If your home is relatively small, you might find yourself wondering how you might make good use of the space. It can often be frustrating, especially when you want to renovate or make some kind of change to your home, but don’t feel entirely able to. But there are always ways of getting around a lack of space.
At bedtime, the activities you do with your child should be done with getting them to sleep in mind. Most parents will tell their child stories or sing to them to help them get to sleep. In a lot of cases, this sort of activity will be perfect and it gives you a chance to spend some quality time with your child.
For some reason the bathroom is commonly thought of as less important than other rooms in the home. This might be because it’s not a room that we spend a lot of time in – we’re only really in there when we have to be.
One of the joys of moving into a new house is that it’s a blank canvas, just waiting for you to put your own personal stamp on it. There is no right or wrong way to go about it; either you decorate while you unpack, or you just put the furniture in a place that works.
Most mothers know the term ‘baby brain’. We either assume it won’t affect us, or that it’ll be a short-term thing. Those of us who have done our research may even believe it’s nothing more than a myth. Many people claim baby brain makes mothers forgetful and scattered.
A great way for your child to learn more about the world around them is to spend more time out in the garden. Introducing them to new plants and wildlife, giving them the opportunity to touch, taste and smell new things, will broaden their knowledge and help to keep their busy minds active.
Did you know it costs a whopping £230,000 to raise a child until the age of 21? That’s more than the cost of the average house! In comparison the baby years are relatively cheap compared to what’s to come – nursery fee’s, school trips, driving lessons….it’s easy to see how you can reach that eye watering figure without even realising it.
‘Ok you’re all good to go!’ said the midwife. We’d been sitting around for what felt like hours waiting for all the necessary forms to be filled in and taking obligatory selfies with our new baby, but those words still came a bit out of the blue. Buckling Max into his brand new car seat took us 30 minutes!!
You’ve just purchased your home, you’re expecting your first child and you want to do a total revamp of the kitchen before the little one is born. You’re in a more rural area than you were before, and you feel like the style should match.
Making your home look and feel more glamorous is a great way to get more enjoyment out of it. However balancing glamour with practicality can make things a little tricky if you’re a parent. You want to make your home look sleek and beautiful, but you don’t want it to be full of things that are just there for looks.