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!!
Buying a new house isn’t what most people would consider to be fun. Not only is it stressful and time consuming, if you’ve never done it before it can be hard to know where to even start. Once you’ve picked out your perfect house in the perfect area you might think that the hardest part is over – but unfortunately it’s only just beginning!
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.
Time and money can both be precious. Most people have good intentions of doing weekend DIY, but quite often just the thought of spending all weekend with a paintbrush in your hand is enough to put you off the task. Here I’ve come up with some quick and easy ways to makeover your home. They won’t break the bank and you’ll see instant results.
Moving home can be a stressful experience for anyone; it’s a big life transition. You have to face drastic change and unfamiliarity. From meeting new neighbours to working out which local shop is the best for you, there are so many little changes that will completely shift the dynamic of your everyday life.
Planning for parenthood it isn’t all about buying tiny clothes or having those magical ultrasounds. Whilst those things are fun there are lots of other considerations too. Preparing for a baby can involve a lot of financial and emotional planning; trust me, I should know.
Picking the perfect glasses sounds easy doesn’t it? But it’s actually a bit of a minefield and something I’ve always struggled with. I have quite a round face so there’s certain styles that I tend to stick to. I choose glasses that are wider than they are tall, as wider frames give the illusion of a slimmer face. Also glasses adorned with prints, bright colours and other embellishments all add contrast and definition to the face.
I’m sure when your little one catches a case of the chicken pox, soothing the itching, aches and pains are likely to be at the top of your to-do list, as they are mine. So, how do you ease your kids suffering while the virus runs its course? From shop bought remedies to at home soothing soaks, here’s how I plan to help Max when the dreaded chickenpox strike.