• Simple Self-Care Strategies For Mums

    As a Mum, especially if you have young children or you work too, finding time for yourself can feel almost impossible. But with a few small changes to your day it’s easy to add some…

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    Why It Is So Important To Practice Self-Care

    The Importance Of Self-Care I never used to practice self-care because I used to think that being busy was the most important thing in life. If I had a diary full of appointments that meant…

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    Taking A Bite Of The Big Apple With Teenagers

    Visiting New York City With Teenagers It has always been a dream of mine to visit NYC, especially during Christmas so that I could see the Rockefeller Christmas Tree. We like to take our kids…

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    Being A People Pleaser Is Not Good For Me

    I have been a people pleaser for as long as I can remember and I’ve just worked out why it’s so bad for me. For my entire adult life I have strived to make other…

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    5 Of The Best Books By Inspiring Female Entrepreneurs

    Reading books that have been written by inspiring female entrepreneurs gets me so motivated. I love to read but for years all I read was fiction. Then I discovered biographies and autobiographies and from there…

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    My Word Of The Year For 2019

    At the beginning of every January I set my word for the year as well as my goals. It may sound strange to set a word for the year, but I find that it helps…

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    Planning For The Best Year – My 2019 Goals

    Every January I like to set myself some goals for the year ahead. I don’t do resolutions because I feel like they’re easy to forget about, but goals give you something to work towards. 2018…

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    2019 Reading Challenge

    I love to read. Every year I set myself a challenge to read at least 12 books and I always complete it. For my 2019 reading challenge I’ve decided to do things a little differently.…

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    Reviewing My Year

    As 2018 draws to a close I’ve been looking back at photos and reviewing my year. In January I decided that my word for the year would be gratitude. I can definitely say that I…

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    Personalised Christmas Gift Tags

    I love to add personal touches that my guests can take home with them after Christmas. I think there’s something special about receiving something handmade and it makes people feel loved. It could be anything.…

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    It’s Time For The Pantomime In Chelmsford

    One of my favourite things about the Christmas season is watching a pantomime. For one reason or another over the past few years we haven’t gone to see a panto, so I was delighted when…

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    Stocking Fillers For Teenagers

    I love buying gifts for the kids at Christmas but these days I’m finding it more and more tricky. The hardest part for me is  finding good stocking fillers for teenagers. When they were little…

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    5 Of The Best Board Games For Teenagers

    We enjoy playing a board game or two in this house and family games night is a regular occurrence, that is lots of fun! As the kids get older I think it’s more important than…

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    How To Host A Great Christmas For a Large Group

    Last year Mark and I offered to host Christmas Day at our house for the family. We don’t like to leave anybody out, so by the time we had invited both sets of parents, all…

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    Two Bedroom Villa At Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge Resort

    Up until our trip to Aulani, we had always stayed in studio rooms at the Disney World resorts. They consist of a queen sized bed, a pull-out sofa bed, kitchenette area and a bathroom. Perfect…

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    Cinnamon and Cranberry Muffins

    I don’t know about you, but there’s something about Autumn that makes me want to bake more. I think it’s because I love being indoors and cosy, with the smell of something delicious cooking in…

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