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    Yvette Sportswear: review

    I’m not really a Gym person so have never really had the need for any gym gear. However, during lockdown, I got into running which lasted all of a few months and then home workouts which I still do today most days. So this meant that I was in the market for some gym wear. I purchased gym leggings mainly from many major sports brands and had mixed experiences. Some of the main things I want from gym gear are for it not to be see-through, to hold me in securely and to not make me hotter. Recently Yvette reached out to me to ask if I would like to…

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    Clevamama Clevapure salt lamp, humidifier and nightlight| review

    We received the Clevamama Clevapure for free in return for an honest review. All opinions are my own. If you are a long-time reader of my blog you will know that both of my children suffer from Asthma and have spent time in Hospital with it. One of the things I do to help them with their asthma is to get their bedroom temperature and atmosphere right. When it’s too muggy and warm they really struggle and the same when it’s cold and we have the heating on. I find the winter months are the worse as the air is so cold and dry. I am always looking for ways…

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    Aqua dragons- Review

    We were recently asked if we would like to review Aqua dragons. For me, this is complete nostalgia. I remember when I was younger having something fairly similar and I loved caring for them. Checking the water and feeding them Daily. Ava and Alby are just like me in that respect and I knew they would love them. We were sent the Aqua dragons Delux deep-sea Habitat with lights to review In the box The box includes the deluxe aquarium with LED lights, a little packet of eggs. a packet of food, a pipette to aerate the tank, a feeding spoon and a magnifying glass so you can keep an…

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    Heat-related illnesses what parents need to know

    This is a collaborative post The weather is changing, and with every season comes a new set of things to enjoy and things to be afraid of. Summertime brings a lot of things to look forward to; there are so many colorful fruits to go around, good days to catch a swim or go out for a ball game. But, summer also brings the most undesirable condition of them all; heat. Everyone’s familiar with the uncomfortable feeling of sweat trickling down your back while stepping into the kitchen or leaving the house for a walk. Health experts at Click Pharmacy also want you to be prepared to cope with any…

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    How to update your bedroom on a budget

    This is a collaborative post Your bedroom is meant to be a place to go to relax. Night times may be the only time you get away from the kids . The only room in the house that doesn’t contain some kind of children related objects. So it needs to be a place where you can go and relax ready for the next crazy day.Having children can sometimes means that money can become a little tight. Or like us most of your spare money goes on the kids . Whether it be buying them new clothes , shoes or taking them to places. So this leaves little money spare to…

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    Creating a dream Family Bathroom

    This is a collaborative post The one room in our house that we are yet to update is the family bathroom. It’s probably one of my least favourite rooms in the house. The day we moved in the bath plug broke, the mirrored cupboard door has come off and it just never looks completely clean. The previous owners of the house liked to do quick fixes rather than taking the time to get things done properly and nicely. One of the main things that I hate in the bathroom is that they have covered so much in silicone just to make it look finished. Which didn’t really work as it’s…

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    5 ways to save some money on your household bills this winter

    With household bills going up, we all need to find ways to keep those bills down. Here are just some of the ways that I’m trying to keep my household bills down. Check your current rates Many house bills have gone up so much in the last few months and the rates aren’t as good as they were. So it is important to check what rates you are on especially if you’re on variable rates. Using comparison sites to check rates are a really good way to see all the different companies all in one place. It’s always a good idea to check cashback sites when changing providers as there…

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    The Main Amazing & Incredible Benefits Of Becoming A Pet Parent

    Animals are the most incredibly intelligent, loving and altogether life-enriching addition to your home and your life as a whole and there is no greater feeling than creating, developing and nurturing a bond between you and your new furry (or feathered) friend.  Where possible, it is always better to adopt an animal from a rescue centre or animal shelter, but if you are certain you want to train a puppy, kitten or baby kit from the start, it is absolutely crucial to ensure you buy from an established, reputable and renowned breeder. Continue reading for a comprehensive guide on the main amazing and altogether incredible benefits of becoming a pet…

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    4 Things Every Parent Needs in Their Home Office

    This is a collaborative post 2021 is truly the era of the home office. Working from home has been in place for well over a year, with many companies adopting it as part of their permanent structure. But while we’ve had plenty of time to create purpose-built home working spaces, lots of us are still making do with the sofa. That’s understandable – some of us simply don’t have the space to install a home office, while others may feel we don’t need one. But if you’re finding your new working arrangement challenging, a designated WFH space might be exactly what you need. And whether you’re converting a spare bedroom,…

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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…