Showing posts with label Collaboration. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Collaboration. Show all posts

Saturday, 4 March 2017

Kaspersky Kids Safe App

I have to admit that both boys are regular online users. It's the world we live in now and with so many devices around our hime having instant access to the world wide web it is impossible to stop them. Little J is a big fan of You Tube Kids and it's perfect for little ones as it has videos and adverts that are designed just for children. Big J however is a teenager and is able to access all sorts of information online which sometimes can be quite worrying.  In a recent European study* of 5040 children aged 10-15 conducted by global cyber security company, Kaspersky, discovered some alarming stats about how children are using the internet, and how they may not be protecting themselves as they should. 

Wednesday, 1 March 2017

What Are Your #LovelyMoments?

I have just been reading about Swizzels and how they would like the nation to share their #LovelyMoments for the chance to win a dream day. I suppose owning my own blog I already do share my #LovelyMoments with you all already but if I could pick just one moment from my life I wouldn't know which one to pick. 

Sunday, 26 February 2017

What Would You Choose? #ImpossibleExperiences

If you could do anything or go anywhere in the world what would you choose? For me it would be a family holiday to Disney World in Florida. I've dreamt about going there all my life but what if I could do something even better. What if I could create #ImpossibleExperiences. Have you ever thought "I wish I could do that?' or "If I won the lottery I would...". We have all had those thoughts at some point but what would your impossible experience be?

Friday, 25 November 2016

Our Top Five Takeaway Apps

*Collaborative Post

Its nearly time to decorate our home ready for the Christmas celebrations. We have a tradition that every year on decoration day, we will tidy up, then get the decorations from the loft. After that the usual ornaments and pictures take their turn up in the loft for a month or so, and then the decorating begins. At about the time we are sorting the teddies and ornaments, we will usually order a takeaway meal to be delivered. Now I remember when we first started the tradition of decoration day we would go out for something to eat, but we would find ourselves short of time and rushed. Over the years that we have been ordering in I think that Pizza has been the most popular choice, but then is that because until recently Pizza was one of the only things you could get delivered?

Thursday, 6 October 2016

Pampers-UNICEF #1Photo1Vaccine Campaign

All babies are amazing and they bring their own special form of magical happiness to everyone around them, and they always know how to somehow put a smile on your face or make you laugh. But did you know – babies can even help save lives by doing nothing more than wearing Pampers. Pampers donates 1 vaccine against maternal and newborn tetanus for every pack of Pampers nappies and wipes sold through the “1 Pack = 1 Vaccine” Pampers-UNICEF campaign.

Thanks to the support of families, since the Pampers-UNICEF “1 pack=1 vaccine” campaign began, an estimated 500,000** newborn babies have been saved and a vaccine has reached a mother and her baby every second.

Monday, 3 October 2016

Planning Our Next Holiday To Cyprus

You may already know that we visited Cyprus in August for the 2nd time and it was amazing. Cyprus was never on my destination list until I won a holiday back in 2014. There was a huge list of places we could choose from and after months of deliberating we chose Cyprus - best decision ever. We stayed at the Malama Beach Holiday Village and it is perfect.

Loving their holiday in Cyprus

Friday, 30 September 2016

What Kind Of Sleeper Is Your Baby?

I remember when I was having little J all I could think about was whether he would be a good sleeper or not. It sounds bad but after big J being awake 22 hours of the day when he was young, I had a feeling that little J would be the same. As parents looking after a newborn, toddler or a child sleep is so important and when you don't get any it is all you can think about. Luckily for us little J loves his sleep so we haven't really had any sleepless nights in the whole 3 years, really hope he never changes.

Frontline Plus - Protection For Your Pets

You may already know from previous posts that when I was younger we had two dogs. They were so much fun and I helped out when it came to looking after them. I would feed them, take them for walks and I would give them a bath. The only thing I didn't get involved with was keeping them healthy, that was my parents’ job. They would make sure they had their vaccinations done, their nails cut and took them to the vets for regular checkups. I remember one time my Mum sat me down and told me that one of our dogs had fleas and needed a treatment. I could see something black on her beautiful white coat, it was a flea. She was scratching and looked quite distressed and so uncomfortable. It's important as a pet owner to know that there are preventive treatments out there to help protect your dog or cat, including new FRONTLINE® Plus. When it comes to fleas, prevention is definitely better than cure!

Tuesday, 27 September 2016

Swim To The Top Of The Class

I have always said that both boys are water babies. They love being in the water and not only do they enjoy having fun splashing around but they both love swimming. From when big J was born he was always at our local swimming pool. Daddy would take big J every week and it was 'their' time together. then big J started to have swimming lessons and it boosted his confidence in the water. I think swimming lessons are a must for every child as it is a life skill that is so important. Little J also enjoys going to the pool although he only goes once every six weeks or so, something we definitely want to change. On their last visit to the pool Daddy actually said little J could start have swimming lessons now as he is ready.

Tuesday, 6 September 2016

Celebrating #NationalTeddyBearDay with Build-A-Bear Workshop

As it is #NationalTeddyBearDay this week it got me thinking about big and little J and their favourite teddies. Both boys love teddies, big J when he was younger had so many and little J is just the same. For me there is something special about teddies and I too had a few favourites. They are always there for you when you need them whether its to comfort you when you are sad, to take on special days out or to snuggle at night.

Friday, 3 June 2016

Little J's Bed Time

When it comes to sleeping my two boys are completely the opposite, they couldn't be more different if they tried. When big J was younger he wouldn't sleep at all. He was awake all day and most of the night. We tried everything from getting in to bed with him to sleeping on his floor, anything to try and get a few hours sleep. He was permanently tired and so were we. Little J on the other hand is awake all day and sleeps all night and has done since he was a baby. He went in his own room in his cot and would quite happily fall asleep on his own and still does now. He goes to bed awake and within 10-15 minutes he is snoring.

Wednesday, 1 June 2016

Daddy Gets Handy In The Kitchen

Daddy has been making himself useful in the kitchen recently making us some yummy meals and treats. He's actually really good at cooking and I know its something he really wants to start making more of an effort on. Keep an eye out for some yummy posts showing off Daddy's talents but for now I'll pass you over to Daddy who is keen to tell you about what he is up to next.

Tuesday, 31 May 2016

50 Annoying Phrases You Hear At Work

I spent over 10 years working in an office type environment and although I loved every minute of it (I genuinely mean that) it wasn't until I completely changed my career that I realised that some of the language used in the office was very annoying. 

Wednesday, 18 May 2016

Pampers Little Champions

My boys have always been outgoing and even from a young age they both had so much energy to get up and go. I do love that they are happy being out and about and active. Little J is taking after his big brother and is constantly kicking a ball around or bouncing on the trampoline. He will stay on the trampoline for hours if I let him, just bouncing away or running round in circles.

Saturday, 14 May 2016


We are so blessed to have a really strong relationship with Big J and I really hope that continues as we tackle his teen years together. He is very open and honest and I know that he would come to me or Daddy if he ever had any problems or to ask a question. However we haven't actually sat down yet to have the puberty talk yet. It's not that we don't want to it's just something I didn't think about but now realise my baby is growing up.

Tuesday, 10 May 2016

How Often Do You Take Your Pet For A Checkup?

I remember the day when my friend brought home a little puppy. The kids had grown up and weren't as dependant on her any more and she felt a little lost. She was torn between having a baby or getting a dog, the dog won. I couldn't understand it at first because to me a baby and a dog are two completely different things and of course they are but the idea of having something or someone to look after was the same. Someone or thing to need you and rely on you. I guess dogs and babies are quite similar when you think about it. 

Tuesday, 3 May 2016

Introducing Your Child To New Hobbies

It's quite obvious from my blog that we love spending time as a family, whether its days out or just watching a movie together. However as individuals we all have different interests and hobbies. Whenever we can we like to spend time enjoying our hobbies and also seeking out new ones. We do like to encourage the boys to try out new experiences as it can give them the confidence that they may need when they are older.

Chill Factore Skiing Taster Session

Thursday, 21 April 2016

Car Journeys With Kids - #CarSeatConundrums

Kiddicare have teamed up with Dr Elizabeth Kilbey, a well known child psychologist to get her views on how to balance the need for safe driving with the need to answer the questions to make sure your child feels safe and doesn’t get upset when they can’t see you. Her view is that often the child is just reaching out for a connection. It’s easy to forget that they can’t really see you, and that they don’t have your attention. To the child they won’t realise you are completing a task that in some situations can be difficult. Often the question doesn’t need a ‘correct’ answer, just an answer so that the child can connect with you. It’s their way of making sure you are still there and still there for them even though you are doing something else.  

Wednesday, 20 April 2016

Planning A Villa Holiday With The Kids

This time last year we were looking forward to our first Summer holiday abroad as a family of four. Usually we are looking at holidays a year in advance as we like to ensure we find somewhere family friendly with lots of facilities and activities to keep the boys entertained.  I love having a holiday booked but unfortunately this year we have absolutely nothing planned. Now that the days are brighter it has put me in the mood to start looking at holidays.

The Boys Loved Swimming In The Sea

Wednesday, 13 April 2016

Should ALL Children Be Included In Mainstream Schools?

Working as a Nursery Nurse has opened by eyes to all sorts of things that I probably wouldn't be aware of if I had a different profession. One thing I know for sure is that we are taught that all children should be included no matter what.

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