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  • 16 Aug 2015

    20 daily acts of love

    There are times when we all want to wave goodbye to the squalling kids and nagging partner and jump aboard a six week cruise to the Maldives. For years and years, my partner and I wanted children, and yet there are still times now – when our dreams have come true – that I find myself forgetting how lucky I am to have a beautiful family and be surrounded by love. One way to get more love in our lives is to give more love out. Here are 20 ways to make space for love in your family’s life... […] more

  • 26 Jul 2015

    Stay in a straw cottage

    A cottage built of straw which as much as you huff and puff will not blow down! Anthony and Margot Porter built the unusual Straw Cottage on their farm in Mid Wales in 2012. Set in an idyllic position in open woodland by a streamside meadow, it offers the ultimate getaway. Named as one of the Sunday Times 50 Best Holiday Cottages 2014, the cottage has no electricity but it does have candles, lanterns, a wood burning stove, oven, hot shower and flushing loo which with cosy beds and squashy sofas make it a perfect combination of adventure and comfort. […] more

  • 11 Jul 2015

    Keep up to date

    Every month we send out a free newsletter crammed with loads of great content that we couldn't squeeze into the magazine. Want to have a read? Our next edition is crammed with goodies on saving money at home and how to make your own beauty treats (easily and using stuff you already have in your kitchen!). Plus read about how to find time out for yourself and plenty more inspiration. It's free and you can get it here... […] more

  • 11 Jul 2015

    Plan a Staycation

    The word ‘staycation’ crept into our lexicon some time in the late noughties when people began to feel the pinch of the recession. Suddenly, jetting off to foreign climes wasn’t the cheap and cheerful option, and folks began to look closer to home for their summer jollies. A good thing too, with air travel cited as the least environmental form of transport. A staycation is basically a vacation at home. Here are some of the ways to make your staycation a family event to remember... […] more

  • 22 Jun 2015

    Honouring your own needs

    There’s no shame in sometimes feeling overwhelmed with the demands of parenthood. It can feel as if overnight your life has been taken over by responsibility and in the endless tending to the needs of others, your own needs fall pretty far down the list. It’s what you do when the feeling strikes that counts. Are you a boiler: bubbling over with stress and anger before you finally explode? Or maybe a sulker: retreating into your own resentment and frustration until you’ve cut off those close to you? […] more

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