This feels like the most obvious place to start with this post. Put simply, cashback is the term for a percentage of money you receive back when you purchase an item. The percentage can vary anywhere from less than 1% to as high as 20%, but I would say on average you are looking at around 5% from a cashback site. (more…)
Following on from my last post Gift Guide 2021 | For The Kids, it seemed only fair to do one for the grown ups too. 9 times out of 10 I would say grown ups are SO much harder to buy for than children, so I hope this guide can provide some helpful ideas for you. I’m also sharing gift ideas over on Instagram so if you don’t already, head over there and keep an eye on my stories. (more…)
Christmas shopping – some of us love it and some of us hate it, but we all have one thing in common, we all have to do it! I’m definitely team love it, but that doesn’t mean it’s always easy, and some years I find it particularly hard. As my children are getting older I find it easier in the sense that they have their own interests, but also harder for the fact that it starts to feel like ‘surely we already own everything?!’. Anyway, to help anyone struggling this year, I have put together this Christmas Gift Guide, there are some well known names in here and some lesser known ones too. I hope it is helpful, and if you do buy anything from my recommendation I would love it if you let me know over on Instagram. (more…)
When I was a new mum I was told endless times ‘just you wait’, that this was the good bit, that it would just get harder, that I should soak it all in and enjoy every second. The intentions were good but as a new mum with a baby who cried 23 hours a day, who was teetering on the brink of postnatal depression, it wasn’t what I needed. The thought that *this* was the best bit was an impossible thought. (more…)
This morning we made snow scene jars and Darcie enjoyed it so much that I thought I would share the idea on here too. I’ve seen pictures of similar jars on Pinterest but I’ve never seen it recommended as a toddler craft activity before. I love doing any crafts with Darcie but my favourite ones are definitely the ones that I end up wanting to display around the house. You could even use these jars as Christmas presents too, that’s how cute they look!
I hope you’re okay. I’m writing this today because I’ve been in your shoes. I’ve been in that place where I feel I’ve given everything to my children and had nothing left for myself. I’ve sat, and cried because I didn’t even know who I was anymore. But I’m here to tell you that it can get better, it does get better. (more…)