Time-Saving Tips for the Working Mom

No matter if you have one child or five, you know that there’s never enough time in the day to take care of everything you have to do. If you’re a working mom, it’s even harder. Managing to hold down (and be successful) at that career while also managing the household, meeting the children’s needs, and everything else you have to do…even if you have the most caring, supportive partner

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Getting ready for the arrival of our first grandchild

You know I am about to be a granny, right?  That we are currently getting ready for the arrival of our first grandchild in May?  We are currently counting down the weeks, and chalking off the midwife appointments as the due date approaches.   The time from Caity and Dan coming over to tell us they were expecting their first child, back in late September, has flown by.  Though for

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4 Side Hustles to Get You to Retirement Sooner

When you’re earning a fixed salary and there’s only so much you can squirrel away each month, the time it’ll take to reach retirement seems years or decades away. When using one of the popular early retirement calculators like this linked one from Networthify, it offers clarity about the amount of time it’ll take to reach your retirement target.  To help you stay positive while chopping down the time it’ll

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9 Budgeting Hacks to Help You Pull Off That Dream Family Holiday (ad)

Dream holidays can be ruinously expensive, but if you want to make some wonderful memories, it’s worth splurging on at least one amazing trip somewhere fantastic. In this article, we have some great tips to help you save up for a vacation of a lifetime.  Devise a Budget It’s impossible to save if you have no clue what leaves your bank account each month. Go through your statements and see

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Mementos for school leavers– AD

Have you ever heard about personalised mementos for school leavers?  You know, like leaver’s hoodies, gym bags, pencil cases? To be honest, they really weren’t a thing when I was little (well to be fair it was 40 years ago) but in the last couple of years it really appears to be something that more and more schools, or PTA’s are organising.   When I was leaving primary school all we

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There will be no rotting teeth in this family!

It is sad that for much of human history, rotting teeth were a fact of life. People simply didn’t know how to protect themselves from plaque-causing bacteria, leading to untold misery for millions.  With the advent of modern dental practices, however, things began to improve. Fluoride toothpaste and regular trips to the dentist meant that society could finally turn a corner. People regularly made it into their fifties and sixties

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8 eco friendly swaps to make in 2020 — #AD

If there was one good thing to come out of 2019 then it would have to be how much more aware we are of climate change, and the impact that plastics are having on that.   Greta Thunberg and David Attenborough really made us all sit up and finally start paying attention to the damage single use plastics are having, of how they are polluting the oceans, and that as

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Reverse Mortgage Types and Considerations

The retirement process can be fun in some ways, but financially it can be a bit of a burden. When you own your own home, you can ease that burden with a mortgage. However, a traditional mortgage will not always give you the most money or the best set of circumstances to deal with. A reverse mortgage might be a better answer. Here are some reverse mortgage types and considerations

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What are the nutritional benefits of goat milk formula?

While cow’s milk formula makes up the vast majority of the formula products available on the market today, there are a growing number of alternative formula variants that provide a host of benefits. Goats milk formula, for example, is increasing in popularity due to its unique nutritional properties. If your child is having a hard time with traditional cow’s milk formulas, or if you simply want to provide them with

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3 Top Tips for Last-Minute Christmas Shopping

3 Top Tips for last minute Christmas shopping Bright lights, crisp air and a general sense of merriment. It can only mean one thing: Christmas is here! And the impending feeling that you have left it all to the last minute! You’ll no doubt want to get everything sorted before the big day arrives – but if you haven’t bought gifts yet, don’t worry.  We provide three easy ways to

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Page Turner – The most impressive libraries in the UK

  Sick of staring at screens, and looking for a good place to dive into a book? For the British bookworms among us, read between the lines and check out this list, detailing some of the most impressive libraries in the UK.    The John Rylands Library A free to visit public library that is frequented by students from the University of Manchester (eventually merging with the university in recent

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Visiting the Australian East Coast from Top to Bottom

If you have ever considered visiting the Australian east coast from top to bottom, now is the time to actually do it Australia is a country that combines the strange with the familiar. There’s no language barrier to get over, and the food is, for the most part, of the same sort that you might be used to. But there’s an enormous amount of extraordinary sights to see and places

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