Feb 112019
 
A Crappy Christmas

We did not have much fun over the festive season. I spent most of the time in hospital. Luckily the terrible pain didn’t start until Christmas Day. Luckily seems like a very strange way to describe it as being ill at Christmas is terrible luck but at least I got to have a nice Christmas morning with my family before it all went horribly wrong. I had toothache for a few days before Christmas but it wasn’t terrible and pain [click here to read on]

 Posted by Charlotte on February 11, 2019 Being a Mother 4 Responses »
 
4 Relaxation Tips That Will Benefit Your Life

Regardless of how chaotic or hectic your days become, there is always room for relaxation. It’s a matter of setting aside the time for this and thus making it a priority in your everyday routine. You may think it’s hard at first, but self-care habits are easy to adopt. In particular, there are four relaxation tips that are bound to improve your quality of life. These include a family holiday, taking a break from technology, going on a scenic walk, and booking a trip to the spa. You [click here to read on]

 Posted by Charlotte on January 16, 2019 Being a Mother No Responses »
Jan 022019
 
Happy New Blog

I have completely lost my way with blogging over the last year. I have been working lots and my blog has taken a back seat. Everything that has happened over Christmas has made me realise how much I miss blogging. Not only does it allow me to record all of our wonderful memories, it also helps me to process the things that I would normally try not to think about. I have just started writing about our disastrous Christmas and [click here to read on]

 Posted by Charlotte on January 2, 2019 Being a Mother 3 Responses »
 
Four of the Best Things to Do This Winter with Your Kids

Winter is upon us and, people are preparing to stay indoors even more than they already are. The cold weather is driving people indoors, as well as driving them stir crazy. Winter does not have to mean an end to all fun and activities, though. You just have to get creative. There are quite a number of things that you can do in the winter to keep the family entertained. Declutter After the Holidays Getting organised after Christmas is a [click here to read on]

 Posted by Charlotte on January 2, 2019 Being a Mother No Responses »
 
For the Gamer Good: How Video Games Can Help with Mental Health Issues

Video games are a great way to unwind and blow off some steam at the end of a long and hard day. They help us de-stress and transport us to a whole new world of adventure and fun. But it can be so much more than that: over 450 million people worldwide suffer from mental health issues and video games can be a huge benefit to sufferers. Video games have some amazing neurological benefits, but for people who suffer from [click here to read on]

 Posted by Charlotte on January 2, 2019 Being a Mother No Responses »
 
Learning to Become a Foster Family

Here is another post in our fostering series. To read the previous posts click on the links at the end of the article. Whilst it may be you who officially becomes a foster carer, if you have birth children living with you, you’ll all be becoming a ‘foster family’. Recognising that fostering will have an impact on everyone in your family, and the family dynamic, is an important first step in learning to become a foster family. Firstly, whilst different foster [click here to read on]

 Posted by Charlotte on December 6, 2018 Being a Mother No Responses »
 
5 Furniture Essentials in a Child’s Bedroom

If the time has come that your toddler needs a big boy or girl bedroom, then there are some essential pieces of furniture that you’ll need to place in there that are different to what you may have had before. Here are 5 items of furniture that are essential to any child’s bedroom: 1. Comfortable Beds A child between the age of 5-11, on average, needs 10 hours of sleep according to the NHS website, which is why having comfortable, [click here to read on]

 Posted by Charlotte on November 27, 2018 Being a Mother No Responses »