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Five Easy Ways To Help You Cut Out Those Bad Habits

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We all have bad habits, but let’s face it: some habits are worse than others. Buying too many books has a significantly lower chance of making you very sick than smoking cigarettes, for example. It takes sixty-six days, or nine weeks and three days to break a habit. Here are some ways that you could do it…

 

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The DIY Garden

It’s spring, this means unpredictable weather mixed in with a little bit of warmth, reminding us that summer is not too far away.  Having a decent sheltered seating area with a nice patio warmer, doesn’t have to be as expensive as it sounds.  You can create your own space without spending a fortune.  The most simple of these is to create a canopy from tent material.  You can erect a pretty simple timber structure to create a pagoda and then fix tent or waterproof material to give you protection in the rain.  Head out to your reclamation yard to find some really rustic timber framing and then purchase a small log burner or fire pit.  You can sit in your garden regardless of the weather and keep yourself warm and dry.

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Mummys Worried About Money Need This Advice

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When you’re a mum or a parent you have a lot of responsibilities. One of the biggest is ensuring that they get the quality of life they deserve. That does mean spending money. You need to buy them the right clothes, make sure that they are eating the best food and build the best home possible for them. You’ll also want to spoil your children occasionally, taking them on fun vacations and making Christmas magical. How do you do this when your money troubles are constantly weighing you down. Well, there are ways you can make sure your income stretches further than before.

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Living In A Kid-Friendly Home

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You may love your kids, but you definitely don't like all the mess that comes from having coloring books, soft toys and endless plastic blocks lying around. Just because you've got little ones doesn't mean that your house needs to turn into a giant nursery / playpen luckily there are ways to keep the place tidy while still being proud parents!

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Gratisfaction – Grab Your Freebies

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Everyone loves freebies, don’t they? I know I do! I was recently introduced to a website called Gratisfaction UK where you can find loads of free stuff. Gratisfaction is the UKs fastest growing freebies site.They bring you the latest free offers throughout the day, every day to bring you the very best free stuff for you and your family.There are links to free samples, money off coupons and competitions, to name a few meaning free stuff in the post to look forward to all the time.

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Tips for traveling with children

When you are able to get out of town and enjoy taking a break from life, it is always nice. For those who have kids, going on vacation is definitely something the whole family can look forward to. Before you can head out and enjoy your getaway, if you plan to bring your kids along, it would be wise to do planning a bit differently than what you would if you left the kids behind. 

 

Here are a few tips for those who plan to travel with children. 

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Low Maintenance Gardening: Because Everyone Can Be A Gardener

There is no better feeling than sitting in your garden when the sun is out and enjoying a refreshing glass of homemade lemonade with a couple of friends before having a nice barbecue party. This is the ideal outdoor weekend during spring and summer in the UK. There’s something comforting about having a garden: This is your little piece of nature at home, a peaceful place when you can recharge your batteries when the holidays are too far away. But gardens can be a pain to maintain, especially if you work all week or have young children to take care of. Thankfully, there are a few tips to keep your low maintenance garden looking just as pristine as a small Versailles! Here’s how to make the most of your garden without wasting too much time on it.

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Bidvine ~ Every Service At Your Fingertips

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Ever wished you could just pick up your phone, type in your address and get a local and professional trusted service at your finger tips? We all lead such busy lives nowadays, moving house, moving cities, it all means that finding professional help for services you require either in your home, a mechanic,a mobile hairdresser the list is endless.

I know there are so many days that the washing is piling up….I could literally be drowning in it, the housework has been left by the wayside, especially if I've been working a couple of shifts together and I feel totally overwhelmed by it all. Those early days when you have a newborn and you never feel the house is clean enough, and you just don't have the energy to eat, not to mind clean. These are the days I always say "I'M GETTING A CLEANER!!!" But then, I don't know who to ask for reccomendations, I go online and there are 200's of listings and half don't answe their phones….. Wouldn't it be the dream to have an app that would let you pop in your postcode, and there is a list of the services you need, well there is one. Let me introduce you to Bidvine. A website and app that allows you to find the right services for you.

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Our Favourite Pancake Recipes

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Pancake Tuesday, finally the day where you can eat pancakes for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and not have to make excuses! Remember going into school after Pancake Tuesday and the competition as to who had eaten the most pancakes 😂. Not sure about you, but pancakes were much more simple then, and to be honest they are still my favourite ones, a bit of sugar and lemon and I'm happy! I also always remember my mum making the batter the night before, why was that?

Anyway, here are some of our favourite pancakes to make in this house, it doesn't need to be Pancake Tuesday to whip out the pan and rustle up some pancakes, we probably have them once a week, and use lots of different fillings, I always go for the sweet/fruit filling option, but you can always have a savoury pankcake too!

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How We Managed The Dreaded Chicken Pox

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Last week, 9 days ago exactly (to give you a timeframe to work by) Amelia was getting undressed for her bath and said "look at my spots mummy". There was maybe 3/4 little red spots on her chest and a couple more on her back. She wasn't scratching, had not been unwell in the days leading up to the spots appearing or behaving out of the norm, I'm saying this, because some kids may be unwell with cold like symptoms/fatigue/crying/loss of appetite in the days leading up to the spots appearing.

 

I'm writing this post as I didn't know if they were Chicken Pox or not, and spent a lot of time asking other parents how they treated their kids to ease the symptoms. I hope that this collection of advice that I took on board from parents that have been through it before will guide you in those first few days when they are unwell and itchy, how many days she symptomatic and how we treated her.

 

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