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.
Bath time is one of our favourite times of the day in this household. Both my girls have been water babies since they were tiny babies but with both having sensitive skin I have to be really careful about what I put in their bath. Infacare Baby Bath is super mild making it safe for sensitive skin - Yaay!
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!
We've all been there. You are out in the park and your baby chucks their soother out of the pram. Nightmare! Enter the Milton Mini Soother Steriliser which can clean and sterilise your baby's soother in just 15 minutes while you are out. Genius.
Before the monsoon and we got completely drenched!!!
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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.
Taking kids to eat at decent restaurants strikes fear into the hearts most parents and we are no exception. On a good day we may survive the three courses unscathed but to minimise the risk of social and gastronomic carnage we tend to stick to family friendly restaurants where the food is rather uninspiring (garlic bread and spag bol for two please waiter) but you can almost guarantee the kids will eat it without making a fuss. Plus there will always be another child acting worse that your own.
Giggling Squid in the heart of Reigate town centre is the kind of restaurant we would usually avoid with the kids. It's elegant, minimalist decor and wonderful Thai menu make it perfect for a child free date but, let's be honest, we get about two of those a year so the thought of sampling their culinary delights with the kids in tow was appealing. The launch of their new kids menu sealed the deal. We visited on a Sunday late lunchtime which was surprisingly quiet.
Artist, Baker and Blogger. Mum to my two beautiful, cheeky girls. Muddling my way through parenthood with equally cheeky Husband.