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Working from Home – Three Lessons I Learned the Hard Way


Working from home is the perfect set up for my family and I.  Doing so has so many positives for us. As is often the case though, things don’t always go according to plan. Here are three major lessons that working from home has taught me the hard way! Life likes to get in the way – I’m the queen…

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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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Five Simple ways to Live Green as a Family


Green living has become an increasingly popular way to live. Looking after our environment offers huge benefits to ourselves and to the planet. As parents however, we often find that family life is a juggle at the best of times. Adding to our workload by implementing green living rituals can seem daunting. This doesn’t have to be the case though!…

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Make Your Garden a Perfect Place for Your Kids


After a few months in hiding (during a season where it was supposed to be out in full view!), the sun is starting to really make its presence known. It’s about this time that parents start to turn more of their attention to the garden. Not just for their own pleasure, of course, but as an outdoor area for their…

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Great Ideas For A Child Friendly Garden


With the Summer holidays on the way, your children will be away from school and looking for something to do in the warm weather. Getting out in the garden is a great time for playing and being at one with nature.  Your garden will need to be both safe and practical for your children, as well as fun! Here are some useful…

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A Potty Training Dilemma


The eldest of my girls will soon be two and so the question of when to officially start potty training keeps popping into my mind.  Up until now we have had successful use of the potty, but by no means are we fully trained. I first gave her the option of using the potty at around eighteen months, one day she told me when…

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I’m not Failing, I’m a Working Mum


Since I went back to work at the beginning of last month, I’ve really struggled to shake the feeling that I failed at being a SAHM.  Every time I sit down to work, I look back at my children’s faces and a pang of guilt rocks me.  Once I get going the feeling usually passes and I get on with my job, but…

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Helping Your Children Cope with the Emotional Effects of Moving


It would be great if the first home we moved into were perfect, but sometimes life isn’t that simple. There are so many reasons why moving home may be the only option for you and your family. Enhanced career prospects, a better education for your children and a more desirable community.  These are just a few of the reasons you might…

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Eyes, Ears, Mouth and Nose: How to Keep Them All Healthy


We all know the old ‘Heads, Shoulders, Knees and Toes’ song, and you’ve probably sung it to your kids hundreds of times.  Today we’re going to concentrate on the other features in the song; namely, the ones on your face. As these are all directly linked to your senses, we want to make sure these all stay as healthy as possible…

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