Renting is a good option, and for those of us trying to get on the property ladder – if living with our parents isn’t an option – it’s the only choice we have until we finally scrape together that fabled deposit.  Renting a property can be exciting at first, and wonderful when you move your things in for the first time. But it can be difficult to make a rented property feel like a home – especially when you have [click here to read on]

 Posted by Charlotte on January 8, 2018 Being a Mother No Responses »
 
How Does a Lack of Sleep Affect Your Mind and Health

I have spent the last 6 years in a sleep deprived haze! (Thanks Bob & Bow!) I know it will get better over time and I am getting more sleep than I was so I feel like I am seeing the light at the end of the tunnel.  For many people, sleep deprivation is a problem that won’t go away once their children start sleeping. If this is you, I feel for you! Not getting enough sleep is awful and [click here to read on]

 Posted by Charlotte on December 13, 2017 Being a Mother No Responses »
 
I Believe In Fairies

A few months ago I set up a little online shop selling fairy and unicorn things. I have wanted to do this for a while but I wasn’t sure where to start. I wanted to sell something that I loved and I also wanted to include some things that I made.  After a day out on a Woodland Fairy walk at Studfold Trails I knew what my shop would be! I love crafting and I had made a little fairy [click here to read on]

 Posted by Charlotte on December 13, 2017 Being a Mother No Responses »
 
Get Ready to Do the January Sales the Easy Way

Christmas is wonderful. It gives you the chance to spoil everyone, and hopefully yourself. As well as spend time together eating, drinking, playing games and enjoying your presents. However, it is also a bit exhausting. A lot of time and energy goes into organising the perfect family Christmas. So, by the time the January sales come around the last thing you want to do is to drag yourself to the shops. The queues are usually horrendous and most people´s nerves [click here to read on]

 Posted by Charlotte on December 13, 2017 Being a Mother No Responses »
 
First Class Friends DVD Giveaway

Both of my children love Milkshake! With a 4 year age gap, there is not much that they both enjoy. Milkshake has such a great variety of programmes that they are both happy to sit in front of their Milkshake DVD. Bow loves Peppa Pig and Noddy, Bob loves Shimmer & Shine & Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom and they both enjoy Fireman Sam!  Abbey Home Media are realeasing a brand new Milkshake DVD collection on Monday the 23rd October. [click here to read on]

 Posted by Charlotte on October 20, 2017 Being a Mother 33 Responses »
 
A Fall Football Party

Fall is a wonderful time of the year. The temperatures are dropping and friends gather for many fun adventures. From exciting football games to harvest festivals, there is much to celebrate. People reach for their cozy hoodies and snuggle up in front of the fire. Welcome back fall with a gathering of your friends and family. Celebrate with the children after school or plan a fun day out with your preschoolers. A fall theme party complete with a candy buffet [click here to read on]

 Posted by Charlotte on October 20, 2017 Being a Mother No Responses »
 
To My Baby Girl On Your First Day In Year 2

Today has been a scary day. You have started a brand new school! We thought we would have moved house by now but we are moving in a few weeks. We are only moving about half an hour away so I gave you the choice of staying at your old school or moving to the one near our new house. When we went for a taster day last term I was so worried for you. On the way home I [click here to read on]

 Posted by Charlotte on September 5, 2017 Being a Mother, Firsts 4 Responses »