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Graduating with Basic Invite

This is a collaborative post with Basic Invite   The year I turned 17 was my final year at school. I knew I had decisions to make and I had worked so hard to try and gain a place on a Midwifery course at university. I had even done work experience at a local hospital on …

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When babies can read books

Most parents believe a child can only read a book once he starts schooling. If you are one of those parents and are wondering if reading to infants is of any importance, we have good news for you. Babies cannot read, but you can explain to them. This plays a critical role in the growth …

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Summer is coming: 4 things to look forward to this Summer!

So, the festive season is a distant memory, the New Years celebrations are well and truly over, the sales have been and gone, you’re thinking about Spring cleaning, restyling your home, treating yourself to some contemporary furniture (see danetti.com for some inspiration!) but never mind all that, it’s time to look ahead and focus on …

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Carpets vs wooden floors: Which is best for my family?

Turning your house into a home is something all homeowners – and renters – aspire to do. If you have a young family in tow, then that desire only increases! There are many aspects of our homes that we’d like to change, wallpapers, painted walls, tiling in the bathroom, the bathroom suite itself and of …

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Going back to basics – 5 ways to improve your home

If home improvement conjures up images of huge renovations, a skip overflowing outside your house or flashy TV presenters doing make-overs in record time, then think again! We all have little wants and desires for our homes; that carpet that’s looking a little worn and tired, the furniture that needs replacing, the dated wall paper …

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Have you got to be in it to win it?

when I was younger I became a little bit hooked on online scratch cards! I was so obsessed my boyfriend stopped my account at the time!! It made me think of other things I could do for a bit of fun online when I had a spare minute (yes I don’t get those very often!!!). …

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#ChileanEasyPeelers- The easy way to eat fruit with Britmums

This post is an entry for the Britmums #ChileanEasyPeelers Challenge, sponsored by Chilean Citrus Committee. Girls are stubborn. Fact. Erin especially is one of those people that since the age of 3 she has got dressed on her own, put her shoes on her own- even if they are on the wrong foot and been …

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Fancy a new pet cow? Adopt one with Cadbury’s!

When I heard there was an animatronic cow alongside the river Thames in London, I was curious. Mainly curious as to why. When I was told that Cadbury had a new campaign going in response to research which showed that city children were a tad confused about the concept of cows and what they look …

Testosterone- well the lack of!;
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Testosterone- well the lack of!

So since I had Ovarian drilling (a fertility procedure for polycystic ovarian syndrome). I have felt like I was missing a gene. I have been trying to “find” that gene- but it’s gone. It was testosterone. When you have ovarian drilling they basically burn holes into your ovaries to release the excess male hormone (testosterone) …

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Soft Surfaces- Playground problems!

A garden when you have a child is a minefield between trying to get the balance between kid friendly and nice to look at and sit in as an adult. We are quite lucky as we have two areas to our garden as it goes around the side of our house. Only problem is that …