• A mother’s guide to making space in the home

    Taking care of the family and the home is always a lot of fun, but one issue that I am sure is familiar to all parents is how to make the most of whatever space we have in the home. And so I thought that I would compile a little list of some of the best ways that you can create a little extra space by using ottoman beds, going vertical and implementing special space-saving zones. I love ottoman beds by the way! They are great to hide stuff like blankets, duvets and extra pillows. Zonal living It’s a weird concept but I’ve found that if I divide a room…

  • How to design a lively and fun children bedroom

    How to design a lively and fun children bedroom

    My girls don’t have a huge bedroom at the moment. We thought our house renovation will go a lot smoother and faster. It didn’t happen but we tried to make it as fun as possible for now by arranging it as they wanted and by building their furniture in their favourite colours.  They love their room despite being very small and I thought I’d share our top tips with you too!  Decorate using your child favourite colours. Or include them in the plans. His favourite colour might be black and you might have to work hard to make it work. Although a black board / chalk board where he can…

  • CAHMS

    The role of Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services

    A while ago I was writing here about my concerns regarding depression in children. As a sufferer(since I was a child)  I am always on the look out for any signs in my two little girls. My youngest is too little but every now and then I am scared that my eldest will go on the same path with me. She seems to worry a lot about everything and she has moments when she just wants to be alone way too often. While researching about depression I came across CAMHS and I was happy to see how it helps parents and children through this bad illness that is depression. Child and Adolescent Mental…

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    Ways to Celebrate the Woman in Your Life

    Spring is getting closer and closer, which means that the time to celebrate women across the world is near. In Romania, we celebrate the arrival of spring on 1st of March by giving small presents to the women in our life. These presents could be something small called “martisor” or simply a bouquet of flowers. Everybody is to receive a gift – from the youngest to the eldest. I remember that when I was a child, my dad use to buy my sister and I snowdrops, and freesias for my mum.   It was a nice way to start spring, and as freesias are my mum’s favourite flowers she was always really…

  • Life as a married single parent

    Life as a married single parent

    Two years since we started this lifestyle and the questions are still asked… How do you manage parenting two girls all by yourself? Don’t you miss your husband? Don’t they miss their father? etc… etc… Of course we miss daddy and of course days can get really difficult single parenting but thankfully we have ways to survive through. I thought that would be nice to share my tips with you today and maybe there are women like me out there that need a little bit of help. Embrace your life Try and be as positive as you can. Look for the benefits in the situation and make the most of it.…

  • 5 Valentine’s Day Ideas for New Parents

    Valentine’s is the perfect time to tell your loved one how much you love them and show them how much they mean to you. If you or your partner has recently given birth that might prefer a thoughtful gesture rather than a gift. Here are some of the most thoughtful things you can offer to a new parent on Valentine’s Day that will boast your love and let him or her know how much you care about them. Let your partner sleep in Is your partner constantly getting up in the night to provide for your child and then getting up early in the morning to see to your child…

  • How to be frugal by Cass Bailey

    How to be frugal

    Today I am very excited to have a fantastic lady guest posting on my blog. She is one of the ladies that always inspires me through the way she lives her life and of course the advice she is giving the world through her blogs. So today I present you Cass Bailey: I’m Cass and you can usually find me over at The Diary of a Frugal Family or at Meal Planning Made Easy but today, the lovely Otilia has invited me to take over her lovely blog. Otilia asked me to share with you some of my top tips on how to be more frugal at home to save…