November 23, 2021

Ultimate Christmas Gift Guide that kids will love!

No matter what time of the year you start shopping for Christmas, it can feel tricky when you have multiple children to buy for.  As I have three children I thought it was be great to draw up a Christmas gift guide to help any readers who may be finding it a struggle in the lead up to Christmas! My children are currently aged 4,…

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November 16, 2021

How to stick to your budget while still enjoying your holidays

It can be very easy to loose track of your budget whilst on holiday – I admit, I’ve done it!  The quick talk you give to yourself that includes ‘Oh stuff it, we’re on holiday’ or ‘We’re on holiday, what’s one more drink!’  Staying on track can be tricky, but with practice, I think it can be done.  Today, I wanted to share with you…

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November 11, 2021

Out of Nowhere: 8 Unexpected Challenges You Might Face as a Young Mum

Out of Nowhere: 8 Unexpected Challenges You Might Face as a Young Mom Preparing for the birth of a first child involves an avalanche of information, which can feel overwhelming, especially for young moms. Doctors, parents, and friends will be constant sources of information on the big things, but there are many unexpected challenges a new mom might not anticipate after the birth of her…

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October 18, 2021

Cake Decorating Ideas for Halloween

There is nothing we love more than Halloween. It’s the perfect combination of tricks, treats and all the sweets. Plus there is no better time to show off your baking skills; forget the costume competition, it’s all about the cake decoration!    Personally we believe you can’t go wrong with a bright orange pumpkin cake made by your expert hand and tasting great. However, if…

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Tips on preparing for your new baby

*This is a collaborative post* Expecting a baby can be a daunting prospect. Whether this is your first or not, it is still going to have a huge effect on your life. Your priorities are going to change. Your focus will be on the new-born. Navigating a growing family has its challenges, but you will get through it. It is important that you work together…

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October 15, 2021

How to be safe when travelling to a foreign country

*This is a collaborative post* The safety of the world is always in question. People are constantly reading about bombings, shootings, and kidnappings. It can be challenging to travel to foreign countries when you don’t know what to expect.  Luckily, there are ways to be safe when traveling. Below are some tips on how to stay safe while you’re traveling abroad so that unforeseen events…

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October 4, 2021

AmazingCo Family Mystery Picnic Review

A few weeks ago we decided on a day out with a difference!  If you follow my blog you know that we love a great family day out, from simple visits to the local park to theme parks far and wide (did you know we love Disney!?)  I hadn’t even heard of a mystery picnic before but after doing some research on the internet and…

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September 29, 2021

*Win* a Kids Stationery and Learning bundle from Office Stationary

The last few weeks have been a whirlwind of getting prepared and getting into a new routine with three new school years starting!  One way in which I like to get prepared is to ensure we have the relevant learning materials at home, to support the kids in their learning journey.  I was kindly invited to check out Office Stationery  for items that would keep…

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September 18, 2021

September wear for 2021

Well this September has been misleading hasn’t it.  I have fully expected to go into autumnal mode for the new season but with the warm air, humidity and sun shining for most of September, I feel that we have had an extended summer.  With that in mind, I wanted to show you my clothing favourites that have continued to remain in my wardrobe. The first…

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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 love for travel, in particular Disney and offer my readers a chance to gain some knowledge around what we love to do as a family of 5.

I share our family adventures which include days out, travel advice and tips, holiday reviews, restaurant visits and of course, our love for Disney, including Disneyland Paris and Walt Disney World.

Life is about creating memories, and here we are sharing them with you




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