Monthly Archives: August 2016

Use Your Garden to Make Extra Space

Use Your Garden to Make Extra Space

As you can see from the picture above, our current garden is pretty vast (paddling pool for scale!) and although it has a huge amount of potential, there’s not really a lot going on out there at the moment. Our house has three bedrooms and when we moved in Sausage and Burrito Baby were determined that they wanted to share, but how long this will continue, I don’t know! This means there’s a good chance …

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Impact of climate change on agriculture may be underestimated, study suggests

Impact of climate change on agriculture may be underestimated, study suggests

In the UK with our well-stocked supermarket shelves, it’s easy to forget that many parts of the world are affected by a lack of food. In fact, it’s estimated that nearly 800 million people across the globe don’t have access to the nourishment they need to enable them to lead healthy lives. Children can be especially badly hit. On its website, the charity humanappeal.org.uk highlights the shocking statistic that each year, over three million children …

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Getting Organised for the New School Year

Getting Organised for the New School Year

I don’t know about you, but September always seems to be a time when I vow to get organised for the year and autumn always leaves me feeling super inspired about how to do it. I don’t know if it’s an overflow from when I was at school and September meant a new academic year but I love the process of getting everything in order, especially ahead of the busy winter months where the whole …

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Having a fun time with my baby girl

As a mum, life is nothing but juggling around with hundreds of responsibilities every day. Dealing with the stress of meeting deadlines at workplace or the tension of what to give the kid for breakfast the next day- any situation calls for a lot of strength and perseverance on a mother’s part. But what makes my pain worth taking every time is getting a chance to see that smile on my daughter’s face. After returning …

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Strada – A Date Night Gem

Strada – A Date Night Gem

It’s not often that Husband and I go out for dinner, just the two of us…in fact, I’m struggling to think of a single time it’s happened since Sausage was born, so when Strada asked if the two of us would like to come along for dinner, I got very excited! Our nearest Strada is at Lakeside Shopping Centre in Thurrock and it’s right next to the lake, so it was the perfect setting for …

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Busting Pregnancy Myths

Busting Pregnancy Myths

Pregnancy can be an absolute minefield of “advice” coming from a multitude of different sources. If it’s not your Mum, your mother-in-law, your Nan, sisters, friends or extended relatives sharing their collected wisdom about what your pregnancy should be like, it’s random old ladies in the supermarket stopping you to tell you what they did “in their day”! Sometimes, anecdotal advice can be the best thing in the world and there were a few things that …

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Is it Time for an Intersex Olympics?

Is it Time for an Intersex Olympics?

“Intersex” is a general term used for a variety of conditions in which a person is born with a reproductive or sexual anatomy that doesn’t seem to fit the typical definitions of female or male. (I apologise in advance if I use any incorrect terminology, my aim here is not to offend anyone, only to start a conversation) If you’ve been anywhere near the news in the past few days, you can’t fail to have missed …

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Saving Money at the End of the Holidays

Saving Money at the End of the Holidays

I don’t know about you but we’ve got to that point in the holidays where activities which are free or cheap are extremely appealing! Sausage is pretty much the least demanding kid on the planet but we’ve done our best to make sure she’s done at least a couple of activities each week in the holidays and it’s all adding up. I’ve been thinking about ways to save some money in the last few weeks …

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8 Steps To Luscious Lips

8 Steps To Luscious Lips

Image by Karen Arnold Attaining the perfect pout can be a challenge. However, with the right tools and products, you can learn how to get luscious lips. Once you have mastered the basics, you’ll feel more confident trying out different types of lipstick knowing it will last longer and look better. Exfoliate. You can make you own lip scrub at home by mixing sugar and olive oil. Gently massage it onto your lips for a …

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The Golden Years: Helping Your Parent Retain Their Independence

Seeing your parents grow old is one of the strangest experiences you’ll ever go through. For a large chunk of our lives, they’re the person we lean on for a roof over our heads and food on the table. Even after you fly the nest, you know that you can always call mom or dad for help. When they reach their senior years, the tables turn. Naturally, we want to take care of our parents, …

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