Monday 13 May 2019

Easy Ways We're Practicing Phonics

Starting school can be a big transition for children and learning to read and write is a big part of that. Many children find it easy to to get to grips with their new learning experience but lots find it hard.

Flatlay showing a chalkboard with abc written on it, surrounded by crayons, chalks

Friday 10 May 2019

5 Ways To Reduce Your Weekly Shopping Bill

The cost of your weekly shop can soon add up and we've cut down lots on our budget since I went self employed. In this post I'm sharing five ways you can reduce your weekly shopping bill.

Shopping trolley being pushed down an aisle

Wednesday 8 May 2019

19 Books For 2019 - Mumboss by Vicki Psarias

At the beginning of the year I made a promise to myself that over 2019 I would read 19 books. To be honest it hasn't exactly got off to the best start!

I've read one! But one is a start, right? 

Being unwell recently, along with a few nights away in the caravan, have forced me to put down my phone, sit down and enjoy a little read.

Copy of Mumboss book laid out next to a plate of biscuits and a cup of tea

Monday 6 May 2019

Clear Signs You Are Ready To Invest In Property

Collaborative Post

As you all know I'm a bit addicted to the Rightmove scroll! Lately, though the reason for this has changed a little. Yes, I'd love to move to a bigger house but we've decided that if we do move it has to be THE move to the home of dreams. The reason that I continue to scroll is we are seriously considering buying a property to rent out. 

This will be what I deem a super grown-up move for us, but I already know from my previous employment within the housing sector that taking on an investment property is not something to be done lightly.

Small outline of a house next to piles of silver coins, and a jar of coins with a plant growing out of it

Friday 3 May 2019

5 Ways I Manage My Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is a strange illness. One day your fine and the next you're off your feet, hardly able to move. Bad days can vary from migraines to stiff joints, IBS to exhaustion, and it takes a while to get yourself feeling normal again.

Having suffered with Fibro for a couple of years, I have a couple of ways I help to manage the chronic pain and illness that it brings with it. 

Piece of paper with Diagnosis and Fibromyalgia written on it, with medication and tablets laid around it

Wednesday 1 May 2019

The Breastfeeding Journey That Never Was

Breast is best. Fed is best. Bottles share the parenting load. Combo feeding is better in the long run.

When you're pregnant a lot of these statements are thrown around. Whether it be friends, family, your midwife or Barbara who lives down the road and you sometimes see in Tesco, everyone has an opinion on breastfeeding. Modern approaches, traditional methods, when I was pregnant with JJ I heard every single one of them!

But what if you want to breastfeed and you simply can't? 

A pile of muslins, breast milk bags, breast pump and bottles, the latter of which are all empty.