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Four Fun Garden Activities for Kids


This week, 14th – 20th August 2017, marks National Allotments week. When I found out it was coming up, it reminded me of the many hours I used to while away on my Grandfather’s allotment and how much fun I had in the process. As a result I love nothing more than spending the day outdoors in the nice weather, whilst…

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Working from Home – Are you Ready to Take the Leap?


Do you dream of working from home, but the possibility of it just seems a million miles away? Are you scared to make that jump from employed to self-employed, even though it’s what you’ve always wanted? Sound familiar? You’re in the right place!  When I had children I had a vision of working from home, so that I could be…

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5 Ways To Get More Free Samples Of Everything


Bargain hunters can’t get enough of free stuff. Nothing compares to the joy of getting a free sample in the mail or having the chance to try something free of charge in the store. But is there any way to make this happen more regularly for thrifty shoppers? The following are five tips to help you get more free samples…

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Log On And Make Life Easier: The Best Uses Of The Internet For Busy Mums


If you’re a busy parent, you’ll know all too well that there are times when it seems like there aren’t enough hours in the day. If you’re chasing your tail and you’ve got a to-do list as long as your leg, the Internet can come in incredibly handy. If you’re on the go, and you’re looking for ways to save…

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Scheduling my Day as a Work at Home Mum


The idea of working from home is appealing to many.  Choosing your own hours, working around the kids and being an all round domestic goddess is a common goal. I wish it were that simple! Working from home can be amazing. It does mean that I can choose my own hours, but having two young children in the house generally means…

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What Makes A Garden Worth Spending Family Time In?


The sun is shining outside and many are lamenting the fact that they don’t have any private outdoor space of their own to enjoy the weather in. However, you don’t have to suffer like them. If you have the space you could create a garden that the whole family can enjoy. Not just for the summer, but for the whole…

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Make Money from Home by Putting your Writing Skills into Practice


For many people working from home is a dream that they never think will come true. Finding legitimate work that you can undertake from inside own four walls isn’t easy, but it’s not impossible either. One of the best ways to work from home is to take up freelance writing. If you love writing, have top notch grammatical skills and…

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Know Your Rights As A Parent


The rights that you have at work are very important and you probably know what they are. However, when you become a parent, you gain a new set of rights that you might not be as familiar with. Hopefully your employer is an honest person, but realistically there are going to be some businesses that will try to get away…

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Sleeplessness, Dancing and Buckets of Rain


Today has been a miserable day.  Hubs headed back to work after a few days off, leaving me to solo-parent two under two.  The rain has been torrential and the littlest of my brood refused to nap, not even a wink! Now usually I rock parenting two so young. I’m no expert and far from perfect, but over the past…

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Happy Birthday Baby J!


As  I sit down to write this, I’m struggling to comprehend that I will soon have a two year old!  I know it’s a cliché , but time really does fly.  It only seems like yesterday that we found out we were expecting, never mind bringing our newborn home.  Since she is approaching her second birthday I’m not sure I…

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