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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

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Secret Santa Gift Ideas For Everyone On Any Budget

  • November 22, 2018

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

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10 Tips To Save Money At Christmas

  • November 19, 2018

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

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A National Trust Christmas at Kingston Lacy

  • December 21, 2017

We’re well and truly in the Christmas spirit here and have been on some fab Christmas outings. Last weekend we went to National Trust’s Kingston Lacy in Wimborne, Dorset to see the illuminated gardens. We have a National Trust family pass (which I can’t recommend highly

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The Busy Mum’s Christmas Planning Checklist

  • December 11, 2017

If you’ve read my blog before you’ll know that I like my lists and trying to be an organised mum. What with working 30+ hours a week on top of the school run and ferrying Little H to all her clubs, I don’t have much

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Trees & Baubles – The Christmas Blog Hop With Balsam Hill

  • December 2, 2017

It’s the first weekend of December and the tree is up. This is the earliest we’ve ever done it, normally it’s the middle of the month and we’re only just getting into the Christmas spirit. This year we were invited to take part in the Christmas

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Family Days Out To Get You In The Christmas Spirit

  • November 20, 2017

When you’re working in the run-up to Christmas and don’t finish work until a couple of days before it can be hard to feel Christmassy before the big day arrives. You’re so busy with work and are rushed off your feet spending your free time shopping

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12 Alternative Advent Calendar Ideas

  • November 17, 2017

I’ve always just bought the traditional chocolate advent calendars from the supermarket but alternative advent calendars are becoming really popular now. I’m thinking about buying something a bit different this year, especially as Little H is old enough to appreciate it, and there are loads

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Win A Letter From Santa (5 to give away)

  • October 20, 2017

I don’t really like to use the “C word” in October, but I know that many mums are already thinking about Christmas. I asked on my Facebook page if it was too early for a Christmas competition and the resounding answer was no, so here