Entertaining the Children Inside or Out this Summer | AD

Like many families we have the summer stretching our before us. We have holidays and days out planned but then there are days when we know we’ll be at home and it’s always hard to know how to keep the children entertained on those days. Days at home can make the six weeks of summer feel like a really long time if you’re not prepared. As part of my Studio…

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Reading Difficulty and How to Fix it | AD

As a parent we watch our children learn so much even before they start school and we support them at every step. But when school starts, and they begin formal learning, important things like reading and writing always come more naturally to some children than others. What, as parents, can we do to support our children, really help them when they’re finding it difficult to learn to read and remove…

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What Smells Remind You of Childhood? | AD

Throughout my life there have been certain smells that have instantly transported me back to different times through the years gone by. The smell of chalk on a blackboard always reminds me of my early school days and the perfume I wear always takes me back to my wedding day. But there are so many fragrances that evoke fond childhood memories of time at home as a young child. The…

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Help Break a Guinness World Record this Mother’s Day | …

Mother’s Day is something that so many families celebrate in their own ways – with flowers and chocolates, a day out, a card in the post or a phone call across the miles. Others can’t celebrate Mother’s Day and instead take flowers somewhere special, have a moment to reflect on the day, light a candle or keep busy until the day is done. This year WishYoo and NO MORE have…

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Freeing up space in your Bedroom | AD

Our bedroom’s aren’t always as big as we would like them to be, so it’s important that we make the most of the space that we have. There are a few different tips and tricks you can put in place to truly get the most out of your bedroom, so in today’s blog, I’m going to make it easy for you and give you those tips. Storage Beds are your…

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Aviva and Dorking Nursery School building a stronger community | AD

Aviva is committed to building stronger communities and one of the ways it implements this, is through the Aviva Community Fund. Now in its fourth year, the fund has awarded millions to projects up and down the country. Open to everyone, groups submit for much needed funding to be in with a chance of securing between £1,000 and £25,000. Groups enter the Aviva Community Fund under three categories – environmental,…

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Celebrating Christmas – Catalan Style! #CatalanChristmasChallenge | AD

As a family we love travelling and one of the best things about experiencing new countries for us is finding out as much as possible about the different cultures, the history and traditions of the places we visit. This year, Catalunya (Catalonia) brought their Christmas traditions to us, sending us a hamper that encompasses their twelve days of Christmas – everything that symbolises a traditional Catalan Christmas. I couldn’t wait…

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