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…

Parental burnout; Six ways to talk your way to a happier you in lockdown no.3

Many parents are undoubtedly feeling increased stress and exhaustion due to the intense pressure of trying to home-school and take care of their children, whilst maintaining a full-time job, keeping their relationships intact and their home in a modest state. Psychologists have likened the impact on parents to a state of burnout with commonly reported…

Me time; which activities keep kids distracted the longest?

Anyone else struggling to get their kids to do something for longer than five minutes right now? If you’re doing the juggle or indeed just need 10 minutes of ‘me time’ take a look at this post about what’s keeping our kids distracted the longest! Experts at DIYS.com were intrigued to find out which crafts will keep…

New Year, New home in five easy steps

As we look set to continue our new norm of working from home (and spending every minute of the day at home) the increased time spent there can often lead to ‘aesthetic fatigue’. I know I have personally arranged, and rearranged, and arranged again, my downstairs about four times since the first lockdown. Not to…

The six books you must read this festive season

It’s that time of year again. Time to cosy up with a good book; time to kick back and relax on the sofa; time to take your mind to another place and step into a different world. Here are my top six books to read this holiday season: Blow your mind: Call me Joe This…

Your heart is my heart, and I hold it in my hand

Sorry this one is a little gushy I’m afraid… So maybe I wrote my last blog about Amelia hop skipping and jumping into school a little too early. This week going into preschool has been a whole different story. Poor little thing has been very upset at the school gates and constantly telling us she…

5 tips to ace your lockdown workout

With so many of us working from home and being unable to get to the gym, the past few months in lockdown have definitely been challenging in terms of our everyday fitness levels and generally keeping healthy. However, working out at home really is far easier than one might think, and totally possible to commit to…