Life of a Mum

Teachers thank you gift guide

Bloody difficult isn’t it; what to get someone that maybe sees your child more than you, but you don’t know them very well. Also might be more than one, so it can get expensive!!!

My gift guide is based on a modest budget of £10….. so hopefully something for everyone

No 34 Boutique obviously a local favourite of mine! They stock loads of gift options for £10 and under; earrings, socks, candles and more. They’ll even box you up a cute bundle such as this ….. check out No 34 boutique on Instagram or pop into their Market Harborough boutique

Memories and gifts there’s lots of low cost teachers gifts here, lots are personalised too. My favourite if the card and gift in one- this cute personalised card has a detachable magnet and is £8 Buy here

Isabellas Illustration’s if you’re a teacher you’ve gotta love stationery right? I bloody love something to update my desk….. this positivity planner is so cute and just £4.99 Buy here

Leicestershire Craft Centre know a creative teacher??? Then a voucher from here would be awesome! They could put it towards a workshop (starting from £10) a DIY kit or even a pattern Leicestershire Craft Centre

Primrose and Bear I love these cute personalised pouches from Primrose and Bear perfect for pens, makeup or any other handbag essentials and they’re only £10

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Apps For Naps: Useful Phone Downloads For New Parents

First-time parenthood is exhilarating, but it can also feel overwhelming. Luckily, technology has evolved to help out, and downloading the right apps can take a huge load off your shoulders, giving you more time to spend on the little one (and catching up on sleep). Here are some for you to consider.

Milk Maid

The health benefits of feeding your baby breast milk can be tremendous. If you’re hoping to breastfeed for as long as possible, you’ll need help keeping track of how much you’ve fed them, or how much milk you’ve pumped and stored. This can be challenging as you juggle the overwhelming responsibilities of new parenthood, but Milk maid can help you to reach a balance. Including handy trackers and timers, Milk Maid keeps all your breastmilk data in one safe place. You can even export it to a spreadsheet for easy viewing later.

Sleep Baby Sleep

As all parents know, getting your infant into a regular sleep routine is vital for your sanity! Most times, though, it’s impossible to keep the hustle and bustle of the household under wraps to ensure that your baby’s sleep isn’t disturbed. Sleep baby sleep is a white noise app that mutes all surrounding sounds, allowing you to keep up with the other tasks on your to-do list while having the peace of mind that the little one is getting proper rest.

The Wonder Weeks

Baby Milestones are important events to remember in your child’s life and tracking them can help to ensure that your infant is developing at the correct rate. The Wonder weeks app builds a catalog of all those special moments, so you’ll never have to worry about forgetting them. The app grants you access to handy personalized schedules and diaries, as well as relevant parenting audiobooks and ebooks. There’s even a 4G enabled baby monitor available to make checking in on your baby that much easier.

Redfin

A home that seemed big enough for you and your partner will begin to feel infinitely smaller once your newborn arrives, and you definitely don’t want to Baby proof your entire apartment before realizing you need to move into a bigger space. The Red fin (USA based) app makes fitting house hunting into your busy schedule a breeze since you’ll be able to filter listings to find your ideal match. If you don’t have the time to check out properties of interest in person, the app allows you to do virtual walkthroughs, giving you a real-life feel for your new home.

Cozi Family Organizer

Once your baby begins to grow, you’ll want to start enrolling them in fun extracurricular activities – this can mean a busier daily schedule. If you’re having trouble keeping track of everyone in the household’s calendar, the Cozi Family organiser app stores all your appointments in one, easy-to-access place. You’ll also be able to create shared grocery lists and a chores roster for everyone to follow.

Technology affords new parents luxuries that older generations could only have dreamed of. By letting apps handle the more menial tasks, you can focus on the important tasks, enjoy more free time and take control of your routine as a new parent.

Blog kindly written by Josh Moore, check our his page Diaper Dads