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Make 2017 The Year Of You!

George Eliot is quoted as saying: “It’s never too late to be what you might have been.” That should give us all inspiration to start a new project this year no matter how many times we have put it off in the past. Yes, of course, the reality of life is that our dreams often end up on the back burner while the nitty-gritty work of the everyday needs to be done. But they don’t disappear, in fact they are always there in the back of our  ...

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Road Tripping With Tots: Everything You Need For A Fun, Hassle-Free Journey

Traveling with tots can be stressful. However, road trips are also great fun. There’s nothing like hitting the open roads in good spirits, knowing that you’ll soon be relaxing and enjoying your vacation. This is an adventure for the kids, and they’ll love it. As long as they don’t get bored! If you’re hoping to take the children out exploring in the New Year, here’s everything you need for a fun, hassle-free journey. Before you go Before you  ...

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Four Gorgeous Gifts For Little Ones

Christmas is a magical time of year for children as they cross their fingers that santa brings them what’s on their Christmas list, gaze in awe at the fairy lights on the town Christmas tree and decorate cards with tinsel and glitter at school before the holidays begin. However, it’s also extra special for very little ones experiencing everything for the first time so what better way than to acknowledge their first Christmas than by getting  ...

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New Arrival: Your Guide On What To Buy For Baby

There’s a special, magical moment when every new mother meets her child for the first time and instinctively a lifelong bond is established. The chances are in the last couple of months you were too tired, sleepy or fed up of looking at another stroller to get everything you needed beforehand. Still, as long as long as you have these essentials everything else is a bonus! Clothes And Lots Of Them Not only do babies grow and they grow quickly  ...

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Top Tips For Teething Babies

With all the trials and tribulations that come with being a mom, the sleepless nights that accompany teething have got to be up there with the most difficult. We all know how it is: nothing we do seems to work, and their cries just get more hysterical until we wonder if either of us will ever get to sleep. We try every teething ring on the market, cooling gels, and we start to consider Medieval herbal techniques, just in case we missed  ...

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Rediscover The Fun Side Of Christmas For All Ages

It is sometimes a little too easy when thinking about Christmas, to see no further than the big smile on a young child’s face. Naturally, it is true that young children can feel more enthusiastic and excited by Christmas than teenagers or adults. But, simply because you’ve stopped believing in Santa, does not mean that Christmas should be any less exciting than it used to be when you were younger! So it’s time to wake up and rediscover the  ...

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4 Easy Ways To Enjoy Your Holiday ParTEA

It’s the most wonderful time of the year…. or is it? I am the worst at hosting holiday parties, so naturally the thought of organizing an event for a party of five or more, sort of terrifies me. So, I opt for being a guest! However, that doesn’t necessarily mean that there’s no stress to being a guest. After many years of attending holiday parties, here are four easy ways to  survive a Holiday ParTEA! Bring A Drink As  ...

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10 Pregnancy Accessories You Won’t Want To Live Without

Nobody is going to pretend that pregnancy isn’t uncomfortable. Yes, it’s lovely because a new life is growing inside you, and you get all these wonderful hormones that make you think the world is beautiful, but even then, it’s still uncomfortable. Luckily, other people were uncomfortable with their pregnancies too, so they invented things to make it better. Here are just a few things you’ll probably want to purchase to get through it. A  ...

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Dealing With The Worries And Woes Of Frightened Parents

As a parent, you will have a lot of worries and a lot of responsibilities. If you want to stop them overrunning your life I’ve got the answers. Learn these lessons, and you won’t be constantly stressed and worrying about whether your children are okay. A Little Exercise Goes A Long Way I know there are plenty of parents who are worried about the health of their children. After all, it is almost impossible to get through at least one day  ...

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Rock A Bye Baby: Prepping Your House For A New Arrival

The birth of a child is the most exciting parts of any parent’s life. And now that it’s only a few months away, your attention has turned to prepping your home for the new arrival. It seems like there are a million and one things to do, from covering plug sockets to buying the crib. The following are some suggestions, designed to help you prepare your home for your new arrival. Decorate Your Newborn’s Room Nothing is more exciting than  ...