Grounds for divorce

I was going to introduce this post with some stats on divorce rates in the U.K., but frankly the maths weren’t straight forward, and like most divorces, we can conclude this; it’s complicated.

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What’s really hardest? Working Mum or Stay At Home Mum?

I realise a title like this is one that evokes strong emotions amongst the lioness mothers for good reasons, so I’m just going to wade right on in and give up my two pence worth up front. They’re both bloody hard. The hardest thing is to realise that, and not get drawn into judgement of the marvellous women on the other camp.

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How to improve communication at home and work

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Communication is key to many good things in life, whether you are thinking about your career or your interpersonal relationships outside of work. If you find that you routinely fail to communicate clearly, there might be many things going on underneath the surface, causing that unfortunate awkwardness to occur.

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4 trips all kids should experience at least once

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We all have our bucket lists. We all have destinations around the world that we’d love to visit, sights we want to see, and experiences we want to try while we can. Yet, as comprehensive as these lists may be, there’s one thing that we can never experience again… our childhood.

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DON’T PANIC Why we love @panicroomkent

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I have to admit, the first time I entered a Panic room I was filled with trepidation and nerves. What the hell was this all about and was I mad to pay to be locked in a room and work out how to get out? But then again, being locked away from whingeing kids, housework, laundry, general life chores does have a certain appeal, no?

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Random Acts of Kindness with #ToyStory4 @shopDisney #TheLostToyHunt #Ad

*Items gited from @shopDisney. All opinions are my own

Some time ago I drew a line under toy reviews and made a pact that we couldn’t possibly take on any more new stuff for the kids. But there are toy reviews, and then there is the email you get…from @shopDisney.

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HideTheBags; The work wardrobe

It’s fair to say that in the last five years there hasn’t been more of an excuse to invest in a ‘few’ capsule wardrobe pieces, than the big return to work.

I was somewhat under the impression that my brimming wardrobe(s) would be best kept in tact, just in case I ever did go back to work, but in reality, when it actually happened I realise how dated the contents had become. Not only were some items covered in dust and smelling musty, but I even spotted a few pieces that date back to my sixth form days (!).

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Guest Post – 5 party planning basics for a kids birthday party

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Planning an all-adults party may already seem like a daunting task, but wait until you find yourself setting up a children’s birthday party. Unlike a regular soiree, there are just so many factors to consider when putting together a birthday party for kids. Choosing a theme, setting up an age-appropriate menu, keeping things intact when kids get into a ruckus—the list goes on!

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Body Pillows aren’t just for pregnancy (Kally Sleep body pillow Review)

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During pregnancy it’s fairly common practice to feel the need to support your blossoming bump with extra pillows at the end of a long day. I did just that with every pregnancy, wedging a v shaped pillow between my legs and under my bump, releasing pressure from all the extra weight and feeling the relief of finally being able to get comfortable and drift off to sleep.

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Our first RHS Chelsea Flower Show – Take home inspiration and lessons learnt

‘Chelsea Chelsea’. We used to go and see the Fratelli’s, but now we go and see the flowers.

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