Category: Family

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9 things no one tells you about motherhood

Being a mum is the best thing in the world, but it’s also the hardest job too. When I met Richard, I knew that we’d end up staying together, getting married and having kids. We’ve always had ...

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6 back-to-school hacks

This summer has been longer than usual and we’ve been lucky enough to experience what’s called a ‘proper’ summer in the UK.  We’ve had long periods of sunshine, which has meant we can play outdoors ...


Disneyworld, Florida – a review of the parks

A few years we made a family pact to visit Disneyworld, Florida, as Richard’s parents have always wanted to take us all there to experience this trip of a lifetime together (how lucky we are). We’re...

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Planning the best Orlando holiday

Booking a family trip to Florida can be one of the most exciting things you’ll ever do for your family. However, there is so much to consider, and research is key! There are so many things to see and do i...

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Avoid the comparison trap

Some simple advice on how to avoid falling into the comparison trap during the summer holidays. The summer holidays can be such a wonderful time of the year with our children, as we get to hang out with them an...

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6 steps to a mindful holiday

Here are my six ways for you to experience a more mindful holiday. Build in time to relax Holidays are such an enriching experience but they can be pretty full on if you let them. I always build in down-time f...

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Six months of change

After a short break from the blog, I wanted to share some of the exciting new developments we’ve been working on here at Aspirational Living, while we were away. Where has this year gone? I can’t believe we...


My parents place

This is our second visit this year to my parents and I’m so pleased we came back to see them. The boys and I visited in May and we spent one week with my parents just relaxing, playing together and eating...


Stockheld Park

So today is Monday already and I honestly don’t know where the weekend went.  We were so busy catching up with friends and on Sunday the. It’s had a football tournament so we spent some time there ...


Go outdoors summer challenge

For a while now I’ve been reading about the benefits of being outdoors with children and there is so much research to prove that it not only helps with their well being (and yours) but, studies show that ...