May 5, 2020

Keeping the kids busy with Eatsleepdoodle *Review and Compeition*

Whether I think I am creative or not (secretly thinking I am!) I love to sit down with the kids and get crafty.  With most of our time spent at home at the moment, getting arty with the kids is something that we are really enjoying doing at the moment (whether we are good at it or not!)  Being introduced to eatsleepdoodle has been fantastic…

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May 4, 2020

15 Steps to Wellbeing During a Long Hospital Stay

A long hospital stay can be a tough ordeal, but there are some steps to wellbeing to help you cope. To discover these 15 ways to boost your mental health whilst in hospital, read on… Enduring a long hospital stay is never easy. Whether you’re awaiting surgery, healing from an accident, in the midst of discussing misdiagnosis claims due to hospital negligence, or are hospital-bound…

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May 1, 2020

Keeping belongings safe with Tagosi *Review*

Constantly losing precious items?  Have the kids lost their favourite teddy or toy?  Always forgetting to pick up stuff whilst out and about?  How many mobile phones have you actually lost?!  Now you really don’t need to worry!  Tagosi is on hand to support you and your family needs when it comes to keeping precious and sentimental items safe whilst out and about! Want to…

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April 29, 2020

Eurostar Standard Premium Review

It was our first time travelling to Disneyland Paris on the Eurostar Standard Premium in February 2020.  I was super excited to be taking the train from Ebbsfleet Station straight into Disneyland Paris.  What a way to arrive – directly into the Parks itself! When travelling via Eurostar, you can choose between three classes: Standard – providing standard seats with access to a bar/cafe to…

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April 27, 2020

What’s the best trouser for you?

Within the fashion industry, you’ll find an array of different styles of trousers and bottoms, suiting all different shapes and sizes.  Switching up your trousers can completely change your look, from relaxed chic to glamorous guru, but what is the best trouser for you? What comes first?  Comfort or Style?  For me, I love to feel comfortable and hate anything that is too tight, snug…

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April 21, 2020

Establishing a Web Presence

The Start of Effectively Trading Online As a business owner you are adapting to changes in business and you are requiring to trade from home. Many businesses find themselves struggling to set up, especially in where to start when it comes to getting yourself out there. Here is a brief start up guide to establishing a web presence for your business. What’s the Goal? You…

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Stores Offering Online Ordering for Your Summer Essentials

The current global situation has made many things uncertain. No matter how things change, we can however be certain that summer is on the way. Even if your big holiday of the year has been cancelled, there is no reason why you still can’t invest in some cute summer essentials to help you have an amazing, stylish summer. Here are some of the best stores…

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April 8, 2020

Top 5 Buffet restaurants at Disneyland Paris

We love a buffet restaurant at Disneyland Paris.  As a family of 5, it totally works for us.  Especially as under 3’s eat for free.  Not only that, but most of the buffet restaurants at Disneyland Paris are themed and all are very varied, fun and of course, you can eat as much as you want!  Buffet restaurants are also great for the kids.  Our…

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April 6, 2020

Best Educational Apps for kids Age 5-10

With school closures over half the world, it seems pretty apparent that many parents are searching the internet for the best educational apps available to them.  And it’s mind boggling when searching for an app that is suitable for your child.  It takes time to figure out what your child loves, and what is suitable for their age range.  With my kids being off school…

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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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