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:
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.
Have you seen the new Beauty & the Beast film yet? Belle is certainly the Princess of the moment and to celebrate the new movie Hallmark has launched a range of stunning Beauty & the Beast cards at Tesco - the perfect choice for a Birthday Princess! We held our own Princess Party at home to bring some Disney magic to tea time!
When Amy's daughter, Lily, spots an old mirror in a local antiques shop she immediately falls in love with it. Seeing her daughter so infatuated Amy can't resist buying it for her, esspecially as it is such a bargain price for a beautiful antique.
But once they get the home Amy starts to feel uneasy about the mirror. She can't quite put her finger on it but something is off. Lily clearly loves it so she pushes the thoughts aside. But as Lily's behaviour starts to dramatically change and tension in their once happy home rises, Amy wonders if it is just coincidence, or if the mirror really was such a good deal after all.
I do pretty much all of my shopping online these days and I love a discount code. So much so I begrudge buying anything full price! But it's incredibly annoying when you find a code get all excited, shop away then get to the checkout to find the code expired last week. Enter Dealspotr.
Dealspotr is a new social site which brings you the best discount codes and deals. The genius element of the site is that most of the discount and coupon codes actually work because the community is continually reviewing and editing them. Straight away a massive thumbs up from me. And to top it all off, if you add or review codes and offers you earn money. Yes, really. The more you add and edit the more you earn. Double thumbs up.
Yes, you can catch chickenpox (varicella) after having the chickenpox vaccination. We know this because currently Little I has chicken pox, despite being vaccinated against it two years ago.
It took me a few days to realise this wasn't a normal bout of hives and even our GP didn't believe it was possible and said it was some kind of skin infection. But our paediatrician at the hospital has confirmed it is in fact chickenpox and explained that you can still catch chickenpox after being vaccinated. In fact this is the case for all vaccinations. Nothing is 100% effective.
Plus we have recently discovered Little I has a weak immune system. Which means her body may not be reacting to vaccinations the way it should. Distinctly worrying. After all they get vaccinated against much scarier things than chicken pox...
The good news is if you have been vaccinated against chickenpox but still catch it you are more likely to experience a weaker version of the virus. And that certainly seems to be the case with Little I whose spots seem to be fading away rather than blistering and crusting.
Phew! As her sister has a particularly horrific bout of it which is the reason why we paid to have Little I immunised in the first place!
So we are in full chicken pox quarantine mode at the moment. Luckily I stashed away some of the Easter themed craft kits from our last Baker Ross delivery so we've had lots to keep ourselves busy with.
And if your little one does catch chickenpox remember not to give ibuprofen as that can make the spots worse and increase the chances of infection. Even if your GP tells you it is ok please stick to infant paracetamol as ibuprofen can cause complications - visit the NHS website here to see the advice about avoid ibuprofen during chicken pox.
I am not a medical professional and this is not qualified advice. I am speaking from personal experience only. Always seek professional medical advice if you or your child is unwell.
Artist, Baker and Blogger. Mum to my two beautiful, cheeky girls. Muddling my way through parenthood with equally cheeky Husband.