• I mean, what's better than having your name on a customised cake? Or your face? Or anything really?! I'll tell you what's better. Having said cake delivered straight through your letterbox, in a cool tin that you can keep, without having to face the postman  in your PJ's and own up to your cake eating habit. This is where Bakerdays comes in. All their cakes are fully customisable, and they deliver them in boxes perfect for any letterbox. Our cake arrived in the coolest tin, which I wasn't expecting. It was a lovely surprise; I do love a good cake tin (I think I'm getting old).

    Customised Cake for Breakfast + Discount Code

    Birthdays are rapidly becoming a bit of a ‘no rules’ day in our house. Mr C’s birthday on Monday was no exception, and saw us eating customised cake for breakfast at about 9:45am. I’m a firm believer that breaking the rules is good for you every now and then, and good for the kids too. And there’s no better way to break the rules than with cake. Unless, of course, that cake is a customised cake 😉   Or cake was from Bakerdays, and I’ve got an exclusive discount for you so you can break the rules with cake for breakfast too!     Cake for breakfast is good for…

  • the gift of time with a wooden watch gift If you're finding yourself plugged in way more than you should be, stressed out with social media and general 'online-ness', may advice is to step away. Think about your why, what are you trying to create with your blog or business?

    Giving the Gift of Time

    Monday was Mr C’s 28th birthday. I mean, it’s nothing on the big 3.0. that I’m turning in June, but we had to let him have his day, didn’t we? 😉 I struggle with gifts for him these days, basically because I’m an epic gift giver and I’ve done so well year after year that now I’m out of ideas! I’ll show you how I managed to out-do myself once again with an engraved wooden watch gift in just a sec, but first I want to talk about something else.   I want to talk about the value of time.     Unplugging from the Matrix   No, I don’t…

  • No one in their right mind would drive around with their family in a car that they knew was unsafe. What do you need to know about tyres and how to keep your family safe in your car, whether you are planning a long road trip with the kids in the back or a short trip to the local supermarket?

    6 Tyre Safety Tips That Will Keep Your Family Safe

    No one in their right mind would drive around with their family in a car that they knew was unsafe. And yet, far too many of us are willing to carry on motoring in cars which have unsafe tyres. What do you need to know about tyres and how to keep your family safe in your car, whether you are planning a long road trip with the kids in the back or a short trip to the local supermarket? Learn the following tips and keep your loved ones safe when you are out on the road.   Keep Your Family Safe   Check Your Spare   Although there is no…

  • Booking a trip has made me think a lot about why we as Mama's so often deny ourselves time away like this. Having time away from the family is hands down one of the best self care activities for any Mum.

    How to Prioritise Self Care Activities as a Mama

    This weekend I went away to London for a friend’s 30th birthday. I could have just gone for the night and come straight home, left Saturday morning and come home Sunday morning. But I decided to extend the trip, leave on Friday evening and return Sunday evening. Booking the trip has made me think a lot about why we as Mama’s so often deny ourselves time away like this. Having time away from the family is hands down one of the best self care activities for any Mum. Mama Needs More Self Care Activities Any brief Google search will tell you that self care activities include things like; having a…

  • Not only do they take up a lot of space, time , and energy, but kids are a bit of a drain on the old bank balance too. Ways to save money on a tight budget becomes a serious talking point between most new parents (and old ones!)

    55 Ways to Live the Good Life When You Lose A Salary

    Its no secret that the household finances get a little tighter with the addition of tiny people. Not only do they take up a lot of space, time , and energy, but they are a bit of a drain on the old bank balance too. Ways to save money on a tight budget becomes a serious talking point between most new parents (and old ones!) Add to this the inevitability that either Mum or Dad will probably have to cut their working hours or give up work altogether, and it can be easy to spend more time in the red each month than you do in the black. It might…