Monthly Archives: September 2016

How To Have More Money FAST

When you’ve got a family, having as much money to play with as possible can help you to all live a comfortable life. You want to have the money to do things together and enjoy life, as well as enjoy some of life’s luxuries. Here’s how you can have more money FAST: Have A Tight Handle On Your Finances So many people don’t have much control over their finances at all, and wonder why they …

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Treating Myself with David Nieper

Treating Myself with David Nieper

When it comes to buying clothes, Husband and I seem to be diametrically opposed in our attitudes. Whilst I tend to opt for cheap and cheerful, he tends to buy more expensive items and, in principle, it may seem like he spends more than me but his clothes are better quality and therefore last him a lot longer – he always jokes that he owns clothes which are actually older than me! He’s always encouraging …

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Questions You Need To Ask Yourself When Moving Long Distance With Your Family

Questions You Need To Ask Yourself When Moving Long Distance With Your Family

Whatever the reason for moving long distance, it can be a challenge for the whole family. It can be hard to adjust to your new surroundings. Here are some questions you need to ask yourself when moving long distance with your family so that it goes smoothly. Pixabay How am I going to deal with the kids? Moving home is one of the most stressful things for children to go through. After all, they are …

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Back to School with Smiggle (review)

Back to School with Smiggle (review)

I don’t know about you, but when I was a kid if there was one thing which could make me feel better about going back to school it was new stationery, so when Smiggle got in touch and asked if we’d like some goodies for Sausage to make the back to school transition a bit nicer, of course I agreed! Her bundle arrived today to MUCH excitement. We were sent the following: Smiggle Glitter Markers – £10 …

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Have a BERRY Good Day!

Did you know, that according to The Berry Company, the average person knows if they’re going to have a good day by 8.12am? The girls and I try to leave the house by 8am every day, in order to get Sausage to school on time (and to ensure I can park somewhere within a 2 mile radius of the school as the parking around there is HORRENDOUS!) and the be honest, 8.12am is pretty much …

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5 Current Trends Which are Definitely NOT For Me

5 Current Trends Which are Definitely NOT For Me

Looking around at the fashion that’s in the shops and on people I see in the streets, you could be forgiven for thinking that we’d woken up in the early nineties, and don’t get me wrong, there are things about that which I LOVE. Plaid shirts, Dr. Martens, double buns and ripped jeans are all SO welcome in my wardrobe but there are a few things which have made a resurgence which really are not for 2016-me. …

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Educational Gift Ideas For Kids

Educational Gift Ideas For Kids

Buying kids gifts can be so much fun, whether you’re buying for their birthdays or Christmas. However, it’s even better to buy kids gifts that are educational. This doesn’t mean you need to buy them a big fat textbook for school or anything – that might suck the fun out of gift giving a little. It just means you should try to find gifts that will help kids to develop and use their skills. Here …

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Cars And Kids: Why That Mix Doesn’t Always Work

Cars And Kids: Why That Mix Doesn’t Always Work

Most parents will use a car to transport themselves and their offspring on a regular basis. After all; it’s the most practical and accessible form of transportation. In theory, you would think that it’s easy to put your kids in the car and head off to your destination. In reality, having a stress-free journey is a bit like playing a game. If you do something wrong, the consequences can be traumatic for parents! Sometimes, trouble …

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Home Schooling on the Rise: Should You Take The Plunge?

What is behind the popularity of home schooling? Home schooling is becoming increasingly common as more parents recognise that students taught at home actually achieve greater results academically and socially. Many homeschooled kids make it into the top universities, especially if they have the help of an Oxford Maths tutor. With one of the primary responsibilities being to educate their children, some parents also believe that this is not something that can be left in …

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Going Back to Work

Although I’ve made a good living from freelance work in the past few years, it’s always in the back of my head that I might need to go back to work one day. In the past, pre-kids, I always worked in finance, usually doing payroll and credit control and I worked fairly locally, but eight years on there’s fewer and fewer jobs available in that area in our local area. This means that working in …

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