Back to school – are you racking up the miles?

UK parents will apparently spend almost a full year and travel over 62,000 miles doing the school run! This staggering nationwide study by webuyanycar.com, revealed that British parents who drive their kids to school, spend an average of one hour and 14 minutes a day during term times (25 days a year) on the school…

Specialist advice on reducing the symptoms of stress and anxiety for children

Returning to the classroom is an exciting time. But for many children, it can cause stress and anxiety, about being separated from their families after months of togetherness.  The beginning of a new school year typically generates a combination of excitement and nervousness, but returning this year amid the coronavirus pandemic will be unlike any…

Back to school – purchased the uniform yet? Read this first

The most rigorously tested school uniform survey in the UK has voted Marks & Spencer as the top pick for school uniform. The survey also revealed the backlash against the cost of school-branded items. Not long to go now till the kids head back to school (albeit preschool for my little one). Wish I had read…

How to Travel Safely with Your Pet on Holiday

We’re off on hols for the first time with our new puppy in a few weeks (only in the UK to a little cottage, but still a trip away!!). Definitely not calling it a staycation, don’t get me started on that one… I have to be honest, it has been playing on my mind a…

Father’s Day gift guide

#advert Sunday 20th June marks Father’s Day here in the UK. We’ve collated a list of some of the best gifts to buy the man who is (almost) impossible to buy for. Take a look at the below for a little bit of inspiration. With Father’s Day just under two weeks away, there’s still time…

Mental health awareness week; mindfulness and exercise

Mental Health Awareness Week (May 10-16) comes off the back of a year which has undoubtedly been one of the most challenging for the mental wellbeing of millions.  The Royal College of Psychiatrists, in an analysis of data from the NHS and ONS, highlighted a steep increase in mental ill health since March 2020 when lockdown…

Easter activities for the whole family

Advert It’s nearly Easter Weekend, and one year on, we are still locked down. Hard to believe really! That being said, this year feels a little more positive, with fewer unknowns. There feels like a light at the end of the tunnel. I’ve curated a list of loads of fun things you can do over…

Seven lockdown activities for kids; the games edition

Advert It feels like the easing of lockdown is now finally in sight and with spring in the air, things are feeling that much more positive. However, that being said, we still have some time to go till we can get back to some form of normality and get out to see friends and family….

8 ways to take on the outdoors with your kids

When I think about the good old days of my childhood, images of playing outside for hours on end and begging my parents to stay outside for an extra half hour, come to mind. Nowadays, technology does play more of a significant role in our children’s everyday lives, making their experiences different to ours. But…