Parenting

Parenting at A Beautiful Space

Beautiful pens

Beautiful pens make me sigh. My daughters school has a system where you have to earn a pen license by showing how neat your writing is in pencil first. I…

What’s the best way to invest for my family?

Anyone who has children will understand what I mean when I say that the thing I worry about most is their future. Obviously it’s instinctive to want to protect your…

How to have stress free house move with kids

How to have a stress free house move with kids is a bit of an ambitious title I realise. Putting stress free and kids in the same sentence feels a…

The benefits of outdoor play tents

Children just love a space of their own don’t they. My two have been building makeshift dens for many years and my daughter in particular loves to do this when…

Do your kids send thank you cards?

My mum and dad were huge HUGE sticklers for manners and saying thank you was really important to them. A day or two after Christmas we would sit down with…

Learning to Read with the Oxford Reading Tree

The Oxford Reading Tree is considered to be the UK’s number one reading programme. Both of my gorgeous children have followed this reading programme through their early years at school…

Why You Should Get a Will Today

The subject of death is a hard pill to swallow; there is nothing more daunting than confronting your own eventual end. Unfortunately for us all, however, people come and people…

A Beautiful Start for your Baby

Today – A beautiful start for your baby   After months of backache and fretting, your new arrival is here, and now you find yourself faced with a whole new…

Best books from my childhood

  The Best Books From My Childhood – Revisited Such a treat to look back at the best books from my childhood One of the biggest pleasures of parenting for…

Time for a Maxi Micro Scooter

Sometimes as a mum I am denial about my kids growing up. Part of me wants to keep them little always! Time passes regardless though and they do indeed grow.…

Are you you prepared for the future?

Are you prepared for the future ? Do you think about the future much. I am more likely to think about the past and get lost in happy memories of…

My ray of sunshine #thegallery

My ray of sunshine My daughter Annalise makes me think of the colour yellow. She is a ray of sunshine in the world. She is such a kind girl and…

Ladybird Books Joan of Arc

Ladybird Books Joan of Arc Amazing women litter history yet rarely get the focus they deserve. I want to inspire my daughter  to understand that women have played a huge…

How to Keep Your Family Healthy

Today’s post – How to Keep Your Family Healthy Healthy children are happy children, just ask any parent. You can keep your child healthy and set them on the path…

Car Safety for Children

and found it helpful Todays post – Car Safety for Children All parents should take the safety of their children seriously, and child safety is particularly important when it comes…

How do your children sleep in their bedroom?

 Seeing all the monsters submitted to the Philips Disney Imaginative Lighting SoftPals competition I posted about before Christmas got me thinking about how children cope in their bedrooms. It’s funny…

Baby Shower Gift Inspiration: Top Five Ideas for Guests

Guest post – Baby Shower Gift Inspiration The months preceding the birth of your baby can be filled with stress and anticipation; making sure that everything is planned, organised and…

5 Family Calendars 2014

No one bought me a calendar this year …first time ever I think. I need a family calendar. I have been desperately trying to find one amidst the choice of…