather, cultural heritage,… View Post

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Win a Make You Own Chocolate Bundle with what2buy4kids

When it comes to buying gifts for children it can be a minefield. what2buy4kids.co.uk certainly takes the headache out of buying gifts. The website has great search functions, you can search via age, gender or by toy type. E is six soon as are many of her friends. By using the websites search function I have found some amazing gifts for that age. Most of the gifts they sell I wouldn’t find in my local toy shops. I love some of the novelty gifts they sell, particularly the make your own chocolate items. The make our own London looks fantastic and I know E would love it. what2buy4kids.co.uk is a great website and I totally recommend it when looking to buy gifts. The lovely people at what2buyforkids are offering one of my readers the opportunity to win the most amazing ‘make your own’ chocolate bundle. The prize consist of a Make… View Post

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Earning a little Extra Pocket Money- Tips for Stay at Home Mums

Many parents simply cannot go back to work after having a child (and many don’t want to). However, this can have a detrimental effect on your family’s bank balance. It is possible to be a busy mum, and earn a little bit of money. Either to help go towards the bills, or allow you a little more freedom when choosing activities with the kids, or most importantly of all- a little extra cash to treat yourself without an attack of mum guilt. Here are some tips to help you earn a little extra pocket money. 1. Flexible Hours Finding a job with flexible hours might not suit all parents whose kids aren’t yet at school age and don’t have alternative childcare options. However, if you are free during school hours or even just some mornings/afternoons a week, it could be the perfect opportunity to take advantage of your free time and… View Post

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