March 1, 2021

Top Tips on how brands can work with fashion bloggers

I love covering a bit of fashion on my blog.  Whilst this is a family blog, being a Mum means finding things for YOU too.  And for me, I love a good outfit!  It’s lovely to have a space on the internet to share outfit reviews and ideas and I too, love to get inspiration from other Mums. Whilst I am not solely a fashion…

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February 25, 2021

Lighthouse Clothing Review

Spring is here and I am so ready for it!  Leaving behind cold wind, snow and lots of rain (please no more!) I was on the hunt for a spring waterproof coat for the months ahead (let’s face it, rain will always be present in the UK!)  When Lighthouse Clothing got in touch to ask if I wanted to review one of their jackets or…

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February 18, 2021

5 Learning Activities for Toddlers

Using learning activities at home will help your toddler to develop a number of key skills for their future. Parents should try to foster a love of learning as early as possible, by incorporating reading, writing and maths into fun activities at home … Here are five learning activity ideas for toddlers provided by a Montessori Nursery School in London… Water play A fun learning…

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February 12, 2021

Creating Cool Shared Bedrooms for Kids

When kids share a bedroom, it can be a recipe for frequent arguments and bickering. You’re asking a lot of a room when it must hold twice the number of furnishings, clothes, and other possessions, and it can really put pressure on the available space, and on you when you’re trying to make peace between warring siblings. Here are some tips on how to have…

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February 8, 2021

Jewel Editions Bumblebee Necklace *Review*

This year I have been super lucky to receive this beautiful and unique bumblebee necklace to review.  For those new to Jewel Editions, this online store and jewellery business saw a gap  in the market for simple yet affordable jewellery.  They wanted to be able to create every day jewellery that not only offered quality materials and contemporary designs, but also offered a fair and…

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February 4, 2021

Kids Cooking Subscription Box with Avocado Kids *Review*

I had the pleasure of chatting to the wonderful Gabby who is the founder of Avocado Kids at the end of 2020.  I was thrilled to work with her and offer my readers a review of this lovely educational and fun kids subscription box with is FULL of cooking activities!  We look cooking in our home (I may not be the best cook!) but when…

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January 13, 2021

Top winter skiing destinations in Europe

Europe, and especially its central part, relies heavily on winter tourism, where its economy depends to a large extent on it every tourist season. In fact, many countries in Central Europe have Winter Half Term holidays, during which even schools are closed for a week so that children and parents can enjoy their ice skating rides. Of course, in other European countries, this love for…

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January 12, 2021

Lola’s House Blend Coffee Bags *Review*

I love a good cup of coffee and over the years I’ve enjoyed trying a variety of different brands, strengths and flavours.  We’ve recently been trying out Lola’s House Blend Coffee bags at home, which are a wonderful and unique idea and take on a way to make a coffee.  So, if your a lover of coffee and fancy reading about The Specialist Coffee Company,…

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January 10, 2021

Top 4 days out with the kids in Brisbane

With one of my best friends living in Australia, it’s now become one of my places to visit on our family bucket list!  And whilst travel may be off the agenda at the moment, that doesn’t mean we have to stop dreaming of our family travels! Whether you are living in Brisbane or simply enjoying a holiday in the sunshine city, there are plenty of…

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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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