After the week of scorching heat we can certainly say Summer has arrived! But while the sun brings fun but it also brings danger and protecting our family's skin is top of the agenda on sunny days. I've teamed up with Nivea Sun and Cancer Research UK to bring you some top sun safety tips and test out some family friendly suncreams to avoid tears and tantrums!
Bingo has been played for centuries and now there is no stop in the popularity of this awesome game. Online bingo games are not just fun but have various other benefits that let’s one have a chill and relaxed time.
Here’s how to make the most of it:
So this week is a bit of a milestone in our household. Little E is being tested at school to see how well she knows her phonics. This is the first time one of the kids has been 'tested' and we've feeling a lot of pressure from the school to make sure she passes.
For those of you who haven't had the (dis)pleasure of encountering phonics yet I'll briefly outline how it works. Children are taught to read by recognising individual phonemes. A phoneme is a unit of sound which distinguishes one word from another. For example, the difference between the words kiss and kill is the end phoneme. They children learn rhymes to help them remember the sounds for each letter of the alphabet and then begin blending them together to make a words. It starts off simple and gets increasingly more complicated as different rules and exceptions are applied such as split-digraphs and tricky words. The phonics test is a national test for children in Year 1 to check they recognise and understand the key phonics rules.
Those who dream living beside the coast can bring the spirit of the beach to their home this summer with Aldi's new coastal interiors ranges which is available in stores and online while stocks last. Aldi has everything you need to turn your bathroom, bedroom or living room (or all three - why not!) into a coastal paradise. We've teamed up with Aldi to celebrate the launch of their coastal range and have a fantastic prize to giveaway to one lucky reader!
Being a mum means you have a pretty busy schedule. Balancing your work and family is a lot, but when you add the effort you have to put in to look good, the whole thing can become overwhelming. So, here are a few easy tips presented in six steps that will help you shorten your beauty routine and look good while you are balancing your daily commitments.
Previously published as Burnt Paper Sky, this debut novel tells the story of a Mother's desperate search for her lost son.
After allowing her 8yr old son, Ben, to run on ahead during their walk, Rachel Jenner looses her son in the woods. A frantic search ensues but all the Police can find are Ben's discarded clothes and trainers. After a press conference goes wrong, Rachel finds herself at the centre of a media frenzy painting her as a 'Bad Mother' and suggesting her involvement in Ben's disappearance is deeper than she claims. Even the Police begin to doubt her story. With nowhere to turn and no one to trust Rachel begins to unravel as she realises the greatest threat may not be from strangers but the people she loves the most.
Ever sat and watched hours of your life slipping away as you sift through Google, desperately trying to find the right local professional for your job? My hand is firmly in the air. And half the time it is all in vain when no-one replies or perhaps one does, but how do you know they aren't ripping you off? It gives me a headache just thinking about it. Enter Bidvine, the easy way to find local professionals in your area in one go.
The end of half term is nigh. We've had a lovely week finished off with a few sunny days in France. But we woke up this morning hear yet more awful news from home. In a world full of senseless madness I'll hug these girls even tighter tonight.
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We've all be subjected to peer pressure at some point in our lives. From our childhood when everyone is jumping in the deep end of the pool and telling you to do it too, right the way through to our adult lives where friends encourage us to have 'just one more beer' after work.
Everyone focuses on the bad side of peer pressure but more increasingly studies are showing that there are lots of positive benefits too. The infographic below weighs up the pros and cons and ways we can help our kids navigate peer pressure.
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