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Essential household items you can buy on Amazon

  • March 28, 2020

If you’re finding it hard to get certain items from the supermarket at the moment, or if you can’t even get a delivery slot, have you thought about ordering from Amazon? Amazon isn’t just for books, toys, and dressing up outfits for school, you can also buy lots of essential household items. Whilst I don’t want to encourage people to shop online unnecessarily and clog up the postal system during >>

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42 free resources to keep you busy during lockdown

  • March 27, 2020
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How are you coping with being confined to your house? Here in Spain we’re just about to enter our 3rd week of lockdown and I have to admit we’re all pretty bored! Typically, the weather went from the usual sunny blue skies to grey skies and rain pretty much as soon as the lockdown was announced, so we’ve mainly been stuck inside. It can be hard to find things to >>

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How to cope if your kids’ school is closed due to coronavirus

  • March 13, 2020
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Things are getting a bit serious now aren’t they? With each day that passes the Covid-19 pandemic gets more and more like the plot of a movie. All schools here in Spain are now closed due to coronavirus, and bars, restaurants and clubs also have to close from midnight tonight until further notice. The Spanish Prime Minster has declared a state of emergency in Spain and it’s thought that tomorrow >>

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Four top tips for spring cleaning your house

  • March 2, 2020
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Walking through the front door into a home that smells, looks and feels clean as a whistle is seriously satisfying. But cleaning every inch of your home can be a daunting task and let’s be honest, probably doesn’t happen all the time. Where to start? What to use? Where to prioritise? If you want to spring clean your home this year,  check out these four top tips for spring cleaning >>

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How to help kids cope with moving to another country

  • January 27, 2020
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Moving away from your home town is a massive step for anyone, even more so for children. If, like us, you decide to move to another country rather than just to a new town it throws a whole loads of other challenges into the mix. When we first told Little H that we were going to move to Spain she was not impressed. She was naturally upset about leaving her >>

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How (& why) to do a digital detox

  • December 23, 2019
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So, what have you got on your list of new year’s resolutions for 2020? I don’t really bother making resolutions as everyone knows they’re impossible to stick to. However, I always have the same general goals in my mind at the start of a new year like ‘eat healthier’, ‘exercise more’, ‘use my phone less’. It can be hard to follow through with all of these and they usually don’t >>

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15 Secret Santa gift ideas for kids

  • December 4, 2019
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It’s getting close to the big day now – have you bought all your gifts? If you still have stocking fillers to buy for your children or small gifts for friends or relatives then I have put together a great list for you. There are gifts for unicorn lovers, wannabe scientists, book worms, creative kids and more, all priced under £20. And if you still have gifts to buy for >>

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Raising an independent child: 7 things older kids can do by themselves

  • October 11, 2019

Having an older kid is so much easier, isn’t it? Fewer tantrums, more communication, and the best bit of all is that they can amuse themselves without you having to play dolls or cars constantly. That is definitely one of my favourite parts of having an 8-year-old! If you play your cards right you can also teach your children to do more for themselves to make them more independent – >>

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Indoor rainy day activities to suit all ages

  • September 13, 2019
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Believe it or not, we’ve just had some storms here in Spain accompanied by torrential rain. They even closed the local schools for a couple of days because it was so bad. Luckily the forecast next week is back to normal September sunshine again, but it’s been a bit of a shock to have to find some rainy day activities all of a sudden! No matter where you live, there >>

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5 Outdoor Activities Children Can Enjoy During The Holidays

  • August 19, 2019

This post is in collaboration with Slick Willie’s The summer holidays can be a great time for families to have days out together and enjoy some of the summer sunshine. Children can get over-excited about the holidays when there’s no more school work, uniforms, and early mornings. Before the holidays, there are lots of ways that working mums can plan for the holidays, from booking time off work to scheduling >>

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