How to install a glass tile backsplash in your kitchen

I love my kitchen, it is one of those HUGE kitchens which everyone is envious of – with a breakfast bar with integrated hob and under counter fridge, room for a huge toy unit containing all the kids craft equipment and a large majority of their toys and even a large dining room table andRead more

ChuChu TV – YouTube channel for kids

Harry is at that inbetween age currently – just turned 4 he loves all the TV shows which Emmy watches (she is almost 7) yet when she is in school all day he loves nothing more than choosing the younger shows and channels and of course he sings and learns traditional Nursery Rhymes at school.Read more

Introducing School Reviewer – a site for parents of school age children

school reviewer

When Emmy first started school I asked around local friends for advice on the local Pre-Schools. We went to look around the one we’d heard the best reports of and which happened to be within walking distance.  We really liked it so put her name down without looking at the others.  Our decision was easy – IRead more

The hidden secrets of your stationery drawer – Stationery facts

stationery facts

When you’re chewing on the end of your pen or fixing sticky notes all over your desk, do you ever pause to wonder how these little bits of everyday stationery items came to exist? If like me, the answer is probably not. They’re fairly unassuming, and it’s easy to take useful things for granted, isn’tRead more

PayPlan: Child Maintenance

Growing up I was rather unaware of single parent families, my parents were still married as were all my friends parents so it wasn’t until my late teens that I became aware of any variation from this.  It was a new friend I had made – one who joined the school later in the schoolRead more

Internet safety and our children

Although my children are only 6 & 3 years of age a lot of modern day life is spent online, we have cancelled our Sky TV package and now only watch YouTube and Netflix.  Emmy can navigate these herself and while she only watches shows she likes and is allowed it is only a matterRead more

Finding our lost smiles and promoting oral health

I love nothing more than seeing my children smile, the innocence of childhood and the giggling at nearly everything is what really warms my heart.  They find the simplest things hysterical such as the worst jokes, slap stick humour and tickles. The little things we take for granted mean the most to children and thoseRead more

Win a holiday to Rome for 2 with Jones Bootmaker

One of my most memorable holidays pre-children was one Paul and I took to Rome one summer.  We wanted a holiday where we could take in some of the local history with a good mix of places we could walk to and though we would need a coach trip for. Trevi Fountain at 6am WeRead more