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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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9 Reasons Why Travel Isn’t Wasted On Young Children

  • July 30, 2018

We love our holidays! I honestly don’t know how we’d survive working every day without a holiday of some kind to look forward to. Little H is now 7 and so far we’re lucky enough to have made it to Spain, Florida and Gran Canaria. We have a lot more places on our travel bucket list but it doesn’t matter where we go, we just need to get away for >>

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Parenting

Ways To Encourage Your Child To Stay Active During The School Holidays

  • June 22, 2018

With the summer holidays coming round quickly (far too quickly for my liking!) are you worried about how to encourage your child to stay active and away from computers and TV screens? It can be hard work for parents to think of enough activities for kids to do to get them outside and burn off some energy, especially if you’re working and relying on childcare for a lot of the >>

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How Working Mums Survive School Holidays

  • May 15, 2018

I’ve previously shared my thoughts about the school holidays as a working mum, and whilst it’s lovely to have some time off with your kids, it’s not that easy when you work. I’ve been through this several times now and I know first hand that school holidays require a hell of a lot of planning, organising and begging for favours from friends and family. In a nutshell school holidays can >>

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Travel

7 Of The Safest Destinations To Take The Little Ones This Year

  • April 23, 2018

Summer is just around the corner, and it’s time to think about where we can jet off with the little ones. There are so many places to choose from it can be overwhelming, but that doesn’t mean you should give up searching! Here are some of my favourite destinations that will keep the little ones entertained, as well as keeping everyone safe. Sweden The capital, Stockholm, is the only European >>

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A Working Mum’s Thoughts About The Summer Holidays

  • July 17, 2017

The school summer holidays are almost here, and to be honest they’re a bit of an inconvenience when you have to work aren’t they?! I wrote this post last year about why the summer holidays are stressful and it’s all still true. I’m very jealous of the mums who are all excited about not having to rush around every day and get ready early. Imagine having 6 weeks of being >>

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How To Sort Childcare In The Summer Holidays

  • July 4, 2017

It’s that time of the year again when working mums everywhere are begging, borrowing and stealing to try and get childcare sorted for the summer holidays! The summer holidays certainly aren’t all fun when you have to work. We’re in our second year of school holidays now and it’s certainly hard to manage it all. I could do with my own PA to schedule everything. If you still have days >>

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Life

Our August Round-Up

  • September 1, 2016

I can’t believe it’s September already! Where on earth has this summer gone? Back to school next week, and then darker mornings and colder weather will be on the way. How depressing. Before I start getting sad over the end of summer here’s a little round up of what we got up to in August… August Round-Up Last month’s round up ended just as we jetted off on holiday to Florida. >>

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Travel

How To Book Your Holiday Without A Travel Agent

  • July 28, 2016

We love our holidays and count ourselves very lucky to be fortunate enough to go away most summers. We haven’t booked a package deal for a long time though (I think the last was our honeymoon 9 years ago!) as it is usually much cheaper to do it all yourself. If you’re planning a bit of an adventure rather than a beach holiday, building the holiday yourself is the only way. >>

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The Summer Holidays When You’re A Working Mum

  • July 13, 2016

The summer holidays are nearly here and everyone’s getting excited about 6 weeks of no school runs and fun days out. Except for working mums. The school holidays when you’re a working mum are a new experience – if anything I find them more stressful than term time. Here’s my experience of summer holidays when you’re a working mum… Still rushing No lie-ins or lazy mornings for us. If anything >>

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