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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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5 Of The Best Easter Gifts If You Want To Avoid Chocolate

Easter is a wonderful time of year. However you celebrate the occasion, it’s completely valid to want to steer away from chocolate. Personally, I try to eat well to help myself mentally. Everyone will have…

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10 Amazing Gift Ideas For The Mum In Your Life

Can we all just take a moment to appreciate the mums out there? I think all parents and carers have the most difficult job in the world. But often mums end up taking on the…

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We Have A Pro Skateboarding Champion In The Making

AD – When you have a toddler, you are constantly looking for outdoor activities to occupy their time. It seems like whatever you do, you simply cannot tire them out. We have a very outdoorsy…

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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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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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How to Keep a Toddler Entertained on a Long Flight 

As this is something we will need to deal with eventually, it’s on my radar. There isn’t just me and the hubby to pack for anymore. And as you all know, toddlers come along with…

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Why I Am Pursuing Financial Wellness Advice

Like a lot of families, we planned a long time ago to get up to date with bills and start planning financially for our future. Unfortunately, a series of events hit, which meant our financial…

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The emotional toll of job hunting following a secure nine-year career

Going from a secure job for nine years, to no job and being thrown into the unknown is pretty scary. As a family, we could survive financially a little while on the money we had,…

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The downside of being educated career-focused, and a working mum

Even as I sit to write this post, I still have mixed feelings on the subject of being a working mum.  For the first two years of my baby girl’s life, I managed a full-time…

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