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Why A New Puppy Was The Right Choice For Our Family

Back in July, we had to say goodbye to my beautiful border terrier, Molly. She had been a huge part of my life for 18 years and losing her left a such a hole both in my heart and also in our home. It just wasn’t the same not being greeted when we walked in the door. I was missing those lovely dog walks. I would listen out for her claws tapping on our bedroom floor each night, expecting her to suddenly be there and each time that realisation dawned on me that she wasn’t there and that she wouldn’t ever be again.

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How To Clean Your Washing Machine Naturally

It may surprise you that a washing machine needs to be cleaned and it may surprise you even more that this should be carried out every single month. In this post I am going to show you how this can be done quickly, easily and with completely natural ingredients.

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“Crafting” a Creative Space in the Family Home

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We’re all aware of the importance of a safe and nurturing home for our children, but if you want to capture their creative spirit and want to encourage them to embrace artistic flair, you need to provide this at home. Making a space for creativity in your home can be difficult, especially if you don’t have much space. And if you’re trying to keep on top of a clean home, the last thing you would need would be colours, paints, and papers everywhere! This is why it’s important to create a space for creativity, but what are the things that we need to do?

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Why All The Fuss About Reusable Kitchen Roll?

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The Importance of Family Income Benefit

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4 Ways to Include Your Ageing Parents More in Your Children’s Lives

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As you get older and start a family of your own, it can often become more difficult to spend more time with your own parents. Family commitments and schooling can get in the way and if your parents are dealing with lower mobility, inviting them on family outings or getting them involved in the activities that you enjoy with your children is not always easy. But statistics show that elderly people who spend more time with their grandchildren tend to be happier and healthier, and it is always nice for kids to spend more time with grandma and grandpa. There are a range of steps that you can take to make it easier for your family to spend more time with your ageing parents.

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4 Smart Ways To Make Your Home Safe and Eco-Friendly

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In 2018, the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification increased dramatically from 296 in 2006 to 67,200 in 2018. This was proof that the need to adopt eco-friendly habits is of concern to most people across the country. However, apart from gaining certification from LEED, there are other ways each individual can take steps to be kind to Mother Earth. Here are a few eco-friendly ideas you can practice at home to do your part.

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