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5 ways to get outside more

As a parent to a five year old it feels as though toys have taken over our entire home. Of course I’m delighted to see Arlo engage with his toys and it’s fabulous to join in with Lego building and car track racing. However, once he is asleep in bed I can’t relax because toys … Read more

Thirty days of mindfulness

Thirty days of mindfulness

I’m a huge fan of thirty day challenges, I’ve written about all sorts of different things I’ve tried in the past – from squat challenges which get increasingly tougher to more creative challenges where your skills develop as you try out a new make up technique every day. One thing I have been really focusing … Read more

5 ways to get outside more

Get outside more-A young boy leaving his home to explore the outdoors along a forest trail.

Spending time in the great outdoors has so many benefits – from improvements in mental health, seeing beautiful new sights, getting fresh, natural air, partaking in fun activities, getting a daily dose of vitamin D – and the list goes on. Being mindful of how much time you spend outdoors and actively trying to increase … Read more

How To Raise An Optimistic Child

How To Raise An Optimistic Child

Optimism is important because it what allows us to look at the world with a positive mindset. When children practise optimistic thinking, they are more confident about overcoming challenges, which makes them more resilient and less likely to give up. It allows them to look on the bright side and focus on a successful future. … Read more

How to Raise a Confident Child

How to Raise a Confident Child

As children grow and develop new skills, they also become increasingly more confident. Confidence is important because it’s what allows children to put those skills into practise and bounce back if things don’t go to plan. It’s what allows them to perform well in school and eventually seek out a successful and fulfilling career. Those who lack confidence are … Read more

The important things you forget to consider when you have children

The important things you forget to consider when you have children

Noone likes to think about emergencies and unplanned circumstances when you’re wrapped up in the joy of a newborn baby. I’m writing this as parents to a four-year-old and thinking about how much my circumstances have changed in that short period of time is crazy. I could never have anticipated a global pandemic, never mind … Read more

Planning a family budget

Planning a family budget

Life has changed so much for us over the last twelve months, just like it has for everyone. As the pace of life slowed right down I realised just how much money I was wasting on things which aren’t at all necessary. I’ve gone a year without drinks from coffee shops on my daily commute … Read more

The age of Aquarius – 2020 the year attitudes to technology for children changed

It’s 2020 and people have been talking and singing about the age of Aquarius for a long time, but this major cosmic event is finally about to happen. Wether you believe in astrology or not, the changing of an astrological age seems to affect civilisation and cultural tendencies (according to Wikipedia anyway). This makes me … Read more

tougH Girl

Hyperemesis Gravidarum Pregnancy. Every blogger out there has a nemesis of a story they want to share. I never intended to share this one because it’s not a fun and positive experience – I am known for being optimistic and enthusiastic, full of energy – but in all honesty, there is not much I enjoyed … Read more