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Agadir is Morocco’s 3rd largest city and is a popular holiday destination on the southern Atlantic coast.  There are a wide range of hotels to choose from here, and we stayed at El Pueblo Tamlelt (Caribbean Village) on our recent family holiday.  You may be wondering if Agadir, Morocco is safe for a holiday, and I would say generally speaking that it is.  However, there are some tips and tricks we learnt during our stay that will help you if you are planning to visit, especially if you are going

The Independence of the Seas is one of the UK’s favourite cruise ships, and since her multi-million pound refit she’s also managed to go up in her guests estimations.  This Royal Caribbean Freedom-Class cruise ship has spent the best part of the last 10 years sailing from Southampton during the summer months, showing UK cruisers the true meaning of what it is like to have fun at sea. If this is your first time on the Independence of the Seas cruise ship, or your first visit since the introduction of the  new

I think most parents have struggled with how to get their children to do their homework on time at some point or another. It took a long time to encourage my son to get into the routine of good homework habits, and we are just starting getting homework sent home with Indie now. When Indie gets older, I’m definitely going to check out cheap essay to write her homework essays for her, it will save her so much time and effort! That won’t be for a few years yet though!

Hello readers.  If you have been following this story, your will know that our 3 year old daughter had an operation to have grommets fitted and her adenoids removed about 2 weeks ago.  I wanted to give you an update about her progress so far and how we are feeling since the operation. Should She Have Had The Operation We certainly have no regrets about letting Brook have the procedure done, even though it was quite stressful leading up to the operation and the day itself was hard for all

Do you worry about the amount of screen time your kids have?  It’s something that definitely niggles at me sometimes, as my children are very fond of using the iPad for their entertainment.  They enjoy playing games on the tablet as well as watching YouTube.  What is is with those unboxing videos they love so much?  Another favourite in our house is My Little Pony make up tutorials.  My kids will watch those for hours.  I guess it’s no different to me watching how to make fancy cakes.  I will

Are you going to be moving soon as you’ve recently been picked up a new job? Firstly, congratulations, that’s awesome news!  It’s sounds like there are exciting times ahead.  There’s a lot to sort out though, so lets see if we can’t help things run smoothly for you to make the most of this big life change. If you’re really lucky, then your new employer will pay for your move as well as help you get set up with a place to live, but unfortunately that’s rarely the case. Between hiring

As parents I think we take getting in the car for granted.  When I mention to the children that we are getting in the car, there is always a flurry of excitement.  It doesn’t matter where we are going, it could be to the supermarket to cause havoc shop, to soft play or off on a road trip, they are always really excited about the prospect of going for a drive.  I love watching how happy they get over the smallest things, and to be honest I find it quite

Travelling in Europe is an exciting prospect for lots of people.  It offers a wide range of diverse cultures, stunning and historic architecture as well as some of the most amazing foods that the world has to offer.  Whether you are visiting a destination in Europe for a week, a month or a year you will want to make the most of your travel experience.  Perhaps you are going to be visiting lots of European cities, ticking places like London, Paris and Barcelona of your travel bucket list.  If you are planning

The festive season will be with us before we know it so it seemed the perfect time to share my top tips for planning the best Christmas.  It can be one of the busiest times of year for lots of people, and if you already have a lot on with work and family life, planning Christmas can soon become very overwhelming. In the run up to Christmas I’ve been thinking a lot about how to fit everything in around work and family. No one wants Christmas to feel rushed and

Travelling to explore a new place is what many of us love experiencing at one point in our lives and is something I’m really passionate about. At the same time, there are a ton of reasons how travelling can set even the most health-conscious individual’ diets off the healthy path, and it’s something that seems to effect me a lot! Your normal schedule is disrupted. Your gym equipment is replaced by handbags and suitcases. But if you can learn how to recognise and avoid the many potholes of travelling, you

If you have been following my blog and social media posts recently, you will know that we have had some trouble settling our 4 year old daughter into her new gymnastics class.  Last week she was so distraught at the prospect of going that we were not even able to get her to leave the house.  It’s been a real parenting challenge for us as we have struggled to know what to do for the best.

When teen and I visited New York this year, lots of people asked me about our tourist pass.  I was surprised at how many people hadn’t heard of buying a tourist pass to go travelling with, and didn’t realise they could book a pass online before their trip.  Using our tourist pass was such a success in New York, I encouraged teen to buy one when he visited Paris a few months ago.  It really helped him and his girlfriend budget and plan for their city break.

More and more families and couples are choosing to take their next holiday in the UK.  Over the last few years, after spending many holidays abroad, I’ve really come to appreciate the benefits of taking a UK holiday.  We have an exceptionally beautiful country, that millions flock to every year as tourists, so lets join them and explore what the UK has to offer. How much of the UK have you seen during the time you have lived here?  It dawned on me that I have actually seen very little

Whether you are going on a romantic holiday or not, there should alway be time for romance while you are away.  Going on holiday is such a special time for any couple.  Whether, like me you have children, or you haven’t reached that stage yet, it’s a time when you should be able to focus  on each other without the distractions of day to day life.  It’s a time you really should be able to enjoy each other’s company as well as the destination you are visiting.

When our car went into the garage for it’s MOT and service, it managed to get through pretty much OK.  When my husband picked the car up, his chat with the mechanic revealed that there are likely to be a few things come up next time round that are going to be quite costly.  We use a garage that we trust, and take their word when they make these recommendations.

One of the most awkward challenges that parents face is when to discuss puberty with their son or daughter.  When to have this conversation is only the start of it.  How do you discuss puberty with your child and all the changes that the body is about to embark on without wanting to be swallowed up into a dark hole.  I have to confess that this is a part of my parenting journey that I think I failed at miserably with my son, and I really hope to do a

Personally, I believe that parenting is one of the toughest jobs you can ever do.  The responsibility of bringing a baby into the world and raising a child is huge.  Once you take on the task of looking after a child, that role is always with you in some form or other.  There’s no asking for a transfer or applying for another job.  Once you’ve signed on the dotted line, there are no get out clauses or notice periods.  Fortunately, one of the first terms of the parenting contract is to

At some point the relationship with our partner changes.  In the early days it’s all hearts and flowers, or at least it should be.  There’s lots of excitement and hormones flying around and we simply can’t get enough of this new relationship. You constantly wonder how to make him worry about losing you and how to make him love you more. At some point, the honeymoon period wears off and life with your boyfriend or girlfriend starts to become a bit more day to day.  As a Mum and wife

As soon as you get a positive line on your pregnancy test, you’ll no doubt be full of a mixture of excitement and nerves. Having a baby is a life changing experience, and both mums and dads will no doubt be overwhelmed by the amount of advice out there. However, it’s important to relax when you’re expecting a baby, and being prepared will give you peace of mind. Here are 10 tips that any parents can follow when they’re expecting a baby.

Whether you choose to visit a theme park, take a traditional seaside holiday or visit a child friendly resort, family holidays can be great fun. However, as your children grow and develop into teenagers with their own ideas of what a holiday should be, you’ll be faced with a new set of challenges which require a whole new holiday strategy if you want to keep everyone happy.

Seeing as tomorrow we will be flying with children to Barcelona it seemed obvious to share with you my 5 top tips for flying with a toddler and a preschooler.  Going on holiday with kids can be an amazing experience, but it can also be quite stressful.  I have spoken to a lot of Mum’s over the years that have worried no end about that first holiday trip with kids, but with some careful planning it can be a breeze for everyone involved in the journey.

Having children can really change things in a relationship.  You can both find yourself asking how do we get that spark back into our marriage, how do we make things exciting again?  You can think that things aren’t going to change once you have kids, but for a lot of people they do and it can effect all aspects of married life, including what happens in the bedroom. As a Mother, I think I can safely say things really changed for me.  My body went through a lot giving birth

Today, I read a post by a blogger friend of mine that made me really sad.  I’ve met this lady in real life a few times and I know she is an amazing mother to her son.  To think she is writing about failing as a parent made my heart sink.  I know many of us do it, whether we write about it, talk to our friends or family about it or just dwell on it in our own thoughts.  We look for our failings more than we shout about our

Firstly readers, I must apologise that my Thinking Thin post is late this week. I like to share my weight loss update on a Thursday, but my schedule has been completely out of the window buy this and my house turning into a TV studio for the majority of my working days this week.  This has meant that eating well has slightly slipped in priority along with my blogging. And sometimes, life just happens, right?  But how do we not let it throw us of course with our weight loss?

I wanted to write a blog post that covered all the key elements to getting your blog off the ground in one handy place.  The thing with blogging is there is so much to it.  You are always learning and making tweaks to improve your blog, increase your reach and get your content writing out there to as wide an audience as possible. I do think though, that there are some key elements that provide all blogs with a solid base for success.  Firstly, I’ll make know bones about it,

Picture this.  It’s a beautiful, sunny day somewhere in the English countryside.  Princess and I arrive at Hatton Adventure World to meet up with a group of bloggers and their families to enjoy an outdoor event with Toyz World.  We are there to try out their amazing Bebop bouncy castles and their is no way the fun can begin without the sun mousse. Princess has reached the phases where she doesn’t want her sun cream on, and she really doesn’t mind protesting about it.  It doesn’t matter if she is in

One thing that sporty parents are always keen to do is introduce their kids to sports from a young age. The idea is that if you get them hooked early, they’ll grow into athletic children and, later on, fit and healthy teens. But how early can you start teaching sport to your offspring? You might be surprised to know that you can teach kids as young as toddler age some basic sports skills. Here are some great sports to teach your toddler. Don’t worry, most of these have some modifications

I’ve always thought buying a house is a pretty daunting challenge.  There are so many things to consider and it’s such a large amount of money to spend, especially when you consider all the interest you’ll pay too. If you’re ready and willing to commit yourself to buying a house, you may want to check out something like ImSold Property to get your dream home sooner rather than later. Despite the sums of money involved we spend very little time looking at what we’re going to purchase in comparison to

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