Thursday, 4 June 2020

Turning 30 - My Plans for the Future

Turning the big 30 and starting my thirties in lockdown wasn't quite what I had planned, and in reality I was a bit sad that I wouldn't get to celebrate with friends and family. But actually the time to reconnect as a family, the down time where all stopped rushing around and just spent time being, laughing and being in each others companies was probably exactly what I needed!

As a family we always seem to be on the go! Work, school runs, football club, swimming club, galas, parties and everything in between. It's usually a case of one in one out when it comes to being at home and me and my husband rarely sit down together before about 9/9.30pm. So when lockdown came and I got past the complete panic tailspin it sent me into I started to actually appreciate the fact we had been forced to slow down.

Wednesday, 27 May 2020

A Family Adventure in Lower Woods Nature Reserve

When the country went into lockdown and our ability to do a lot of things was taken away I think we all quickly learned new ways to cope, new ways to keep ourselves entertained and for many that came in the form of their daily exercise. So many people, myself included headed out for a daily walk to break up the day and like many I had that moment where I wondered why we didn't do this more often before!

How Much Screen Time is Too Much for My Kids?

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There is no denying that the use of consoles, mobile phones and screen time in general is a hot topic amongst parents and children alike. As the world evolves and more and more technology comes into our lives it can be hard to avoid it with schools often using technology such as tablets and laptops in lessons now too. However we all aim to find that perfect balance, finding the "right" amount of screen and tech time balanced with other activities too, but is there such a thing as "too much" screen time? 

The Art of Buying Charms - The Complete Guide

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Friday, 22 May 2020

How to Create More Light in Your Home

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When we think about our homes there are lots of things we look for when creating the perfect space within it. Many of us want lots of space, storage (especially important when you have kids), a large garden and one of the things many of us also look for is light, spacious rooms. Having a room where the sun shines through, where you can feel the warmth fill the room through a window and illuminate the walls can make all the difference to how a space feels! Not only that but natural light has been linked to improvements in our health, wellbeing and mood too. 

However sometimes when looking for our perfect home we have to compromise, but light in your home is one thing you definitely don't have to compromise if you are willing to make some small and simple changes. Here are some ways you can create more light in your home from simple DIY jobs to some more elaborate renovations, there is something to suit all homes and all budgets too. 

Thursday, 21 May 2020

4 Soothing Self-Care Ideas You Can Try at Home

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If you ever find yourself stuck at home with nothing to do, you can make the time more productive by reconnecting with your body. Self-care is a necessary aspect of living and crucial to maintaining a healthy relationship with yourself. Stress is an inevitable part of life, and having a moment to take care of yourself regularly is one of the best ways to cope. 

Tuesday, 19 May 2020

Keeping in Touch with Elderly Relatives

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Looking after each other is extremely important and recent events that have happened across the world have made us all realise even more so just how much we value contact with others. 

Whilst many of us will have contact with friends and family through work, school, various clubs and days out. Sometimes it can harder to stay in touch with elderly relatives who may not be able to come along on family trips or who may not be living further away or in care homes. 

However that doesn't mean they are any less a part of the family and we all want to do our best to stay in contact with elderly relatives, keep them company and ensure they still feel as much a part of the family as everyone else.