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Finance Round-up: The cost of home educating

For many of us last week saw us spring into action as our children returned to school for the new term. This was not the case for all parents as a growing number choose to educate their children at home. There are a variety of reasons why parents decide to do this. One reason I […]

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Family Days Out Round-up: A summer of fun!

This summer we didn’t get the gorgeous weather we had all hoped for, struggling with high winds and rain, but it didn’t seem to stop the fun. My family and I did get the chance to jet off to Walt Disney World though which was amazing! I know a lot of people use the days […]

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Food Round-up: Autumn preserves

Can you believe that we’re in September and the kids have all gone back to school? It’s the season of mists and mellow fruitfulness. The leaves are turning, the nights are drawing in and the hedgerows are laden with berries. This is the time of the year where my thoughts turn to preserving. The combinations […]

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Dads Round-up: Summer holidays & back to school

The summer holidays are over and for those of us with school-age children it’s time to send them through the gates to start another academic year. How have my fellow dads whiled away those long summer days and kept the kids entertained? And how do they feel about the new school year? Let’s find out. […]

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Pinterest Round-up: A helping hand

Welcome back to the Pinterest round-up.  This month we will be looking at scheduling tools and also looking at some back-to-school themed pins. Tailwind vs BoardBooster One of the things I have found with Pinterest is it can be very time-consuming.  Over the last few months I have used both Tailwind and BoardBooster to help […]

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Expat Round-up: Commuter life as an expat

Although I left my home country Trinidad in my late twenties, I never learnt how to drive. By the time baby number two arrived Hubby wanted me to learn how, for the convenience of the kids and I. Well, I’ve been taking lessons for longer than I’m willing to admit and failed my practical three […]

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Book Round-up: ‘Me-Time’ books & school starters

Welcome to September’s Books Round-up, have you all had a fantastic summer holiday? Are you sad the children have gone back to school this week or relieved? I actually move house this week, so it’s all a bit chaotic in my house! And on that note, if you’re moving soon Acorn books shared this fab […]

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Poetry & Prose Round-up: Tempus Fugit

Time Flies Summer. Sunny blue-sky days and balmy nights. ‘Chilled mornings, fun afternoons. Awesome days at the beach. Doing what we feel like, not what we have to’ (Mum Turned Mom). A time for ‘reading for pleasure, creating art just for the sake of creating art, and beachcombing for sea glass, pebbles and shells'(Marija Smits). […]

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LOL Round-up: Something to get off your chest?

We all need a good rant from time to time.  Seeing that we’ve just survived 6 weeks of “I’m bored”, combined with labelling school uniform and the dreaded Clarks visit, I think it’s safe to say we all need to unload right now.  This months LOL round-up is all about the rants, from kids, to […]

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Positively Inspirational Round-up: School, strength & a bloggerversary!

Hello friends. Happy September, can you believe we are here already? I have to admit that I love this time of the year. After a thoroughly good summer I am ready for the kids to go back to school and for me to get back into my routine. This year I’m hoping to give my […]

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Travel Round-up: How was your summer?

How was your summer? I hope that you managed to get away somewhere. My summer started with a wonderful surprise trip to Italy’s Cinque Terre with two of my oldest friends (see my post How to explore Cinque Terre, Italy). For our family summer holiday we had a relaxing time at Spain’s La Manga Club […]

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Baking Round-up: Chocolate & more

Hi everyone, welcome to another Baking Round-up. This month I’ve been inundated with gorgeous baking recipes. As there was no particular theme, I’ve picked out some tantalising recipes using one of my favourite baking ingredients, chocolate. Plus, I’ve chosen a tasty selection of bakes using a whole variety of ingredients too. Chocolate heaven Chocolate can […]

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Happiness Round-up: A summer full of memories

  In a blink of an eye summers end is almost upon us. It has kissed us with sunshine, drenched us in torrential rain but, as always, left us with so many unforgettable moments. In this month’s BritMums happiness round-up we are raising a glass to a summer full of memories. We have some gorgeously […]

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Shopping Hauls: The return of the boot sale!

Isn’t it great to be in the middle of summer? When our great British weather isn’t raining, I love the sun, the barbecues and ….The Boot Sales! Typically held over the weekend, boot fairs have come on in leaps and bounds in recent years; so much so, that it’s not uncommon to find brand new […]

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Health Round-up: All set for school?

Hello! Happy summer holidays… I hope you’re all having a fabulous August so far and aren’t climbing the walls too much yet. Or broke. I’m definitely hovering between the two. So, in less than a fortnight my eldest starts her first year at primary school, and I’m not ready at all. She is – she’s […]

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Mums & Tots Round-up: Tips for starting nursery

The summer holidays are flying by aren’t they? I don’t know about you but my mind is already starting to wander towards the start of the new term, making sure they are kitted out with new uniform and everything else they will need for the first day. September will see my oldest starting in year […]

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