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    Caring For A Child With A Chronic Illness

    There are few parenting experiences more distressing than discovering that your child has a chronic condition of some kind. However, these vary quite a lot, with some being a lot more manageable than others, and there is often plenty that you can do to help your child along in the process. If you are in this position and you are seeking some advice on how to care for a child with a chronic illness, take a look at the following. Here are some top tips on what you might want to bear in mind as you try to navigate these difficult times. Learn About It One of the first things…

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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…

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    Night Time Cuddles with the Snuggle Sac Blanket!

    We are a family that loves to snuggle, whether it be on the sofa or tucked up in bed, we love cuddles and being warm and snug! We currently have a couple of blankets that we often pop over our legs while we watch TV together but we don’t have a special blanket to really snuggle up under. That has all changed since being sent the Room to Grow Snuggle Sac blanket! Room to Grow have been providing a range of practical solutions to satisfy even the fussiest of children since 1996 and offer a one-stop shop to create practical, stylish bedrooms for children using satisfying designs and clever space…

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    Having an Amicable Split

    Relationship breakdowns can be long, complicated and hearts get broken. Some people end up getting a divorce quickly, with little time to repair, and for others, it is a slow-burning process that takes many twists and turns.  There are two real ways to divorce. One is to head into it bitter and attack the other side. Going after things that are not only rightful yours but things that really should belong to the other partner too. It’s harsh and can cause a lot of pain on both sides.  Even when things get tough, there are ways to make sure that you aren’t the one who is missing out, fhdra, child…

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    Tips that will Help you to Have the Best UK Holiday with your Kids

    Do you want to have the best family holiday ever with your kids? If so, then you need to make sure that you do everything you can to plan ahead. If you don’t then you may find that you end up with a few disasters on your hands and this is the last thing that you need. If you want to find out more about how to make sure that this family holiday is the best UK holiday yet, then simply keep reading. Take it Slow and Plan for Extra Time Planning for extra time is probably not something you do while you are travelling alone. That being said, when…

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    Family Friendly Recipes Anyone Can Make at Home

    I have been meaning to write about family mealtimes for ages and when I started thinking about Lottie and how she eats now, I found that one of the main problems I have at the moment is the fact that I am now cooking 2 hot meals every day at different times. This is fine when I have time to but more often than not, I don’t get chance to and I don’t always have a load of previously cooked meals in the freezer ready to whip out when I need one. We are always looking for family friendly recipes. Family Friendly Recipes Lottie is eating pretty much everything now…

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    Win a Bottle of Yardley April Violet Perfume in time for Mother’s Day!

    I, like most women, have a vast collection of different perfumes however I don’t wear them very often as I don’t like too much on by skin (I’m not great with moisturisers as it is!). I have a favourite scent for everyday and then one for evenings out (when we are eventually allowed back out again!). But I do like a good perfume and it has to be something special for me to wear it. Yardley April Violet Perfume It can be tricky to find a good daytime fragrance that’s light enough for everyday and lasts all day long, but Yardley have got you covered! This lovely floral scent in…

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    3 Simple Tips for a Little More Style in Lockdown

    Being a parent is hard and it can take its toll on your life. Whether it’s not getting enough sleep because of the kids, neglecting your hair since the salons are closed or staying in your PJs because, well, you’ve nowhere to go. Obviously, you can’t go out on the town or see your friends at a social gathering, but that doesn’t mean you have to let things slide. Sticking to your normal routine will keep you going until the lockdown is over and it’s very easy to slide into a not-bothered state. So how can you have a little more style in lockdown? Also, with Valentine’s Day coming up, you…

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    EasyTots Make Toddler Weaning Easy!

    Lottie has been eating solid food since she was around 4-5 months old. This is mainly due to the fact her formula wasn’t satisfying her and she was paying a lot of interest in the food we were all eating. One day she managed to grab some of my baguette I was trying to eat and just ate it all! She looked really pleased with herself and so we started the process of feeding her ‘proper’ food! However we are always looking for ways to make her toddler weaning easier. Now Lottie is unstoppable, and we are really lucky that she will pretty much hoover up everything put in front…

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    Small Ways To Ensure A Happy Future

    Looking to the future is natural; and when living in a pandemic it is something we are all actively doing each day. It is so important to keep one eye on the present and one on the future in your daily life, and having a future to aim for is something that drives us and keeps us working hard in our lives. Aiming for a happy future.  Today we want to take a look at some of the ways you can act now in your life to create the future you want for yourself and your family. There are some brilliant ways to move towards a happier future, and what…

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    What I have packed in my Hospital Bag this time

    When you are preparing to be a first time parent, things can be really confusing. Conflicting news reports about what you should and should not be eating, followed by not really knowing what maternity wear you need can leave you feeling a bit unsure of where you should be spending your money. I recently wrote a post about maternity wear I found useful and the changing bags I would recommend this time I know what I needed and what I didn’t so I thought I would follow up with a post about my hospital bags this time round too. I remember when I was packing ready to have Mia, I…