Could our next family holiday be at sea? A few days spent on The Independence of the Seas

Independence of the seas 2018 makeover

I’ve only recently written about how we are currently searching for our next family holiday, the one which will see us taking the children abroad for the very first time. Next year both Paul and myself turn 40, and although it’s not a scary number it’s a milestone for us both that we want to markRead more

Top Tips From a Former Nanny: Helping to cope with Chicken Pox

Top Tips Helping to deal with Chicken Pox

Chicken Pox is one of those common illnesses which most of us will get at some point in our lives (unless your child had had the Chicken Pox vaccination), and while most get this at a young age and while still at school there is no set age when Chicken Pox will strike. Emmy gotRead more

Win £100 to spend with Frederick Thomas London in our Father’s Day competition!

To celebrate Father’s Day on Sunday 17th of June, I have teamed up with Frederick Thomas London to bring you a lovely new giveaway. One lucky reader will win a £100 voucher to spend online at Who said Father’s Day ties needed to be boring and that sock’s can’t be fun?  If the Man/Father inRead more

Shopping with kids in Tow at The Meadows Shopping Centre

The Meadows Shopping Centre

With half term fast approaching you may be planning all your fun days out with the children, the parks, zoo trips or maybe even the circus or perhaps you are planning for a week away on holiday. The last thing on your mind is taking them on a shopping trip with you – lets faceRead more

Night Night, Lights Out – unless you’re reading that is

I’ve written before on numerous occasions just how bad Emmy is at falling asleep, the bed hopping and the million and one excuses to leave the bedroom have gotten beyond a joke. I don’t think there is an excuse around that she hasn’t used to prolong bedtimes: I’m hot I’m cold I’m hungry I’m thirstyRead more

Tips on where to take the little ones for your summer holidays in 2018

Summer holiday locations for kids

Summer is fast approaching however you aren’t too late to book that perfect family holiday, if you are still stuck for ideas on where to take your little ones to the beach this year then can help advise you on the best European destinations that are suitable for all budgets and which are familyRead more

5 places to visit while holidaying in Gran Canaria with kids

Holiday’s in the sun with children are great fun but of course a far cry from the relaxing beach holidays we may have had pre-children sipping cocktails and sun bathing by the pool. There is so much more to consider when booking a sunny break when you have kids: You’ll need a family room inRead more

Getting Summer Ready on a Budget with The Meadows Shopping Centre

The Meadows Shopping Centre

It seems that most of us really did have a very sunny bank holiday weekend and for once the weather didn’t get the memo about it being a bank holiday. What a scorcher it was. Did you manage to get out and enjoy it? Of course, like many others it seems to have caught meRead more