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How to make a Guy Fawkes for your Bonfire Party

Making your own Guy Fawkes is a lot easier than you would think. And if you are after a project to keep your children occupied this weekend, then the children will love making a Guy Fawkes in readiness for Bonfire Night. Guy Fawkes making is an activity which can keep children constructively occupied for hours.  […]

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Homework tips for mums and dads

Homework can cause a lot of angst in the home for both children and parents so I think we can safely say that one thing parents and childern can agree on that they all hate homework. So the trick is not to make a mountain out of a molehill where homework is concerned. Now the […]

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Think forward planning

Think forward planning.  It really is just a habit – and the five minutes you spend writing lists or getting organised for tomorrow can save heaps of time and loads of stress. Don’t procrastinate! Don’t wait until you are falling asleep tonight to plan tomorrow morning. Cheat and do as much as you can the […]

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Mums September to do list

September is always a busy month. Not only the end of summer but the beginning of a new school year and and marks the approach dare I say it Christmas.  So make the most of September and on’t let this busy month pass you by without trying some of the Busy Mums September to do […]

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Surprising cleaning tips for around the home

Came across these handy little short cuts to those annoying household problems – read and take note. Ants Problem: Ants hate cucumbers. Keep the skin of cucumbers near the place or ant hole. To get pure and clean ice: Boil water first before freezing. To make the mirror shine: Clean with sprite To remove chewing gum from clothes: Keep the […]

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How to get better at doing anything and everything

Review what you do well.  Too often we stress and focus on our disasters and fail to actually sit back and think about things that we have done well. Reviewing the things you have done well, does not necessarily mean big or important things in your life.  This review can take in anything and everything. […]

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Stressful evenings with the kids? Tips that will help.

Stressful evenings are a recurring theme which crops with a lot of mums I speak to.  Recently I have been working with a mum who has just returned to work and who is finding her evenings very tricky.  As she talked to me about her end of day activities and how she seemed to be unable to […]

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Arguments and conflicts – how you can resolve them

Conflicts and arguments can cause unhappiness, regret and even lead to a breakdown in relationships. Here are some tips and actions to take which will help resolve conflicts. Remember that conflict only ever brings problems.  Sometimes you have to swallow your pride to resolve a conflict.  Consider one thing you can do reach out in […]

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Slow roast brisket – easy Sunday lunch for busy mums

Brisket is a cheap cut of beef and as a result often overlooked because if it is not cooked long, low and slow for a good number of hours it can be very chewy.  But if you are looking to save a few pennies – then this can be a very tasty cut of meat and […]

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Why children need boundaries

Children and Setting boundaries If there is anything that is going to get parents in a muddle it is trying to stick to the boundaries and rules that we have set.  The thing is that the boundaries we set down in parenting, are not just something that we invent or read about in a book.  […]

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