Age brackets

I’ve never been one to worry too much about age. After all it’s just a number, right?

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Mum guilt and me pt II; working mum

It was always just a matter of time.

18 months on from the post I published on Mum Guilt as a stay at home Mum and seven months deep in the return to work, and this past week the Mum guilt round two ; ‘Working Mum’ hit like a sledgehammer.

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Is your heating on yet? 5 ways to eek it out a little bit longer…

It seemed as though we went to bed one night last week in summertime, and woke up in mid winter. With no warning whatsoever the chill crept in overnight playing havoc with fashion choices, outer layer decisions and marital happiness the nation over.

Because let’s face it, there is always one of you who is inclined to hack the cold a little longer than the other… and that is definitely not me.

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My kids will never know what it’s like to…

I was thinking this week as I was chatting to my sister, eighteen years my junior about what life was like when I was 20. Oh how we chuckled about the novelty of having to tell your friends your news in the actual flesh, as opposed to through social media. more “My kids will never know what it’s like to…”

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Top tips to reduce your monthly food spend

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The weekly trip to the supermarket is definitely a shop that falls under the essential spending category, however, it’s probably the one essential outlay that’s most easily changed in amongst a series of fixed costs like rent and bills. more “Top tips to reduce your monthly food spend”

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Investing wisely in 2019

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Spare money at the end of the month? “What’s that?” I hear you cry.

Believe it or not, life circumstances can change for the better. End of childcare fees, loans coming to an end, pay rises and promotions, drops in mortgage rates and inheritance. Life may not always be hand to mouth, and if your financial situation were to change for the better, would you know where to put the extra cash?

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#WarOnPlastic One change a week? 12 week plan

Who has been watching #WarOnPlastic this past month? There’s nothing like a good environmental documentary to get my blood boiling and the activist in me raging; at what we have done, the human race, and my own part in that.

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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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Freeing up more money for the things that matter most

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As many people have observed throughout history, it’s really difficult to imagine ever having “too much money.”

No matter what your particular situation is in life, whether you’re single, or have a family who depends on you, it’s inevitable that you will find yourself feeling – at least sometimes – that it would really be great if you’d have a bit more income, and a few less expenses.

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Twenty years at Bluewater

This week I was sent a press release from the team behind Bluewater, sharing the details of their twenty year celebrations. Because when you start a blog that’s the random kind of stuff which comes into your inbox.

It did get me thinking though, twenty years. Where did that go?

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