Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Busy, Glamorous mums, You Deserve a Medal!

Mums I salute you. Today we are going to celebrate the logistical challenges you have on a weekly basis and say well done you for still rocking this season's latest look.

Even before you get to the door, you have spent the entire morning yelling and tidying, making breakfast and clearing away last nights toys from the living room to avoid a last minute trip to A+E.  You’ve packed the lunches and school bags, bundled in their homework and reminded them to hand in their after school club registration form.

You wrap them into their winter coat if the weather's bad, as well as their their kit if it's PE day. All this whilst mounting the hunt for lost shoes, PE socks and gloves.  Phew its only 8:45 and you already deserve a cup of tea and sit down.   No time for that, you’re on the school run, and once the kids are dropped of it’s on to work; the office or at home. A day spent managing even more chaos either way!  

And in between these daily chaos you still have to find time to;

  • Clean the house
  • Wash the clothes
  • Pay the bills  (research has shown that more women take charge of the household finances than men)
  • Organise the food shopping
  • Cook!
  • Keep Fit
  • Stay Glam
  • [Insert everything else you do!]

And then there’s the family healthcare.  Hairdressers, doctors trips and the dentist all need to be scheduled in regularly for the whole family.  

Well for now at least you can tick one thing off your list, Toothpick have created a site which makes it so much easier for busy mums to find and book a dentist appointment for the family.   The site allows you to narrow the search criteria, so you can search by treatment, dentist, area, time and date and whether the practice is NHS or private.

This puts a stop to the tedious ringing around, and ensures that you have just that little bit more 'me' time. So scheduling dentist's appointments is one thing busy mums can strike off their list.  Make sure you stay fabulous, sit down have a cup of well deserved tea, celebrate your awesomeness and check out  :)

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Ever Wondered What a Kid's Monster Looks Like?

Study of 6000 mums & dads across six countries reveals:

  • Most important thing is ‘magical element’ in room say more than a fifth
  • 58% redecorate kid’s room more than any other in house
  • Over a fifth say kids want own room above gadgets or games
  • 1 in 5 say lighting has positive impact on quality of child’s room
  • 87% of children use bedroom for work and learning

Bedroom Monster Graphic: Ever wondered what a kid’s monster looks like?
We polled real kids, here’s what they said:
  • Most monsters have four limbs, and two feet, but feet aren’t always attached to limbs
  • The average monster has three eyes
  • 82% of monsters have horns
  • Most monsters have scales, feathers or are bald

Creative Bedroom Deco Top Tips:
Blast away the fear factor for Halloween using light (via lighting designer Tim Meaker):
  • Innovate light use: Add light in places such as under the bed, corners or even in the closet (e.g. Philips Disney LivingColors)
  • Change the vibe: Make potentially scary places warm and inviting by adding softly diffused light (e.g. from a Candle Light)
  • Story Time: Bring stories to life (e.g. using StoryLight) to make their bedroom feel more like a scene from their favorite Disney movie
  • Space Invader: Create more spaces where kids can play and  discover magical spaces.

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Superhero Lottie

Introducing the new Lottie doll - Super Lottie

The ‘Super Lottie’ outfit is the inspiration of six year old Lily, from Ohio, USA, who created the winning design as part of a global competition, independently judged by the Brave Girls Alliance, earlier in the year. 
As part of her entry, Lily was asked to define Super Lottie’s abilities. Lily’s response was one designed to inspire girls who play with Lottie dolls, to acknowledge and embrace their potential, and accept who they are: ‘Super Lottie has the power to be anything, to do anything, and to make the world a better place. She is unique and special in her own way’.

The competition was a result of a campaign launched to demonstrate that girls can be superheroes too.  A poll conducted among parents, demonstrated a severe lack of female representation in the world of super-powers, where of the top female superhero characters popularised by comic creators and film-makers, not one could be identified by 100% of respondents. In stark contrast, four male superhero characters could be identified by 100% of respondents; Superman, Spiderman, Batman and Hulk.

Lily with her winning design

Lottie dolls became the first fashion dolls to display childlike characteristics; a healthy childlike body shape, childlike clothing (no make-up, high heels, tattoos, etc) and wholesome activities.  In 2014, Arklu took things a step further by introducing a range of dolls exploring gender empowering, adventurous themes

I received the lottie outfit to review. All opinion are mine and 100% honest

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Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Healthy Eyes - What You Need to Know

How often do you have your eyes checked? Do you even get them tested at all?
'Eyecare FAQ aims to bring you up to date information to help you look after your eyes'

You can find Eyecare FAQ on Facebook and Twitter

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BOOMco Rapid Madness Blaster Review + Giveaway

How cool is this??

My 3 kids think it's amazing!! especially my eldest Ryan who is 9. He is really into these types of guns and he really loves this one.

BOOMco Rapid Madness blaster comes with 30 darts and a target to which to shoot your darts at

The darts go in there own cartridge and you place into the the gun and it can rapidly shoot them all out one after the other really fast. It has a pump handle and the mire you pump it the further the darts will go

This comes with it's own target which is a sticker so you can also stick it on their bedroom wall. When you fire the darts they stick to the target, which is great as neither the target or the darts feel sticky to touch.

This is a fantastic toy and my kids really enjoyed playing with it and my youngest has asked me to buy him one for Christmas, as his brother Ryan has claimed this has his.

The RRP of this is around £45. But it is currently only £37.49 at Tesco

and I also have one to giveaway!!!
to win one of these BoomCo Rapid Madness Blaster just enter the rafflecopter below

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