Monthly Archives: July 2015

Pink Jobs/Blue Jobs?

Pink Jobs/Blue Jobs?

One of the things on which I pride myself is my willingness to give things a go. I come from a family of do-ers, choosing to mend cars, decorate houses and generally fend for themselves, rather than hiring someone in, and Husband’s family is like this even more so than my own. Husband has an aunty of whom I’m constantly in awe, who’s a true role model for my girls. She’s genuinely one of the …

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5 of the Safest Places for Important Legal Documents

5 of the Safest Places for Important Legal Documents

Do you have a shoebox tucked under your bed that stores all your highly important and legal documents? This may seem like a good idea – because they are together and seemingly organised – but keeping them stored this way is actually not very safe. Even in this digital age, where everything is online, many legal documents cannot be stored here, they also require a physical copy. However this opens them up to physical damage …

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Breville Halo+ – My Hero

Breville Halo+ – My Hero

When we moved house, back in March, one of the things which appealed to us was that the landlord was leaving the appliances in-situ, meaning we wouldn’t need to buy a cooker or dishwasher, and could sell our old washing machine and fridge freezer, giving us more money towards our move. Somewhat typically though, the dishwasher and cooker have both died since we moved in, leaving us with the expense of replacing them so soon …

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My Parenting Legacy

My Parenting Legacy

Something that I’ve been thinking about a lot recently is how my daughters will look back on their childhoods, and specifically how they’ll remember me, as their mother. I don’t know if it’s the fact that I no longer have a relationship with my own mother which has opened my eyes to how fragile relationships can be, or simply my want to be the best I can be for the girls, but it’s definitely something …

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Toddler Tantrums

Toddler Tantrums

It’s safe to say that Burrito Baby, although only 16 and a half months old, is going through that pre-Terrible Twos phase. You know, the one where parents (half-bald from having pulled handfuls of their hair out…) can be heard muttering “I thought we had months before these tantrums started” whilst trying to restrain a caterwauling toddler smeared with what you can only HOPE is Nutella. She’s a gorgeous little girl with a huge personality …

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