Monthly Archives: October 2017

5 Tips To Deal With Financial Emergency

Have you ever found yourself in the middle of a financial emergency? You may even be experiencing one at this moment; what can you do? You’re not alone, over 76 million Americans struggle each year according to a survey from the Federal Reserve Bank. There are lots of reasons and causes of financial stress. Whether you’re in the middle of a crisis, or want to help plan for the future, there are options available to …

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Hot Items to Wear this Fall

Hot Items to Wear this Fall

The leaves are turning, the weather’s cooler, and it’s time to break out the sweaters. This season, don’t wear the same stuffy pullovers that have collected moth holes over the last year. It’s time to update your wardrobe with this season’s latest trends. Designers combined comfort and cool this year with a diverse array of textures, silhouettes, and colors. Whether you want overhaul your whole look or you want to add a few statement pieces, …

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Ways To Save Money if You Run Your Own Business

With rising living and childcare costs, more people than ever seem to be looking at ways that they can work from home so that they can limit their expenditure and maximise their income. Starting a business and becoming self employed may seem daunting but there are a lot of advantages to flexible working and many people have huge success. Although it may seem like you’re spending more than you make when you first start, it’s …

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Banish Mum-Boredom without Leaving the House

Do you ever look at social media and Insta pics of your childless friends and just think “there’s no way I could do that!”? Having kids is amazing, but looking at other people’s snaps of cocktails, exotic holidays in exclusive resorts and ability to do ANYTHING spontaneously does sometimes make me wonder what it must be like to have fewer responsibilities and it definitely compounds that feeling of ‘Mum Boredom’ when you’re stuck indoors and …

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How to Deal with Painful PostPartum Acne

How to Deal with Painful PostPartum Acne

You’re a new mother, and have a million new things to worry about. Acne should not be one of them. Unfortunately, postpartum acne is an all too common reality and a struggle that many women encounter following the birth of their child. As if the stress over learning curves and sleepless nights weren’t enough, the presence of untimely acne adds to your strain and distracts you from the joy you should be experiencing with your …

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Keep Your Family Safe This Christmas

Keep Your Family Safe This Christmas

We’re quickly approaching the most festive time of the year, where most of us find ourselves swamped with requests for presents, party preparations and familial obligations. With so many arrangements driving tensions high, it’s easy to forget about the most crucial priority – the safety of your family. While Christmas may be the time for open fires, mulled wine and an abundance of food, it’s also the time when we’re at our most vulnerable. According …

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How to Prepare Your Finances for When You Buy Your First Home

Buying a home for the first time is a painstaking process. It’s never easy to secure a mortgage in the current economy and it’s even harder to find a home for the mortgage that’s sometimes offered. Therefore, it’s important you prepare your finances well in advance so you get the best deal on a mortgage and you get a deposit that’s going to contribute handsomely. If you’re looking for preparation tips, consider the following points …

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Endometriosis and my 20-year Journey Towards Diagnosis #spon #aminumber5?

Endometriosis and my 20-year Journey Towards Diagnosis #spon #aminumber5?

Christmas Day, 1993. The presents had been opened, the turkey eaten, the crackers pulled and the adults had sat down to watch the Eastenders Christmas Special. My belly was hurting, so I excused myself and went to the loo, where I discovered that Mother Nature had a belated surprise for me; my periods had started. I was nine. Skip forward 3 or four years and the hospital visits started. I went to the hospital about …

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What To Put in Party Bags

Sausage is now in year 5 at school which means that we’ve been to, and thrown, more than our fair share of birthday parties in that time. Party bags are an issue of great debate, with some parents choosing to go down the sweetie cone/pre-packed bag route, making it as low-effort as possible and there’s no denying that the kids love this type of party bag. There are, however, a lot of parents who’d prefer …

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Making Checking for Breast Lumps Easier

A few years ago, I thought I had found a lump in my breast. Well, it was more in my armpit actually and it scared the heck out of me. I’d been to the doctors before about what I thought were lumps and the doctors had always examined me and sent me on my way with a “it’s nothing to worry about, some women just have lumpier boobs than others”, but this felt different. It …

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