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5 Easy Ways to Get your Kids Baking

Christmas cookies

Food has always played an important part of our family life. When the girls were born it was very important to us that they grow up with a natural love of food; we wanted them to appreciate the beauty of food yet respect it and learn good eating habits. It’s a fine line of course, encouraging them to eat and ... Read More »

25 Ways to Create a Family Friendly Home

25 Tips to create a family friendly home

We spend so much time in our homes, it’s important to ensure it’s suitable for everyone in the family, from the babies and children through to the older generation. There are lots of ways you can incorporate design ideas and finishing touches that make your home safe and fun for all ages. Here are some of my top tips for ... Read More »

Days Out: National Trust Belton House

Jumping for joy

We’d been meaning to visit for a long time, but finally with the weather turning and some time off, we decided to head for a day out to Belton House, a beautiful period property and gardens owned by the National Trust. This was a couple of weeks ago now, and I’ve been meaning to show some of these images, along ... Read More »

Centre Parcs Sherwood Forest Review

center parcs sherwood forest review

I know lots of people have been and many have written blog posts but if you’re looking for a Center Parcs Sherwood Forest review, hopefully our experience, as novice Center Parc (ers) will help. As a family of four, with two girls aged 8 and 10, we’d never visited before so it was all new, although I knew quite a ... Read More »

Creating a Family Friendly Kitchen

Bramante table

What are the main ingredients enabling us to create the ideal family kitchen? What factors and features are important in a family home and the kitchen in particular. Many of us want the kitchen to be the hub of the home, the place were family congregates to eat, socialise and play. For this to happen, we need to create a ... Read More »

Kid’s Bedroom Makeover – Stylish Rooms for Stylish Kids

Tips for a child's bedroom makeover

Today’s guest post has some top tips for renovating a kid’s bedroom, and do check out my Pinterest board or my homes blog, Love Chic Living for further inspiration. Most aspects of having children can prove to be fairly hectic, especially when it comes to decorating their rooms. There’s no denying it, children are particularly messy creatures and often think ... Read More »

How to Instill Confidence in your Child

Instilling confidence

I’ve thought long and hard about how to do this in my own children, and so welcome this great guest post onto the blog today. Have you thought about how to instill confidence in your child? A parent can build a child’s self-esteem by influencing the type of environment they grow up in – making sure those around them have ... Read More »

What are you Reading: September 2014

Miss R reading

With the onset of back to school, it feels like the pressure is now on to ensure we fulfill our parental responsbilities. Particularly I’m thinking about things like getting the kids to do their homework, checking their spellings and making sure they do their allocated amount of reading. To be honest, reading isn’t a problem in our house. They’ve both ... Read More »

Top Tips on Writing a Good Personal Statement for University

good personal statement for university

For anyone out there with teenagers, I thought this informative guest post on how to write a good personal statement for University, would be very handy. I do hope it’s helpful. A personal statement is a vital part of the university application process. Creating an impactful statement in just a few hundred words can be a daunting process, especially if ... Read More »

How to Get a Good Night’s Sleep

How to get a good nights sleep

We’ve all been there at some point: counting sheep, watching the clock, anticipating the alarm, and anything else that means we are not actually doing what we should be doing — sleeping. When a glass of warm milk before bed and an eye mask just aren’t doing the job, there are a few other ways to get that much-needed shut ... Read More »

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