• Home

    The Best Herbs To Grow In Your Kitchen: A Beginner’s Guide to Getting Started

    Gardening can be a very enjoyable and rewarding hobby. It’s a great way to get outside and stay healthy while getting your hands dirty. However, not everyone has the time or space to grow a full-sized garden. If you live in an apartment, have small children or pets, or simply don’t have the time to maintain your garden on a regular basis, why not grow herbs from the comfort of your kitchen windowsill? How To Choose The Best Herbs to Grow in Your Kitchen Herbs are a great way to add fresh, fragrant flavours to many homecooked recipes. The beauty of growing your own herbs is that they’re easy to…

  • Wellbeing

    5 Effective Ways To Kickstart Your New Year

    The New Year is finally here, and celebrating the start of a new year is a globally motivational time in our lives. At the start of a New Year, many of us set new goals and resolutions that we hope to stick to for the following 12 months – or maybe hopefully even longer. A new year is the perfect time to ditch old habits and behaviours and look towards the future. Here are 5 effective ways for you to kickstart your new year goals and resolutions. 1. Set realistic goals Goals are a fundamental part of the new year tradition. We all have those little things that we would…

  • Home

    3 Winter Self Care Tips

    The winter months seem to drag sometimes, especially if you’re prone to Seasonal Affective Disorder. These SADs affect up to 3 in 100 people every year, with most people beginning to show signs in their 20s and 30s. Studies show that women are about 4 times more likely to be affected by Season Affective Disorder than men; not only that but children can also suffer from the dreaded ‘winter blues’. Seasonal Affective Disorder can seriously affect a person’s quality of life, therefore, during the darker and colder months, it’s important to pay extra attention to your self-care routine. The winter months can put a lot of stress on your mental…

  • Home

    What are the Health Benefits of Indoor Plants?

    If you’re thinking about having plants in your home, you may be asking yourself what are the benefits to having them? Well, there are actually quite a few reasons to have indoor plants around your home, and we’re going to look into those today. Plants can actually help filter out contaminants and toxins from the air, create a welcoming environment and, well to be honest, they just look really pretty. The benefits of indoor plants go far beyond what you see on the surface, so this post will be discussing those benefits as well as listing a few different types of potted plants you could buy for your home. Indoor…

  • Family

    5 Easy Ways To Entertain Kids During Summer Holidays

    We are about halfway through the summer holidays here in the UK, and I have to say that it’s usually around this time that I start trying to think of cheap, easy ways to entertain the kids. As it stands, we’ve already done all the ‘big’, exciting things that we had planned. The kids have had two camping holidays and pretty much had a brilliant few weeks of summer holidays already. They’ve seen lots of family, been to fun attractions all over the country, and basically been spoiled rotten by everyone. Now they’re back home and the Mr has sadly gone back to work, it falls to me to find…

  • Travel

    Tips for Planning a Family Holiday with Your Kids

    I love going on family holidays. They’re something that I feel I really missed out on when I was a child myself, so I strive to get in as many great family holiday memories as possible now that I am a parent. Now, I am not saying that going on holiday doesn’t come without any stress or anxiety, but I have definitely learnt a few tips along the way that do make the process of traveling with your kids a lot easier.  So if you are planning a family holiday this year, check out my 5 pro tips for planning a family holiday with your kids below.  1. Plan the…

  • Wellbeing

    5 Simple Steps to Kickstart Your Morning Routine

    At some point in our lives, we’ve all sat there and thought, “could I be doing something more productive that’ll help me reach my goals?” I know that I have certainly been there many times – feeling a bit lost in this big adventure we call ‘life’.  In my quest to become more productive and own my happiness, I started to assess my daily life and figure out where I could introduce small changes. My morning routine was seriously lacking in any structure, so I decided that kick-starting my new morning routine should be my first order of business when it came to becoming a happier, more successful person. Why…

  • Wellbeing

    5 Cheap New Hobbies To Try Out

    Having a hobby is vital to your mental and physical wellbeing. By having a hobby, you’re allowing yourself to indulge in your interests, have time to yourself, learn new skills, and nurture your mind. If you’re someone who often finds they don’t have enough time for self care, or has always wanted to learn something new but haven’t had the time, finding yourself a new hobby is a great way to encourage self care and discipline.  If you’re looking for a new hobby to try out that’s cheap and easy to structure into your calendar, keep reading!  Writing is a great free hobby Writing is practically free! If you’re reading…

  • Money

    4 Shopping Budget Tips for Parents

    The weekly shop used to be one of those parenting tasks that I absolutely hated doing. The shops are crowded, I often get overwhelmed and forget what I was even there for, and not to mention the dread I felt when I think about how much money I was about to spend. I started to learn how to better budget our family finances and shop in a way that was better for our family’s financial health. I’ve put together this blog post of tips to help others like me – if you’re looking for ways to spend money on your food shop, keep reading! Budgeting is Important for Your Family’s…

  • Blogging

    How to Write a List Blog Post: Planning, Formatting and Tips

    There are many different types of blog posts out there, but one of the most popular types is the list blog. As the name would suggest, a list blog post is one that has an ordered list with items. They are typically used to share tips and information in a concise way. They’re popular due to the information being easily digested – perfect for people looking for inspiration and motivation. If you’re looking for some inspiration, this post will cover how to plan and format your own list blog posts as well as provide tips on what to include! What is a list post (a.k.a listicle)? A list post is…