Browsing Category

Modern Life

Christmas Gift Guide for Him

Bored of giving him socks and aftershave? Don’t want to buy another geeky t’shirt? I’ve got a few ideas here that will make the men in your life super happy this Christmas morning. For the lager drinker. With Many people lately discovering gluten intolerance’s, it…

December 6, 2018

Christmas with the Rickerbys 2018

I’m very conscious that a lot of my posts lately have been reviews and things and not much in the way of personal posts. I’ve got a list of things that I’ve been wanting to write about but sometimes paid work comes in and…

December 2, 2018

Christmas Gift Guide for Babies

Babies change so much so quickly and buying gifts for their age range often means that in a few months time, that gift is no longer needed because they’ve grown out of it or it was to teach them a skill that they’ve now…

December 2, 2018

Creating the Perfect Playroom From the Floor up!

Since Dexter was born, I’ve been creating the perfect playroom in my head. I long to have a spare room just for the kids – big enough to house wonderful toys and things that they have and make magical memories. So, now I’m putting…

December 1, 2018

3 Small Businesses That Deserve Your Money

Black Friday Deals, Christmas offers, January sales… Big retailers can afford to bring you all sorts of crazy deals, spend thousands on getting celebrities in their ads and can really shove their products right under your noses.But there are some much smaller businesses that…

November 20, 2018

Keeping Kids Tech-Free Before Bed

As Dexter gets older and mixes with more children, I’ve been toying with the idea of getting him a new tablet or device for Christmas, but I’ve been having a bit of an internal dilemma. Mornings are a nightmare with him when he has to…

October 21, 2018
Childs Play

Teaching STEAM with the Musical Activity Cube

We’ve struggled for gift ideas for Bridget this year for Christmas – I mean, what do you get a child that is 3rd in line and has everyone’s hand me downs? Well, Smyths came to the rescue by asking me to review one of…

October 9, 2018

What we’re loving in the new Smyths Christmas catalogue!

The kids are back at school, the leaves are turning crisp and brown and people like me are already thinking ahead to Christmas. I LOVE Christmas and I’m the same every year. I’m always one of the first people to get the decorations up…

September 21, 2018

How to Store Children’s Summer Clothes & Toys

One child can accumulate a huge amount of clothing and toys over a summer season, but when you have two or more children, their possessions can threaten to take over the whole house.If you feel like you’re drowning under the weight of your children’s…

September 19, 2018

Simba – Sleep for Parents

Sleep is important for everyone but when you become parents it can be harder to come by. Here are a few tips to help you get better sleep when you have children and our thoughts on the Simba Hybrid mattress…

September 16, 2018