Monday, 1 March 2021

How to Transform Your Bathroom into a Home Spa

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Finding the time to treat yourself to a little “you” time is one of the healthiest things you can do in life.

But over the last year, most moms have sacrificed their personal time, space, money and more to help their families through the pandemic. 

With everyone stuck indoors, it might feel like an escape is impossible. But there are little things you can do at home to reclaim a little you-time (and a little sanity).

One of them is to give your bathroom an easy make-over to bring out its relaxing spa vibes. It only takes a few changes and a little creativity to make your bathroom feel miles away.  

Sunday, 21 February 2021

10 Tips for Keeping Busy During Isolation

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Struggling to keep your days full during isolation? Fear not, here are 10 tips from An Post Insurance to help you and your loved ones stay sane while you stay safe.

Wednesday, 10 February 2021

Have You Hit the Pandemic "Wall"? If So You Are Not Alone!

It has been almost a year since as a country we were plunged into a lockdown that none of us could have imagined would still be happening today! In fact when my husband first for sent home from work on furlough "a word very few of us knew before the pandemic, myself included!", he joked about how I was going to cope having him home for 3 weeks....! Little did we know those weeks would turn into months and even almost a year. 

Yes there have been some changes and lifting of lockdown but ultimately the last year has been written off, full of sadness, worry and stress for so many. Of course no lockdown is ever going to be easy, we are staying at home to stay safe, to protect others and to do the right thing BUT that doesn't make it an easier to deal with in our minds and it's ok to admit your finding it hard, I certainly am! 

I would be lying if I told you I didn't find the summer lockdown super hard. But being able to get out in the garden, the novelty of being at home and not school was still exciting for the kids and we spent more time than ever as a family which was a lovely bonus of a tough situation. It felt long and lonely and we all worried about the uncertainty of the coming weeks and months as we struggled to get to grips with the pandemic. 

Top Family Holiday Destinations to Travel to After Lockdown

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Whilst right now staying at home is the safest place for us all to be, it doesn't stop us dreaming up new and exciting travel plans or thinking of our next big family adventure! In fact I think for many people lockdown, the pandemic and so many cancelled plans have actually left us all realised just how much we love our holidays and just how many places we still have to see. 

So whether you are planning family holidays to Canada, the Caribbean or Cornwall there are some pretty amazing destinations we would all love to travel too. Here are some of the places we as a family would love to visit in the future when we are allowed. Don't forget to share where is on your travel wish list when we can travel again, in the comments below. 

Easy and Reliable Ways to Lose Weight

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With many of our regular activities being halted due to lockdown whilst we all stay safe at home, many of us have gained a few extra pounds (myself included!). However soon it will be spring and we will have to begin to emerge from our baggy jumpers and tracksuits and many of us may start thinking about wanting to lose a little weight. We all want to feel good about ourselves this summer and whilst that definitely doesn't all have to evolve around losing weight, if losing a little lockdown weight might help build your confidence I have some great tips below.

Are you having challenges losing weight? Would you like to lose it faster? There are many ways of losing weight. Some involve physical activities while others are based on diet. In this article, we shall discuss the easiest and effective methods of losing weight. 

Tuesday, 9 February 2021

Easy Ways to Adapt Our Homes as We Get Older

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We all grow old at some point but growing old doesn't have to mean moving out of your home or that you have to stop doing the things you enjoy. In fact for many older people, having to leave their home is often one of their biggest worries as they get older. That's because as we get older we can start struggling with things such as climbing the stairs or using certain items in the home. But there are lots of ways that you can adapt your home to make it much easier to live in as we get older and below I am discussing just some of the ways you can make your home work for you as you get older. 

Whether you are thinking about adapting your own home, or thinking of a loved one who may be struggling in their home adapting your home can seem like a daunting prospect, but it really doesn't have to be. 

There are many things to consider before you start including whether it is safe for you to stay at home, if you want to stay at home and of course the cost of any adaptions. You may also want to pin point the most important adaptions you want to make so that you can prioritise these. For example if you have a lot of stairs that you struggle with, a stair lift may be an important adaption for you. If in doubt you could always reach out to somewhere such as Age UK Mobility who will be able to advise which products would be best suited. 

As I mentioned above, there are many ways in which you can adapt your home (or the home of a loved one) to make it easier to live in, here are a few of them. 

Monday, 8 February 2021

Would You Consider Encouraging Your Kids To Explore a Career in Manufacturing?

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As kids grow up they come up with some pretty wacky, weird and ambitious dream jobs don't they? Mine have wanted to be everything from vets to hairdressers, footballers to swimmers and probably everything in between too! Of course as parents our top priority when it comes to our kids careers is for them to find something they love, but we also want it to be a career that will pay them enough to live comfortable and a job that is sustainable for their futures too. 

But should we encourage our kids to consider certain career paths?