This is a collaborative post 🙂    There are few things in this world more wonderful than being a parent. It’s the kind of thing that brings new meaning into your life in a way that you might never have even expected. Of course, that doesn’t mean that it’s all sunshine and rainbows. The […]

*This article is a collaborative post When the word poverty is mentioned, the immediate thought heads straight to poorer countries like Africa who can’t afford clean water, education and food. While these facts are sadly true and devastating, did you know that in the UK, as many as three children in a class of thirty […]

So in the midst of broken arms and traumatic days, there is a slightly more creative and pleasant phenomenon occurring within the family home. We’re redecorating! Ok, not the whole house…just the living room and the girls bedrooms. Elsa is demanding a double bed which just isn’t going to happen (do 9 year olds have […]

Me & I – review post

I have been sent some beautiful clothes from Swedish company, Me & I. The company was started in 2004 by two friends who now see their clothing sell in five different countries. They use fantastically soft material in their entire range which is bought from responsibly manufactured producers in Portugal and Turkey. Their clothing appealed […]

Just my look – sponsored post

  Whilst Jude is settling in, I’m able to take a bit of time out to think about myself for once. And whilst this sounds a bit “woe is me” I really don’t mean it like that. In reality, I don’t take care of myself as typically I don’t have time to but this is […]

*This is a collaborative post*     The last decade has been a rocky period for Britain and a lot of sacrifices have been made. But they’ve come at a cost. Every day the news is full of stories about a struggling NHS, overcrowded prisons, and funding cuts for disabled people. All of this bad […]

*this is a collaborative post*   According to the latest data we have, childhood anxiety is on the rise. This is a subject close to my heart as Jude suffers from anxiety brought on (I think) from his inability to truly comprehend the world.   Around 1 in 8 children now have some form of […]

  *This is a collaborative post*   The secret ingredient when it comes to raising good kids, kids that make your heart burst with pride and kids that become a shining light of awesomeness to the children around them stems from teaching them the right values. That is the role we have as parents – […]

  I was asked if I’d like to read a new book and to give my views on it so I thought, why not! It gives me an excuse to read something potentially outside my usual choice which I always think is important for expanding your horizons.   I was sent a copy of A […]

Over on Instagram last week, I displayed an image of a beautiful dress that I was sent from a lovely lady who hand-makes clothes using ethically produced and individually sourced materials. It made me realise how many small companies are out there, working morally and creating unique pieces that could literally wipe the floor with […]