Being a parent is the best thing I've ever done but it's also the hardest. No matter what the age of your children whether babies, teenagers or even older your children will always need you and in a way you need them! With your first child everything you do as parents will always be a 'first'. No matter what books you can read on the subject I still find myself feeling like a parenting beginner from time to time. Right now my girls are a tween and a teen and sometimes when I do not know the … [Read more...] about How to feel like a good parent!
As a parent there’s one question which I guarantee I’m asked every day. What’s for dinner? Sometimes I can be asked when I’m making the meal. On other occasions I can be asked even before breakfast when I haven't thought past the cereal bowls! Every family will have their staple favourite meals that are requested each week. Adding in new dinner ideas will help to keep it varied and interesting and who knows you can create some new family favourites to add to your repertoire. I … [Read more...] about What’s for dinner?
Moving abroad as an expat is an exciting and adventurous thing to do. It will be stressful and tiring but it is most definitely worth taking the chance to do. For us as a family having an adventure abroad has taught us so much about ourselves and about other people from different cultures too. 20 months into our stay in the USA and we are still learning new things everyday. We are so pleased to have been able to give our children this experience of living away from our home country. I often … [Read more...] about What is it like to be an expat in the USA?
Being a relative newcomer to the United States I decided that I needed to look for some advice on how to decorate for fall. Beautiful comfortable temperatures, sunny days, the amazing palette of fall foliage and the start of football season means that for most people here this is their very favourite time of the year and they want to celebrate it! With such good reasons behind this I feel like I should embrace all the fun! The season of fall is so important to everyone and my … [Read more...] about Expert advice for Fall Decorating
Sitting on the edge of the sparkling blue green waters of Table Rock Lake and nestled between the hills of the Ozark Mountains is a destination so special that once you have visited you will be looking for any excuse to go back! Today I'm guest posting over at The View from Here for Clarissa who is just weeks away from her wedding! Good luck Clarissa! Pop over to her fantastic blog to read my travel guide to a break at Big Cedar Lodge in Southwest Missouri. Happy … [Read more...] about Luxury Resort in the Ozark Mountains, Missouri
I am and always have been an animal lover. I've had cats who were all super special in many different ways. Their little feline personalities all unique and equally adorable. I had a horse too who helped my childhood dream come true when I was a grown up with children of my own! Yet I had never had a dog. I didn't think I was a dog person and to be honest big dogs scared me a little and I never really got to know any smaller dogs so I was pretty ambivalent towards canines. However, my husband … [Read more...] about I am a dog lover – eventually!