Autumn is the perfect time to take care of the little things that can make a big difference for you and your home. It’s time to get your home cosy and ready for Winter. Here’s my Autumn checklist, I use it every year starting with the 1st September. Many may dispute it but September 1st is always the first day ...

This is such a pretty little project to do during the school holidays, it’s super simple and just by changing the colours you can completely change the theme. Maybe deep blues and purples for a galaxy? Black and orange for Halloween? Or even Red, Green, Gold & Silver for Christmas. The possibilities really are endless, and once you get the ...

This one never fails to impress in our house, it’s the same recipe we’ve used for almost a decade. It’s a fab rainy day activity that most children will be able to put together themselves with a little parental supervision. You’ll be pleased to hear that you don’t need any cream of tartar and you won’t need to cook it. ...

DIY Vitamin Water Make your own homemade infusions by adding your favourite fruit and herbs and placing in the fridge for an hour, voilà! Make it Part of Their Morning Ritual Add a glass or a small bottle of water to your bedside table to remind yourself to drink it upon waking. Leave a Pretty Pitcher on Your Kitchen Table ...

1. Radwell Meadows Country Park in Hertfordshire is a beautiful country park perfect for a walk and a picnic. It has a wacky play area, too, great for bigger kids. 2. Explore the buggy-friendly paths and Gruffalo trail at Thorndon Country Park, Essex, before enjoying a barbecue or picnic in the dedicated area. 3. Pinner Memorial Park in Harrow is ...

Starting school is a huge change in a young child’s life, and a big adjustment for parents too. Being well prepared will help to make it a positive and exciting experience for them – and for you. Play schools together, you can be teacher and they can be student along with any other family members. Try on their new school ...

This one sounds ridiculous, but bear with me If you’ve tried everything and nothing has worked. You’re going to need a feather or a Kleenex. Just stroke your baby’s face very gently with the feather or kleenex and wait. Eh? Right? Don’t believe me? Just watch this video, In under a minute, Australian father Nathan Dailo sends his baby to ...

Max & Ruby | Source: Nick Jr. It’s no secret amongst us parents that there are some kids’ shows on Netflix that after watching on repeat for the millionth time, will make you want to jump out of a nearby window. So, if you’re going out of your mind with a preschooler who won’t take no for an answer I ...

Cleaners are born, not created.. but when you do get a good one, its opera! I have a lady from the village who comes in and ‘does’ for 24 hours a week – more like a housekeeper who does everything from housework, to laundry, cleaning silver etc. In the 10 years we’ve had various domestic cleaners, my golden rule is ...

It’s an exciting Saturday afternoon at Vivre Le Rêve HQ, because the wonderful people at KAYA jewellery are giving you lovely lot the chance to win a £40 voucher to spend with them. Kaya jewellery offer a huge selection of pendants and charms that they will happily engrave with the name of your choice. They have an impressive range of ...

I’m sure by now that lots and lots of you are aware about the dangers of using plastic socket covers over UK power outlets. But for any newbie parents out there or anybody that happened to miss the memo, I’d like to reiterate how unsafe and unnecessary they are within your home. You see, The problem with socket covers is ...