Work At Home Mums & Dads – I want to Feature you!

Work at Home Series

I became a Stay at Home Mum (SAHM) back in December 2009. In June 2011 I started this blog and in September 2012 I became a Work at Home Mum (WAHM) when I started my own business, running it from home. Over the past year my business has multiplied. I started running an online party store and now work as a freelance consultant. I never realised when I started out just how difficult it could be, but it can also {Read More}

Fat Mama Slim – Starting Over

Fat Mama Slim

Ok, so I feel like a bit of a failure with my Fat Mama Slim Challenge! As always I start with really good intentions and then they quick wither away. I become apathetic and bored. I then feel guilty, but feel so ashamed of my failings that it’s often just easier to let it all slide and forget about it. But I can’t forget about it because that weight is still there, reminding me every day that it needs to come {Read More}

Horrible Histories at Warwick Castle

Warwickcastle_Westside

We love Warwick Castle. It’s a place we visit at least once a year, as we hold Merlin Annual Passes. There are vast grounds to explore, as well as the castle, and there are always plenty of activities to do for the children. For Easter they have Horrible Histories Foul Fayres with Smashing Saxons vs Vicious Vikings, Measly Middle Ages, Slimy Stuarts, Gorgeous Georgians, and Vile Victorians. You get to venture through over one thousand years of history, play action {Read More}

BRITAX AND BOB SPONSOR THE BLISS BUGGY PUSH FOR A SECOND YEAR

Bliss

  For the second year running, leading child safety brand, BRITAX, is proud to announce its dual headline sponsorship of the 2014 Bliss Buggy Push alongside sporty outdoor stroller brand, BOB. The Bliss Buggy Push involves a series of family friendly 5km buggy walks or runs across the UK, designed to help raise money for Bliss, the special care baby charity. Bliss is a UK charity working to provide the best possible care and support for all premature and sick {Read More}

Shaun the Sheep Spring Cleaning DVD Giveaway

Shaun the Sheep

Shaun the Sheep brings back childhood memories for me. Watching the claymation on-screen, it has a certain nostalgia to it. We were recently sent a copy of the brand new Shaun the Sheep, Spring Cleaning DVD and the children really enjoyed it! To celebrate the release of farmyard adventure Shaun the Sheep™ Spring Cleaning on DVD on 7th April, we’re giving ONE lucky winner the chance to take home a copy. From Aardman, the acclaimed creators of Wallace and Gromit, {Read More}

Warner Bros Studio Tour #FeathersAndFlight

Warner Bros studio tour

I visited the Warner Bros Studio Tour – The Making of Harry Potter last year with Jake, Abigail and Zachary, so was excited to return last week with Kyla for the launch of their #FeathersAndFlight feature. Running from April 4th until April 27th, the Feathers and Flight feature is all about the birds of Harry Potter. Upon arrival, we registered at the event and were given our name badges, along with a checklist of things to look out for as {Read More}

Work at Home Series – Baby Lemon

Work at Home Series

Helen is a 40 year old Mum to 2 children aged 7 and 4 and is the owner of Baby Lemon, selling unique and unusual toys and gifts for young children, ranging from baby sleeping bags and wooden toys to finger puppets and educational games for pre-schoolers. The majority of the products are from small, UK manufacturers and are not available in the major stores – items that are that little bit special. You can also find Baby Lemon on Facebook. {Read More}

Mental Health: Opening Up

mental health

I’ve blogged before about my depression and how I wouldn’t let it beat me. I’ve had some lovely comments from people who have read that post. But I think it’s time I owned up. It beat me. Well, that’s what it feels like anyway. The past year I have been teetering on the edge of despair. Slowly being sucked in to the deep dark pit destroying everything as I go. The past few months I have been getting worse. Feelings {Read More}

Live Below the Line – could you?

Live Below the Line

Right now, 1.2 billion people around the world live in extreme poverty, and by that, it means they are living on less that £1 a day! Live Below the Line is an innovative awareness and fundraising campaign that is making a huge difference in the fight against extreme poverty. They are challenging people to eat and drink on just £1  a day for 5 days, to bring to live the experience of those living in extreme poverty and fundraise for {Read More}

Dentistry for Dogs

Dog breath is not the most pleasant smell in the world; not by a long way. Anyone who’s had their pet pooch jump up to lick their face knows that. But it is not an inevitability of owning a dog. You can take a few simple steps to neutralise the odour of your pet’s breath, and improve the quality of both of your lives. There are a number of things you can do to keep your dog’s mouth clean. The {Read More}

Work at Home Series – Chloe Bridge Photography

Work at Home Series

Chloe is a 28-year-old Mum to 2 Portrait Photographer at  Chloe Bridge Photography, where she mainly photographs families, babies and young children. You can find Chloe Bridge Photography on Facebook and follow on Twitter as @Khloeee. Chloe can also been found behind the blog, Sorry About The Mess. How do you juggle work/housework/family time? My partner does 90% of the housework, in the evenings and at the weekend. I feel like a lot of people assume I am a housewife {Read More}

Mudchute Farm with Shaun the Sheep

Shaun the Sheep

To celebrate the release of the new Shaun the Sheep DVD, Spring Cleaning, we were invited to a special event at Mudchute Farm on the Isle of Dogs in the East End of London. We arrived a little late, as we decided to drive in and hit terrible traffic on the M25 and then we wasn’t quite sure if we were in the right place as we turned down a normal looking street. To our surprise, at the end was {Read More}

InviZimals: The Lost Kingdom & The Alliance

inviZimals

Last weekend Jake and I got on the train and headed to the Barbican for the launch of the new InviZimals games – The Lost Kingdom on PS3 and The Alliance on the PSVita. We went to Playstation’s Playfest last summer and Jake really enjoyed playing the InviZimals games, so he was super excited for this event. We were greeted by one of the InviZimal characters, Tigershark, upon entrance to the event (as well as some yummy food for lunch!) {Read More}

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