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Want To Refresh Your Kitchen? Try These 5 Simple Steps

Your kitchen has undoubtedly worked hard over the Festive period; with the big family dinner, finger buffets, desserts, baking disasters, family gathering around to chat and a few wine spillages (or three), then it’s no wonder it can look a little tired after the relatives have gone home, the decorations have come down and normal service is resumed. So, what …

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#AD Brush Time Fun With Aquafresh

The internet hosts a whole range of information on the importance of setting up good bedtime habits. In my own experience I have learnt that setting up a consistent bedtime routine has really helped my girls to settle quicker at bedtime and enjoy a more peaceful night of sleep. Have you heard of the phrase, Sleep hygiene? I thought it …

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A Mum & Daughter Day At The Ideal Home Show Christmas 2018

Christmas is by far my favourite time of the year but weirdly this year has felt the least Christmassy. In fact the whole idea of it has been making me feel anxious and a little sick. Don’t get me wrong it is still my favourite time of the year – I adore the magic! Back in November I saw that …

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Debunking The Myths Of Foster Care

You can find out more about whether you can foster here. As a country, we are crying out for more foster carers. There are over 70,000 children in care in the UK needing foster homes. Yet many suitable people are put off the idea of becoming a foster carer because they believe a myth. Let’s debunk the 10 most prevalent myths: …

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Ideas For Family Bonding This Holiday Season

No holiday is like the previous one, especially for families that are ageing slowly together. In each festive season, you’ll find your loved ones growing, learning and experiencing life in new ways. The holiday season can truly be a chance to cement in place what connects your family, and to celebrate the mere fact that you have each other. The …

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Great Days Out In Hertfordshire

Hubby and I really try to keep our little tribe entertained during the holidays and weekends. We’ve spent a lot of time exploring our home county of Kent, but sometimes it’s nice to venture further afield. After taking a few trips to Hertfordshire, we realised just how many awesome activities there are for children there. Here’s a round-up of my …

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How To Have A Great Christmas With No January Hangover

Christmas is a time of mixed feelings for many of us – we love getting together with friends and family members that we don’t see very often. We also love letting our hair down and maybe even getting a bit tipsy in front of It’s a Wonderful Life. This is the good bit; the not-so-good bit is wondering how to …

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Five Ways To Cope With The Autumn Blues

As the days get shorter, and we get less sunshine, the human body responds the only way it knows how. The levels of serotonin (the neurotransmitter responsible for our psychological mood) becomes significantly reduced, which can often lead to feelings of emptiness, tiredness, lethargy and downright grumpiness. This is what is behind the phenomenon of Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), which …

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How To Plan An Autumn Family Day Out

Autumn is a fantastic season to get out and about with the kids. In fact, this season is growing on me this year much more than any other year. There are lots of fun things to do as a family like the lead up to Halloween where there are lots of places running activities, being able to watch the leaves …

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Surviving a Flight with Young Children: A Guide

Travel is an essential learning tool for everyone, even children. They might not remember their trip to Italy, and they might not appreciate how historically important the Grecian ruins are, but the lessons learned when travelling go so much further than that. Children can learn how to be independent, adventurous, and respectful of other people and other cultures. There is …

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Interior Trends For Winter 2018

Are you looking to give the home a makeover this winter? Each year, interior design trends change to match the upcoming seasons. Whether you’re looking to simply add a little colour, or whether you’re hoping to make more of a dramatic change, below you’ll discover some of the top interior trends for winter 2018. Rich, cosy earthy tones As the …

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How To Make The Most Out Of The School Run

The school run in the morning can be a tough time for everyone involved. It’s early, hectic and there is a high possibility something is going to be forgotten at home – whether it’s a piece of homework, a PE kit or a packed lunch. All of these stresses aside, these mornings can be valuable time you get to spend …

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Egg and Chips with a Twist

When you’ve had a long day and you don’t want to spend hours in the kitchen, egg and chips is always a reliable dish to fall back on. It serves up that comfort-food kick and is plenty filling enough, without you needing to toil over a hot hob. I love having this quick, easy meal up my sleeve – especially …

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7 Organising Solutions for Kids’ Closets

When you have kids, organisation can be a difficult thing to keep up. This is especially true in places in your home that are already hard to keep organised – like a bedroom closet. With these tips, though, you will be able to get and keep a kids’ closet organised in no time. 1. Use Extra Storage There are plenty …

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5 Ways To Help Your Community

Being an avid, passionate supporter of your local community is a wonderful thing: it can help those in need, clean up the area, and even help you out too by providing you with a focus and making you feel accomplished and happy. You might make new friends, and you will certainly learn new skills. Giving back to your community is …

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