Monthly Archives: June 2015

Keep The Kids Happy on Long Journeys

Keep The Kids Happy on Long Journeys

This time of year means lots of day trips for us, as a family. That also means that we have to find lots of ways to keep Sausage and Burrito Baby entertained while we’re travelling. BB isn’t so difficult to cater for – she tends to go to sleep within 10 minutes of setting off and on the rare occasion that she does stay away, she can usually be kept happy with a cardboard book …

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Caring For an Older Dog

Caring For an Older Dog

Having an older dogs brings with it added responsibilities. When Sausage was born, Chuck was a spritely boy of just 4, whereas when Burrito Baby came along, he was getting on slightly, closer to the age of ten, which meant that we made sure we gave him extra space and also a little extra love when the girls weren’t around as our attentions were so divided during the day that he sometimes missed out. Nutrition …

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Be Prepared: 5 Ways to Keep the Kids Entertained this summer

Kids are off school during the summer, which means there is no more homework to keep them busy (and quiet) in the afternoons – so they can become restless and noisy which ends up giving the parents a huge headache. Two options spring to mind – you could switch on the television and put a DVD on for them or you could go a step further and get the kids involved in some arts and …

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A Tinge of Bingo with Summer Punch

Have you ever wondered what is it about summer that gets you all excited and cheerful ? Is it the warm summer nights with a refreshing glass of punch or is it the laid off days we can spent on the beach or do you think it is a blend of all the sweet things one can ever experience? I personally feel it is a blend of all the beautiful memories since childhood, along with …

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Buying Clothes for Father’s Day

When it comes to clothes, my Husband has a pretty good system going on. Rather than buying lots of items cheaply, he tends to buy fewer items and spend more on each one. Don’t get me wrong, he’s not dripping in designer gear, but he tends to opt for quality rather than quantity. As a result, he’s still got items of clothing that he’s had since he was a teenager, which means that when special …

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The Beginner’s Guide to Facebook Selling Groups

The Beginner’s Guide to Facebook Selling Groups

In times of austerity, it’s no great surprise that online selling of new and second hand goods becomes more popular than ever. Everyone is looking to make a little more money and the great British public does love a bargain! These days, selling on eBay seems to be less profitable than ever – once listing fees, selling fees, PayPal fees and postage are taken out of whatever you make on an item, it’s almost impossible …

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How to Create and Grow a Family Garden

How to Create and Grow a Family Garden

The garden is a space that can be used by the whole family, whether it’s for relaxing after a hard day at work or school, or to grow flowers, vegetables or herbs. It is also a great place to teach your kids about nature and the cycles of life. Where to begin One of the first steps to take when you’re thinking of setting up a garden is planning. If you draw out a basic …

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Five reasons why as a parent who smokes, it’s time to quit – and five ways you can!

Five reasons why as a parent who smokes, it’s time to quit – and five ways you can!

Smoking cigarettes is an expensive habit, and we’re not just talking about the price of a packet of 20, as dear as the average deck is these days. If you’re a parent or mum who smokes, the chances are that you’ve either thought of quitting the tobacco habit, or you’ve already tried and failed in the past. The truth is, most smokers want to quit tobacco because of the harm it does to their own …

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Do You Blog?

Do You Blog?

Today, we’re hosting a post with some great tips for bloggers. Setting up a blog can be an amazing experience, letting you share your ideas, help other people and even make a living writing about something you have a passion for. However, if you are going to do it right, there’s more to think about than just the content. Here’s my three top tips for setting up your blog. Build your blog with the right …

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My Dream Duvet Day

My Dream Duvet Day

When Husband and I were young and childless, we loved a duvet day (not like that, get your mind out of the gutter!). We’d spend all day lying around, watching movies, eating junk food and listening to music. It was pure bliss to only have ourselves to think of, and although I wouldn’t be without our girls for all the world, I do look back to those idyllic days with great fondness. These days, my …

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