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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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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Win An Eggcelent Prize In The Rattan Direct Easter Egg Hunt Competition

Easter is sadly over, all the Easter egg hunts are complete, copious amount of chocolate has been consumed and there is still plenty left to eat in our house. We had a wonderful Easter however the children are now back at school so its back to normality. However there is still time get in the Easter spirit and win a wonderful prize – this time it isn’t chocolate. Rattan Direct, who specialise in wonderful outdoor furniture have an Easter egg hunt competition on their website. The competition is super easy to enter. All you need to do is watch a small video and keep your eyes peeled and look out for all the chocolate eggs and bunnies that are hidden in different places. Once you have watched the video just fill in the contact form with how many you spotted and submit. There is a truly eggcelent prize they are giving… View Post

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Is Your Home Baby Safe?

I remember when we bought E home for hospital, it was like we were in this baby bubble of all things wonderful. Once she was on the move we had to think about baby proofing the house. In the end we didn’t have to do much, she was really good. When we said no she didn’t touch or do things she shouldn’t do. We had a stair gate for safety, that was the main thing. Fast forward four years and J came a long, he is a complete different kettle of fish compared to E. Not only is he a rubbish sleeper. he is also destructive and inquisitive. We haven’t had to do too much baby proofing but we have been aware of more things that need to be made safe with him around. Even the simple things like keeping E’s smaller toys out of reach. I am currently considering… View Post

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Motherhood and #MumMoments

Motherhood is hard work. And sometimes it feels just like that – work. It is also a delight and very rewarding. And then there are moments that, for me, really define what it is to be a mum. Moments that I will cherish for the rest of my life. Not just the milestones that the children have achieved but lots of other wonderful memories. With mother’s day in the near distance I am going to share with you some of my favourite mum moments. The births were both memorable due to them both being complicated. Meeting them as babies is something that still makes me smile. The Smile E’s first smile melted my heart. She had such a wonderful happy smile – she still does and when she smiles and laughs it fills me with joy. This is a mum moment that made all the hard work worth it. Her happy… View Post

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