From daily muscle aches and pains to school run and exercise strains and sprains, the UK's No.1 Freeze brand Deep Freeze offer effective and convenient pain relief with the benefits of cold therapy. I have a bundle of Deep Freeze products to give away to one lucky reader.
I turn 37 next week and to be honest I've been feeling a bit fed up lately. I think it is a bit of a post back to school low after such a busy September plus Husband's foot operation complications has been worrying me a bit. I decided a bit of TLC in the form of a new hair colour would cheer me up.
And it has. Hello Red.
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I'm watching some fab TV this month, it's at the point where I'm staying up far too late just to squeeze one more episode in! The kids are still enjoying watching Bake Off which started last month and with Husband home after his foot operation we've been able to watch a lot more together in the evenings which is always nice.
Impatient kids complain about being bored an average of 122 times every month – that’s nearly 1,500 times per year - according to new research by BIC as part of its Young Artist Award (It feels like double that in my household!). The study also revealed that 69 percent of us parents dread hearing the words “I’m bored”. But experts claim parents should be doing more to encourage boredom as mechanism to inspire creativity. We should be letting their minds wander rather than plonking them in front of the TV or electronic tablet.
Here are my screen-free top tips tips to help promote imagination and creativity in our kids.
Dry skin care treatment for children, Epaderm Junior is offering you the chance to win a bundle of Epaderm cream and emollient from their range worth £50 (RRP), with sizes to keep at home or great for your little one’s travel bag!
Science needs more women! So last month I took my girls up to London to visit The Science Museum in Kensington. Armed with technical backup from my 15yr old nephew, who has GCSE Science glory firmly in his sights, I was ready for serious questioning and expected to come away with a couple of budding physicists/biologists/chemists. First impressions of the museum was that is was a little dry for my 4 and 7yr old little ladies and I began to get slightly worried whilst wandering through the Flight gallery that we were gonna be done in record time. I'm not a teacher! I don't know how to make these static objects fun for my kids! Then I noticed a banner for Wonderlab: The best thing to do with your kids in London with kids. Sounded amazing. And, simply put, it is.
September = Back to school. Actually new schools for both the girls with Little E moving up to Junior School and Little I starting Reception at Infants. And I managed not to cry! It was also a month filled with birthday celebrations, lots of parties for the little ones and grown up celebrations with cocktails and whole pies. Then of course Husband's foot operation which has been rocky but it's lovely having him home all day.
1 in 3 British mums admit that they are unaware of Infant Colic, a common medical condition affecting 1 in 5 newborns, which can cause excessive crying. This month Infacol and Cry-sis, the only parenting charity dedicated to supporting parents through excessive infant crying, have launched Infant Colic Awareness Month which strives to educate and support parents to ensure they can experience the joys of parenthood to the full.
Here are the colic signs and symptoms to look out for and you can enter my giveaway to win a 0-6mth White Company Sleeping Bag to help encourage a good nights sleep for baby and parents!
Nothing pleases my kids more than pasta. Except maybe muffins. Hang on, what if we could combine the two... This recipe from Mr Organic is certainly a crowd pleaser and is super easy to make for snacks, lunchboxes and parties. Plus, don't tell the kids, it is packed with hidden veggies!
If you are looking for a good excuse to get creative then my latest giveaway is perfect for you. These fabulous Metallic Marker pens from Spectrum Noir are stunning dual-tipped markers which cover beautifully, for a perfectly smooth and highly reflective metallic finish. They are ideal for use on black or dark surfaces where their effects will really pop! I have the full range of 12 pens, both the Rare Minerals and Precious Metals packs, to giveaway to one lucky winner!
Artist, Baker and Blogger. Mum to my two beautiful, cheeky girls. Muddling my way through parenthood with equally cheeky Husband.