Did Instagram Contribute To A 14 Year Old Taking Her Own Life?

Last week there was numerous newspaper articles and television stories about a father who is convinced that Instagram contributed to his 14 year old daughter taking her own life. This is because of the content that is readily available on Instagram concerning self harm and suicide. She was apparently viewing this very easily on the Instagram platform. I’m not quite sure why this particular story has resonated with me so much, but it has. It’s mostly likely because as a father of five children, and quite frankly even the thought of one of them taking their own lives, well it’s… [Read More]

Avoid These Interior Painting Mistakes

                                                                 Image Source: Pixabay If you are planning a living room renovation that includes repainting, there is much to consider. Like any other trade, painting is all about preparation, and there are many ways in which you can make a mistake. Here are a few common errors you will want to avoid when painting a room. Not Doing the Preparation – Some people are so excited about the project… [Read More]

An Interview With Aby Moore Founder Of You Baby Me Mummy

This week is the start of my interviews with some of biggest mum bloggers currently in the UK and to start the interviews off, I get to interview the inspirational Aby Moore. Aby is a blogging strategist and founder of youbabymemummy.com, one of the UK’s top family lifestyle blogs. She has written for a range of publications and has worked on a huge number of brand collaborations over the years. Aby’s special sauce is helping mamas turn their blogs into thriving businesses. Enabling them to remain in the home with their children, while they’re building their own online empires. She’s… [Read More]

Sort Out Email Marketing for Maximum Benefit with Emma

Contrary to popular belief, emails are one of the most important ways of communication in the modern world. Their use does not come in handy when it comes to reaching out to teenagers and college students, but emails happen to be the main conduit for messages in the business world. Hence, when you market towards people working in the corporate sector, emails are the best option. Email marketing gives you a platform to let your voice be heard amongst a specific group of people and allows you to broadcast information to people that will read them. Benefits of Email Marketing… [Read More]

Planning An Autism-Friendly Birthday Party

Autistic Spectrum Disorder is extremely common in children. It’s estimated that around 1 in 160 children is somewhere on the autistic spectrum. When you’re raising a child with autism, you understand that social interaction is extremely important for their development. It gives them experience coping in social situations and gives them much-needed experience in getting to understand the nuances of facial expression, body language and tone of voice that many of us decode so efficiently that we take it for granted. It also allows them to get to grips with the social codes and contracts that we enter into in… [Read More]

Is The Smart Phone Really Killing Conversation: I Don’t Think So

We are constantly hearing how the smart phone and technology in general are killing the art of conversation in the family home or in fact in our general lives. This got me thinking is it really that different to 30 years ago before the internet had been invented to the degree of where it’s at now? Anything and everything is accessible just by a touch of a finger or google had even been thought about. Let’s be honest we would be lost without google, but it’s just an extension of the reference book that so many of us used to… [Read More]

The Top Distractions For UK Drivers

Most accidents on the roads today are caused by drivers being distracted for just a split second. You take your eye off the road for just a moment and then it happens. You have a collision. So when I was recently approached by Lease Car and their campaign #UKDrivingDistractions I was instantly curious as to what the biggest distractions are when driving, and more importantly how many of them I am guilty of. Lease Car have produced an infographic which surveyed 1,000 people to find out what distracted them while they were driving. What made me a bit sad was… [Read More]

Is Blogging On A Cliff Edge?

In 2018 blogging saw some changes occur. There is no doubt about that, but were these changes for the better? If I am totally honest I’m not sure at the moment. Blogging has changed so much over the last few years, and some of those changes have been brilliant. For example, we are now starting to be seen and accepted as a bonafide trade, but do we also need some sort of association to look after the interests of bloggers and those we work with? The downside for me have been very disturbing. The community that once existed within the… [Read More]