Fighting away those January blues in South Aylesford M&S Food Hall of dreams,

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January is a long, dark, cold month, there’s no escaping that. That said, I have a lot of love for January. It’s a time for new beginnings, reflection on where you’ve been and for getting your mindset into how you could take steps to get yourself in the best shape for the year ahead.

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Christmas At Bedgebury

It honestly seems that with each Christmas that comes around, more and more incredible Christmassy activities pop out of the woodwork (or, more specifically, out of instagram) that sound like the perfect day festive family day out. Frankly, you can’t do them all, unless you have the bank balance of the Beckhams, but here is a little write up of one that came our way on this Christmas of 2018 which in my opinion is worth giving a go one Christmas should you get the chance… more “Christmas At Bedgebury”

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How to instill healthy financial habits in kids early

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Parents want the best for their kids, so it’s only natural to want children to be financially healthy. Since eight of every 10 Americans are in debt, the fear that kids will struggle with future bills grips many parents. But most are in the dark as to how — and when — they should start talking to their kids about money. more “How to instill healthy financial habits in kids early”

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3 Party Must Haves this Christmas

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Christmas is nearly upon us, and if you’re anything like me you probably cannot wait for the festive season! This is also party season, and in truth there’s no better time of the year to schedule an informal gathering of fellow moms, host loved ones or even entertain your kids’ best friends. more “3 Party Must Haves this Christmas”

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He’s behind you! Marti Pellow stars in Aladdin at @OrchardTheatre Dartford (Review)

There are plenty of things which are synonymous with Christmas, and as we countdown to the big day, there’s something pretty damn lovely about taking the family to see a Pantomime. It’s something I don’t really remember doing as a child, but since our own kids have arrived it’s something I’ve really fallen in love with as an old school family festive tradition. more “He’s behind you! Marti Pellow stars in Aladdin at @OrchardTheatre Dartford (Review)”

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#HideTheBags Under the Tree for Dad Muddling Through with @Jacamo

Do you buy your other half Christmas gifts? Understandably, many couples choose to forego Christmas presents for each other in a bid to focus the finances on all the other expenses at Christmas, but ever the big kids at heart, there has always been a small selection of gifts under the tree for Mum and Dad Muddling Through, to and from each other. more “#HideTheBags Under the Tree for Dad Muddling Through with @Jacamo”

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Family Festive Fun at Bluewater Ice Skating this Christmas

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Bluewater has always been a second home to the Muddling through’s, like many other families in Kent and neighbouring counties, and never more so than at this time of year. With a wealth of shops and restaurants it’s the ideal place to tackle all your Christmas to do list under one roof. But, this year we added Bluewater to our Christmas traditions list with just one thing on our agenda; to spend quality time as a family enjoying the build up to the festive season. Something that perhaps can get a little lost amidst ALL of the stuff that needs to be done.  more “Family Festive Fun at Bluewater Ice Skating this Christmas”

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New Threads for Trixie and Noah @zapfcreationuk Baby Born dolls clothes review and Baby Born Soft touch doll #Giveaway

Avid readers of my blog (ha ha who am I kidding) may remember back in the spring we were sent a couple of Baby Born toys for the girls to review. Now, I can’t lie and tell you honestly that all the freebie toys become much loved parts of the muddling through family, BUT I have to report that Trixie and Noah (as they are now known) were THE TOYS of 2018 in our household.  more “New Threads for Trixie and Noah @zapfcreationuk Baby Born dolls clothes review and Baby Born Soft touch doll #Giveaway”

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Nobody Panic, it’s only Christmas – Home inspired Christmas gift guide

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As soon as Halloween strikes midnight and the trick or treat sweets have been scoffed (or hidden in our excessive case) it would seem it’s all systems go for folk to start declaring their organisation, or lack of, for the big C. Yes there may only be two pay days to go, and Christmas is officially ‘next month’, but I, like (hopefully) most of you, haven’t yet bought a single Christmas present. more “Nobody Panic, it’s only Christmas – Home inspired Christmas gift guide”

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Snuggle Up Season with CoolClobber #Review #DiscountCode

Despite being a summer girl through and through, I have no shame in admitting that this time of year brings out a totally different side to me. One who loves to get all of the blankets, onesies and slippers out by dusk; candles lit and mood lighting twinkling. Saturday nights are all about a big family meal followed by Strictly and popcorn, and there is something so lovely about cosying up as a family in the warmth while the cold weather sets in out in the darkness.  more “Snuggle Up Season with CoolClobber #Review #DiscountCode”

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