With a CBeebies obsessed 3 year old, taking the family away for a mini-break to CBeebies Hotel was an enticing choice for a family mini-break. So with the hotel booked, and our passes to hand, we were all ready for staying at CBeebies Hotel. With prices starting at £354 per night for a family of 4 is it worth the cost?Continue reading “Staying at CBeebies Hotel – Mini-Break Review”
When our Merlin Annual Passes expired earlier this year, we didn’t renew. Not because we didn’t see the benefit but because of the upfront cost of the passes just after Christmas. Now Merlin has brought back the option of monthly payments in the form of Merlin Monthly Membership, enabling you to spread the cost. Last month we decided to sign up to the membership.Continue reading “Merlin Monthly Membership”
Being a voice for our children can be so hard, seeking and fighting for the support they need. Sometimes it can feel like just as you clear a hurdle, another appears ten times higher and then the puzzle solving begins as you work out just how to get over it. In the world of SEND, being the voice they need can be exhausting and tough but it is important.Continue reading “SEND – Being the Voice They Need”
A question I get asked quite often about my blog is why RaisingMoonbows, what’s the reason behind the name. So here is how the name came about, well really how it found me.Continue reading “Why RaisingMoonbows? – The Reason Behind the Name”
Laptops are so handy but need protecting when being carried around. I needed one for my laptop and J’s Chromebook so I drew up an idea to make a quick and easy laptop sleeve. After making two, I decided to make a tutorial to share with you, it will take about an hour to make and is suitable for a beginner.Continue reading “Quick and Easy Laptop Sleeve Tutorial”
We have all heard the saying, it’s what’s on the inside that counts, but do we really believe it? We used to point a finger at magazines for promoting unrealistic views on bodies, using airbrushing and image manipulation on the photos. Now we are doing it, use filters, perfect angles and tools to show modified version of ourselves. But body image isn’t all of you.Continue reading “Body Image Isn’t All of You, is it?”
We don’t tend to like talking or thinking about poo or our bowels. With bowel cancer being the 4th most common cancer and around 50% of these cases being diagnosed in late stages, we need to lose the embarrassment around poo. We now have a poo emoji , moan about people not picking up their dog’s poo, but still find it hard to talk about our own poo. Putting off going to see a doctor if something doesn’t seem right.Continue reading “Let’s talk about Poo #PissOffPhyllis”
I held onto some babygrows and outfits that held special memories from the first few months of the kids lives. I had planned out what I wanted to make out of them, and it took a while for me to get the courage to cut into them, because of the memories they held . Finally I sat down and started making a keepsake from their old clothes.
In that single moment when you find out you have lost your tiny baby growing inside of you, is devastating. Your world feels like it’s been shattered into a million pieces and you feel along.
When you find the strength to talk about what you are going through, it can be met with some kind-hearted but ill thought out comments of support. Those words can actually achieve the opposite.
I was sifting through some old files, doing a bit of a digital spring clean and came across a few pieces I had written years ago, before I claimed this little space of the internet. I had posted it to a little personal blogger account I had. Writing has always been the way I could express my emotions and after miscarriage, pregnancies are filled with so much anxiety.Continue reading “Penning Emotions – Disillusioned after Loss”