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Post-40 Bloggers Round-up: If you read only one post…

Have you noticed the most ordinary of lives once put on the big screen or written up as a novel transcends the ordinary? So it is with our lives. I’m certain if you started a diary today and read it a year later you’d be fascinated by the person contained in its pages. Sadly, I destroyed […]

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Finance Round-up: Back to school

It may be the case that the school holidays have cost you a fortune but wait a minute – going back to school isn’t that cheap either. Few parents can get away with starting the new term without any new uniform, shoes, bags or other equipment.  When I was a student I worked for a […]

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Reviews Round-Up: Holidays

It’s finally starting to feel like summer, and lots of bloggers have been setting off on some fun family holidays. If you are looking for a last minute deal or planning ahead for next summer, you might just find some ideas and inspiration here! I read about What the Redhead Said’s trip to Mark Warner […]

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Poetry & Prose Round-up: Summer dreams

It’s August and I’m slap-bang in the middle of summer holiday chaos here! If you were to turn up at my house on any given day you’d probably encounter all three of my sons and several of their friends too, racing round the place, building campfires and climbing on things. I’m trying to find some quiet […]

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Newbie Round-up: Amazing voices

Welcome back to my Newbie Round-up. How’s your summer holiday going? Run ragged? Or enjoying every moment? Safe to say it’s been a mixed bag here so far! Is the summer break giving you time to get some blogging jobs done? I have used some of the time to change my blog theme over on […]

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Mums in Business Round-up: Delegating this summer holidays

We are officially mid way though the summer holidays. Are you surviving or thriving? I don’t know about you but I want to spend my summer holidays with the kids, doing fun stuff not working. But as my to do list gets longer and longer and my energy levels shorter I struggle to fit even […]

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Dad Blogger Round-up: What I’ve been reading

Welcome back to the latest Dad Blogger Round-up – the only place to get your monthly dose of all things dad. I usually try to apply some kind of ‘theme’ to my round-ups, but I’m happy to admit that I’ve failed miserably this month. Instead, I’m going to wing it slightly with the random theme of ‘posts […]

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Under 30 Parents Round-up: Careers, parenthood & finding the balance

It’s no secret that whether you’re at home on the front line 24/7 or juggling a career with the full time parent gig, it’s bloody hard and wonderfully rewarding in equal measures.  When I asked fellow bloggers to send through posts on the subject of balancing careers with parenthood for this month’s round-up, I was pretty much blown […]

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BritMums Round-up: Making breastfeeding work

Welcome to BritMums’ 6th round-up of fab breastfeeding blogs. August, with World Breastfeeding Week and US National Breastfeeding Month, is that time of the year when breastfeeding awareness at their peak on social media and in the wider community internationally. So I thought it especially timely, to share a few blogs about making breastfeeding work. […]

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Positively Inspirational Round-up: Body beautiful

What a wonderful summer we are having so far! Touch wood, its been sunny almost every day here in Essex and we have been loving spending lazy days out in the garden. The pool is up, the BBQ smoking and the kids have been outside chilling with their friends. In fact, my youngest who is […]

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Environment Round-up: Zero Waste

Last month I mentioned my concern about the impact on the environment due to the referendum result, and I’m not the only one who is worried. Rosie has summarised some of the environmental benefits due to the European policies, Brexit and the UK Environment on her blog A Green and Rosie Life. I’ve mentioned before that the greatest […]

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Travel Round-up: Family-friendly hotels around the world

Finding the perfect hotel for your family can be a little like searching for the Holy Grail. Interconnecting rooms are often the ideal solution but can be pricey; family rooms are great but only if the beds are appropriate for the ages of your children. Activities for little ones can make a big difference, as […]

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The LOL Round-up Does Politics!

So much has happened in the last 6 weeks in the world of politics that it would be wrong not to reflect on that in this month’s LOL Round-up.  Whilst many of us cried over the outcome of the EU referendum and despaired at the aftermath that followed, what I personally needed was some light […]

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SEND Round-up: Positives, Campaigns and Communication

I must kick off with a huge apology for this month’s round-up being so late – we had an extra busy run-up to the end of term as we have a Year 6 Leaver here, so even more than usual was packed into the schedule! So sorry for that; thank you for all the wonderful […]

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Fitness Round-up: Do you believe in fitness myths?

The school holiday is nearly here, maybe your children have already started enjoying the joys of not waking up early and just taking it easy and relax. I love summer holiday as the day after my girls break up, we are booked on a flight back home to the Czech Republic. We tend to spend […]

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Home & Design Round-up: Summer Lovin’

Welcome back to this months Home and Design round-up which is going to be full of colour and sunshine! It’s all about planters and PJ’s over on Tigerlilly Quinn.  This is such a cute post, where Fritha has updated her garden with gorgeous larch planters (which I am coveting) and it looks like she and […]

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