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Childminder VS nursery – Is putting your child in the nursery worth it? 

Part 5 of the Working Mum Mini-Series A little rant about childcare challenges in the UK There is no getting away from the fact childcare in the UK is expensive. And this makes it difficult…

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Reviewing 19 Products From The ASDA Just Essentials Range

As a family, we are not only hit with the current cost of living crisis, but also a series of events which negatively impacted our financial situation. Therefore, counting the pennies when we go food…

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The Benefits of Using a SAD Therapy Lamp

It’s no secret I struggle mentally during the winter months. It’s as if the feeling of wanting to hibernate until March cuts deep into my soul. And fighting the urge to actually do it. To…

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Using the Power of Imagination to Create Happier Times

I’ve recently noticed how overjoyed my toddler is when we create a completely fictional world and play together. My journey through a hypnotherapy course and prior knowledge of neurolinguistic programming (NLP) taught me the brain…

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5 Lessons About Gift Buying I Will Be Taking Into 2023

There is so much stress around the festive period. And I really felt it this year. Maybe it was the pressure of ‘playing Santa’ for a toddler, but I’m exhausted. And gift buying adds another layer…

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How To Reach Financial Wellness Using Reward & Cashback Apps

Before we dive into this post, I acknowledge nobody should have to write about this topic. However, whether we like it or not, most of us are facing financial difficulties at the moment. With the…

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6 Tips On How To Enjoy A Thrifty Christmas

With the cost of living crisis in full force, it’s time to find new and creative ways of saving the pennies. At this tough time, many people will face struggles they have never experienced before.…

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Lanzarote Evenings Out – ootd -Toddler Edition

I can’t be the only one feeling the cold and wanting to hide under the duvet. Or planning my holiday for next year and dreaming of those ootd summer outfits. It’s time for a little…

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The Power Of Crystals & Gemstones

Introduction  I would like to welcome Jas to Thrift Plan Enjoy and also thank her for sending me this great guest post! Over to Jas… Hi, I’m Jas! It brings me much joy to write…

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Why Taking Family on Holiday With You Is an Amazing Idea

Even in the UK, it literally takes a village to care for a toddler. I find it is much easier to have more than one person around. If you can, plan to go out with…

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Tackling the Airport With a Toddler

We all know the summer holidays are a busy period for holidays and queues at the airport can be lengthy. I must admit, looking at recent news reports, we were worried about extended wait times…

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