Trying out the Toneibox

•Gifted Item• Lockdown with three children, when both of you are still working from home, is at times pretty tough. Fortunately, we were sent out a Toniebox to try out, and it has been fantastic for those times when the children have finished their school work for the day but we are still finishing off some work of our own. The Toniebox is an audio system created for children, which...

How Lockdown has Brought My Family Closer Together

Five weeks in and I feel like I have finally become used to this ‘new normal’ of life in lockdown in the UK. My routine has adjusted and my mental health is a lot better than I thought it would be. I am working from home alongside homeschooling the children, and I am taking care of my health and fitness more than I was before. I know we are very...

Home Learning During Lockdown

•Features some gifted items• This week marks the beginning of the children’s Easter break from school, but it won’t be the same as previous years as their school has already been closed to the majority of students, apart from the children of key workers, for the past couple of weeks. As well as working from home ourselves, Ed and I have also been attempting to teach the children using a...

Easter Gifts 2020

•Features gifted items• Easter is just around the corner and, although it will likely be spent in a different way to other years, with deliveries still available, you and the children don’t have to miss out on the celebrations from the safety of your own home. Whether you are looking for something tasty to treat yourselves to, or if you would prefer to avoid chocolate for whatever reason, this roundup...

Planning for Nights In

•Features gifted items• Despite enjoying meals at restaurants and the occasional drink with friends in a bar, I actually really like to be in my own home watching TV or a film and snuggling up under a blanket. Therefore it will not be as big of an adjustment for me when it comes to spending nights in. For those who are struggling a little with ideas of what to do,...

How to Spend 24 Hours in Edinburgh with Kids

•Press tickets• Last week, during the children’s half term, we headed off on the long journey up North to Scotland. We did stop off at my brother’s house in County Durham before continuing on to Edinburgh, which is somewhere I had always wanted to visit. I was very kindly gifted two ASVA (Association of Scottish Visitor Attractions) passes for myself and Ed for our trip, which gave us access to...

The Bargain IKEA Buy That is Saving Us a Fortune

Recently I headed over to our local IKEA, in Southampton, to pick up a new table for our lounge. It was only my second visit to IKEA, which surprises a lot of people as it seems to be a hugely popular shop these days. I wasn’t impressed initially as getting into the shop on a Sunday seemed to be a complete and utter mission (later found out that this was...

The Jooki Music Player

•Gifted Review• On Christmas Day, the children opened a joint present – the Jooki music player, and they absolutely loved it. Jooki is a screen-free alternative for kids of all ages to listen to their favourite music with ease. The music player comes with figurines, which attach to Jooki and play pre-loaded playlists without the need for any adult supervision – perfect if you have an independent child who wants...

Family Goals for 2020

•Sponsored Post• As a mum of three, these days my new year’s resolutions aren’t just about me, they are also about my family and the goals I have as a parent for the year ahead. I have previously shared my resolutions as a mum, and I wanted to put together some goals I want to achieve in 2020. Swimming Lessons All three of the children started swimming lessons in 2019...

A Family Day Out at Christmas Tree Wonderland

•Press tickets• Last weekend, Ed and I headed over to Bournemouth Gardens with the children for a day out at Christmas Tree Wonderland, a festive trail in the town centre. We started our visit with an ice skating session at SKATE, opposite the Bh2 Leisure centre, with an on-site bar area styled to look like an alpine lodge. Ed and I are both awful at skating, even though I worked...