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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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  • Secret Savings Accounts and Relationships

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  • The Childcare Dilemma For Working Parents

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  • Thrift Plan Enjoy – Christmas 2023 Gift Guide – 5 Best Picks

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How Your Intuition Can Help You Make Smart Decisions

How Your Intuition Can Help You Make Smart Decisions Ways in which Intuition draws us towards Smart Decisions When and how to trust your gut instincts Today I have another wonderful guest post to share…

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5 Benefits of Meal Planning to Save You Time & Money

I’ve been meal planning for our family for a while now. It allows me to plan for one week of meals only and usually enables me to narrow down the shopping list from what I…

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Gousto vs HelloFresh – Thrift Plan Enjoy blog

Following other bloggers, allows you to take advantage of some really great offers. I tried a HelloFresh box because I actually made money, with the cashback offer. Why not? When the recent Gousto offer came up. I…

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5 Home Remedies to Deter Spiders and Bugs

It’s that time of year – bugs and spiders are about! Living by a canal is great, but bugs aren’t! For this reason, I have my home remedies to eradicate them from the house. Here is…

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5 Stationery Items I Get Excited About Buying

I’ve always had an obsession with quirky stationery. I can’t really explain the feeling. It just makes me happy and excited. I used to love Paperchase and I recently went in a Smiggle. The overriding…

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How To Pick Your Bedroom Colour Scheme and Why It Matters

AD – First of all, let’s ask whether the colour you choose for your bedroom, actually matters. Well, the answer is, yes it does. Colour has been proven to have an impact on our mood.…

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Psychology of Procrastination: Delaying Important Tasks Until the Last Minute

Today I have a great guest post to share with you all! Trishna Patnaik has a BSc (in Life Sciences) and MBA (in Marketing) by qualification but is an artist by choice. A self-taught artist…

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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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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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