Monthly Archives: June 2016

Top 5 Reasons for Vaping

Top 5 Reasons for Vaping

As an ex-smoker, I often think about what it would be like to smoke again. It’s not something I would ever do, for SO many reasons, but when there are times of stress and even happiness, I still get the urge to reach for the nicotine, even though it’s been almost a decade since I gave up. However, it got me thinking about e-cigarettes and vaping (CLICK HERE for more information) and how they could …

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The Continued Emasculation of Daddy Pig

The Continued Emasculation of Daddy Pig

Having two kids with a 5 and and half year age gap means that I’m suffering enjoying a lot of the same programmes a second time around, and BB is at that age where EVERYTHING must be Peppa Pig (save for a couple of times a week when she takes a brief foray into Topsy and Tim, her previous programme du jour). This means that, during the week, Peppa is usually on in the backgroud …

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Affordable Days Out For You And Your Family

When it comes down to it, I really love the UK. From the deadpan humour to the gorgeous countryside, I’m really quite grateful to live here. If I had to make a complaint though, it’s that it’s far too pricey! Britain is one of the most expensive countries to live in on earth, and this can make getting out a little tough. However, there are still many days out which won’t break the bank. Here …

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The morning after pill: know the facts

The morning after pill: know the facts

When it comes to emergency contraception, it pays to be in the know. Although you might think you’re clued up on the morning after pill, it could be that you’re confusing fact and fiction. So that you’re up to speed on this subject, keep reading. It’s easily accessible The morning after pill can be easily accessed from a variety of places, including your GP, your local chemist and sexual health clinics, and you can even …

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Slow Cooker Sesame Beef and Brocolli

Slow Cooker Sesame Beef and Brocolli

Okay, so you may have noticed that my 7-day slow cooker challenge didn’t exactly go to plan, in that I only managed to last for four days and my last three planned meals never quite made it onto my site. I think this happened for a couple of reasons – slow cooking, for me, is something I do to make my life more convenient, and forcing myself to use my slow cooker to a schedule just …

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Keeping Your Kids Safe Online

I’ve always been a huge fan of kids using technology; I know lots of people think that screen time is negative for kids, and I agree that all things should be in moderation, but I strongly believe that children can learn a lot from various apps and programs and that they should have time on devices without us leaning over their shoulders. Sausage is at an age now where her interest in the internet has …

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Busy Summer Vacation? Get Help With Slow Cooker Summer Recipes

Kids are out of school, and that surely means it’s a time for you to take a break of nine months of being a taxi driver for extracurricular activities or a school volunteer, right? Of course not. When summer break hits, you’re marching to a different rhythm—driving kids to and from summer camps, going on more daylong trips, or just scrambling to organize summer activity ideas to hold off kids from saying, “I’m bored!” Basically, …

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Creating Our Own Spaces

In the past, our sleeping arrangements as a family have been somewhat…bohemian. In our last house, Sausage was nervous about sleeping in a new room and BB was still tiny and so shared our room anyway and we all ended up sleeping in the same room for six months. When we moved here, the circumstances under which we’d been forced to move meant that we were reluctant to make the house our own, in case …

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A Mum’s Guide To Moving Somewhere New

Moving house is stressful enough at the best of times, but what about when you’re a mum? Us mums are incredibly busy people. We spend our days caring for our kids, cleaning the house, running errands, and more often than not, holding down a job as well. Add house hunting and moving house to the mix and surely you’ve got the recipe for a stress-induced, mummy meltdown. The good news is that moving somewhere new …

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What’s Your Language Age?

What’s Your Language Age?

Written in collaboration with SunLife I think you can tell a lot about a person by the way they speak and specifically the language they use. Accents are one thing, but actual language is quite another, and I think language can give away a person’s age, background and a whole lot more. I’ve got quite a few little idiosyncratic phrases that I use, some of which started off intending to be slightly ironic (for instance…”OH MY DAYS!”) …

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