Author: Cheshire Claire

How Families Can Spend More Time Together

Family time is very important; it gives parents the chance to relax and de-stress, and it is essential for a child’s mental growth and overall wellbeing. So if you’re not getting enough time together as a family, it can have far-reaching negative effects for everyone – but thankfully this is avoidable, even if you have an ultra-busy family with lots of different commitments. Do you want to spend more quality time with your children and partner? If so, here are four ways to fit more family time into your life. Have Kitchen Time Try to make kitchen time with...

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Winter Staycation? #HomeOrAway

Winter and Autumn staycations have become increasingly popular time for my family and I to get away in recent years. Discovering and exploring the beautiful landscapes and hidden gems that the UK has to offer is more affordable in the cooler months and a welcome break without all the hassle and luggage limitations of going abroad. We recently had an Autumn break away at Combermere Abbey with no great weather expectations and every intention of being wrapped up and outdoors. We loved it. We’ve also been gathering our festive spirit with a trip to the Manchester Christmas market and...

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Customer Service: Phone vs Twitter

First Black Friday, then Christmas, next up January sales. With so much shopping done online it makes sense for customer service support to have shifted there too. But when there’s a problem with your purchase is customer service good enough? So much is available instantly now, movies and TV shows stream in seconds, but a slower internet connection can generate frustrated tuts and those extra seconds can feel like an eternity. The age of instant gratification comes at a price, it’s making us less patient. I feel like I get faster responses and the issue resolved, when opt to...

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WatAdventure Personalised Children’s Eco Story Book Review

I do love to give books to children for birthdays or Christmas. Personalised books are always extra special. Now my kids are a little older, 10 and 12 years old, the choice of personalised books have dwindled as they seem to be aimed more at younger kids.  When I was asked to review a personalised children’s story book from Watadventure.com I was interested to see whether it would appeal to my older age group. I personalised and ordered one easily for my 10 year old daughter, with the hope that having her name and an avatar similar to her...

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7 Ways to Add Luxury to Life as a Mother

Life as a mum can be difficult, whether you have a newborn or a couple of rowdy teenagers. There may be many luxuries that you miss that you are now a mother, however, being a parent should not mean that you are unable to indulge. Instead, there are many little treats that you can give to yourself to keep you going through difficult times and ensure that you are able to look after yourself as well as the kids. 1.   Jazz Up Your Baths Having a bath may be the only time that you allow yourself peace and quiet...

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