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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Saving all my love for you…Returning to work and separation anxiety

It’s four weeks in, and the question I’ve been bombarded with for four and a half years (“Do you think you’ll go back to work?”) has been well and truly replaced with “How is the new job going”?

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Spring Eco Cleaning Hacks

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Hand up if you, like me, have in the last year or so come full circle with your approach to cleaning?

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The one where MMT went back to work…

For me, there was always going to be that moment. The moment I realised that the set up of blogging during the gaps of being a stay at home Mum wasn’t going to cut it any more. more “The one where MMT went back to work…”

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Guest post: 4 Family-Work balance tips for ambitious mompreneurs

Nowadays, the workforce is overrun by tough, persistent and hard-working mothers determined to provide for their families. It seems as being a working mom is one of the most difficult, if not impossible lifestyles a strong woman might choose for herself and her family. Whether it is dealing with the crippling feeling of succeeding at work, failing at home or wishing you had more time to spend with your children, it is certain that mom entrepreneurs deserve much more appreciation.

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Learning to unplug

I think I’m addicted to my phone.

There I said it.

But it’s alright, because looking around, I can see we all are a little bit hooked. And that makes it okay? Doesn’t it? more “Learning to unplug”

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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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The two biggest sleep stealers. Guest post by @RestedMama sleep consultant

I sometimes think when it comes to kids and sleep it’s a total lottery – either you get a sleeper or you don’t. I know, I have one of each. Raised the same way yet the total opposites when it comes to their love (or lack of love) for bedtime.

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A cold snap is on it’s way to the UK… are you ready?

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If you’ve checked the weather forecast recently, been on the school run or have a weather obsessed husband like me, it won’t have slipped your attention that here in the UK we have some icy weather on the way- some really cold weather in fact. Blizzards, ‘thundersnow’ and temperatures of an arctic minus sixteen have been predicted. Even if you’re not really one for massively preparing for storms, this cold weather appears to be a little different, and so it’s worth getting organised. Here are a few ideas of how you can go about it.

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What could you do to love your home again?

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If you feel that your household has started to lose its appeal then it might be time for a renovation project. This doesn’t have to be expensive or time-consuming. Often, the necessary solutions are the easiest. The small details make all the difference when it comes to interior design. more “What could you do to love your home again?”

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