• Family Time

    What are the Benefits of Extra-Curricular Activities?

    Extra-curricular activities could be anything from drama club to piano lessons, or even something like volunteering at a local charity shop. Essentially, they are hobbies or interests that your kids choose to take part in outside of school. There are…

  • Family Time

    Mermaid Adoptions

    Our little miss is growing up so fast now. At almost three she is getting into lots of new things including watching films. The Little Mermaid is on our must see list, so when we were offered our very own…

  • Food Time

    Edible Stocking Fillers Gift Guide

    Stockings are such a wonderfully festive tradition. Yet I sometimes do feel it creates a sense of panic buying just to get them filled up. We are trying to buy less ‘stuff’ in our family for lots of reasons. One…

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    Personalised prints from Created By Magic

    I’m over the moon to have collaborated with Created By Magic for this post. This independent art studio offers personalised prints to celebrate those special love moments. With a range of stunning designs, where you add in your own information,…

  • Food Time

    Review: Sunday Brunch at the Hyatt Birmingham

    I’m not personally a fan of Sunday roasts at restaurants (probably quite alone in that) so I’m always keen to learn about places doing something a bit different. The Hyatt in Birmingham has done just that, with its new Sunday…

  • Family Time

    Six Good Study Habits for Children

    Doing well at school requires a variety of skills so it’s important that your child adopts excellent study habits throughout their academic journey. As a parent, you can help encourage and inspire your child and keep them on the right…

  • Me Time

    Stunning pieces from Nude Jewellery

    I’m sure like a lot of us folks who were born in the 80s (politer way of say those of us who are rapidly approaching middle-aged) I used to by a lot of tat jewellery. I had hoardes of cheap…

  • Family Time

    Establishing a good school routine

    Anyone who has children will know how challenging the morning routine can be at times. The key to a stress-free school run is organisation and some clear-cut rules that everyone in the family can follow. I have teamed up with…

  • Family Time

    Christmas gift guide for toddlers

    It’s becoming quite a tradition that I publish a Christmas gift guide for toddlers including only wooden toys. It’s even more fitting this year, because my blog has certainly been more reflective of my conscious effort to be more sustainable.…

  • Family Time

    Top Tips to Motivate Your Kids to Learn

    Parents play an important part in the success of their child in terms of their education. In fact, research has found that children whose parents are actively involved in their education are more likely to do well, which is probably…

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    What to do in Birmingham for under £60

    Birmingham may be the UK’s second biggest city, but that doesn’t mean it has to be expensive to enjoy it. I’ve lived here for 10 years now, and I think it’s pretty easy to find low cost activities. So when…