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6 Book Recommendations From A 7 Year Old

  • March 4, 2019
6 book recommendations for 7 year olds

We love reading, and Little H is becoming a little bookworm now that she can choose her own books to read for her weekly homework. She has to read for 20 minutes a minimum of three times per week and can also take her own books to school for ‘free reading’ so we get through books quite quickly now. It’s so important to encourage children to enjoy reading, and letting >>

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How to Help Your Child Get Organised for School

  • February 25, 2019
Child organised school supplies

This is a guest post from Mount House School. No matter how old your child is, they sometimes need a little push in the right direction when it comes to getting organised and prepared for school. Forgetting a book from time to time is normal and not writing down their homework assignment can happen, but there are steps you can take to help prevent these little errors from occurring too >>

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10 Things That Annoy School Mums

  • February 14, 2019
10 Things That Annoy School Mums

I’m in my 4th year of being a ‘school mum’ now and if I’m honest it’s a bit of a love-hate relationship! On the whole, of course, I love the fact that my daughter goes to school, and it’s a great school. It’s lovely to not have to pay hundreds every month to nursery anymore and you don’t feel so bad about working when your child is at school all >>

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10 Really Easy World Book Day Costume Ideas

  • February 11, 2019
Really Easy World Book Day Costume Ideas

It’s every parent’s favourite day coming up next on 7th March – World Book Day! I’m not sure who’s bright idea it was to decide that for one day every March all kids have to go to school dressed as a character from a book but I’d bet a lot of money that it wasn’t a busy and already stressed out mum who can’t sew and has to go to >>

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10 Easy Valentine’s Day Crafts For Kids

  • January 14, 2019
10 Easy Valentine’s Day Crafts For Kids

Do you do anything for Valentine’s Day? After 11 years of being married, we don’t really celebrate it, it’s just a good excuse for a take-away and some chocolate in our house! Kids love it though don’t they, anything involving any kids of gift or card (even if it’s not for them!) is exciting when you’re small. Little H asks me “What are we doing for Valentine’s Day?” as soon >>

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What We Did In 2018

  • January 2, 2019
What we did in 2018

Happy New Year! Normally at the start of the month I take a look back at what we got up to over the last month, this time though I thought it would be more fun to look back over the last 12 months. I count myself very lucky that we had a good 2018, there weren’t any major events but no disasters either which I think makes a good year. >>

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10 New Year’s Resolutions All Mums Will Break

  • December 27, 2018
New Year's Resolutions notepad

Well, that’s Christmas over for another year, I hope you all had a lovely time with family and friends. I had a little break from blogging for a few days which was much needed, I didn’t even turn my laptop on for 3 days which I think my family appreciated too! With Christmas done and dusted, like many Mums, I’m turning my thoughts to New Year’s Resolutions. I try not >>

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7 Self-Care Tips For Mums At Christmas

  • December 12, 2018
Self-care tips for mums at Christmas

At this time of year many mums are feeling slightly frazzled and in need of a well-deserved break. Buying gifts for everyone in the family, wrapping all the presents, sorting costumes for school plays and gifts for teachers, doing the Christmas food shop and planning Christmas dinner (all whilst going to work as normal!) can take its toll and leave you feeling burnt out whilst everyone else is enjoying the festivities. >>

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Secret Santa Gift Ideas For Everyone On Any Budget

  • November 22, 2018
Secret Santa gifts

I always think that Secret Santa gifts are some of the most stressful gifts to buy – particularly for colleagues that you don’t know that well! There’s a lot of pressure to buy something great for a set budget, especially if it’s going to be unwrapped in front of the rest of the office. So, whether you’re doing a Secret Santa at work, or have decided to do to one >>

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10 Tips To Save Money At Christmas

  • November 19, 2018
10 Christmas money saving tips-min

The most expensive time of the year is fast approaching and no matter how old I get, I never start early enough to use more than one paycheck! However, I do have some hacks I’ve learnt over the years to save a bit of money on gifts which definitely helps with limiting the Christmas stress. If you haven’t done your Christmas shopping yet and are worried about spending too much, >>

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