Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Year 7: The Beginning

"Well, I had the tie around my head, so I took it off at the end of the day and left on Miss's desk but..."

This is my daughter's phone call to me at work this morning. What I hear is that she is playing at being John Rambo at a school in St Helens. And for that, she has left her tie in school and probably lost it.

First Blood?

No, more like First Year.


Thursday, 25 September 2014

On Saving Things For Best and Letting Yourself Go

"She's let herself go"

I hate this phrase. Sometimes I hear it in my head when I have scraped my hair back, leggings on, baggy top and odd socks - I'm only doing the school run, after all.

I thought it was no big deal, and in fact I found it quite amusing. I literally took two minutes to get ready in the morning. Showered, clean hair - not dirty. But just not done either.

I thought it would be OK. I'd just save my make-up 'for best.' I'd save my perfume 'for best'.

My nail varnish
My hair brushing
My wearing anything else other than leggings

Saving it all for best. Well, guess what - there is no best when you have children, nights out are few and far between aren't they, let's face it.

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Cutting Costs After You Have Had A Baby

This post was written by A. Walsh a freelance writer.
Maternity pay helps you to take some time off to be with your baby once he or she is born, but the reality is that, like most people, you’ll be living on a reduced budget. Click here to make sure you’re getting the maternity leave and pay you should be and prepare to cut back on some everyday costs.

Saturday, 13 September 2014

Baby Cuddles #PowerOfSoft

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I love having babies around the house. Alice and Rosie are so funny and gorgeous and well...cuddly. I know only too well that babies grow quickly into big kids - I can't quite believe that Emily has started High School already, It seems like only yesterday she was a babe in arms and we were cuddling on the couch.

Is it Right for the Kids? What You Should Take Into Consideration when Buying a Car as a Parent

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When looking for a family car, there are numerous factors you need to keep in mind. Sometimes it’s easy to get lost in what you want, rather than what’s practical for you and your kids. As a parent there are times you have to sacrifice what you want for what your kids need. However, a family car doesn’t have to be boring. There are plenty of great, high performing and reliable family cars out there. Take any used Ford from Jennings Motor Group for example. Ford has ranked first in the best selling cars of 2014 for good reason. Below you’ll find out more about the things you should consider when choosing the best car for you and your family.

Friday, 12 September 2014

Learning to Drive

This post was written by a freelance writer.

Kids grow up so quickly and before you know it they've had enough of Mum and Dad's Taxi service and want to learn to drive.

Sunday, 7 September 2014

Review: Faith In Nature Aloe Vera Gift Bag

I was given this product free of charge for the purpose of this review. All words and views are my own. 

When I was offered the chance to review this Faith In Nature Aloe Vera Gift Bag I was really chuffed. If you read this blog you'll know that I am very busy and there are only so many hours in a day - my pampering is fairly limited! So, obviously in the interests of reviewing this product fully, I have taken the time to use the product and actually enjoy pampering myself!

Saturday, 6 September 2014

Review: Cyber Clean

I was given this product free of charge for the purpose of this review. All words and views are my own. 

I was given the opportunity to review Cyber Clean - a cleaning compound for home and office. It is a rubbery, slippery ball - for want of a better description and can be used to clean keyboards, gratings, phones and other hard-to-clean appliances.

It is based on natural ingredients and kills 99% of harmful germs.

I thought it would be a great idea to take this into work to give our computers a good clean - here is our review!

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