• Spiderman into the spider-verse

    The History of Spiderman – From Inception to Spider-Man into the Spider-Verse

    During a recent conversation about the Marvel Cinematic Universe, I was asked a really interesting question. Who exactly was the world’s first bona fide superhero? The immediate answer that springs to mind is the iconic Superman, who debuted just before the Second World War in 1938. However, this is a common misconception, as Superman was superseded by the obscure Mandrake the Magician four years previously in 1934. Mandrake was defined as a superhero thanks to his single special power, which was to “make people believe anything, simply by gesturing hypnotically”. A slew of other superheroes have since emerged and cast Mandrake in the shadows, including the Marvel staple Spider-Man. But where…

  • Mother’s Journal – Being Thankful

    I am THANKFUL. Thankful for everything I have and life gave me. I’ve been blessed with a wonderful family. My husband is the most loving and understandable person in my life. I know I don’t always recognize this and I’m sorry. My daughters are so beautiful and smart and so perfect. Yes my daughters are perfect in every single way because they are mine (ours -sorry daddy) and I love them more than I could ever express into words. They are witty and cheeky and just like their father they make me laugh every single day. I’m so proud of my girls. Whatever they choose to do they do brilliantly…

  • How to stop yelling at your children

    How to Stop Yelling at Your Children and Be a Better Parent

    As the girls get older is getting harder to make them listen and obey without  transforming myself into some kind of a growling creature. Every time I do get angry (cause let’s admit it all parents get angry and frustrated but it is about the way that they handle the situation that counts) I kind of see myself as the woman version of the Hulk.  So, I admit I do get upset and frustrated and 3 out of 10 times I find myself yelling at my gorgeous girls as they do know how to press my buttons too. As they got older, they also got wiser and better at tricking…

  • Sweet Christmas Gift Ideas for Your Friends

    Sweet Christmas Gift Ideas for Your Friends

    Our friends are so precious. From the girlfriends we’ve known since childhood to the mums we met at toddler groups, they are all so important to reminding us that there’s more to life than the school run.  As Christmas approaches, it’s time to start thinking of how to show our appreciation for their friendship over the last year. If you’re looking for some inspiration, here are some little gift ideas to let the ladies in your life know you care.  Scented Treats If your friend loves to fill her home with beautiful scents, a beautifully fragrant candle or diffuser can make a lovely gift. While there are high end options available…

  • 7 Tips for Surviving Your First Christmas with a Newborn

    7 Tips for Surviving Your First Christmas with a Newborn

    Babies are wonderful especially when they come during Christmas. With one in your arms now, you’ve not only gotten an early Christmas present, but also the best. And while it will be amazing to cuddle the little pumpkin on his first ever Noelly celebration, it is also that type of day where things can get nuts especially for a new momma and her needy new baby.  Without any assistance or a twist in the normal agenda of baking, cooking, decorating the home and endlessly receiving visitors who have come to celebrate Christmas with the newest member of the family, the stress can come down really hard on you. But that…

  • The Summer Peppa Came to Stay

    It all started on a perfectly normal summers day. There I was working away at my laptop, as I did every day, when suddenly the girls and Romanian Mum began shouting for me to come quickly. Thinking something was wrong I immediately sprang up and headed for the front door. “Look!’ They all said pointing across the garden. As I looked out, I couldn’t believe what I saw. A small green Tortoise was trundling up our garden path. Before I carry on there is something you should know. We live in the centre of a small town, literally in the centre, just a short distance away from the main shopping area. So…

  • Why it’s Never too Late to Follow Your Career Dreams

    Why it’s Never too Late to Follow Your Career Dreams

    Many people dream about their ideal career but never take the steps towards making it a reality. Between raising children, concerns over financial security and dealing with the demands of daily life, your dream career may seem like an impossibility, but it doesn’t have to be.  Whether you lack the confidence, don’t have the time, or think it’s too late, here’s why now could be the perfect opportunity to pursue your dream career. You’re Constantly Growing As a person, you’re constantly learning and experiencing new things. In all likelihood, you’ve reached achievements that you never thought you could, and overcome situations you didn’t think you’d be able to. Even now,…