We’ve had a sizzling summer, and whilst summer is not technically over, it does appear to be drawing to a close with the nights slowly starting to draw in and the clouds taking place of what was once a scorching hot sun.
We still have the Bank Holiday weekend to look forward to, but this marks the wrapping up of the summer holidays, and shortly the kids will be back to school.
In fact, there’s a Stereophonics songs that sums up the feeling of this time of year, as the leaves begin to fall and there’s a certain buzz in the air amongst children as the school year begins, conkers begin to fall, and we look forward to the cosy celebrations of Halloween and Bonfire Night. Read more
You may have seen the cheesy meme going around recently; you know the one, where we only get 18 precious summers with our children so we must make the most of them. That’s all well and good, and to an extent I agree. But sometimes, just sometimes; we may have had enough, want a break, want to pull our hair out; just want them back at school! And that’s fine, too.
I’m not going to lie, I really struggled with them last summer. We were going through a really difficult time with Jacob and his behavioural issues, which made it hard for me mentally, wanting to take them both out on my own all of the time. Other than going away during the last week of summer, I’m going to admit that we probably had quite a boring six weeks. That’s why this year, we’ve made a bucket list! Read more
With this lovely summer weather, there really is no excuse not to be keeping fit and active over the summer months! The warmer and longer days make it easier for you get out and enjoy lots of different, fun activities so your summer exercise does not have to be boring at all! Here are a few tips to help you have a more active summer. Read more
As I’ve been a stay-at-home mum ever since Jacob was born, we’ve never really had the need for childcare for working hours; as I’ve always been there. Of course, both boys have gone to either nursery or pre-school once their government funded hours have become available; but obviously these are only for so many hours a week. Noah still only attends for a half day, two days a week, and two full days.
Since I’ve started working from home I do find it difficult to concentrate and be productive when I still have Noah here (and both boys during the holidays!). The main work related issue I have is when I am invited to attend events and meetings; I often find it difficult due to pre-school hours and no other childcare so usually have to decline. Read more
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A tidy desk is a tidy mind. When you have a lot of things to do and you need to be absolutely focused to do them, having a clean and well-organised workspace is a must. Even the most challenging tasks will be easier to tackle in a good and positive environment.
Keeping your desk tidy may not be so easy, especially considering the number of things we regularly have on our desks. Computer monitor, keyboard and mouse, the cables connecting them, and other stationeries can quickly turn even the most spacious desk into a mess. These next few tricks we are about to discuss in this article will help you keep your desk clean at all times. Read more