Trying Something New and Feeling Good with Heart

Music has always been the soundtrack to my life. I love music and have listened to different albums and the radio for as long as I can remember. But one station that has always been consistent for me is Heart. Growing up on the outskirts of London, Heart was the soundtrack to my later teenage years and their feel good music still makes me happy. This year Heart have created the…

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Family Meal Times – and the £5 Challenge

Do you have dinner together as a family? A recent study by ScS showed that one in five families eat together just once a week. Now, when Dave was working shifts up until recently we would eat together as a family probably twice a week. The other days I would eat with the children – it’s rare that Dave and I would eat separately from the children if we’re at…

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Do you ever find yourself in an Entertainment Rut?

As a family we watch so much TV – both at home and away. All four of us use devices at some point each day whether that’s for apps, TV or playing games and they are definitely a massive part of life for families today. But, with so many options at our fingertips, so many TV channels compared to when I was a child and just so much choice when…

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How to Keep Children Mobile Safe in School

As the children are getting older I am becoming more and more aware of the access they have to the internet – apps, internet browsers and games on their tablets and even through the TV. But in time they will have their own mobile phones which open up a whole new world to them – and even more worry from a parent’s perspective around how to keep them safe online.…

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Help your Children to Learn through Music with Pomelody

When LP and Little Man were babies we loved going to music classes – and carried on all the way through their preschool years. But, a new e-learning service – Pomelody – offers parents the ability to have fun and connect with their infants through music in the comfort of their own home. Pomelody can be used with friends and family or even at play groups and nurseries. No musical…

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An Introduction to Organic Dairy with Arla

I admit, I’ve always been the last person to buy organic. When I started being in control of my own food shop I didn’t have the money to be fussy – I just picked the cheapest option. Then as our finances got better but we became time poor instead – with two children, work and a home – I’d generally choose products there were on offer or good value, making quick decisions…

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Back to School with Letts – and Win!

Now that the children are both at school we are doing all we can to aid their learning at home too. We read with them as much as possible and I know when they have exams to prepare for they’ll be using Letts revision books just like I used when I was a child. Letts have such a wide range of books to support learning from age three until the…

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