8 reasons to book an in-inclusive holiday

8 Reasons To Book An All-Inclusive Holiday

Prior to becoming a parent, myself and my other half would happily book a last minute holiday, booking all of our arrangements separately and working out where to eat and what to do once we arrived. This lead to us having a mixture of amazing holidays and also some disastrous ones… being scammed in Tunisia Continue reading “8 Reasons To Book An All-Inclusive Holiday”

pumpkin picking at pickwell farm

Pumpkin Picking at Pickwell Farm

As Instagram and Facebook have slowly been filling up with beautiful pictures of pumpkin patches I felt as though I was missing out on this tradition and couldn’t believe I hadn’t heard of pumpkin picking sooner. As a huge fan of Autumn and Halloween, I knew I had to find somewhere to visit with the family to give this a go ourselves.

It didn’t take long to find out that Pickwell Farm in Netley, Southampton was clearly a favourite amongst Continue reading “Pumpkin Picking at Pickwell Farm”

saving money

Saving For Large Purchases Without Sacrificing Your Lifestyle

How people deal with finances can be completely different; from what they choose to spend their money to how they save. Whether we save a little or a lot, it is something that the majority of people want to do. I don’t know of anyone that doesn’t think saving for a rainy day is a bad idea. But sometimes, saving with something specific in mind can make saving even more fun. Take a large purchase like a once in a lifetime holiday or a new car, for example. These are both things that are lovely and can be well deserved but there is no point in splashing out on it when you don’t have the money coming in to pay for it. So savings it is! Continue reading “Saving For Large Purchases Without Sacrificing Your Lifestyle”

being a mum without a mum

Being a Mum Without a Mum

Becoming a Mum was the one thing in life that I was always certain about. Having been brought up surrounded by strong females I was always confident of the fact that this was for me and that I would have the best support any girl could wish for…

Unfortunately, fate would have other ideas. Having battled with Cancer for 15 years it finally took its hold over my Mum’s body and there was nothing more that could be done. I had watched this strong, Continue reading “Being a Mum Without a Mum”

comfortable home

What’s In Your Comfortable Family Home?

Home is where the heart belongs, as the saying goes. But naturally, there’s more to it than just a feeling. Home is the place where you can sit down and relax, where you can enjoy your bubble of comfort far away from the fast-paced world, and where you are safe. Your home is an ambivalent place with multiple functions. It provides headspace and thinking space to those who need to let go of their worries. It offers a sense of luxury that you can’t find anywhere else. And finally, it gives protection against external threats for your family – whether those relate to the weather or something else. Therefore your family home needs to reflect its different roles in its arrangement, furniture, and household items. Because your home is much more than a house, you have to ensure that it is equipped to fulfil its necessary functions. Continue reading “What’s In Your Comfortable Family Home?”

making a house a family home

Turning Any House Into A Family Home

There are few things more exciting in this life than finding out that you’re going to be a parent. The sheer excitement and euphoria of it is something that nothing else really compares to. Of course, there’s also a fair amount of fear and worry that comes with the news that your family is about to get a little bit bigger. One of the most common worries that a lot of people have is how they’re going to be able to make their home work with the new arrival. After all, the kind of home that’s perfect for a couple isn’t necessarily going to cut it when there’s a little one running around. With that in mind, here are a few things to consider when trying to turn any house into a family home. Continue reading “Turning Any House Into A Family Home”

caring for the elderly

Caring For Elderly Parents With Health Problems: A Helpful Guide

There are times in life where you have to take other people into account. No longer can you solely focus on looking after your own health, you have to think about others too. This happens when you become parents for the first time and have a little one to look after. You do everything to ensure they remain in good health, they’re your responsibility.


However, you can’t forget about those people that used to care and look after your health when you were young. Your parents will get to a stage in their life where they become too old to really look after themselves. They may develop various health problems and need assistance. Seeing as you were once their responsibility, it only seems right to repay the favour. Continue reading “Caring For Elderly Parents With Health Problems: A Helpful Guide”