Help Your Partner to get Back to Work After Parental Leave

As lovable parents to your little ones, I am sure both you and your partner would have loved to spend all your time raising your kid full-time—if you wanted. However the reality is, you can’t really do that because one of you has to go out and earn your living for the rest of family! At times, both the parents has to take stands and get back to work for a better living. Whether it’s post-leave or a year from now—getting back into the work force along with the transition may get tough. Here are some things you can do to make it easier for everyone. Advice For Both Of … [Read more…]

Where did all my hair go?

I think, if I am honest three kids has really taken its toll on my hair. I used to have really thick flowing locks, 3 kids and 10 years later it is a shadow of its former self. Over the years I have opted for a lot of deep conditioning treatments, sprays, oils and lotions. I have noticed a huge improvement but does that mean my hair is better? Not really. I do have pink hair now though. When you bleach or dye your hair you have to take even better care of it. A lot of time between sessions, a lot of deep conditioning. I think stress has had … [Read more…]

Nailing Autumn/Winter With ESPRIT

Autumn/Winter is without a doubt my favourite time of the year. Scarves, hats, cosy socks and tights all become staples. The colours are rich both in nature, and in the clothing. Fabric becomes more textures and soft too. It’s practically perfect. Esprit has got some gorgeous styles at the moment. The key to comfort is layers. Tees and Shirts are the ideal first layers, with nice quality knits like jumpers and cardigans on over the top. Swapping denim out for thicker and softer fabrics really put me in comfort mode, but I still have meetings to attending, and school runs to do! Being presentable, seasonal and comfortable is a top … [Read more…]

What is “hyperlocalism” and how could it get you the best garden ever?

How much does your garden blend in with your local area? Where did you source your plants? Come to think of it, where did the concrete to make your patio come from? These are just a few of the concerns addressed by hyperlocalism. Hyperlocalism in gardening is used to describe the practice of using locally sourced materials and plants to design a garden. This means prioritising native and endemic plants over ones that are sourced abroad or from elsewhere near you. Native plants are ones that originated in your country, and endemic plants are those that are particular to your eco-system. The reason this is a buzzword these days is … [Read more…]

Stay Warm This Winter By Preparing

As the days are getting shorter and the air getting cooler, it’s time to prepare for winter. Those dreaded drk, cold days might not seem terrible now. But once you wake up tired on a Monday morning and see that everything outside is white and grey, it’s easy to fall into the winter blues. Luckily, if you start preparing for those cold days now, you’ll be in a better position to withstand the winter. You might even end up enjoying it! Take some time now to get ready for the colder months by following these 6 tips. Switch out your bedding With the temperatures dropping, it’s time to take out … [Read more…]

Hey, You On The Sofa! You Can Still Have A Beautiful Home

Are you super lazy? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. Not everyone is raring to go every second of the day and for those of us who like nothing more than lying on the sofa binge watching Netflix, it can be difficult to keep our home looking beautiful. Still even the lazy want a stunning place to come home to at the end of the day. How do you get a stylish, colourful beautiful home without breaking your back. Well there are a few tips. From The Outside In Let’s start by thinking about the garden. I’ve talked before about creating a low maintenance garden that won’t require much of your … [Read more…]

Make Your Outdoor Space Child Friendly In 3 Parent Friendly Steps

Not all parents have a lot of outdoor space to call their own. But even a modicum of garden can be a hazard for the kids. Don’t be put off by it though. After all, fresh air and activity outdoors are really important for their health and for yours. That doesn’t mean you need to spend all your energy preparing the garden for parent-and-child fun. All you need is a little creativity and these 3 steps to see you enjoying your outdoor space at last: Clear out This might be the biggest part of the job. Strip everything bare and start again. Sounds easy? It can be back breaking to … [Read more…]

Advice For Designing A Low-Maintenance Garden

Lots of parents struggle to find the time to maintain their gardens when they have small children at home. That is because most of each day is spent getting the little ones ready for school and earning a living to keep a roof over their heads. With that in mind, all mothers and fathers could benefit from choosing a low-maintenance design, so their outdoor space looks fantastic without anyone having to give it too much attention. The ideas below should help readers to achieve that goal, but there are lots of other concepts out there too. So, just use some common sense. Plant evergreen trees and shrubs There are lots … [Read more…]