fantastic services

Moving House with Fantastic Services and an Interview with CEO Rune Sovndahl #ad

Fantastic Services have once again been a godsend for my family You may have noticed that it’s been a little quiet around here, and not without good reason. We are gearing up for our first house move in seven years. Since last moving we’ve had two more children and acquired a whole lot of stuff. Packing up and getting ready for the big day tomorrow has been no small job, but thankfully the awesome team at Fantastic Services have been helping us every step of the way. As always the customer experience from the very start has been impeccable. We had …

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Playbrush: A Revelation for Reluctant Tooth Brushers #ad

I lost count long ago of the number of fights we’ve had in my house over tooth brushing, which is why I was keen to try out Playbrush I don’t think you can start drumming the importance of oral hygiene into a child’s head early enough. I wasn’t as fortunate when I was a kid. As I said to a friend the other day, I grew up on a diet of sugar and neglect. Believe me, I’ve paid dearly for this over the years. I have numerous fillings, two missing teeth at the back and a handful of root canals. …

present parenting

Present Parenting: The Inescapable Truth None of Us Want to Admit

Do you practise present parenting? I am jinxed when it comes to phones. Seriously. I’ve lost more than I can even remember, and once dropped a brand new phone down the toilet two weeks into a two year contract. My latest tech failure comes in the form of a severely cracked screen on my iPhone, which is less than six months old. It’s left me phone-less these last few days, and you know what? It’s been bloody liberating. More than that though, my kids have articulated that they prefer their mummy phone-free. Ouch! There I was thinking I had a …

pretty curious

Getting Pretty Curious about STEM Learning with EDF Energy #ad

What is the EDF Energy Pretty Curious campaign, and why is it important? When EDF Energy got in touch about their Pretty Curious campaign, which encourages girls to go into STEM related careers, I was naturally eager to learn more. As a home educating mama, I’m always on the lookout for ways to get the children interested in new and exciting things. It doesn’t get much more exciting than STEM – which stands for science, technology, engineering and maths.  The hard core truth is that STEM related careers have been traditionally dominated by men. Which is why EDF Energy launched the …

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Christmas Tree: Are You in the Real or Fake Camp? #ad

Are you going to buy a real Christmas tree this year, or are you in the fake camp? We usually buy our Christmas tree the first weekend of December. Prior to having kids, and especially living in house shares, this would be a lovely fun filled affair. Usually involving lots of mulled wine along the way, and spending the day half cut decorating the thing only to realise it looked like a dogs dinner the following morning. Nowadays, what with being a non-driving family, the reality of buying a Christmas tree doesn’t exactly match the fantasy in my head or …