#singlemomsrock #mum #mom #singleparent #singlemom #momlife #grandparent

Although I am not one I was raised by a single parent. Single parents come in many guises, men, women, straight, gay, they work, they don’t, they have one child, they have many. Some single parents have an ex partner that helps shoulder the load of childcare whilst others are, well, absent. My Father cluttered off when I was seven and I stopped seeing him altogether at around 9 or 10. This is for my mum and all the other single parents (yes, this is for the dads too) that rock the hell out of it! I see you, single parent, wiping tears, noses andRead More →

If you’ve got a fairly small home, you may find it’s frustratingly easy to become cluttered. When storage space is limited, it can be difficult keeping everything clean and organised. However, there are ways you can make the most of small spaces in order to de-clutter family rooms. Here, you’ll discover just some of them. First things first – de-clutter The first thing you should do is to start de-cluttering the home. This means, throwing out anything which you don’t use or need anymore. Do you have a drawer full of receipts, paperwork and all kinds of miscellaneous stuff? If so, now’s the time to sortRead More →

Did you know there are a wide range of benefits which come from encouraging your children to grow their own fruit and veg? It may sound unlikely, but children actually enjoy gardening. So, if you’re looking to start up a new hobby with the kids, or you want to simply get them out of the house and away from technology for a while, here you’ll discover the benefits of encouraging them to grow their own fruit and veg. It boosts their development Gardening has shown to be an excellent tool for child development. It teaches them responsibility as they have to care for the fruitRead More →

Spring has arrived and while you’re waiting for the weather to get a little warmer, why not start by bringing a little spring into your home? After the long, dark winter days, what better way to prepare for a fresh new season than to give the home a spring makeover? Here, you’ll discover the best ways to bring a little Spring into your home this season. Change the colour scheme One of the easiest, yet most dramatic ways to add spring to your home is to change the colour scheme. Yellows, light blues and bright greens all work especially well at creating a fresh, invitingRead More →

#scbu #nicu #baby #toddler

This time in 2016 I was a fat waddling mess. You, my son, were two weeks late and I had had enough. I went into hospital to be induced only to find you were in distress and hours later you were born into the world, dragged through the sunroof to the voice of Freddie Mercury and the sound of Queen. He gave you your middle name. It seemed apt. You had the cord wrapped around your neck. You weren’t breathing. You were resuscitated and whisked away to SCBU while I was being stitched back together. There was talk of brain damage and moving you toRead More →

#win #puzzles #games #ravensburger #whatifweareapuzzle

Jigsaws and games are fab for this time of year. The dark evenings and dreary days can mean a lot more mooching about at home and a lot more cries of “I’m boooored!” – and that’s just from me (hahaha). Ravensburger are one of the best known toy companies when it comes to jigsaws and their What IF? range are a fabulous mixture of a jigsaw puzzle AND a game in that the picture you have to make isn’t actually on the box – you are given clues to solve what you should be making! Much hilarity ensues as the whole family have to setRead More →

I do love a chip but my figure does not. I am attempting to shift a bit of weight at the moment but I don’t do diets. I like to try to eat healthily and up my exercise. Unfortunately at the moment I struggle with exercise which means I can’t burn off the creme egg I might have scoffed at 9.30am so therefore I need to be more careful with what I’m putting in my mouth (if Cadbury’s go into receivership it may or may not be a direct result of my healthy eating). So without further ado I bring you the VonShef Digital AirRead More →

#alternative gifts #mothersday

In case it has escaped your notice Mother’s Day is fast approaching. As usual I have left this guide until the last minute…unless you’re reading this after 11th March 2018 in which case I’m early – you’re welcome! I decided to create a list of things other than personalised tea towels, teapots and books because, well, I don’t want tea towels, teapots or books and I’m sure I’m not alone. What I would REALLY like is a night out on the tiles and a day off to suffer a hangover in peace but that isn’t going to happen so without further ado feast your eyesRead More →

    We may all be inundated with snow right now but as soon as the white stuff clears, it’s full steam ahead on the garden planning. We all want our gardens to look amazing for summer, right? Fake grass is this years must have garden accessory. Whether you’re freshening up the decking, replacing a lawn or creating a unique garden feature – it looks amazing! You all know I’m not shy of a bit of DIY so when I heard you can self-install fake grass to save on fitting cost, my ears picked up. There’s hundreds of fitting guides available to choose from, howeverRead More →

I’m getting married! Well, I might be, if we ever get round to arranging it. I have been married before, we didn’t have children and we divorced after about 2 years. It wasn’t meant to be. Our wedding was at at the local register office and had our reception in a pub. Not the most romantic of days if truth be told. Next time will be different, it will be better and it will be at least a little bit romantic, this is my hope anyway! I’ll be honest I don’t really know where to start. My previous wedding was arranged on the back ofRead More →