Wednesday 14 September 2022

6 Worthwhile Hobbies That Every Mum Should Consider

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Mothers are usually never off their motherhood duties, which can feel a little all-consuming. It's very easy for a mother to forget about herself and focus on meeting her children's and her family's needs. In such instances, mothers can experience intense burnout that keeps them away from the one thing they cherish the most; mothering. It is time to evaluate how you spend your time as a mum and how to factor in taking care of yourself. This post brings to light some worthwhile hobbies you can start in the comfort of your home.


Yes, every mum has a child who comes home with one or two craft assignments. Some mums love doing these crafts even without their children having them as homework. Such mums will have a great time picking up crafting as a hobby. This helps to give you a worthwhile creative outlet. Some great crafting hobbies you can easily take up include how to crochet, painting, pottery making, refinishing furniture, calligraphy, and card making, amongst others. The best part about these crafts is that they can be sold online for some supplementary income and double as great gift options for loved ones. 



Gardening as a mother is an enjoyable experience. Indeed, trying to tend to a garden while caring for a newborn can be a lot, as you might hardly have time for watering your flowers and taking out weeds. Expert plant mums who are actual mothers, too, suggest picking gardening as a hobby after your kids have matured a little. When your kids are old enough to entertain themselves, you will have more than enough time to take care of your plants. Gardening is known to be highly therapeutic, and it's also known to be a great form of exercise. Lastly, growing things in your home is a great way to inspire your kids to eat more organic foods while helping you save money on grocery shopping. 

Exploring New Things with Your Partner

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Trying new things with your partner is key to a happy and long-lasting relationship. No matter how much you love someone, your feelings can fade over time if you don't work on your relationship together. A healthy relationship will always undergo change as people change over the years that they're together. The trick is to change with your partner, as this will create a stronger bond.

One of the best things you can do to change with your partner is to experience new things together. A lot of couples will try things together in the early stages of their relationship but will slow down as the years go by. This leads to the relationship becoming stale and uninteresting and can make people fall out of love over time.

Exploring new things together doesn't have to mean something like a strap-on vibrator, but instead, anything that both you and your partner are interested in. This could be travelling to a new country or something as simple as trying a new restaurant. Together, you and your partner will create new memories together, which is essential for building a stronger bond. 

Learning New Things

One of the best things about trying something new with your partner is that you both get to learn. Not only will you be learning to do something new, but you'll also be learning more about each other and yourselves. Learning new things together enriches relationships because it allows you to be vulnerable with your partner and vice versa.

When you're learning a new task, neither side is an expert. Therefore mistakes and failures are inevitable. This gives you and your partner a chance to offer encouragement and also helps cooperation. When you and your partner do this together, you'll foster closer ties and feel happier with one another.

Learning new things could include taking a cooking or art class or even picking up a new sport together. There are loads of opportunities out there and plenty of different things for everyone. If you and your partner struggle to agree on something you'd both enjoy, you can come up with a compromise to each try something the other suggests. Who knows, you may even surprise yourself. 

Monday 5 September 2022

Tips for Visiting Milan and Lake Como

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{This post is written in collaboration with Emily Jones}

Lake Como is the ultimate escape from the hustle and bustle of city life. The crystal-blue waters, lush green mountains, and quaint villages are all things you’ll encounter when visiting this picturesque location. Milan, on the other hand, is a city full of surprises. It’s not just the capital of Northern Italy but also home to some of the most beautiful landmarks in Europe. If you’re looking for a perfect blend of culture, history, and natural beauty, then book your flight to Milan immediately.

Here are a few tips for visiting Milan and Lake Como.


Shop for Jewellery and Accessories in Milan

Milan is the place to shop if you’re looking for some unique and elegant jewellery pieces, as the city has a long heritage and tradition of craftsmanship and is home to many unique stores, such as Pisa Orologeria for example, which is among Italy’s most famous watch shops. The city is also a fashion capital of the world, so here you will also find the boutiques of all the top-tier designers, such as Armani, Gucci, Prada and Versace, to name just a few. The city is a fashion and luxury icon and has been for decades.


Visit the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II

The Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II is one of the most famous shopping malls in all of Italy, and it’s located right in the centre of Milan. It’s actually one of the oldest malls in Europe as well and was founded in 1913, making it a truly impressive sight to see. The main entrance is located on Via Palestro, while there are several other smaller entrances as well, making it easy for you to get around without too much hassle.