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    9 of the Top Mother’s Day Gifts for under £10 with B&M

    Mother’s Day is fast approaching. This year it is going to be an extra special day due to the rubbish last year everyone has had! On past Mothers Day’s I have been spoilt by Mia. Lottie and Mario so I look forward to it every year! I struggle to find Mother’s Day Gifts sometimes for my own mum so I have put together a quick guide for inspiration. With the help of B&M Stores Mother’s Day range, I have put together some great gifts for you to spoil your mums, grandma’s, nanna’s, and any other special lady in your life. I have kept all of the items to under £10…

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    10 Ways To Get A Little More Motivated To Work Out

    Anyone who is in the habit of training at a gym or going on runs/walks will be able to tell you that exercising is pretty simple. It can be quite frustrating to hear when you’re not as fit as you’d like to be, but it’s the truth. Once you get used to working out regularly, you become uncomfortable with not working out. The idea of sitting around for too long isn’t nice. We’re always looking for ways to work on our health, and exercising is one of the main ways of improving things. But what can you do to get more motivated to work out? Finding the motivation to work out…

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    Woodland Hedgehugs Activity Book – Get Children Interested in the Outdoors!

    As a Boolino Friend, we got the opportunity to read some lovely story books. We were asked if we would like to read the brand new book in the Woodland Hedgehugs series; a series of books about 2 little hedgehogs called Horrace and Hattie who go on some amazing adventures together.  This book is slightly different in that it is an Activity Book filled with lots of fun things to do and look out for while you’re having your own little adventures! The Woodland Hedgehugs Activity Book is packed full of activities inspired by Horrace and Hattie’s own adventures. Each page has something new to look out for, with smells,…

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    Exante Diet Have Had a Rebrand!

    Just over 2 year’s ago I started looking at various diet plans and tried to find out just how sustainable they are long-term and the benefits of each one. During that time I have worked with quite a few diet companies and learnt a lot about myself and my ‘issues’ with food. As well as everything I have learnt, I have healthily lost 1st 9lbs which I’m over the moon about as I feel great and back to how I felt before I had the girls! One of the companies I had the pleasure of working with was Exante and since writing about them last year, they have been back…

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    5 Things to Ask Before Renting a Home

    So, you think you’ve found the perfect rental property and you’re already measuring the windows to make sure the curtains you’ve chosen will fit. Finding a new home can be extremely exciting, so it’s easy to get caught up in the moment. However, before you sign any documents and start organising the removals company, it’s important to make sure that the property is as good as it seems. To make sure the property is perfect for you, there are several questions you need to ask before you sign on the dotted line. Below is a list of some of the most important questions you need to ask your new landlord…

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    Creating The Perfect Date Night When You Have Kids!

    Since having Mia, like every other parent out there, our nights out on the town have become a long distant memory! We are lucky enough to have my mum and stepdad who have Mia for us once a month so we can go out for a meal or go to the cinema but it’s definitely not the same. It took us about 2 years to get back into the ‘swing’ of going out and when we have moved house, we especially wanted to spend some time together as Becca and Mario as opposed to just Mummy and Daddy all the time. So how do you go about creating the perfect…

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    Step Out of Your Style Funk with These Must-Have Pieces for Spring 2021

    Does it feel like you’ve been sporting the same fashion styles for a while now, and you aren’t exactly feeling modern, fresh, and trendy? Are you looking for a way to elevate your style in 2021 and let your inner fashion goddess out? If so, it’s always good to start with a few key essentials that are trending or proving to be must-haves for the upcoming season. You can then pair these items with existing wardrobe pieces to look modern and on-trend. So, let’s break down what the must-have pieces are for spring 2021 so you can get shopping. The Return of the Shoulder Pads For those who remember women’s…

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    Modibodi: The Reusable Leakproof Underwear for Protected Periods

    I have written about reusables previously and about 18months ago made the switch to reusable make up pads, wipes for Lottie and reusable period products. It took me a while to get used to each set of products, but I can definitely see the benefit of using reusables and cutting down hugely on our plastic use! The products that have taken me until the last few months to use are the period products. I wasn’t sure about using them solely during my periods for a long, long while. I was happy to use them at the start and end of each period but wasn’t so confident about using them all…

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    Wicked Uncle Toy’s: The New Way to Choose Children’s Gifts

    I got the opportunity to try out a really cool children’s gifts website called Wicked Uncle their aim is to make gift buying for children as easy as possible. Founded in 2007, they are the only toy shop in the world that sells mainly to uncles, aunts, godparents and grandparents instead of to parents.  Wicked Uncle aim to make gift buying for children an easy task so if you have a 3-year-old girl and you suddenly find yourself in need of a 10-year-old boys birthday present, they are the place to go! The Wicked Uncle website is really straightforward to use, just select gender and age and the website gives…

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    Valentine’s Day Idea’s for Busy Parents

    It can be really hard as parents to find the perfect Valentine’s Day idea’s for that special day. There is so much to do in ‘normal’ everyday life that Valentine’s Day can be really easily forgotten. If you’re struggling here are some good ideas you could try: Valentine’s Day idea’s Cook a nice meal I love to cook and so does Mario. We pretty much home cook every night of the week anyway, with a takeaway at the weekend but we rarely sit down and eat together at the table. It’s really nice to take the time to sit and eat together, making sure you actually have a conversation with…

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    Growing Plants with the I’m a Genius Botanical Laboratory

    We have always had an interest in plants and flowers as well as trying to grow our own mushrooms, tomatoes and lettuce. When we have our own house, we definitely would love to have a garden big enough to have a veggie patch so we could start growing as many fruit and vegetables as we can! At the moment we have fake grass so not much chance of anything growing in it however we have been trying out the I’m a Genius Botanical Laboratory set to see what we can grow for ourselves! We were kindly sent the set by Toys and Bears who sell a great range of kits…