Wedding Photography – Smartphone or Photographer?

Taking photos and capturing memories on your smartphone is a way of life now. Uploading to Instagram, Facebook and Snapchat is what we all do. In fact with all the editing software and filters available on smartphones we are all inspiring  photographers.

However, while society has increased its smartphone camera usage, wedding photography is one area that remains traditional. On most engaged couples wedding planning list is to hire a professional photographer.

Wedding photography - smartphone or photographer?

Here I will share with you why wedding photography is still very much important today.

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Your photos will be precious memories of your special day. By not hiring a professional you may lose all those important details. Is it worth the risk to you?

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The Importance of Reading to your Kids When They’re Young

Reading to your kids is important, but those who read to their kids every single day get way more benefits when compared to those who read to their kids once a week. Reading helps a child to increase their vocabulary and it also helps them to know how to read and write as well.

Of course, if you want to make reading a priority for your child then you can find out more right here.

The Importance of Reading to your Kids When They’re Young

Helping your Child to Succeed

The more you read to your child, the more knowledge they will be able to absorb and it will also help them in every aspect of their life as well. There have been so many studies done on this and they have all shown that reading to a child helps them to get a head-start with school. It’s so important for children to follow words on the page from left to right and it’s also important for them to be able to comprehend the words as they are spoken as well. By taking the time to read to your child, you can be sure to give them the support they need when it comes to their own future.

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Living Arrows 29/53 (2018)

Welcome back to our little weekly round-up of Living Arrows 29/53 (2018). I’m enjoying getting into the routine of sharing a little bit of our life and how my gorgeous 2 year old is growing away so fast along with the new baby!

You can catch up on my last post here: Living Arrows 26/53.

The idea behind Living Arrows is to celebrate childhood. It’s name is taken from a poem by Kahlil Gibran,

“You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth”

 

Living Arrows 29/53 (2018

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Holiday prep: have you got everything? What about insurance?

The number of people going abroad for their holidays has grown from 55% to 57% according to the ABTA Holiday Habits report of 2017. Indeed, holidays have become less of a luxury and more of a lifestyle option. But are we forgetting something? Are we taking out travel insurance before we go, and if so, what exactly does it cover? With work accident solicitor group, True Solicitors, we take a look at the facts.

Travel Insurance - Are we taking out travel insurance before we go, and if so, what exactly does it cover?

Why do some people skip insurance?

ABTA reported that 25% of people going on holiday didn’t take out insurance in the months leading up to May 2017. This is 3% more than May 2016’s data. However, this differed between age ranges but was commonly problematic among young people travelling abroad.

31% of 18-24-year-olds went abroad without insurance in May 2016. This figure increased by 9% in the following year. 25-34-year-olds were also guilty of this risky move, with 31% of jet-setters not insured in 2016 — growing to 38% in 2017.

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Fisher-Price Deluxe Kick & Play Piano Gym Review

Last week we received the Fisher-Price Deluxe Kick & Play Piano Gym to have a look at and share our thoughts. The fantastic thing about it is that it’s a product suitable from ages 0-36 months so we have tested it out with baby dottie who is 3 months old now and baby girl who is 29 months old. It’s great that they have been able to share!

Fisher-Price Deluxe Kick & Play Piano Gym

So what is the Deluxe Kick & Play Piano Gym?Well it features five light-up piano keys, a repositionable toy arch, and four musical settings that keep little ones entertained for hours all on a bright colourful playmat. That is of course soft and thick and totally machine washable.

There is up to 20 minutes of continuous, or short songs about animals, colours, shapes and numbers. For the bonus piano play setting, press the keys for real piano notes. My older daughter loved this part. It’s like a piano for her that she can carry around and play.

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#LuckyLinky Week 67

Hello and welcome back to #LuckyLinky Week 67.

As you all know I love to enter competitions and have been doing it for years, much longer than I have been blogging! So I want to see all your lovely competitions all in one place. It will make it much easier for all of us who love to enter competitions and for compers who want to find new and exciting competitions.

#LuckyLinky Week 67

The Competition Linky to get your competition more entries with NO comments required!

We run from Monday to Sunday and all bloggers are welcome to add any and all competitions they are running!

 Join Katie (MummyinaTutu) and I in a competition frenzy!

Each week we retweet your posts if you tag us in your tweet (@mummyinatutu & @rachelbustin) and will also enter each and every competition ourselves!

We will also add your post to the #LuckyLinky Competition Page over on Facebook! Please remember to put a badge on it and use the #LuckyLinky hashtag to spread the love.

Rachel Bustin


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#LuckyLinky Rules:

1. Add the #luckylinky badge to the HTML / Text portion of your post. If you need any help linking up, read the fabulous Linky Guide from Cuddle Fairy or tweet us (@mummyinatutu @rachelbustin).

2. Please do 1 entry on both hosts competitions (if we’re running any) and 1 entry on the 2 competitions after yours (if you want to do more then great!)

3. Retweet 2 competitions of your choice using #LuckyLinky (It helps if you have your twitter handle in your social sharing buttons)

4. Link a maximum of 2 competitions per week.

5. By entering the link you are agreeing to be added to the email reminder list. (You can request to be removed at any time!)

Thanks for linking up!  Katie & Rachel

P.S. Don’t forget to check out our facebook page LuckyLinky Competitions if you fancy entering a few yourself!