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3 Reasons You Shouldn’t Sell Your Home When You Move To A New One

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Every family ends up moving house at least once. Usually, you start off in a small place, then more kids come along, and you need to upsize to something bigger. Typically, you will sell your old home when you move into the new one. It seems natural seeing as you won’t live there anymore, so why bother keeping it?!  Continue reading “3 Reasons You Shouldn’t Sell Your Home When You Move To A New One”

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Breastfeeding Beyond 18 Months

Breastfeeding beyond 18 months, well, this is a post I never thought I’d be writing! If you’ve been following me since I had William you’ll be very much aware of the fact that he was just this teeny premature dot when he was born and that our breastfeeding journey had to be very much worked on in order to get it established due to his size, weight and tiny mouth that had to work extra hard to get what he needed. We endured tube feeding, expressing throughout the day and night, documenting how much he was taking and his weight gain/loss very carefully as well as only placing him to the breast when he had the energy to. Continue reading “Breastfeeding Beyond 18 Months”

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Money Manage Your Way To Becoming A Stay At Home Mom

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There are too many reasons to list why becoming a stay at home mom (or dad) is a great choice to make, but let’s take a shot at a few! 

  • It means you don’t miss your kids’ milestones, and your children get to spend valuable time with the person they love the most.
  • You don’t have to fork out for expenses on travelling to and from work, uniforms and lunches.
  • Also, it means you have some freedom and flexibility to organise your day how you see fit without a strict working regime.

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How To Be A Successful Blogger

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Although you may have had your blog for a long time, you may not feel as though you are a successful blogger yet. Whilst success means different things to different people when it comes to blogging it often refers to having a regular income or going full-time. Whether you’ve just started your blog or you’ve been going for years, for most this is the ultimate goal. Continue reading “How To Be A Successful Blogger”

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7 Things I’ve Done Differently With My Second Child That REALLY Have Worked

Before I had William, I had a bit of a think about how I wanted to do some things differently with my second baby,9 to be specific and these included trying more classes, not listening to others’ comments, giving baby-led weaning a go, mastering expressing, breastfeeding for longer, amongst others. Well, he is now 18 months old so I thought I would do a follow-up post on what I have done differently with my second child that have worked because if I had known some of these things the first time around, I would have had an easier time and less stress I’m sure. Continue reading “7 Things I’ve Done Differently With My Second Child That REALLY Have Worked”

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How To Wash Cloth Nappies

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One of the biggest worries when thinking about making the switch from single-use nappies to reusable nappies is the washing. Most parents gasp at the thought of more loads each day, a lot of people imagine that I must be scrubbing my cloth nappies to get the stains out or that they need soaking in a bath for days prior to going into the machine. Now let me tell you this much, none of this is true. There is nothing difficult about using and washing cloth nappies, they are no different from clothes and you will not need to be tackling it every day either. Continue reading “How To Wash Cloth Nappies”

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Joie Spin 360 Review

When it came to making the swap from a newborn car seat to the next stage up I initially wasn’t sure what to go for. Since having my first child the law had changed to ensure that babies were rear facing up until 15 months but with far more known about the impact of a crash and how a child’s body reacts in that instance there was far more evidence on the internet telling me that keeping them rear facing up to 4 or 5 years was recommended. Continue reading “Joie Spin 360 Review”