A Swim Session with Individuality Swimming & Fitness

•Complimentary review session• Knowing how to swim is one of those life skills that are so important to have, and it is so much easier to learn as a small child than as an adult. Ed and I have been meaning to enrol Benjamin in swimming lessons for awhile as he hasn’t been very water confident. Over the summer, we went on a couple of short breaks away at holiday...

5 Things I’m Looking Forward to About September

I have made no secret of the fact that my mental health suffers as autumn rolls around and the days get shorter, the weather gloomier and the nights longer. I do get a little worried as August ends, that I am going to struggle, but I also don’t want my mental illness to define who I am and I try and focus on the positives and all the things I...

A Family Summer Break in South Wales

Rather than dwelling on the fact that we couldn’t go on a holiday abroad this year, we looked at where we could get away in the UK instead and, after a lovely break in the Lake District with extended family earlier in the month, we decided to look at the coast for a second break away. Living in Bournemouth, we weren’t really looking for a tourist spot, and when I...

Budget Friendly Activities for Kids this Summer

•Features some gifted items• There are two weeks left of the summer holidays here in the south of England, and sometimes it can feel a little like the days stretch out ahead, requiring all the money to keep kids occupied and amused. I am fortunate to not only to have the summer with my children, but to also have both my mum and my husband off work for the duration,...

A Visit to Kidz Island on South Parade Pier

•Complimentary review visit• A couple of weeks ago, Ed and I made the 45 minute car journey over to South Parade Pier in Southsea to visit Kidz Island – a family amusement area situated at the end of the pier. We had been kindly gifted unlimited ride wristbands, which you can purchase for just £7.50, allowing you to go on as many rides as you would like throughout the day....

A Family Holiday to The Lakes

I must admit, I do love a holiday abroad. There is something freeing to get on a plane and head away for a proper break from everything, but it simply wasn’t something that was in our budget for this summer, so instead we have booked a couple of small staycations in the UK instead over August. The first was a few days in The Lake District with family – there...

Back to School Shopping List

•Features gifted items• Don’t you just hate shopping for back to school stuff when it feels like only a week since the children broke up for the summer? I always try and motivate myself to get it out of the way as early as possible so I avoid the crowds and the stress just before they go back to school. I’ve been working with some fantastic brands and have put...

Supporting a Better Night’s Sleep Naturally for the Children with BetterYou

•Features gifted items• Getting a good night’s sleep is so important. Not only does it help your body physically prepare itself for the next day, it also helps your mental health. For children, sleep is vital for their development. Having a proper rest can help them perform better at school, to learn more effectively and to have a healthy immune system, ready to fight off sickness. I try and ensure...

Keeping The Kids Entertained Doesn’t Need To Empty Your Bank Account

•Collaborative Contributed Post• One of the things that becomes more and more of a challenge as your kids get older is trying to keep them occupied. After all, when they’re babies their demands are pretty simple outside of eating and sleeping. However, older kids need to not only be stimulated but they need to work off some of their excess energy too. The trouble is that a lot of the...