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Growing My Blog: The First Steps

Firstly I’d like to start by thanking you all for the support on last month’s blog plans post when I shared my plans to push myself and make this blog all that I think it can be and my sole source of income. I had so many lovely messages, it really does make a difference …

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A Life And Blog Update: This Is The Plan

At the start of lock-down, within the first week in fact, I lost my regular freelance writing work. It was a knock. I wallowed, I panicked, I raged and then I accepted it. Yes, it was a problem, but as I always do, I looked for positives and it did free me up to be …

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How An SEO Company Can Grow Your Online Family Business

This is a collaborative post  Every business online need’s internet exposure. In these competitive times, your business can grow with the help of an SEO company. As a business owner, you might think about how you could expand your business and reach a target audience? Digital marketing is the way to move forward! Digital marketing …

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Are Designer Brands the Key to Successful Sustainable Fashion?

This is a collaborative post If you want to live an eco-friendlier lifestyle, start by considering how you consume fashion. Today, fast fashion is all the rage and it’s easy and affordable to get a new outfit every week, but is it sustainable? The answer is, quite simply, no. Fast fashion is one of the …

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10 Family Business Ideas

This is a collaborative post  Have you been dreaming of starting your own family business and becoming your own boss? Starting up your own family company is a great way to leave a legacy and make your own money on your own terms. Some of the most successful businesses are family-owned. Whether it is a …

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When You’ve Been Blogging For 7 Years

This blog is 7 years old this week. 7 years. Where has that time gone? When I started writing all those years ago, I would not have guessed that I’d still be here doing so now. It’s not something that I really thought that much about at all at the time. I remember chatting to a …

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As Lockdown Starts To Ease

Here we are going into one hundred plus days of lockdown. Lockdown-ish. I mean, it’s easing considerably now, but I think most people will feel that life’s far from back to normal. The kids are still being home schooled and lots of people at the Husband’s work are still on furlough. He continues to go …

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How Coronavirus Has Affected IVF: Ukraine Amongst Hardest Hit

This is a collaborative post  Covid-19 has affected the way life is lived for millions of people across the globe- including those hoping to grow a life of their own. In December of 2019, the lives of nearly every single person on earth were poised to change. With the emergencies of the novel coronavirus, our …

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Who Would Be The Ideal Teacher?

This is a collaborative post  It’s that time of year. We should soon be finding out the kids’ teachers for the next school year. I’m hoping that there is a next school year that involves teachers that are not me, so it’s a nice fantasy to chat about! Rumours have already started (yes, it seems …

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Cord Blood Awareness Month: 10 Facts You Should Know About Cord Blood

This is a collaborative post  July is National Cord Blood Awareness Month which raises awareness about the importance of your baby’s umbilical cord blood and the powerful stem cells it contains. In honour of Cord Blood Awareness Month, I have partnered up with the UK’s leading cord blood bank, Cells4Life, to share 10 awesome facts …

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Develop Your Children’s Creativity With Fun Photography Tools

This is a collaborative post We all want our children to be more successful, more progressive, and accomplish their goals in life. That’s why we teach them how to set the right priorities and to be independent and disciplined. However, sometimes we overlook an important part – helping them to think creatively and come up …

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The Birthday Week

We are embarking on the birthday week in our household. It’s the Husband’s tomorrow and then mine at the weekend. The Husband has been off since Friday evening so it’s nice to have him home with us. He’s continued to work full time throughout the pandemic, so he’s also enjoyed having a break. Of course, …

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When Strange Life Becomes Normal Life

I’m now at the stage where this feels normal. Which is odd, I know, as life is far from normal. But I have got used to it. Somewhere along the line, strange life has become normal life. I live very much in the present. I find that this gets me through. One day at a …

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A Little Lockdown Life Update

How’s everyone doing? What are we now, day 8564 of lockdown? It’s hard to know, the days just go on and on and on and on… Our household is okay, I think. The Husband’s still going out to work, though most of his colleagues have been furloughed. The kids are happy playing together each day. …

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This Is Our New Normal

This is our new normal then. How is everyone doing? We are adjusting. Well, I say we, it’s mainly me that needs to adjust, that needs to let go. The kids seem happy enough, though of course they would be happier if they could see their family and friends. It’s only been a few days …

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3 Ways To Pamper Yourself

This is a collaborative post We all deserve to take a break, we all deserve to treat ourselves and we all deserve indulgence. This is why today we want to share with you 3 ways to pamper yourself, which one will you go for? Or be like us, and go for all 3! Create a …

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