It feels like summer is finally here – and summer means lots of outdoor time, picnics and BBQ’s! At the weekend, we invited some family friends of ours over for a day in the sunshine, filled with garden games, food and fun. Eliza spent the day wandering around barefoot on the… View Post

There is no doubt that teaching children about money is a vital step in preparing children for adult life. According to Shepherds Friendly, 94% of parents say that saving money is important to them, however only 25% regularly discuss the importance of money management and savings with their children. This… View Post

I have been playing the Lotto for a few years now – it’s become part of our Saturday routine to buy a ticket when we do the food shopping at the weekend. We have had a few wins here and there – no big jackpots (yet!), but we have won… View Post

So many couples dream about starting a family one day. They spend late night conversations over a glass of wine dreaming about what their children might look like, who they’ll take after and what they’ll grow up to be. Maybe they’ll worry about moving to a bigger house, or the… View Post

You may have tried your best to make sure that you create a balance between work and being a mum. I am a mum and a photographer, blogger, and bookworm, which makes it difficult to manage my professional life and be a good mum. My ultimate challenge has been to… View Post

My kids love to be outside. Gemma likes to sit in the garden and read a book, or kick a football with Jacob. Max just likes the space to run, and Eliza is obsessed with the water table. Sometimes though, they just want something new to do, and that’s where… View Post

We have so much stuff in this house. Living with 4 small children means lots of toys, games, puzzles, teddies and household bits such as bedding and swim kits. Finding good, spacious storage can be really tough, and now we are in our lovely new home, I want it to look… View Post

As you probably know by now, we are huge Tots Bots fans. We have used their nappies for many years now, with our current favourites being PeeNuts for night time and Easyfit Stars during the day. So when a little bird told me that there was a new Tots Bots… View Post

We haven’t been abroad for more than 5 years now. Part of it comes down to money, but most of it comes down to the fact that we just haven’t felt the need to fly off to other countries when we have such amazing places on our doorstep in the… View Post

Well I don’t know about you, but the last few weeks of school seem to be packed with sports days, music concerts and drama productions. Are you looking forward to the long summer holidays? Welcome to another week of #TriedTested! Of course we wouldn’t be able to say that without you lovely… View Post

We love playing games with the children – often after our evening meal we all clear the dishes away and set up a board game on the table for an hour or so of fun before bed. Jenga, Labyrinth, Cluedo, Monopoly, Ludo and Snakes and Ladders are all firm favourites,… View Post