All About The Blogger Series – Rachel From My Crazy Brood

All About The Blogger Series – Rachel From My Crazy Brood

Every month I will be featuring an interview with another blogger in a series called, “All About The Blogger.” It’s a great way to learn about all the other fabulous blogs that are out there! This month features Rachel from My Crazy Brood Hi, I’m Rachel and I blog as My Crazy Brood, which is a family and lifestyle blog. I write all about my crazy brood which consists of me, hubby (Bob) and our 5 children Ryan (15) Becky (13) Ruby…

Read More Read More

How To Stay On A Budget When Self Catering

How To Stay On A Budget When Self Catering

When booking a family holiday, it can be a big decision, self catering or all inclusive? As all inclusive becomes more and more popular, as a family we still enjoy going self catering. We find it means we save money, and we also enjoy the variety of being able to eat all kinds of local foods. It can be tricky to make sure it is value for money though, so here is how to stay on a budget when self…

Read More Read More

Men’s Anniversary Gift Guide

Men’s Anniversary Gift Guide

The husband and I have been married 8 years this time, and I’m very guilty of being awful at anniversary presents! I decided to write up this anniversary gift guide in a bid to get some inspiration, plus then I won’t have an excuse not to buy anything, my poor husband! Also, with the impending birth of our third child, who know’s what kind of state I’ll be in next year! As you’ll see, I’ve included gifts for all kinds…

Read More Read More

The Scan Room Review – 3D/4D baby Scan

The Scan Room Review – 3D/4D baby Scan

If you’ve read my previous pregnancy updates, you’ll have seen we arranged to have a scan at around 8 weeks in this pregnancy. I was so anxious to know if the little bean in my tummy was looking okay. We were so pleased to have done it and it really put our minds to rest. Fast forward 5 months and here I am at 28 weeks, creeping out of my second trimester and hurtling towards my due date! We’re pretty…

Read More Read More

Second Trimester Update

Second Trimester Update

Firstly, an apology is needed. I did originally plan on carrying on my weekly pregnancy updates on the blog, but clearly from the title of this post, that hasn’t happened. Truth be told, there wasn’t enough changes in my pregnancy to warrant an update every week, even every 2 weeks. So here I am, with a second trimester update. Please forgive me! I do plan on doing more regular updates towards my due date, as I’m sure I’ll have more…

Read More Read More

Review – The Paulos Circus

Review – The Paulos Circus

I must admit, last time I visited a circus was around 20 years ago! For some reason, we’d just never got around to taking our children, so much so that our eldest had recently started asking to visit a circus. Imagine our excitement when we were invited to go and review – The Paulos Circus. We jumped at the chance! After a short (thankfully) car journey, with two over-excited children, we arrived at Farmer Copley’s in Pontefract, and the large…

Read More Read More

GIVEAWAY – WIN A FAMILY TICKET TO PEPPA PIG’S ADVENTURE LIVE SHOW

GIVEAWAY – WIN A FAMILY TICKET TO PEPPA PIG’S ADVENTURE LIVE SHOW

If you have any little ones, I’m sure you’ll be very aware of a certain Peppa Pig. Along with ‘mama’ and ‘dada’, I’m pretty certain ‘Peppa’ was one of the first words both our children managed to master! If this is the case, then I’m sure they’d be very excited to hear that Peppa Pig and her gang are currently on tour in a brand new live show, ‘Peppa Pig’s Adventure’, and I’ve got 4 tickets to give away to…

Read More Read More

5 ways to prepare for labour and birth

5 ways to prepare for labour and birth

These weeks are absolutely flying by, and next week I’ll officially be in my 3rd trimester! I like to think I’m a pretty laid back, go with the flow sort of person. However, when it comes to giving birth, being as prepared as possible really helps me. I know it’s impossible to plan everything in this situation, but here are 5 ways to prepare for labour and birth: Mind Hypnobirthing preparation As mentioned in a previous blog post, I’ve invested…

Read More Read More

How To Book a Budget Family Holiday

How To Book a Budget Family Holiday

We’ve always liked to do things on a budget as a family, and this includes booking a holiday on a budget. We were fortunate enough to be able to save a bit of money this year, so we wanted to make sure we got the most value for money when it came to going away. Pre-children, we were happy to ‘rough it’ a bit, after all we only had ourselves to please, and we had many times where things didn’t…

Read More Read More

TUI Family Life Bahia Feliz – Hotel Orquidea – Our Family Holiday to Gran Canaria

TUI Family Life Bahia Feliz – Hotel Orquidea – Our Family Holiday to Gran Canaria

If someone had told me 5 years ago I would be choosing to holiday at a hotel designed specifically for families with kids, I’d have laughed in your face, explaining that nothing was going to change when we had children. We would be travelling in the same way as we did as a couple, exploring local culture, doing our own thing, kids clubs were definitely not for us. HAHA! How naive. So here is our review of TUI Family Life Bahia…

Read More Read More