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    10 Budget-Friendly birthday party ideas for kids

    This is a collaborative post Is your kid’s birthday just around the corner and you’re thinking about throwing him/her a party? Are you worried, that your budget might not be enough? Do not worry, we’ve got several budget-friendly tips on how to throw the most amazing party for your little one. Kids birthday parties have become quite the affair nowadays, often pulling out at all the stops. Nonetheless, with careful planning and budgeting, you too can surprise your kid with a birthday party they’ll remember for years to come. Read on to find out more! 10 Budget-Friendly birthday party ideas for kids 1 Plan early on The earlier you begin…

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    5 Tyre Care Tips Every Family Driver Should Know

    This is a collaborative post If you drive with your family for daily chores or recreational trips – you need to be cautious about your tyres. The way you keep your tyres, defines your overall vehicle health. Most of the times, caring for the tyres goes in the backdrop because we pay more attention on other things like: car’s interior or fancy car accessories. If you are someone who likes decorating their car, that is a good thing but even if your interior is on point, you cannot have a safe drive if the tyres are not correct. Local areas like Birmingham (Midlands) have busy roads, including: A34, A49 and…

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    What to watch on Netflix January 2020

    Over the recent months I have found myself watching more and more programmes on Netflix. Netflix has so many different programmes to choose from . Which is perfect as what I want to watch changes depending on what mood I’m in . There are also a range of programmes that look amazing on thx certified 4K display TVs which is something I know Jordan appreciates. I thought I would share with you some of the programmes I have enjoyed watching recently . It’s a very Random bunch of programmes but each one I really like for different reason. What I’m watching on Netflix January 2020 Shooter Like a lot of…

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    Getting our garden ready for the summer

    This is a collaborative post. I know it may seem like it’s too early but I’m starting to think about my plans for our garden this year . This is the first year that I will have a garden to keep on top of all year round. Just looking into the garden now I can see that the last couple of months have transformed it . From a fairly nice looking garden. To a garden that’s in some serious need of some tlc. We have a lovely tree at the bottom of the garden but as soon as the weather changed all the leaves fell off. Which has made for…

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    Easy ways to refresh a house

    This is a collaborative post. Over the Christmas period we refreshed some of our downstairs painting . Now it wasn’t in dire need of doing we just wanted something that looked a bit fresher. Also as we have moved from a house that was magnolia all the way though we wanted in our new house to not have as much magnolia. Cause if I’m honest I’m a bit bored of it and also there are so many different colours out there that we could use. So after some searching on the internet we can to the joint decision that we would go for a soft grey colour. I had, had…

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    Big family decisions and how to prepare your children

    This is a collaborative post Family life isn’t always easy and sometimes things don’t go as you had planned. You may end up moving house or even divorcing your other half and have to involve divorce solicitors. New siblings may join the family or maybe a special pet to finish off your family. when making big family decisions children must, be considered so that you don’t end up causing them unnecessary distress . Sometimes it can’t be helped to create some disruption, and doing our best is all we can do, but Preparing our children for significant changes, and communicating effectively will always make things easier. Explaining Explaining what is…

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    5 Creative Ways to Manage Your Money

    This is a collaborative post When did you last take a good look at your money management skills? Do you know what your current account looks like? For many of us, our salary comes in and goes out again just as quickly, and it can be so easy to get into the routine of paying off bills without thinking of the biggerpicture. There are over three-quarters of Brits in employment – the joint-highest proportion since 1971. That’s a lot of people having to manage their salaries. As one of these people, do you think it’s time to take charge of your finances and get creative with your bank balance? If…

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    Getting your car winter ready

    This is a collaborative post With the winter months coming it’s important to make sure your car is ready for the bad weather. You will thank yourself for getting organised when it’s an icy school morning and you have everything you need. Check your tyres One the most important things to do to get your car winter ready is to check the tyres. Check to make sure that they are in good condition.Although the minimum tread level is 1.6mm, during winter it’s advisable to have 3mm of tread on your tyres to help with traction and grip. Also make sure to check your tyre pressure. As this is the cars…

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    Moving house checklist: what you will need to do on the run up to moving

    This is a collaborative post We moved house before the summer . The run up to it was one of the most stressful thing I have done . Having two kids adding to the mix made for a fun time ! I would pack a box and they would unpack it. They would then ask for their ‘favourite toy’ which they hadn’t played with for months. Which resulted in me unpacking more boxes to find this one toy that they didn’t even want that badly it turns out. There are however something I’m glad I did which made things less stressful so I though I would share with them with…

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    Help with energy bills for a family home

    This is a collaborative post Having a family and a busy home means there’s never a dull moment. It’s chaos, but it’s wonderful too. Despite it being extremely rewarding, there are drawbacks, the main one being money. Let’s face it, kids are expensive!energy bills go through the roof once a little one comes along. If you need help with energy bills and keeping a lid on your monthly outgoings, here are some simple yet valuable tricks to save money. Replace your old appliances It may seem daunting to think about buying new home appliances, but the money you’ll save in the long run completely outweighs the initial investment. Older models of ovens, fridges, dishwashers,…

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    Why It’s Worth Spending Money on High End Trainers look

    Sometimes, when it comes to fashion, or even to basic essentials, we have to decide when it is a good idea to spend more on higher end branded products versus when it is better to just buy the cheaper options. For clothing, one area where it can be well worth going for the luxury items you really like rather than simple, basic cheaper products, is with trainers.  Here are some of the reasons why we think it is a good idea to check out the latest ranges from major designer brands.  You’ll Wear Your Trainers a Lot! One of the main reasons why it can be worth splashing out for…

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    At what age should children have a mobile phone?

    This is a collaborative post The world is a different place than what it was when I was younger. To have a mobile phone meant that your parents had a good amount of money. They didn’t have colour screens to start with and once your credit was gone that was it. Nowadays it seems like children are having phone younger and younger not just any phone but the latest models. I see children I would guess at saying 14 years of age that have a better phones than me. They are glued to their phones whilst out at family meals and only put it down to eat. Which I personally…

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    4 best online survey sites to earn money

    This is a Collaborative post Wouldn’t it be easier on our wallets to just take a couple of online surveys and earn some extra cash on the side? Of course, it would. Not only is it a pretty simple gig to approach, but it’s also quite fun. Let’s dispel the rumors about online surveys being a scam by saying they’re not. However, that also depends on which paid online survey sites you’re visiting. With this in mind, you’ll have access to the most legal way to earn some extra dough with relatively less effort. To ensure that you’re not being taken for a ride, we’ve prepared a list of some…

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    Is it me or is Christmas getting all a bit much ? It’s become a lot of stress

    This is a collaborative post  The crazy time of the year that is Christmas is just around the corner. Which is really starting to scare me as I’m not ready for it to come at all. Alby turns one at the start of December and I haven’t even started to buy for that. The thing with Christmas is that every year it get more and more stressful. Especially when you have children. Ava’s changed her mind about ten times with what colour bike she wants from Santa. She best settle on purple as that’s what she’s getting. The thing is I do actually like Christmas just as I have gotten…

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    5 easy ways to save money on your next family holiday

    This is a collaborative post We are yet to go on a family holiday. Were wanting to wait a little bit longer before we attempt to take two small children out of the country. From what friends say to me it’s so worth all the stress but boy is it stressful. Another reason we haven’t taken the kids yet is because of Finances. For the last few years I have either been pregnant or were under taking  big changes at home. This years big change is that were moving house so there is no summer holiday for us this year sadly. If all goes to plan though I want to…

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    Leesa mattress unboxing and review

    Since becoming a parent I have learnt that sleep is so important. If I don’t get a good night’s sleep I really find the next day a struggle. The amount of sleep I now have is less than ever before. Ava generally sleeps through the night and Alby wakes about once. Which yes I know is really good but where as my days used to start at say 9 they now start at 6. I used to not be able to function with less than 8 hours solid sleep. Now if I get 8 hours solid sleep I feel like a new woman ready to take on the world. To…

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    Our top 5 things to watch on telly in June 2018

    *This is a collaborative post* Anyone who knows me well will tell you that I am a complete telly addict. I love to watch telly and although I have two kids I do watch a lot of non child related programs. The people over at Panasonic have asked me to share with you my top 5 things to watch on telly in June. Now it was very hard to cut it down to 5 so I have tried to give a range of programmes. So that hopefully there is something for everyone. My top 5 things to watch on telly in June Love island Love it or hate it love…