Home safety for the elderly – keep your loved ones safe

My regular readers will know that I’ve got a Mum with disabilities. She has a few mobility issues and she moved to a house in our hometown when I fell pregnant with our daughter Daisy. While my Mum’s house is nice, with a good size garden, it hasn’t been very practical for her needs. Now that my Mum is getting older she needs some help getting around, including a stick. While her house has had some adaptations previously more work was needed. The last few months have involved us getting the work started to make sure her house is the best it can be for her needs. Today I’m talking to you about home safety for the elderly.

Home safety for the elderly

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How to clean your babies playpen

A playpen is a real Godsend for me. As a parent who works from home, and doesn’t use a nursery or childminder, I need a playpen! I really do! Daisy absolutely loves having somewhere safe that she can sit and play with her toys. For me knowing Daisy has somewhere safe to play while I shower, brush my teeth or just have a wee in peace is brilliant! Knowing how to clean your babies playpen can be more difficult than you first realise. Firstly, how often do you clean your babies playpen? Secondly what can you use to clean your babies playpen? I’m going to share with your some tips that I have learned along the way.

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My home improvement wishlist for 2017

Our current home is a new build. This should mean that everything about it is lovely as it is new. However, that really isn’t the case – not for our home at least! In the time that we have lived here, almost 7 years, we have had so many problems. We have had a leaking roof, three boilers and so many other problems I would run out of fingers and toes if I tried to count them all! While I’m really grateful to have a roof, which no longer leaks, over our heads there are lots of things that I would love to change. Here is my home improvement wishlist for 2017:

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How to organise your babies playpen

I’m a Mum who works from home. This means that despite my best efforts there are times that I need my daughter to be occupied. Also, I am trying to exercise everyday now. This means I need somewhere safe to leave my daughter while I look after myself too. Self care is really important, especially as a parent. My daughter has reflux which means she can sometimes be grizzly for entire days. Add in teething, fussiness, being clingy and all those usual baby milestones and the days can be long sometimes. Being able to put my lovely daughter down, to play safely, while I enjoy a cup of hot tea or a shower is much needed on such days. Today I am going to tell you how to organise your babies playpen – based on my own experiences.

How to organise your babies playpen

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Glassware wishlist with House of Fraser

My kitchen is my favourite room in my house. Well, I say room but really we have an open plan kitchen and living room. My kitchen is pretty large considering this and I have no less than 11 huge cupboards. I love to cram my cupboards full of gadgets and beautiful items. Every year or two I have to have a clear out, to make way for new gorgeous items and remove ones that I don’t use. Also, we have a wine storage area that we use for various spirits – and rarely wine. Glassware makes a nice drink feel a little more special so today I’m sharing my glassware wishlist with you.

My glassware wishlist with House of Fraser

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