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 Uncategorized 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 Uncategorized 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 Uncategorized 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 Uncategorized No Responses »
 
What Types of Fostering Placements are there?

Following on from the post Why Foster Care Is Needed I have another post from David about the different types of Fostering placements. With over 72,000 children in foster care, the demand for foster carers is high. Here are the types of placements. You can find out about the different types of fostering placements available through us here. This article looks at the different types of placements and why they suit different foster carers. It is imperative that there is [click here to read on]

 Posted by Charlotte on November 22, 2018 Uncategorized No Responses »
 
The Littlest Reindeer Review & Giveaway

Christmas is coming and we can’t wait! We watched our first Christmas film the other day. You may have seen us shouting about it on Twitter. It definitely put us in the festive spirit and we are now planning to watch only Christmas films until the big day. 😊 The Littlest Reindeer is a perfect example of a heart warming Christmas film. Blitzen has been pulling Santa’s sleigh for many years and the time has come for him to retire. [click here to read on]

 Posted by Charlotte on November 20, 2018 Reviews 133 Responses »