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Creating a Stress-Proof Home

Stress seems to be affecting our lives more than ever before. Work pressure and family commitments can lead to many of us feeling over-stretched. Most of the time we need to just takue some time for ourselves to relax and unwind. However, there are some more serious consequences of stress. Combat stress at home by implementing some small changes that could make a big difference. 



5 Tips to Help Your Home Embrace Nature

Everyone loves the outdoors. Whether we’re talking a relaxing walk after dinner, playing with our pets and children in the park or taking a bike ride across the country, the outdoors are refreshing, beautiful, and full of natural wonders. Since the outdoors are so comforting and uplifting, why not embrace nature and bring it indoors with you? Here are five interior design tips that will help bring the outdoors in.





First Aid For Children & Infants


Nobody wants to think about their baby or a child they care for becoming unwell. Of course if in any doubt always bring your child to the GP or nearest Emergency Department. Unfortunately sometimes, you may have to perform first aid at home. I would highly recommend all parents do a first aid course, if anything it gives piece of mind. (more…)

Are You Overspending In These Common Areas?

If you think you’re the only one who spends way too much on typical expenses, i’ve got news for you, you’re not. There are plenty of people who do it and it’s not usually because they like wasting money. It’s because they don’t know any better. They don’t understand how their next door neighbour manages to go on a luxury holiday with her kids every year. They certainly don’t understand how they manage to afford to upgrade their car annually. It’s all about saving in areas where there’s no need to drain your bank account. On this post, we’re going to look at some of the most common overspends and how to avoid them completely. 



Things To Do This Half Term ~ RAF Museum

If you’re stuck for ideas to keep the children busy this half term, why not take them to the RAF Museum? With actives from the very young to the older child the RAF Museum is the perfect place to take them for a day out.


There are exhibitions on that take the children through the ages of airplane history, story telling sessions and cafes for when they need a break.

In the museum you can –

· Be amazed by stunning exhibition, First World War in the Air.

· Marvel at the life-sized model of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter jet – the only place in the world where it is on display.

Come for a flying visit and stay the day. Why not fuel your imagination and get the entire family working together exploring the Royal Air Force Museum and the fun side of flight?



Valentines Day, Do You Stay In Or Go Out?



Valentines Day. Something that I never really paid much atttention to. Yes I love to be romanced, wined and dined, but I felt it was there in the same league as The Tooth Fairy and Easter Bunny at times.

All that changed 6 years ago, on a pretty typical cold and foggy Sunday, in February, the 14th to be exact in Edinburgh, I somehow managed to drag my hungover body out of bed and walk to Edinburgh Castle with my then boyfriend. Wasn't I glad I did! Right at the spot where we shared our first kiss 5 years previously, he half got down on bended knee and asked me to be his wife (I should have have done a runner then…..ha joking!)


Having Kids Changes Priorities, Especially At Home

Becoming a parent instantly changes your outlook on the world. Suddenly, you’re no longer the most important person in your life, and everything you ever do is geared towards your new son or daughter. Those alterations won’t only impact the big picture, though. And there’s no better place to learn that than in the comfort of your home.


Once you’ve had a child you soon appreciate that the home needs adaptation. Suddenly, your home life will be hit by a whole list of new priorities. Here’s what you can do to satisfy those changing needs.



Listening To Your Children, Their Words & Emotions……



Dancing With The Feet Is One Thing, Dancing With The Heart Is Another 💖


As an ex-dancer there could never be a truer word said. It's in your heart, you dance at every opportunity, you sing the ryt and dance steps in your head. Unfortunately this love of dancing bug hasn't quite bitten my daughter yet. We tried and she is just not into it. Term 2, there are still tears, anxiety and stress.Ballet is just not for her. The ballet shoes have been hung up and maybe someday she will want to wear them again. It took me a while, but after weeks of hearing her, I eventually listened. Do you listen or just hear your children? It's something that has got me thinking. I know I for one hear my children far more than actually sitting down to listen. We all do it, we get caught up in the daily humdrum, the chaos of Monday -Friday, the fighting between siblings, the struggle of the juggle of work/home life balance and so on.



Affording To Buy A New Home When You Have Kids: Ways To Make It A Reality!



It can feel impossible to move home when you have to put your kids’ needs first. After all, you have to spend so much on them when it comes to schooling and food that there is little left over to put towards a potential move. But sometimes it’s necessary to take the next step and move your family to a new property. Therefore, here are some ways you can afford to buy a new home when you have kids, so your dream becomes a reality.



The Bright Indoors and The Difference It Makes



What is the single most important thing, for you, about your home? 


Is it the size? With lots of people to fit in, do you need as many bedrooms as possible? Or maybe it's a smaller home but with space – there may not be as many of you, but you want to be able to spread out and lounge in comfort. It may be location – peaceful and away from the crowds or right in the thriving heart of town or city.



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