06 December 2017

WIN 1 of 3 Kids Songs CDs #ChristmasGiftGiveaway

Kids Songs’ is a new triple album packed with original recordings of children’s favourite TV themes and songs. It's Perfect to listen to in the car or at home or for your own mini kids disco. Got a children’s party coming up? Then this is the perfect solution to keep all of the little ones entertained!

The album features some of the biggest names on TV from Justin Fletcher to Chris & Pui as well as theme tunes from popular CBeebies Programmes such as Go Jetters, Waybaloo, Tee and Mo, Everything’s Rosie and many more.

This is the ultimate soundtrack of the year and a must have stocking filler for your kids!

It's available to buy on Amazon and ro download on iTunes.

05 December 2017

Win a Ragdale Experience Day for two people (worth £204) #ChristmasGiftGiveaway

Win a Ragdale Experience Day for two people at award winning Ragdale Hall Health Hydro and Thermal Spa 
(worth £204 – valid Monday to Friday)

Ragdale Hall, in the beautiful Leicestershire countryside was recently awarded Best Destination Spa in the UK* and combines state-of-the-art technology with the charm of traditional Victorian architecture. Whether you are looking for total relaxation, me-time and pampering or to kick-start a healthier lifestyle, Ragdale Hall is the perfect choice. There great selection of spa days and spa breaks include something for everyone, so if you're seeking a romantic getaway, a day out with girlfriends or some time-out with your nearest and dearest, Ragdale Hall really is the spa to visit

24 November 2017

Carbon Monoxide Awareness Month - Plus Your Chance to Win #COMonsters

At this time of year many of us are busy shopping for gifts, sorting out our Christmas dinner menu and booking visits to see Santa so ensuring your boiler is serviced and your home is safe is unlikely to be a priority - it probably feels like an unnecessary expense at an already expensive time of year. It is however incredibly important, especially as a carbon monoxide leak can often go unnoticed (it can't be seen, smelt or tasted) and the festive period is when we generally have lots of gatherings with friends and families who could potentially be at risk without realising.

November is Carbon Monoxide Awareness Month which is the perfect time to find out how to identify a leak, learn about the symptoms of being poisoned and how to protect your home with help from npower.

10 November 2017

Keeping Your Children Mobile Safe At School

With both of the Mini Mes now attending secondary school it seemed quite natural for them to have mobile phone contracts of their own. They are beginning to be quite independent individuals having recently turned 11 and 13 years of age and having a handset each ensures that I can contact them at when required and, more importantly, they can get in touch with me when needed. It also allows them to chat with friends in the evenings and at weekends to arrange their social lives, which are actually far more exciting than my own already, which they really appreciate.

04 October 2017

7 Tips for Beautiful Hair this Autumn

At this time of year, which sees the return of the cooler weather, our beautiful tresses can often suffer becoming dry, brittle and losing shine, but keeping your hair in great condition need not be as difficult as you think. These 7 simple tips should certainly help to keep your locks looking luscious until the arrival of spring - there is minimal effort involved too...

If you're entering the season with hair that is already damaged from the summer sun and chlorine filled pools you may want to work on repairing it before the cold wind and rain worsens it. Look at purchasing some hot oil treatments or masks to deeply moisturise your hair. These can usually be used once or twice a week and they can really improve the condition.

20 September 2017

LEGO Ninjago Party Planning with Cineworld

Planning a birthday celebration can be great fun but with lots of small children to cater for it can often become loud and a little messy - so take the easy option this year and head to Cineworld! 

With so many amazing films due to be released in the run up to Christmas, including the Lego Ninjago movie which Jamster in particular is incredibly excited to see, a traditional party can become a trip out with lots of tasty themed snacks to enjoy and no cleaning up necessary.

Brownies are a family favourite and I make a batch or two nearly every Sunday afternoon. They're warm, crisp yet gooey, with big chocolate chunks, so I decided to cook my usual recipe and make them into Lego blocks to match the movie. Simple yet so delicious. They will be great to take to the cinema in a Tupperware container to nibble on or wrap in cellophane and pop into loot bags for afterwards.

14 September 2017

Colic Awareness Month

Parenthood is a rewarding and joyful experience and with September being the busiest month for births there will be lots of mums and dads beginning their adventure within the next few days.

No doubt they will have their nursery decorated beautifully for taking their new arrival home, storage units stacked with neatly folded sleepsuits and nappies, but I wonder if they will they will be prepared for colic? According to a recent survey as many as 1 in 3 British mothers had never heard of this ailment, which affects as many as 140,000 babies each year, so it's certainly a topic that should be more openly discussed.