How to make returning to work after having children easier

How to make returning to work after having children easier

Whether you’re heading back after maternity leave or returning following a career break (and whatever your feelings surrounding it are) here’s some ideas on how to make returning to work easier.

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10 Free & Easy Activities to Keep the Kids Happy

10 Free & Easy Activities to keep the kids happy

I worked out recently, my average visit (with two children in tow) to the local soft play costs me on average £40 per visit.  Add this to the odd £10 activity here and there and before you know it, you’ve spent enough to bankroll a mini break! However, it is possible to keep the kids […]

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Days Out: Tower of London 

Days Out: Tower of London

On the North bank of the River Thames, in the heart of Central London sits the nearly 1000-year-old Tower of London.  Steeped in the type of history that even the most reluctant non-historian will struggle not to find – at the very least – intriguing; this is a day out guaranteed to be a multi-generational […]

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Job Vacancy – Parent – would you apply?

Job Vacancy - Parent

I’ve been going through a few slightly stressful situations with one of my offspring recently.  These are all things that are beyond their control, but that I as a parent feel immense pressure to handle correctly.  It got me to thinking.  Parenthood – if thought of in terms of a ‘job’ – is a pretty […]

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Aquaventure vs Wild Wadi – which waterpark is best for you?

Aquaventure vs Wild Wadi

So you’ve booked your holiday to Dubai and now you’re in the rather enviable position of deciding on which waterpark to visit whilst there.  The usual main contenders are Aquaventure – an award winning and record breaking waterpark located within the 5-Star Atlantis the Palm resort or Wild Wadi – an Arabian themed waterpark which […]

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Days Out: Cadbury World

Days out: Cadbury World

Calling all owners of a sweet tooth, gather round and get ready to enter a world dedicated to the ever-so-delicious – Cadbury’s chocolate. When discussing our intention to visit this world famous chocolate factory, I was met with unwavering positive reviews.  Boasting visitor numbers of over half-a-million every year, I am so pleased to report […]

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School Holidays Hack: Activity Selection Bag

Thinking of things to do each day of the school holidays can often prove tedious and taxing, especially when nobody seems to want to agree on what to do – you can’t please everyone right? Maybe you might like to try something I’ve been doing with my kids for awhile now. The activity selection bag […]

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Days Out: KidZania – London

Kidzania - London

Over the Christmas period I introduced the children to one of my all-time favourite movies, Bugsy Malone.  I was delighted when they loved it as much as I do.  And why wouldn’t they?  It’s a movie full of children acting as adults, holding down jobs, driving pedal cars and firing custard tarts out of ‘splurge […]

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Tips for travelling long haul with children

Tips for travelling long haul with children

Whenever we mentioned to our friends, family or even random strangers that we were embarking on a long haul flight with our children, the collective response was usually horror and disbelief. ‘How will they cope? – how will you cope?!’ Thankfully, my husband and I had absolute faith in our kid’s ability to cope (and […]

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A little bit Potty

I tried to switch off opinionated mode yesterday when I was informed that the new craze sweeping the world of parenting was potty training from birth.  Yes, from birth! Nappies are permitted during the night, but for the majority of the day, mums would watch their newborn bundles of joy for signs of the need […]

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