How (& why) to do a digital detox

  • December 23, 2019
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So, what have you got on your list of new year’s resolutions for 2020? I don’t really bother making resolutions as everyone knows they’re impossible to stick to. However, I always have the same general goals in my mind at the start of a new year like ‘eat healthier’, ‘exercise more’, ‘use my phone less’. It can be hard to follow through with all of these and they usually don’t >>


Encouraging Kids Into STEM

  • February 12, 2018

I’m a big fan of encouraging kids into STEM subjects, especially girls as the industry is majorly lacking in women.  It’s an area that is so varied there’s something for every child to find exciting whilst also learning valuable skills and getting those little brains working. All ages can get involved, you don’t need to wait until they do these subjects later on at school. Read on to find out how you >>

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Why Busy Mums Need Alexa In Their Lives

  • January 8, 2018

We have a new addition to the family! For Christmas, I bought the husband an Amazon Echo Dot, and since then we’ve been firing all sorts of questions at Alexa. Originally I wasn’t convinced when my husband told me Alexa can turn the lights on and off, turn the lights different colours, control the heating etc. I thought it would be a 5-minute wonder and a waste of money, but >>


10 Christmas Gift Ideas For Minecraft Fans

  • November 10, 2017

Little H has become a little bit Minecraft obsessed and so I’ve been trawling the internet for some ideas for Christmas presents. To be perfectly honest, half the time I have no idea what she’s talking about so just smile and nod, but Minecraft presents will get me a lot of brownie points! I’ve found some quite good suggestions, so thought I’d share these with you all in case you’re >>


How We Got On With Breaking The Screen Addiction

  • June 6, 2017

Back in April I wrote a post about Little H’s addiction to her tablet and how we were trying to prise her away from it. Here’s an update on how we got on with breaking the screen addiction. Timer We’ve been quite strict with the timer on the tablet. We’ve kept it only useable between 6am and 7pm to avoid ridiculously early wake-ups or begging to use it past bedtime. We’ve also >>

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Breaking The Screen Addiction

  • April 4, 2017

I’ve let Little H use a tablet and my smartphone from a fairly young age, and have always thought it’s a good thing learning to use technology so young. One of my first blog posts was Why I don’t feel guilty about my child using smartphones and tablets and I really didn’t feel bad about it. I still don’t feel guilty about it, but lately she’s getting a bit addicted to her >>


My Must Have Blogging Apps

  • January 27, 2017

When I started blogging I quickly realised that it’s bloody time consuming! There’s no such thing as a “quick blog post” and thinking of ideas for posts can take up a lot of time. Between work, school runs, and general life I’m not in front of my laptop until the evenings so if I have any ideas during the day I need to be able to make a note of them. These are >>


Beets BLU Bluetooth Heart Rate Monitor – Our Review

  • July 6, 2016

A little while back I received an email from Beets BLU asking if I would like to review their bluetooth heart rate monitor. As my husband is trying to get fit I thought it would be a great product for him to try out on our behalf. (And also good reason to make him go to the gym -“come on I have to write a review!”) Beets BLU specialise in wireless >>


Could you live without modern mum technology?

  • June 21, 2016

(This article first appeared in Salisbury Parenting) I’m in my 30s so I guess I’m probably within the first generation of ‘modern mums’ who have technology close to hand in pretty much every aspect of everyday life. There are so many gadgets and apps that help get through our busy lives, especially to help us parent – a lot of technology that our own parents and grandparents didn’t have. Most of this >>

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10 Reasons Why I love Social Media

  • April 6, 2016

My name’s Sarah and I’m a social media addict. To be fair though, my job revolves around social media so I do spend a lot of time on it for work. However, I check my personal Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts regularly. Social media wasn’t a ‘thing’ until I was in my late 20s. I was 27 when Facebook suddenly became something everyone was signing up to, and I was >>