Cleaning tips for busy mums

I have a new addiction – as if I have time for another obsession along with chocolate and Netflix.  This one is actually not bad for your health like chocolate or a time vortex like…

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Selling my home with Purple Bricks

We recently sold our home in just 10 days through online estate agency PurpleBricks, saving us thousands of pounds in fees. I was sceptical about using the website, because of certain seeds of doubt planted…

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What I would do if I won the lottery

Everyone dreams of becoming a millionaire.  Although money doesn’t buy happiness, it certainly makes life a lot easier in many ways.  For me it’s the knowledge that my children and us will be comfortable for…

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17 tips for packing to move house with young children

We are moving to a brand new home next week! I’m so excited to get inside and put my stamp on it. However before all of that, we need to move first! As I’ve been…

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35 things I’ve learned in 35 years

Today I turn 35! While it doesn’t feel great to be staring down the barrels of 40, I’m actually very content and happy with where my life is right now.  With two kids, a husband,…

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The 10 girl code commandments we all should be following

Watching Love Island should be braindead, entertainment-only TV. But this week it’s made me think. Shocking, right? In case you haven’t been watching it – you need to get watching it right now – here’s…

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Why I left journalism

In my 13 years as a journalist I have covered countless murders, interviewed several Lottery winners, discussed a heartwarming number of heroic acts, interviewed incredible people who left me close to tears, spoke to others…

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What to binge on Netflix now

On demand television has given us so much variety for what to watch now that we are absolutely spoiled for choice. Staying in is definitely the new going out, so whether you’re watching on Panasonic…

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Pre-motherhood bucket list: 21 things you need to do before having a baby 

Are you about to become a mum, or planning on getting pregnant? There are a few things all grown-ups should do before having kids. It’s the little things that count! 1. Get your nails done…

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Mummy blogging: What’s it really all about?

Every now and then a new rant against mummy bloggers will hit the internet, raising the question of what is the point in the so-called Instamum? Outraged fellow mums complain these bloggers are forever parading…

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10 hobbies for mums to do at home 

Free time can be a bit of a luxury when you’re a mother but when you do get a few spare moments to yourself, it feels so good to use those moments to do something…

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My secret to happiness

This week we will be celebrating the International Day of Happiness – what an amazing way to get the world thinking about what makes them smile. The world is a pretty scary place at times.…

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Why I can’t wait for spring

It’s felt like spring has been just around the corner for months on end. I hate complaining about the weather. It’s one of those things that you have zero control over, so why fight it?…

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Tips for giving your bedroom a Spring makeover

You spend a lot of time in your bedroom, so it’s well worth making it a room that you love. Sure you might be asleep for most of that time, but if you want to…

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Mother’s Day gift guide

With Mother’s Day just around the corner I thought I would help you gift hunters out by offering a few handy suggestions for what mummies really want. I’ve also got a special offer, just for…

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Speedy decluttering tips for busy mamas

Decluttering our house is one of my key goals for the year. I’m sick of being surrounded by mountains of stuff, having drawers so full they won’t close and being unable to find the one…

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The personal touch with GiftsOnline4U

There’s no better day than Valentine’s Day to let your significant other know how special they are to you. But when you’re a busy parent – with nappies, nursery runs and the bottomless laundry bin…

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5 tips for stress-free DIY in the family home

When you have babies matters such as look and style of your home become low priorities in favour of sleeping, eating and attempting to sit down for more than one minute. But eventually when you…

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Girls need to unite against sexism

The scandal surrounding the Presidents Club dinner where hostesses were allegedly openly groped and manhandled by the male guests made me feel sick for more than one reason. For a start I couldn’t believe that…

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Taking Five and telling five

It’s surely the most audacious thing about fraud that it’s often specifically targeted at older people. Evolving technology and constantly shifting methods used by criminals means it’s so very hard to keep on top of…

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