Mummy Mondays – The Perfect Personalised Present

Benjamin turns two in just over a week and, disbelief at how fast the past two years have gone by aside, we have been looking at what to get for him now he has started to properly understand the concept of receiving gifts. Benjamin, like his older brother and sister, has started showing an interest in books and loves being read to. When the team behind In the Book got...

Mummy Mondays – Why I Feel the 18 Summers Mentality is Damaging for Parents

Recently I’ve seen something floating around social media about only having eighteen summers with your children before they are grown up. The sentiment is that we need to make the most of their time as children, to make the most of our time as parents and the emphasis is that we should be making the most of this time in their lives. Now, you may be thinking, what’s wrong with...

Planning a Trip to Disneyland Paris with Children over Christmas

Those who know me will know that I am a big Disney fan. I have always loved the magic of Disney, and I have been fortunate enough to have gone to Disneyland Paris quite a few times throughout my childhood. I have also been able to take my own children to Disney a few times in recent years and let me tell you, Disney with kids is a whole new...

Mummy Mondays – The Ultimate Girly Gift Guide with GirlZone

I don’t know why but every year I really struggle when it comes to gift ideas for the children’s friends. With two of them in school now, there are generally lots of party invites throughout the year and each time I end up panic buying something from the supermarket the day before. This year I am really trying to think ahead and put together a stash of gifts for both...

Mummy Mondays – Back to School, Back to Basics with ACE

Well, that’s it. The summer holidays have drawn to a close. Ed goes back today and the children are back tomorrow after one final inset day. The break this year has been quite jam packed, but we’ve also had some chilled out days at home to rest too. It’s been lovely, but I can’t deny I am looking forward to getting back into a routine. One of the things I...

Mummy Mondays – Educational Gift Ideas from Laurence King Publishers

I have loved the range of books, games and activity sets from Laurence King ever since I started working with them on a review basis last year. They are passionate about quality, and every single item I have received from them has been incredibly durable, managing to stay looking good even with my heavy handed children around. We were recently sent two new releases, the Who Owns these Bones book...

Mummy Mondays – Preparing for Back to School with Find Me a Gift

The summer holidays seem to have gone by in a bit of blur. We have managed to fit a fair amount in, and it’s been lovely to have Ed around now he is a teacher and gets the summer off. The children go back next week, and Find Me a Gift very kindly sent over some of their back to school essentials to help prepare us all for the start...

Mummy Mondays – Family Money Saving – How to Save Money in Your Family Home

Saving money is something we all want to get into the habit of doing more often. But where do we start? The price of the weekly food shop is slowly creeping up each week, and when winter arrives, we know full well that our bills will increase dramatically as we pump more heat out of those radiators. We can’t help spending money; it’s essential to living a comfortable, hassle-free life....

Mummy Mondays – Our First Family Cruise with MSC

Back in October last year, I went along to my very first big blogging event – Blog Camp On Board, with Trips100. The event was held on one of MSC’s newer cruise ships, the Preziosa, and the whole day was so much fun! After the event, we were invited to write about our experience in a blog post, to be entered into a prize draw for the chance to win...

Mummy Mondays – Summer Holiday Plans

The kids broke up from school a week and a half ago, and the 6 week summer break began. Fortunately, with Ed being a teacher now and working freelance myself, we are able to spend the holidays with the kids. This is what we’ve got planned for the summer… Camp Bestival By the time you read this, we will have already returned from Camp Bestival, but I wanted to include...