Sunday, 19 January 2020

Why I Won't be Celebrating my Daughters Attendance Award

This week my daughters school shared that they would be giving out "attendance certificates" to children who had attended over 97% attendance during each term. Now don't get my wrong I love celebrating and sharing my daughters excitement when she comes home with an award, a sticker or a certificate.

I love seeing the joy and pride on her face when she comes running out with her work in one hand and a shiny sticker or certificate in the other. But her attendance award will be one we won't be celebrating and I wanted to share with you why.

Thursday, 16 January 2020

How Can a Healthy Lifestyle Help Improve Your Child's Education

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We all know that kids need plenty of sleep, heck most of us have been at the receiving end of a tantrum due to lack of sleep too right? But did you know that by encouraging your child to get more sleep, eat healthy foods and take part in more physical activity, you could be helping them to improve their education? That’s right; research suggests that students who have a healthy diet and get good sleep are more focused learners, whilst unhealthy lifestyle choices and poor nutrition can have a negative impact on academic achievement.  

Wednesday, 15 January 2020

Choosing the Right Flooring for Your Home

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Deciding on the type of flooring is hard enough, so when you have to then decide on colour things get even harder! If you’ve opted for real wood, then you’ll want to get the colour and wood type right since you’re splashing a lot of your hard-earned cash on it. The competition between light and dark wood is difficult and can create two completely different looks, so which ever one you decide to go for you’ll need to be sure it complements your interior.  

However, don’t think you have to go for either something really light or really dark. There are plenty of middle shades available for those who don’t want anything too extreme. So, let’s have a look… 

Thursday, 9 January 2020

Fun for the Whole Family at AirHop Bristol

I'm always looking for new and fun ways to help the kids burn off some off the endless energy they always seem to have! So with Christmas day been and gone and that awkward week between Christmas and New Year to face, (you know the week where nobody knows what day of the week it is) we were desperately in need of somewhere to get us all out for a bit. 

A quick Google discovered we actually have a huge Airhop trampoline park right on our doorstep and the kids were so excited to go and try it out! 

Airhop Bristol is a huge trampoline park where kids and grown ups can bounce, jump, flip and race to their hearts content. The park consists of a huge main court which contains over 135 interlocking trampolines which sprawl across the floors and even up the walls! 

Stylish Kids Fashion from Kimi Dog.


She may only be 5 but when it comes to knowing what she wants, Evelyn has that handled! That is especially true when it comes to her clothes and she loves picking her own clothes on a weekend when she doesn't have to wear her school uniform, especially if its an occasion where she can wear a pretty dress! I am always on the look out for new brands, stores and designs so when I recently heard about Kimi Dog, I just had to check it out!

When it comes to clothes shopping I try to let both James and Evelyn have as much say as possible when it comes to choosing their own clothes. When buying their clothes I use a mixture of both online shopping and high-street stores, but online in certainly much easier, especially with a 5 year old in tow.

Wednesday, 8 January 2020

Why Choose Solid Wood Flooring For Your Family Home?

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When you become a parent there a few things you quickly learn, one of those things is that babies, soft furnishings and plush carpets simply do not mix! Oh and white, never ever buy anything white ever again!

In fact unless you wish to spent the first few years of parenthood washing sofa cushions, scrubbing carpet floors and investing in shares for stain remover, its best to think wisely about the choices you make for your home, before baby arrives. 

Whilst we went for easy to clean sofa's one thing I wish we would have been able to change is the flooring we have. As we currently rent is isn't as easy as just changing our flooring, however having solid wood flooring when the kids were younger would have certainly made things a little easier to clean and maintain that's for sure. 

Tuesday, 7 January 2020

Finding Childcare Made Easy with Childcare.co.uk

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When you become parents it often feels like your own social life takes a rapid decline, that was definitely the case for me and my husband anyway. Whilst some people are lucky enough to have lots of family or friends who are willing and able to babysit, there are so many others who, like myself don't have that option. Which means when it comes to going out, its with the kids or not at all for us! 

However I recently discovered a fantastic website which is a total game changer when it comes to regaining a little bit of me time and finding childcare, Childcare.co.uk

The website is the simple, easy and convenient way to find local childcare & babysitters (and more!) in your area at the click of a button.