Friday, 15 December 2017

3 Questions To Ask Before Taking In An Elderly Relative

When your parents start to get older, the tables are turned and now it’s your town to look after them. You should let them live independently for as long as possible but there comes a time when there is no way around it and living alone becomes dangerous for them. When you get to this point, you’ve got a big decision to make; should you take them into your home or not? Some people think that it’s best because they don’t like the idea of a care home but it’s not always the most practical thing to do. It’s one of the hardest decisions you’ll ever have to make, but hopefully, this will make it a little easier.

Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Time For A Change? What Areas Will Have The Most Impact On Your Lifestyle

December is upon us and we can all start to think about some of the changes we would like to make in our lives moving forward. Perhaps this year has been tough, or maybe it was good to you, however you see it, it is always good to go into the new year with some sort of focus about what you want to achieve. This could be work related, to do with the family, or as basic as knowing when you are next taking a break. However you see it, we all like the idea making some changes. It got me thinking about changing your life, can it be done by making changes to your circumstances. I believe it can, and I wanted to share with you some of the ways you can make an impact on your lifestyle in 2018.

Sunday, 10 December 2017

What To Pack In Your Hospital Bag

What to pack in your hospital bag
I'm now over 38 weeks pregnant and just popping the last few items into my hospital bag. I swear I was far more organised with my first pregnancy. I guess I didn't also have the distraction of a toddler to look after last time. I'm not sure when the best time is to pack your bag. For some, packing it as early as 30 weeks is important, but others could pack it as late as 40 weeks and still have a couple of weeks before the baby comes. Do what feels right to you, but probably somewhere around 35 - 36 weeks is a good time for most.

There are so many recommendations online for what to include that it can be quite overwhelming knowing what to actually pack. There are some things that are absolute essentials, but you don't want to go overboard and take too much. I feel like I've packed far better this time around and I'm not taking quite so much with me.

However you want to make sure you have enough just in case you need to stay in after your baby is born. You can always have a second back packed that you either leave in the car or at home in case of a stay. That way you're not expecting your other half to go searching for the things you need.

Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Be Happy and Healthy Today, Tomorrow and Later in Life

You only get one body, so it makes sense to look after it as best you can. Most of the decisions you made will directly impact your health both now and later down the line- whether that’s in a positive or negative way. Making the right decisions now will not only allow you to maintain a healthy weight, feel fit and strong and avoid many illnesses but you’ll also be happier and healthier later into life. This is time that could be spent with loved ones, no one should be cutting this short if they can help it. Here are a few things to bear in mind.

Tuesday, 5 December 2017

6 Interesting Ways To Use Your Conservatory Space

To some people, a conservatory is an unused space which is just waiting to be utilised. From a home gym to your personal office, make use of the room with these six great ideas!

Relaxation room

Picture yourself on a warm Summer’s evening, lying back on a chaise lounge with the sun’s heat pressed against your back, drinking an ice-cold beverage in your luxurious retreat. Yes, this could be happening from your conservatory! Sometimes we just need a place to go to escape the real world. After a hard day at work, kick back and relax. Use shutters and blinds to control the amount of light pouring into your conservatory. For the winter, install a stove to warm up the space and create a cosy little den.

Tuesday, 28 November 2017

Tips for A Working Mum - Petit Fernand Personalised Label Review

Being a parent is hard work no matter your situation, there are pro's and con's to being both a stay at home and working mum. But one thing I've learnt as a working mum who is also the main care giver, is that you really need to be organised to keep on top of things. If you're not organised, you're constantly chasing your tail and rushing to get places and get things done. Not easy when you have young kids, who always seem to want to do things on their own agenda.

I was a working mum, working part time for the good part of a year. Having a husband who works long hours, I was sole parenting the majority of the time Monday to Friday, as well as cooking a lot of the meals and keeping our home clean and tidy. Here's a few of the things that helped me stay sane and on top of things as a working mum. Of course much of the below would work for you no matter what your situation is, but these are the things that helped me as a working mum.

Sunday, 26 November 2017

Do Those Shelves Look Straight From Where You're Sitting?

Shelves. Every home has them, and every home needs them. These are good for everything from displaying ornaments, to presenting your family library. They’re also a fantastic way to provide a point of interest on blank walls, or fill alcoves. In short; shelves are splendid.

Saturday, 25 November 2017

The Necessary Sacrifices Of Good Parenting

Let’s get things straight about parenting once and for all. Most parents will tell you that it is the most beautiful thing on earth and that you can only feel whole once you too join the clan of the happy mamas and papas. On the other end, you can get to talk to those who don’t have children and don’t want any claiming that parenting is about sacrificing your lifestyle for the benefit of someone else, even if that someone else happens to your child. You get the picture: These two schools of thought are in a perpetual argument about who’s right and who isn’t. It’s time to set the records straight.

Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Planning A Party? Ways To Adapt Your Living Room For A Big Group Of People

Many of us, especially big families, find it difficult to host parties in the small amount of house space we have. It can be pretty annoying if we don’t prepare properly. Not only do we need to think about catering, dressing up and entertainment, but we also need to consider the comfort of our house and the amount of space we have available for the influx of people. Here are a few tips to help you make the most of your living room and open up new ways of planning your next party!

Friday, 17 November 2017

Winter-Proof Your Home Today

Now that the biting cold of winter is just around the corner, the time has come to prepare your home so it is all ready to give you the shelter and protection you need during the following months. This way, you will always have a pleasant sort of a place you can return to, no matter what the weather is like outside. Check out some of these tips to help you turn your home into a warm fortress, equipped to tackle the cold that is coming in the not-too-distant future.

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