Monthly Archives: May 2014

Get £5 to spend at borntobeyoung.com!

Get £5 to spend at borntobeyoung.com!

Sausage is getting to an age now where clothes and fashion are of upmost importance. She loves nothing more than shopping for a new outfit and is never happier than when she’s allowed to choose her own clothes at the beginning of the day. In fact, fashion has seeped into other areas of her life too; she has her own laptop and can often be found playing various ‘dress-up’ games that she finds online, and is …

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Seagate Expansion Review

Seagate Expansion Review

Review by Tony Crammond We’re a completely digital family. We don’t do tangible incarnations of media at all and we love the freedom and space that goes along with it. On the road and want to watch a movie, sign in to BitTorrent Sync, wait a few short minutes and away you go – it really is the only way to fly. Naturally though, we use a lot of disk space, so when Tesco Compare …

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Learning to Drive #sp

Learning to Drive #sp

I’ve often said that learning to drive was one of the best things I’ve ever done; I passed my test (first time!) when I was 18 and the freedom that it gave me changed my life. I think I was so determined to get my licence because I’d spent so much of my life on buses and public transport. I went to school about 15 miles from my home which meant being up and out …

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Prague, a beautiful place for a family vacation

Prague, a beautiful place for a family vacation

Prague from Powder Tower by Jiuguang Wang (CC BY-SA 2.0)  There are few cities in the world that can compete with the fairy tale beauty of Prague. With its majestic castle, Bohemian architecture and absorbing history, Prague is a fantastic location for a family vacation. Whether you visit Prague in the height of summer or the depths of winter, you will discover a city that will inspire and thrill the entire family. You will also be able to …

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London’s Hidden Gems

London’s Hidden Gems

Guest Post With a city the size of London, there are bound to be some amazing places to visit that aren’t particularly well known, or that offer something completely different from the norm. So if you’re looking for something to do in London that’s a little off the beaten track, where should you go? Eltham Palace So off the beaten track that even residents of the local area didn’t know it was there until it …

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“Is She a Good Baby?”

“Is She a Good Baby?”

“Does she feed well?” Um, no, not really… “Does she cry much?” Well, yes, quite a lot actually “Does she sleep well?” She does…eventually. Once we manage to get her to sleep she usually stays that way, but it often takes her a while to get there. These are usually peoples’ main qualifiers when they’re trying to work out if Buritto Baby is a ‘GOOD BABY’ or not, and I’m sad to say that she …

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Tips for Mummies on Frugal Car Maintenance

Tips for Mummies on Frugal Car Maintenance

Copyrights (Chandra Marsono) on Flickr Forking out for a mechanic every time that a simple bit of maintenance to your car is needed is an expensive way of running a vehicle. Of course, if you simply do not have any knowledge when it comes to car maintenance, then this is what you have to do. Nonetheless, maintaining a car does not require a great deal of engineering skill or mechanical know how, especially when finding …

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Silent Sunday

Silent Sunday
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Moving House

Moving House

We’ve known for a while that our landlord would be moving back to the UK and that we’d need to find somewhere new to live, but yesterday we received formal notice that we’ve got to vacate by the middle of July. When you live in a rented house, it can be really tricky to make a space your own, but one thing we’ve found can really make a difference is using brightly coloured rugs. Sausage …

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Effort vs. Intelligence: Are We Failing to Prepare Our Kids for Failure?

Effort vs. Intelligence: Are We Failing to Prepare Our Kids for Failure?

A few weeks ago, Husband directed me towards a really interesting article in New York Magazine about how we speak to our children. The basic premise of the piece, which was actually published back in 2007, is that when we constantly tell our kids how ‘clever’ they are (especially if they actually are of above average intelligence), they’re less likey to try something if they think they’ll fail. The main subject of the piece, Thomas, …

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