Monthly Archives: April 2016

Slow Cooker Chorizo Stuffed Chicken with Ratatouille

Slow Cooker Chorizo Stuffed Chicken with Ratatouille

Things have been a bit hectic in the Mum’s the Word house since Sausage went back to school; first, the girls were poorly (tonsilitis), then I was poorly (gall bladder) and then the car decided to go kaput, leaving us unable to make regular trips to the shops, so we were living on what we had in the cupboards and as a result, my slow cookers have been rather neglected! Yesterday, I decided that I …

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How Long Should You Really Take To Clean Your Home?

How Long Should You Really Take To Clean Your Home?

Are you guilty of giving the bathroom only a weekly wipe down, and the kitchen counters little more than a spritz at the end of a meal? You’re probably not alone… with many of us working, juggling family commitments, careers, exercising and social calendars, finding time to give the house a good scrub is a tall order! But, with longer, warmer days upon us, the annual spring clean is in order. All those surfaces need …

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Preparing For That Family Camping Holiday

It’s always a good idea to provide variety for your family, particularly when it comes to holidays. As they say, travel broadens the mind – and getting your kids off to an early start in that respect is a great idea. That adage applies equally well whether you intend to holiday at home or abroad. But at home, there are particular favourite holidays which really work wonders with the whole family. Camping is one of …

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Mummy On-the-Go: Finding a Floor Rug That Isn’t Your Foe

When living in small rented bungalows, personalising the living space means working within the landlord’s boundaries. My husband and I are to some degree limited with how stylish we can actually make our place. Let’s get real – rental cabinetry, hardware, and middle-of-the-road carpet quality are not really our style. Switching these things would make a huge difference, if rental property rules weren’t so black and white. So when we wanted to make our girls’ …

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Health and Safety Poster Competition

As parents, Husband and I do our best to instil a lot of common sense in the girls, especially when it comes to their perception of danger. Health and safety is so important and being able to rely on ones own sense of what’s right and wrong is hugely important and will set them up for adulthood. According to Accident Advice Helpline thousands of people suffer accidents and ill-health while at work most of which can …

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Thoughtful And Gorgeous Gift Ideas For A Mother

Picture Buying a gift for a mother can be no easy task. This is probably the first thought of many. But in fact, it can be relatively easy when you think about. Whether it is a birthday, special occasion, anniversary or a thank you. Choosing the perfect gift can be easy. Mostly, in my experience, most mothers would appreciate thoughtful gifts over anything else. So here’s a few ideas to inspire you. A handmade card …

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A Few Ideas For Family Traditions That You Should Start

A Few Ideas For Family Traditions That You Should Start

When you have a new baby, you have so many thoughts flying around your head. The early days are more of a zombified state but you eventually get through the haze. Then it comes to thinking about the tiny human that is now part of your family. What will you teach him? What do you want him to know or what type of person do you want him to be? They, of course, come along …

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Get Your Family’s Finances Back On Track With This Advice

Many people have struggled to make end meet since the financial meltdown of 2008. However, the markets have since improved, and so now is the best time to take decisive action. You understand your situation better than me, but I’ve got some excellent advice you might like to consider. So, read this post and see if my ideas could help your family to get back on track. Consolidate your debts with a loan Contrary to …

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6 Gifts For Sporty Men

6 Gifts For Sporty Men

Choosing gifts for men can become increasingly difficult for us women. We finally choose the perfect present and then, before we know it, another gift-giving event comes around and we need to try and find another present that we think they will love. Before you let the situation stress you out and spend countless hours running around the shops, take a few minutes to think about what the man you are buying for really loves …

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How Modern Life Helps Us To Be Better Parents

How Modern Life Helps Us To Be Better Parents

Growing up in the Eighties and Nineties, there are huge elements of my childhood which would seem unbelievably alien to children of my kids’ generation, for better or for worse. Lots of people focus on the negative sides of modern life and it’s effect on childhood, but I was thinking about some of the ways that modern life actually allows us to be better parents than previous generations, and I thought I’d share some of …

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