• Mum life December 15, 2019
    As new parents, we don’t get out much so making date day count is …
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  • Mum life July 24, 2019
    Handbag essentials tend to change when you have a toddler in tow.
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  • Mum life May 7, 2019
    Mummy guilt, it really does come with the day job.
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  • Mum life March 31, 2019
    The hardest thing about being a mum over 40 after losing my own was that she …
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  • FOOD & DRINK: How to get a toddler to eat his greens

    Getting young children to eat up their greens has always been challenging and it’s certainly something a lot of parents struggle with. We’re lucky in our household that little C can munch his way through an array of brightly coloured fruit and vegetables in the space…

    HEALTHY LIVING: Why smoothies live up to the hype

    Last week my gym buddy mentioned a new subscription smoothie regime she’d under taken with The Honestly Good Smoothie Company. She raved about it so much, that I decided to put it to the test myself to see if it was everything it was cracked up…

    HOME & GARDEN: Five signs your gate needs to be replaced

    The gating on the front of your property should be in keeping with the property’s character. It also needs to be secure, especially with house break-ins on the rise. If your gates are looking a little worse for wear, here are a few signs that the…

    A MUM’S LIFE: How to make date day count as new parents

    As new parents, we don’t get out much so making date day count is essential. That’s because we’re part of the ‘Sandwich Generation’ – with people to care for at both ends of the spectrum – so any time together is cherished. But no matter how…

    As new parents, we don't get out much so making date day count is essential.

    How to have the perfect panto experience with a toddler

    Family days out over Christmas and the new year are not complete until you’ve ticked off a trip to the panto – “oh no they’re not!” Whether you’re a fan of festive shows (that’s me) or don’t really get them (that’s H), a trip to the…

    Reasons we loved seeing Santa on the rooftop at Fenwick

    We’ve just completed one of the best family days out with our first Santa on the Rooftop experience at Fenwick in Newcastle and it was thoroughly worthwhile. As a new mum over 40, I have certainly visited my fair share of festive grottos over the years,…

    FAMILY DAY OUT: Keeping fit and healthy with the Great North Elmer Parade trail

    As a new mum over 40, one of my priorities is to keep fit and healthy and joining in the fun of this year’s St Oswald’s Hospice Great North Elmer Parade was just the tonic. For me, a brisk walk always helps to blow away the…

    As a new mum over 40, one of my priorities is to keep fit and healthy and joining in the fun of this year's St Oswald's Hospice Great North Elmer Parade was just the tonic.