Wednesday, 13 November 2019

The Ultimate Christmas Gift Guide for Mums - 2019

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Christmas is next month, can you believe it!? It definitely feels like Christmas has snuck up on me this year. With the kids now back at school after half term I have decided its probably about time I made a start on my Christmas shopping. I even ordered our real Christmas tree over the weekend and took the kids to pick up some new decorations from The Range.

When it comes to buying Christmas gifts we all want to gift the perfect present but it can be hard to find that gift when there are so many things to choose from. Especially when it comes to mums, they are so special to us that finding a gift they will love and show them how much they mean to us can feel overwhelming and impossible.

The Ultimate Christmas Gift Guide for Dad's - 2019

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Whether the men in your life are lovers of tech, gaming or even golf it can be so hard to find great gifts for men when it comes to Christmas gifts. I mean we all know when asked men will tell you they need socks and pants! But what about the presents that they might not "need" but would actually really love?

So I have been having a look around online and found some great ideas for all the men in your life this Christmas from dads and brothers to boyfriends and husbands. Here are some gift ideas for this Christmas.

Tuesday, 12 November 2019

Why You Should Consider Greece For Your Next Family Holiday

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Autumn may be well and truly here, bringing with it the cold, wet and windy weather. But if you are already missing the warm sun on your skin and days at the pool you could be in luck with some last minute breaks in the sun thanks to Voyage Prive.

I have to admit I have been tempted myself after a few chilly morning school runs and having to buy us all new woolly hats and gloves this weekend! The summer feels like it was so long ago and scrolling through all of the holidays available a few definitely caught my eye, one of those being breaks in Greece.

Friday, 8 November 2019

A Personalised Call to Father Christmas with Portable North Pole!

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Christmas seems to have a whole new meaning once you become a parent doesn't it? There just seems to be that extra little bit of magic, the kids excitement for Father Christmas is almost infectious and it takes me right back to when I was a kid. I remember that excitement, the buzz about Christmas, wondering if Santa would come and what he would bring. And now I am a parent I get to experience it all again with my own children, its just magical.

Since having kids Christmas has fast become my most favourite time of year again and I love finding different ways to make it as special, magical and enchanting for the kids as I can. From visit's to Father Christmas, to baking Christmas goodies and going out to see all the Christmas lights. But this year I have found something I think my top it all, a personalised phone/video call to the big man himself, Father Christmas!

5 Ways To Beat The Winter Blues

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Summer is well and truly over and the beautiful autumnal colours are everywhere. Winter is well and truly on its way and with it, it seems to have brought the rain, wind and darker evenings too. Whilst Autumn is my favourite season (closely followed by winter, purely for Christmas!) it is all to easy to fall into a bit of a slump when the rain and wind scuppers your plans and the evenings are dark before you have even had dinner!

However there are plenty of ways to beat those winter blues and here are some of my favourite ways to stay happy, healthy and positive through the colder winter months.

What are the Benefits of Single Sex Education?

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When it comes to choosing a school for your child it is a huge decision and one we all want to get right! It is a huge step for a child to start school and a nerve wracking time for us parents too. We all want our children to find the perfect school where they can learn, thrive and make great friends especially since the schools we choose are where our children will spend the next 12+ years of their childhood.

Do Any Of Us Really Have It All Together?

I hold my hands up and admit I am an over thinker. I allow tiny little things to take over my mind, to rule my thoughts and my feelings. I let my mind make things bigger than they ever were before and my own brain creates these wild scenarios that become reality in my head. But on the outside, I'm happy, smiley and chatty, I often come across as care free, but on the inside I am anything but.

In a time when social media is everywhere, where our lives are shared to sometimes thousends even millions of people through the internet, apps and online platforms. It has become so easy to compare ourselves to others. To doubt our abilities, our judgement and most of all ourselves. To feel that we have to become something we are not, to appear happy all the time.