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7 tips to keep kids cool in a heatwave

  • July 22, 2019

Having now lived in Spain for 2 months where pretty much every day has been over 30° Celsius, I’ve picked up some good tips and tricks to help you survive this UK heatwave that’s been promised. Hot summer weather is great fun until the kids start complaining they’re too hot and get irritable, or can’t sleep at night. Here are 7 tips to survive a heatwave with kids… Disclaimer: Some >>

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How to help your children make friends when you move house

  • July 18, 2019
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Moving house has been voted one of the top most stressful things you can do, and I’m not at all surprised. It’s also stressful for children, especially if you’re moving to a new area where they’ll have to start a new school and make new friends. We’ve obviously gone a step further and moved to a new country where everyone speaks a different language, so making new friends isn’t easy >>

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5 Ways Working Mums Can Get The Best Night’s Sleep

  • June 17, 2019

This post is in collaboration with wroughtironandbrassbed.co.uk Getting enough sleep is important for everyone, and this includes the ever-busy working mum. You might argue that a good night’s rest is even more important for mums, especially when they have to juggle the demands of work, kids and family life. So how can you get the best night’s sleep every night? Here are just five useful ways that working mums can >>

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How To Learn A New Language As A Family

  • June 13, 2019
learning a new language as a family

Whether you want to learn a new language for a big move like us, or just for a holiday, it can be fun to learn together as a family. Knowing another language is an amazing skill to have, and it will open so many doors in future for your kids. I did well at GCSE Spanish but that was a long time ago so have definitely needed to brush up. >>

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Top Tips For Taking Care Of Yourself As A New Parent

  • June 7, 2019

I’ve been a parent for 8 years now, and I have to admit those early newborn days seem very far away! I’m still by no means a parenting expert, but having been there and done that I do find that it’s easier to look back with hindsight and offer some tips to new parents on how to take care of yourself. It’s common as a new parent to be solely >>

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A Few Reasons Why We’ve Decided To Move to Spain

  • May 14, 2019

As I announced last week, we’re moving to Spain at the end of the month. We’ve found a house, booked our removals, and bought one-way tickets! It’s getting very exciting but also terrifying the closer it gets. We kept it quiet for so long as we wanted to make sure everything was certain before telling people – you never know what’s going to happen with a house sale! It’s been >>

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Big News For The Digital Motherhood Family

  • May 7, 2019

As you may or may not have noticed I haven’t written a blog post in a while – it’s actually the first time in a few years that I haven’t published at least one post a week! I’ve had something big on my mind and that’s been keeping us occupied but I haven’t been able to write about it, so it was easier to not just write anything at all >>

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Why being a working mum is good for your kids

  • March 21, 2019

If you’re a working mum you will probably have experienced quite a lot of mum guilt since going back to work, whether you work because you need the money or simply because you want to. You’re not alone, I wrote this post a while back where some of my fellow mummy bloggers shared some of the ridiculous things they’d suffered ‘mum guilt’ over. We’ve all been there! But did you >>

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11 Creative Ways To Document Your Child’s Biggest Milestones

  • March 7, 2019

Kids grow up fast – everyone tells you that as soon as you have a baby but you don’t really appreciate how quickly they grow until a few years have whizzed by in a blur. I’ll have an 8-year-old in a couple of months and sometimes it still only feels like 5 minutes ago that I had a newborn baby in my arms. Crying. A lot. Documenting each milestone is >>

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6 Book Recommendations From A 7 Year Old

  • March 4, 2019
6 book recommendations for 7 year olds

We love reading, and Little H is becoming a little bookworm now that she can choose her own books to read for her weekly homework. She has to read for 20 minutes a minimum of three times per week and can also take her own books to school for ‘free reading’ so we get through books quite quickly now. It’s so important to encourage children to enjoy reading, and letting >>

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