• 4 Tips For Setting Up a Business From Your Home
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    4 Tips For Setting Up a Business From Your Home

    This is a collaborative post Starting a business from your home is an ideal choice for busy parents that can provide you with a rewarding and flexible venture. It will allow you to achieve much needed balance in your personal and professional life while reducing your overhead costs. Of course, to see success your home business will require careful planning, so if you’re thinking of starting a business from the comfort of your own home, here are just four essential tips to help you get started. Define Your Business PlanCreating a well-thought-out business plan is vital for the success of any entrepreneurial endeavour. It should outline your business goals, target…

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    Adult Christmas gift guide and tips for saving money this Christmas

    This post contains gifted products any products with a * next to the product name have been gifted for the purpose of this gift guide. How to save money on Christmas presents This may not be something you are used to seeing in a gift guide. However, for me, I must look at the money I spend and make the most of the money I have. We have already cut back on the people we buy for so that we can buy more meaningful presents and not buy for the sake of buying. I am one of those people who will look for a voucher before I click buy. A…

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    New Year’s Eve celebrations in Manchester

    This is a collaborative post New Year’s Eve is a time to reflect back on the year that’s gone by and think forward to the next year . For me it’s not a time to make resolutions as I have enough on my plate to remember . It’s more about remembering all the good and hard times through the year and how I dealt with them. Some of my positives for this year is working better as a team with my partner. We’ve communicated better this year which has meant we are less frustrated with each other. Our parenting skills have progressed as we are communicating and it just makes…

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    Children’s Christmas gift guide

    This post contains affiliate links, Any products with a * in the heading were gifted to me for free. For inclusion in this gift guide. All opinions are my own. Christmas is fast approaching and if your kids are anything like mine, they are busy planning what they would like. Christmas can be an expensive time that is why in my adult’s gift guide I wrote down some ways to save some money so make sure to check that out. I have a collection of different gift ideas to share with you that range in price. So, there will be something for everyone. Connetix Magnetic Tiles* I really like to…

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    5 Tips for Sleeping Better Each Night

    This is a collaborative post Getting a good night’s sleep can make all the difference to your health and happiness, allowing you to improve your overall wellbeing and productivity. Of course, getting the sleep that you deserve can seem like a challenging task – particularly if you have little ones waking you up throughout the night. And, even when your kids grow out of their sleepless nights, it can be hard to break your own bad sleep habits. Luckily, there are small changes that you can make which can help you sleep better. If you’re ready to feel more rested, then check out these five fantastic sleep solutions! 1)     Decorate with…

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    Speech and language activities to promote language development in pre-schoolers

    Ava is a good talker but I would say she has been a little bit behind where she should be with her speech. A lot of the time she would say things and only myself or Jordan would know what she was saying. Mainly because we spend a lot of our time with her so we got used to how she would say things. Even if they weren’t the correct way of saying things. I noticed that she was getting a little lazy with her speech and we weren’t helping things because we didn’t correct her when she wasn’t saying things properly. So over the last few weeks, we have…

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    Having a blog won’t make you a millionaire

    This is a collaborative post If you think after having your blog for a few weeks you should be earning money and companies should want to work with you. Then you need to think again. I’m in several Facebook groups and more often I’m seeing posts like I’m new to the blogging world what’s the best way to monetise my blog This is so infuriating. When I first started my blog I didn’t even know it was possible to make money from blogging. I didn’t start blogging to get products or to work with brands. I started blogging because I was lonely. After speaking to a friend who already had…

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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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    How to Plan an Extended Family Stay in London

    This is a collaborative post Do you happen to be planning an extended stay in London? Whether you will be travelling here for business-related purposes or examining the city with your family before a permanent move, there are many factors to consider beforehand. What elements should be addressed? How can you ensure that you will be able to make the most out of the experience? These and similar questions will be addressed immediately below. Appreciate the Best Areas Within London Much like any large city, some areas in London are more attractive than others in terms of overall desirability. Here are a handful of popular locations perfectly suited for an extended stay: …

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    Things to consider before becoming a parent

    This is a collaborative post There are so many things to think about before becoming a parent. You may be asking yourself if you’re ready for this huge commitment and whether or not you’re truly prepared for all that comes with parenthood. This blog post will discuss some of the most important things to take into consideration before making the decision to become a parent and also when there may be health problems. 1) Finances: One of the most important and often overlooked factors is finances. Being a parent comes with a great deal of financial responsibility – from diapers and baby supplies to daycare expenses or tuition if your…

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    6 Word Games for Under 5’s

    This is a collaborative post Word games will provide young children with a host of benefits at an early age. These activities teach about the importance of focusing upon sounds and letters while developing skills that are required for reading, spelling and writing. Let’s take some time to examine six games that are particularly suited for children under five years old. I Spy Some of us may have already played this game when we were children. The premise is simple. First, point to an object found around the home. Ask the child to sound out the first letter of this item. The “I spy” game is a great way to…

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    How to help your child get the most out of their school experience

    This is a collaborative post Every parent wants their child to do well at school and to enjoy their school experience. After all, when you grow up, you look back on those days as happy and carefree, and you probably want the same for your kids. So what can you do to ensure your kids have a productive and fun-filled time at school, no matter how far they are into their school journey? That’s what we’re going to talk about today so read on to find out more. Stay in Communication with Their Teachers First of all, you should make sure that you attend parent-teacher meetings and take the time…

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    Photowall helping me add the finishing touches to a room

    The prints in this post were given to me for free from Photowall in return for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Ava’s getting to the age now where she wants to have more of an input with things, like what she wants to wear or how she wants her hair. Another thing she has started to express an interest in is her bedroom. She’s not long had a vanity table and stool as she wanted somewhere to do her hair in the mornings. One thing she really wanted to do was change the artwork on her walls. In her own words, she wanted something more…

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    Where to buy Christmas cards

    This is a collaborative post Getting Christmas cards and materials for Christmas cards can be relatively easy. ‘Relatively’ here means that this depends on your environment and the time of the year, especially when it comes to the season of Christmas. Getting materials for Christmas cards is usually way too easier because the time of the year doesn’t matter, they are always available for sale. To buy Christmas cards, however, is always dependent on the time of the year as Christmas cards are usually cheaper before the season of Christmas because they are not in demand, and more expensive when it is close to the holiday season. To find available…

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    Nearing the end of the summer holidays ft Lighthouse clothing

    Some items of clothing shown in the pictures were gifted from the Lighthouse clothing company . All products links can be found at the bottom of this post. In a few weeks time I will have two children that will be at full time school and that just seems crazy ! I’m still not ready for it but I know Alby needs to be in full time school. With them both being at school I am going to be working more hours at work. Which means I will be in everyday term time which I haven’t done for nearly 7 years . So that’s going to take a lot of…

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    5 Facts About Periods that Everyone Should Know

    This is a collaborative post Whenever you get your period, it tends to be a surprise. Even if you get your period 12 times a year, it is still somehow shocking when you get it. As a matter of fact, a person with a uterus can expect to get a period approximately 450 times throughout the entirety of their life. Yet, people barely have any idea what goes on with their bodies and continue to believe ridiculous myths that have been around for ages. For example, some people have a super long menstrual cycle that comes with painful cramps and PMS, whereas others have a short cycle with no cramps.…

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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…