Moors Valley Country Park

Visiting Moors Valley Country Park

As a family, we love being outdoors and discovering new places. We first visited Moors Valley Country Park a few years back but didn’t get to stay very long and then just kept forgetting to drive back to explore it further. Located in Dorset, Ringwood near to Bournemouth, it is around an hours drive for us so it definitely needed a whole day dedicated to returning and now that both of the boys are at the stage of being able to enjoy things together, it seemed like the right time to head back down there. Continue reading “Visiting Moors Valley Country Park”

preparing your child for the start of reception year

Preparing Your Child For The Start of Reception Year

In a few weeks time, back to school will be upon us and for some children and parents, it will be the start of a brand new journey. The start of reception year. This was us this time last year and I remember all of those feelings all too well.

Nerves, excited, niggling worries, apprehension, so many questions… and most of this can’t be answered by other people because, as you’ll see, each child will take to reception differently and it’s not until you are in there and doing it that you’ll be able to gauge how this year is going to go. All you can do for now is prepare both yourself and your child the best you can. Continue reading “Preparing Your Child For The Start of Reception Year”

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A Guide To Teaching Your Kids The Value Of Money

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It’s not a secret that kids don’t know anything about the value of money – that is until they learn it from you. If you don’t talk to them about money and make an effort to demonstrate how they should treat it, they will learn from you regardless. Badmouth money? Your kids will likely develop a negative relationship with it. Don’t spend money wisely? Your kids will see that money should be spent on impulse purchases and whims. If you want to make sure your kids grow up with a positive and sensible attitude towards money, read on.  Continue reading “A Guide To Teaching Your Kids The Value Of Money”

running shoes on for Bliss

Why I am Digging Out My Running Shoes to Raise Money For Bliss

Exercise has always been a big part of my life. I enjoyed it throughout school and have always had active, physical jobs. I have loved classes such as Pilates, step aerobics, Zumba and Hiit as well as running. I even lifted kettlebells and Bulgarian bags during my second pregnancy! Safely, of course, under the watch of an experienced fitness instructor. I wanted to be strong, fit and healthy in order to get the natural birth I so eagerly wanted after experiencing a traumatic emergency c-section with my first baby. And I was doing really well. My fitness levels were probably the best they had ever been, I was strong, I loved working out and it gave me focus. Continue reading “Why I am Digging Out My Running Shoes to Raise Money For Bliss”

breastfeeding in public on a beach

Tips For Breastfeeding In Public With Confidence

Breastfeeding for me has been a smooth and enjoyable journey for the most part with both of my boys. It was something I knew I wanted to try and once I did, I knew it was for me. That bond, that closeness, the fact that I could fix all of their upsets and that means whilst out in public as well as at home. I have never had any issues with breastfeeding in public and that isn’t because I am the most confident of people because I’m certainly not. It is because I think that every Mum has every right to feed her baby Continue reading “Tips For Breastfeeding In Public With Confidence”

how to raise money for your child's school

How to Raise Money for Your Child’s School

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Every parent will want their child to gain access to the latest textbooks and important programs, which can support their education. Yet, many schools might have a stretched budget that can negatively affect their students’ studies.

If you want to ensure every teacher has the tools they need to successfully educate your kids, you should attempt to boost their budget throughout the year. Find out how to raise money for your child’s school. Continue reading “How to Raise Money for Your Child’s School”

outdoor play

Why Outdoor Play Is So Important To Us

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Growing up, I would spend most of my time outdoors, whether that was at our local park, riding my bike, going on long walks with friends or climbing trees in the woods, I was at my happiest when both active and out of the house. It was inevitable that I would marry somebody with a similar outlook and having grown up in the countryside, my husband spent a lot of his time in the same way. Having children has meant that we’ve not only loved having the opportunity to go out and find new places to explore Continue reading “Why Outdoor Play Is So Important To Us”