Creative kids activities when you’re working from home

Working from home with the kids when the sun begins to creep out means it’s often trickier to keep them entertained indoors. There are ways to curb some of the boredom though without having to step outside. You just need to get creative and awaken your…

What was lockdown like as a remote-working mum?

When I said one of my new year’s resolutions was to write a book, little did I know what 2020 had in store for us, with lockdown and remote-working. During the Coronavirus Crisis, we have all seen the world through a different set of filters. While…

Is Chillingham Castle is a good place to visit for families?

Dominic Cummings ‘Barnard Castle’ jokes aside, Chillingham Castle is a sight for sore eyes for families like ours. After two housebound staycations, I had promised C that as soon as lockdown ended, we’d head to the Northumberland coast for an adventure. While some castles were closed…

How to ground yourself in what’s going well in life

Winter was out of the way. Nights were getting lighter and warmer. It was easier to get out of bed on the mornings … but then Covid-19 arrived, ruining life for families and throwing everything up in the air.  As I write this, there’s a big ‘what-if’ hanging over our…

How to help toddlers feel better in isolation

Isolation is tough for everyone right now, but particularly toddlers who are too young to understand why. Here are a few ways we have tried to make it easier for our son, little C. Good routine Children love routine, so while our routine has changed dramatically…

Smile like you mean it – my happy photo challenge

To spread happiness and help us smile through tough times, a new happy photo campaign has now been launched. The new campaign from photo printing specialist CEWE is setting Brits the challenge of sharing their happy photos and spreading some virtual cheer online. I don’t know about you,…

Different brew for remote-working caffeine addicts

Working remotely with the kettle just steps away, the temptation to grab just one more brew is real for us. However, the effects of too much caffeine has been playing havoc with our sleep and anxiety levels. That’s definitely something none of us need in the…