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    How to get the creative work you’ve always wanted

    This is a collaborative post There are times when your school reminds you that it is not ideal for you, the work environment begins to become uncomfortable, the walls threaten to flatten you and your motivations wear out one after another. In the bubble above your head pass all those creative talents that you drown from time to time, choosing to listen to people who, if you pierce them, will “run” boredom and outdated perceptions. On the altar of a “safe” job with “fixed” earnings, you sacrificed your creative inclination, even when it was struggling to get out of you. But is creative work possible, and should it be included in…

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    How to streamline and organise your home this Christmas.

    This is a collaborative post Every year around November time I start getting worried about the space we have in our house. With Christmas coming and two children’s birthdays I know we will have an influx of stuff. So I start going crazy organising, stream lining and adding storage solutions to our house to find some extra space. Here are just some of the ways that I streamline and organise my home ready for Christmas. Start with the toys I start off by streamlining the kids toys. I do this with them and have done every year since they were little . I explain to them that if they have…

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    4 Tips for Returning to the Workforce

    This is a collaborative post Getting back on your career path after an extended break can be daunting. You might worry that you’ll struggle to compete in today’s job market, and that potential employer will view your skills and experience as outdated. There are many reasons for taking career breaks, but the most common of these is childcare. And these breaks disproportionately affect women, with research showing the average childcare break as two years.  Whatever reason you had for taking your break, and whatever reason you have for wishing to return, here are four tips to help you get back to the workforce Freshen Up Your Skills Having a wide set of skills…

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    Children’s Christmas gift guide

    This post contains affiliate links Christmas is fast approaching and if your kids are anything like mine they are already busy planning what they would like. Christmas can be an expensive time that is why on my adult’s gift guide I wrote down some ways to save some money so make sure to check that out. I have a really cool collection of gift ideas for children to share with you. All of the products below I have very kindly been gifted. The products below are aimed at children 3 years – 8 years of age. Love Leggings Now I know you might be thinking about why to put leggings…

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    Expectant parents and young children Christmas gift guide

    This is a bit of a mixed gift guide as I wanted to include some gift ideas for expectant parents as well as babies. As a mom that has been pregnant over Christmas there are certain things you would rather not have as a Christmas present. Like wine or alcohol, I was gifted this the Christmas I was pregnant with Ava. With the comment, it’s something to look forward to. Which at the time annoyed me as I would rather have had nothing without sounding ungrateful as 1 I don’t drink anyway and 2 a nice foot soak would have been enjoyed whilst pregnant and when the baby is here.…

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    Adult Christmas gift guide and tips for saving money this Christmas

    I don’t know about you but I love Christmas. This year for me seems to feel more needed than ever. With restrictions in place last year we had to scale back what we would have done over the Christmas period. We cut back on who we had around the house on Christmas day so that we could keep within guidelines. So this year I want to go all out. Now that doesn’t mean I’m going to spend loads of money. I will still be looking for deals and special little presents. Here are some gift ideas for you along with how I save some money on presents. How to save…

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    Your Ultimate Teething Baby Survival Kit

    This is a collaborative post When your newborn baby suddenly turns into a teething baby it can feel like quite a sharp transition. Their peaceful sleep and easy nap times seem a million worlds away as you try to navigate this new phase in their lives. Raising babies and toddlers can be testing at times, but when they’re teething it can feel as though it’s never going to end. Luckily, teething is just a phase that will pass you by in the blink of an eye. If you’re well equipped with the right teething survival kit, you will breeze through this stage without any problems.  Bibs and Cloths As your…

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    cockapoo puppy, crate training, nipping, chewing and letting them off the lead.

    We’re nearly a year in now to owning a cockapoo puppy so I thought I would share with you how it’s been. Starting right at the start The first night was like bringing home a newborn baby, Luca our cockapoo puppy did not want to be left in his crate alone. Our next-door neighbour actually came round in the early hours of the morning asking us to quiet him down. Which resulted in us on the first night having to take him out of the crate and sleep downstairs with him. Like with anything I’m wanting an answer for I headed to Google. After reading many websites and blog posts…

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    Make learning fun with these great autumn ideas

    *This is a paid post The leaves are changing colour, the nights are drawing in and the woolly jumpers are making a come-back — it must be autumn. Summer might be over, but there’s still plenty of fun for you and your children to have in this season. You could get stuck into some cosy crafts, or get bundled up and go outside to enjoy nature in its beautiful autumnal state. Whatever you choose, you could make it into a fun learning experience with some interactive activities and play.  Read on for some fun autumnal ideas and inspiration, so that you and your little one can make the most of the season. …

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    Tips to Ensure Your Kids Get the Best out of Educational Apps

    *This is a paid post Your kids may be spending more and more time on tablets and other electronic devices, but you can maximize their screen time by keeping them engaged with educational apps and other learning material. As a matter of fact, there are countless educational apps and learning activities that can keep your child entertained. Counting games, digital puzzles, learning apps, interactive worksheets and problem-solving games are just some examples. Of course, there are more lots of educational apps available, and no matter what your child’s needs are, you will find one that can be customized to suit them. Before heading off to the app store to download…

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    Creating business cards with aura print |AD

    *This is a paid post with Aura print First impressions are important whether that be in your personal life or your work life. Experts say that it takes between 5-15 seconds for someone to form a first impression of somebody. So you need to make sure that you are making their first impression positive especially if it’s in a work capacity and you would like to work with them. I regularly attend a blogger conference called Blogon. Well, I say regularly I did before covid. Blogon has an amazing brand den where lots of different brands come together in one place. You can chat with them about potential collaborations or…

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    Why are playgroups important for toddlers and parents ?

    This is a collaborative post As many parents are realising, a child’s education starts well before school. Playgroups, therefore, are the perfect learning platform for both you and your little one! With relaxed and friendly environments, playgroups are a great space for kids as young as 6 months old to meet their peers, and for their parents or caregivers to socialise too! So read on to learn more about playgroups and why so many people consider them an essential part of their toddler’s development. What is a playgroup? Simply put, a playgroup is a gathering of children and their parents or caregivers. While there are informal versions of this, with parents meeting…

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    AD: Adding a conservatory or extension to your home

    AD: This post was written in collaboration with Three counties LTD. Based in Camberley, Surrey Three counties LTD have been installing our high-performance Windows, Doors and Conservatories to homes across the Three Counties for 10 years.  Now the kids are getting older they are wanting to have their friends over to play. Which after the last 18 months it’s a welcome change to be able to have their friends around. Myself and Jordan have been thinking about potentially making a snug type room either a conservatory or extension where the children can have a telly and some bits in. Which would be perfect for when their friends come around. We…

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    How I made £180 in a week with the Matched betting tutor

    AD – The Matched Betting Tutoring service in this post was provided to me in exchange for a post. All thoughts are my own. I have looked into matched betting serval times over the last few years. I’ve read serval articles and blogs and thought yes this is amazing. Then when I come to start doing it I get all nervous and scared. Mainly that I’m going to do it wrong and end up in debt. The matched betting tutor takes the stress for me out of matched betting. Communication is really easy it’s all done via a chat function on his website. For each bet that the matched betting…

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    5 Steps to Successfully Weaning Your Baby

    Weaning your baby is an exciting time for you as a new parent, but it can also be stressful.  Whether you are worried about how much your baby will eat, the mess that will no doubt be made, or you don’t know what foods you should be offering them first, the below post will tell you everything you need to know about weaning your baby. Step 1: Check that your baby is ready It is recommended that you start weaning your baby from 6 months onwards, although some mums start as early as 4 months. If you are not sure if your baby is ready for solid food, you may want to…

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    Dreamegg white noise machine for children and adults | review

    We were sent the Dreamegg white noise machine for free in return for an honest review, All opinions are my own. This post contains affiliate links There are so many new products on the market for babies since I had my two. Working in a nursery means I get to keep a grasp on new products that parents are using. One product I have seen more and more of our parents using recently are white noise machines. I remember when my two were little these were just inside of teddys or toys. One of the downsides I used to find is that they would stay on for long enough. My…

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    Reasons Why Luxury Vinyl Dominates the Flooring Market

    This is a collaborative post Interior designers point to luxury vinyl flooring as the number one choice to replace real hardwood or stone flooring designs, and it is hard to argue against the fact that it is a superior solution. Many people are aware of the benefits vinyl has over its real-life competition, but some are not fully aware of the underlying benefits also. To fine line them, here is a short breakdown of some of the finer qualities that make it the favourite for those seeking home improvement. Price As the budget towards any improvement is always the thing on your mind when sourcing flooring for the home, Luvantoluxury…

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    Femme Luxe August picks |AD

    I’m back again with my picks from Femme luxe for August 2021. With the weather being interchangeable I have picked a few different bits. Wine Slinky Balloon Sleeve Bardot Mini Dress Now I loved this dress on the website it looked so classy . It is lovely just sadly too short for me. I’m sure there are woman out their that the length wouldn’t be an issue for . I just feel so self conscious when I have my legs out. So I prefer things to be more on the longer side. However it does look really nice with a pair of jeans. I just move the body part around…

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    Car essentials for parents: keeping your car organised and safe

    There are so many essentials to have in your car when you have children. Obviously the main thing is a car seat but there are so many more things you will need . Most of these I didn’t even think about until my children were a few months old. The products below have been gifted by Dreambaby. This post also contains affiliate links. Car essentials for parents Window shade These are so handy to have and I’ve only just stopped using mine. Mainly because the windows on my new car are tinted slightly. If it wasn’t for that I would still be using them. The Dreambaby adjustable car window shade…

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    My First Bingo: At School | Game from Laurence King Publishing

    We was sent the My first Bingo game for free In return for an honest review. All opinions are my own. My two love playing games that can be played as a family. They were recently sent my first bingo school addition to try. The game comes with four different bingo cards which each represent a different area of a school. Unlike traditional bingo your not looking for a number but you’re looking to match the picture. This makes it super easy for younger children to join in with. Alby is 3 and he is able to play this game with ease where as if it was numbers I don’t…