Month: July 2020

10 Family Business Ideas

This is a collaborative post  Have you been dreaming of starting your own family business and becoming your own boss? Starting up your own family company is a great way to leave a legacy and make your own money on your own terms. Some of the most successful businesses are …

Book Readalong August 2020

This post contains affiliate links After giving this a go as last month’s #BringBackPaper activity, I though we’d have a book readalong each month going forward. It’s a very friendly online book club, open to everyone, so do come and readalong with us. I really enjoyed disappearing into last month’s …

6 Compelling Reasons To Have Pen Pals

This post contains affiliate links You know that I love writing and receiving letters. I share plenty of tips and suggestions here, from what to write to your pen pal to where to find pen pals, and of course I do arrange pen pal sign ups a few times each …

Win Treads School Shoes!

Today I am delighted to be bringing you a competition in partnership with the team over at Treads shoes. One of my readers will be winning a pair of Treads school shoes of their choice, just in time for back to school (we hope there’s a back to school!). If …

As The Strangest Of Terms Ends

We have done it, we have reached the end of term! This has of course been the strangest of terms as we have homeschooled throughout. The kids have been good, with only Little Man moaning at me from time to time, on the days when he was tired. We all …

Siblings July 2020

And here we are again, another month, another siblings update. Still pretty much in lockdown, though it’s been easing all around us in recent weeks. The kids are still home with me every day, as neither of them are in the school years that have been invited back into school. …

Treads Shoes Review

We have received some new school shoes here with a view to reviewing them, boys school shoes for Little Man from Treads Shoes. If you’ve yet to discover Treads Shoes, they have been developed by a single parent tired of buying school shoes that fall apart and having to buy …

When You’ve Been Blogging For 7 Years

This blog is 7 years old this week. 7 years. Where has that time gone? When I started writing all those years ago, I would not have guessed that I’d still be here doing so now. It’s not something that I really thought that much about at all at the time. …

6 Easy Steps When Switching Web Hosting

This post contains affiliate links Originally written in October 2016, now with 2020 Update! A couple of weeks ago I started having problems with my blog so I turned to my web hosting company for support. I received very little help and a very frustrating ‘live chat’ only option, which …

As Lockdown Starts To Ease

Here we are going into one hundred plus days of lockdown. Lockdown-ish. I mean, it’s easing considerably now, but I think most people will feel that life’s far from back to normal. The kids are still being home schooled and lots of people at the Husband’s work are still on …

AD 3 Tips For A Successful Family Road Trip

This is advertorial content We’re pleased to be working with the team over at MG today, as we share with you 3 tips for a successful family road trip. They got me thinking about driving with children as we took part in their mum vs dad driving challenge, and the …

Who Would Be The Ideal Teacher?

This is a collaborative post  It’s that time of year. We should soon be finding out the kids’ teachers for the next school year. I’m hoping that there is a next school year that involves teachers that are not me, so it’s a nice fantasy to chat about! Rumours have …

Cord Blood Awareness Month: 10 Facts You Should Know About Cord Blood

This is a collaborative post  July is National Cord Blood Awareness Month which raises awareness about the importance of your baby’s umbilical cord blood and the powerful stem cells it contains. In honour of Cord Blood Awareness Month, I have partnered up with the UK’s leading cord blood bank, Cells4Life, …

Book Readalong

This post contains affiliate links This month’s #BringBackPaper activity is something I’ve not tried before. I thought we’d give a book readalong a go, which is as straightforward as it sounds. I thought that this could be a fun one to try, as I want to avoid running book or …

4 Simple Ways To Revamp Your Garden When You’re Renting

This is a collaborative post When a home is rented, whether you are the landlord or the tenant, the garden and outside areas can be tricky to manage. Most tenants will want to enjoy spending time out in their gardens, but everyone has different ideas of what they want from …