August 6, 2020

Why Now is the best time to become National Trust Members

We became National Trust members last month and I felt like it was important to share why we love it so much, and why now is the best time to become members!  After what has felt like a rollercoaster of a few months being in lockdown and having so many restrictions placed on where we can visit (with great intentions to keeping us safe of…

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August 4, 2020

Dinosaur themed Restaurant Jurassic Grill Review

I am always on the hunt for fun and quirky restaurants to take the kids too.  I love a great themed restaurant thats suitable for all the family; the likes of The Rainforest Cafe being a popular one for us in this household when we visit Disneyland Paris.  So it was with great delight that I found out about Jurassic Grill, an exciting roar-some family…

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August 2, 2020

Fun ways to get your kids to clean their teeth

At some point over the 10 years of being a parent to my three children, we’ve struggled to get the kids to brush their teeth.  And I think any parent will agree, the twice a day battle is tough!  All we want for our children is to be healthy and to have clean and healthy teeth and gums when it comes to their oral hygiene.…

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July 24, 2020

Using a Pom Pom Maker and Win £20 with Love Crafts!

Over the last few months, I feel that we all have been trying to find ways in which to relax and take our minds of things.  Whilst reading is my go to activity when I want to de-stress, crafting is also high on top of peoples lists when it comes to relaxation.  And whilst I spent most of my time getting mucky hands and getting…

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July 16, 2020

The Hottest Summer 2020 Accessories for Women

As soon as summer rolls around, it’s a signal that it’s time to switch out your fall and winter accessories for lighter, brighter, and even fun pieces that are ideal for the warm weather. And when it comes to the ultimate summer material for your summer accessories, straw has to top the list. Whether you already have a few pieces or you’re looking to get…

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July 13, 2020

Habberley Trail Review

We visited Habberley Trail for the first time this weekend after it opened its doors for the very first time at the beginning of July 2020.  Habberley Trail was due to open in March 2020, however after several months of organisation, the wonderful attraction for families based in Kidderminster is now open. What is Habberley Trail? Habberley Trail is an outdoor family attraction consisting of…

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July 7, 2020

Exploring Moseley Bog, Birmingham

I really enjoyed writing about the best Solihull Parks, so I thought I would share our experience of our afternoon out at Moseley Bog in Birmingham.  Moseley Bog is a natural attraction in Birmingham, located in the Village of Moseley just on Yardley Wood Road.  Moseley Bog was formally known as The Dell and is a local nature reserve, offering a series of trails and…

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July 3, 2020

Family Crafts with Viking Direct

On a rainy Saturday morning, the kids and I had the opportunity to join a virtual crafts session with Viking Direct via Zoom.  This was a first for us and we were all really excited to take part!  Viking sent us a huge box of items in preparation for our virtual crafts event; many items that families would already have at home.  Items included toilet…

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July 1, 2020

Win £20 to spend at SockShop!

We love a great pair of socks in our house and I am a sucker for online stores that sell items for all the family in one place!  This is why I have been using Sockshop for some time, and honestly rate it for grabbing your socks for everyone in your household! Sockshop offer a range of diverse socks, from babies to adults and with…

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Hi and welcome to The Willow Tree. I’m Michelle, also known as Shel and I am a mama to three beautiful crazy kids – I have two handsome boys and a wild and wonderful girl.

I really wanted a concrete place to share my thoughts, ideas and my ups and downs on family life, sharing our family adventures and love for fashion. I’d love for it to be a community of support and advice for others too.

I chat everything from Disney, parenting hacks to the latest haul from Primark! I love going on family breaks and holidays and love to document these times of creating special memories.

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