Mnched travel cutlery and straw set giveaway

Mnched travel cutlery and straw set giveaway

The team at Mnched are offering one lucky reader the opportunity to win a set of cutlery for Mother’s Day. It’s as simple as clicking here or tapping the image below to enter. We have been busy putting some amazing comps together with all sorts of items featuring on my Mothers Day gift guide available … Read more

40 years of Phoenix dance

40 years of Phoenix dance

Entertainment. Emotion. Education. On Saturday evening I was invited to see 40 years of Phoenix dance at the Birmingham rep. I have to be honest and say that every single performance moved me. From the core shaking drums of the opening act to the heartbreak of suicide in the final act. I love the performing … Read more

Afternoon tea in the Midlands

Afternoon tea in the Midlands

Spring has arrived and Mother’s Day is coming up. It is time to start planning in some lunch dates with the ladies. There are some glorious spots to visit for Afternoon Tea in the Midlands and beyond. Here’s a list of some of my top picks. Great places to pause for refreshment in the midst … 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

Helping Your Child Become More Independent

Helping Your Child Become More Independent

Parents are naturally inclined to do things on their child’s behalf, whether that be to save time or simply to make life easier for the youngster. However, when parents take over, they are inadvertently sending a message that they don’t have faith in their child’s abilities, which will unfortunately have long-lasting side effects. Your child will … Read more

5 Screen Free Activities for Children

5 Screen Free Activities for Children

Lots of children (and adults alike) rely on screens as a source of entertainment and communication, but this isn’t always the best option for their overall health and well-being. Children need to engage in a variety of different stimulating activities so that they can develop key skills and remain active. So, if you’re wondering how to … Read more

Mother’s Day gift guide 2022

Mother’s Day gift guide 2022

I’m a mom (and yes we spell it like this in Birmingham) so I figured I’m in as good a position as anyone to create a mother’s day gift guide to share gift giving ideas. I have a huge range of hobbies and interests so I’ve been busy reviewing all manner of products to bring … Read more

Start-Rite Vegan school shoes review

Start-Rite vegan School shoes giveaway

Measuring up Shopping for school shoes is not much fun at all for busy parents. When Arlo started school in September I was surprised at the prices of school shoes. I was also shocked at just how chaotic al of the shops were. It felt like the measuring process was rushed. The first thing Start-rite … Read more