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Fitness Round-up: Is running your cup of tea?

Spring is one of my favourite seasons. I love the smell of flowers in the air, and the fact that more and more people get out and are active. For me nothing can beat a morning run along the local canal, listening to my favourite music and exploring the nature around me. This is the […]

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Education Round-up: It’s SATs time of year again

I sit here writing this month’s BritMums Education Round-up racked with nerves as right at moment my baby (ok, yes she is 7 but will always be my baby) is sitting in her school hall on the first day of her end of KS1 SATs testing week. A lot of has been said about testing […]

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Blogging Tips Round-up: Vlogging & podcasts

Blogging is always evolving, like any job or hobby there will always be something new to learn or another way of doing things – whether you embrace the changes is entirely up to you of course and like me you may feel far more comfortable behind a camera than in-front of it. Previously as bloggers […]

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Arts & Crafts Round-up : Garden crafts

Yay, the sun has finally come out to play (well almost) and many families are trying to get their gardens under control after the chaos our crazy British weather has caused. My own focus has been our veggie patch that was looking very sad indeed. It needed some serious weeding and some of the raised beds needed fixing. […]

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SEND Round-up: Undiagnosed Day & PDA Awareness Day

I’m pleased to say there were lots of linkers (20!) and at least two very important SEND days over the last month – Undiagnosed Day and Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA) Awareness Day. Kicking off with some fab #undiagnosed posts first – Little Mama Murphy wrote a very positive post: Exciting times ahead for undiagnosed children which highlights […]

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Finance Round-up: Saving the pounds

We all know the saying – “Look after the pennies and the pounds will look after themselves.” It’s a nice thought that just by saving a few pennies here and there it will make a big difference to our finances. Sadly times have moved on and with inflation we need to be thinking about saving […]

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Review Round-up: Outdoor toys

How is it May already? This year is running away with me – it will be the summer holidays before I know it – and with that in mind, this months review round-up is a showcase of some of the best outdoor toys to enjoy in the summer sunshine! Bikes and trikes are always a […]

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Video Round-up: The sun is here….Kind of!

Hello and welcome back to the video round-up! It seems that just maybe summer may be creeping around the corner, although it’s still bit hit and miss. It has meant, though, that the paddling pool has made an appearance and I’ve managed to go outside without my jeans on! We recently took a trip to […]

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Life Changes Round-up: Focusing on the positive

Negativity is one of those things we can never completely and totally bulletproof ourselves against. On the other hand, by choosing to make somewhat small but significant changes, we can all learn to efficiently and productively counteract its destructive effects from our lives. From the word go, Fritha, from Tigerlilly Quinn differentiates wisely between depression, […]

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Family Days Out Round-up: May Bank Holiday special

It only seems like the kids were on their Easter break five minutes ago, but it’s May already and they are being spoiled with not one, but two bank holidays and it looks as though you have all been enjoying some fabulous days out with friends and family. One of the highlights of April / […]

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Under 30 Parents Round-up: Beyond the stereotype

In 1959, at age 20, my grandma got married and gave birth to my mum one year later. Shortly after, my other grandma, at the ripe old age of 34, gave birth to my dad and, believe it or not, was placed in a special ward for ‘more senior first-time-mothers’. But times have changed somewhat […]

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Pets Round-up: Why every home needs one

Welcome to the warmer weather – although as I sit writing this it’s currently teeing down with rain – maybe those 4 glorious days of dog walking were all we’re getting this summer?! This month I’m thinking about all the reasons to own a pet, in the hope of converting a few of you who […]

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Current Affairs Round-up: Elections, strikes, football & obituaries

There were some elections held last week, and as usual the turn-out was rather poor. I ponder why in my post, and wonder if the promise of a biscuit would encourage more to turn out. Man Vs Pink discussed the importance of fostering an interest in politics in our children and making sure they understand the […]

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Party Inspiration Round-up: Tea parties, ponies & tempting treats

It’s time for the party inspiration round up again and I’m just so happy – the weather is perking up and encouraging more and more of us to step outside and enjoy outdoor celebrations!  We were at the Royal Horticultural Spring Festival this weekend and it felt like the midst of Summer!  I’m looking forward […]

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Newbie Round-up: Finding the funny

“I love people who make me laugh’ – Audrey Hepburn. I must say I have to agree with Audrey, I think a special talent lies in the people who can make us laugh with their words; no props or funny comedy faces, simply by the words they share with us on screen. Parenting can be tough and […]

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Blogging Tips Round-up: Get ahead in the new tax year

It’s that time of year again when we either vow to make more of an effort to organise ourselves and our blogs or we are determined this is the time to make the leap into monetization. That time of course is the start of a new tax year, and there is of course no better […]

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Foodie Round-up: Fish

I still remember the sense of achievement when I first got my eldest child to eat some fish – We persuaded her that it was special pink meat as that was her favourite colour at the time. Fast forward 13 years, that salmon is still a firm favourite in our house. As long as it […]

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Dad Blogger Round-up: Being a modern dad

Welcome back to the dad blogger round-up for May. As the name cleverly suggests, this is a round-up of the latest dad blogger posts which have caught my attention over the last month. Rather than do some kind of ‘theme’, I’ve instead decided to focus on a few of the newbie dad blogs who have cropped up […]

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