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How much does a mum actually earn?

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How much does a mum actually earn?

How much does a mum actually earn? “So what did your last slave die of!?” Sound familiar? Perhaps you’ve had that said to the younger you, or maybe even used it yourself with any of your kids. Yes it’s great to joke about it but we all know that being a parent involves simultaneously operating as a chauffeur, chef, personal assistant, nurse, counsellor, tutor, bodyguard, coach magistrate (particularly with 2 or more children) and more. Let’s not forget that when taking our little cherubs to their clubs and social activities how often are you...

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Baby Proofing your home

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Baby Proofing your home

A Guide to Baby Proofing Your Home Keeping our babies safe is the most important role as a parent. The very moment that little bundle of joy arrives in our lives, the work of raising a small person begins. It’s a huge job to keep baby safe yet, it’s virtually impossible to watch over our little ones 24 hours a day. We see only too often in the media, the accidents that can so easily happen in and around the home. Thanks to forward thinkers, there is a huge choice of safety products on the market to keep our children safe, from stair gates to...

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The Adventure Generation

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The Adventure Generation

The Adventure Generation Do you find your kids today are demanding more from adventures? Are your kids too, moving away from their electric devices and getting outside? With the summer coming, this research from Fruit Shoot carried out on 1000 kids, might prove some useful inspiration for you and yours, and a fabulous event; Mini Mudder, an annual adventure obstacle course for children aged 7-12, is planned to provide the perfect opportunity to try something new.     Did you know? Over half (64%) of children have an adventure at least once a...

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Saving Money On Your Car: 5 Top Tips

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Saving Money On Your Car: 5 Top Tips

Saving Money On Your Car: 5 Top Tips Motoring is expensive – but necessary too. Buying a car is very often the second largest expense we face after a home, but the costs don’t end there and a series of varied and fixed costs mean we certainly pay for our wheeled independence. Many motoring costs can be minimised to a degree:     1. Buying If you’re thinking of changing your car then some basic principles will help to ensure you don’t spend over the odds and that you buy correctly in the first place. Set a budget – whether it’s a monthly...

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3 spring garden projects for you and the kids

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3 spring garden projects for you and the kids

3 spring garden projects for you and the kids As spring arrives and the weather (hopefully) begins to clear up, making way for blue skies and sunshine, we might start to look out into the garden for things to do. Winter has more than likely left your outdoor space looking a little sad and downtrodden and ready for a new lease of life that comes with planting bulbs and moving plants out from the greenhouse. Here are three easy spring garden projects you and the kids can do together this year, as you put the wellies away and venture outside: 1....

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The beginners guide to managing your money: How to budget

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The beginners guide to managing your money: How to budget

The beginners guide to managing your money: How to budget Budgeting – for some it might feel like a dirty word as they consider money to be something they work hard for and therefore can spend, but at the end of the month might find themselves out of pocket. If you’ve been looking for a new way to manage your money, start with budgeting. Here’s how… Look at previous bank statements to see what you are spending your money on. Are there direct debits going out that you aren’t sure are still needed? Budgeting is all about making the most...

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Looking for a new hobby?

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Looking for a new hobby?

Looking for a new hobby in 2016: why not try landscaping? The new year is a wonderful time to become interested in a new hobby, and if you’ve decided that you’d like to learn more about landscaping, then the winter months are perfect for planning and designing. Starting your new hobby If you go online and take a look at the Ashridge Trees website you’ll soon find plenty of inspiration for your new project. Unless you know a lot about gardening and design, keep it simple. Make a plan of the area that you want to convert and then read up on the...

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How to fit Christmas into a busy work schedule

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How to fit Christmas into a busy work schedule

How to fit Christmas into a busy work schedule Christmas is coming. No really, it is. There’s no denying it any more – turn the kitchen calendar over to the next page and December lies in wait, with the 25th virtually flashing like a neon sign. All over the UK, Christmas lights are being turned on, retailers are bombarding email inboxes with discount and multi-buy offers, and we’re all being warned that the number of shopping days is rapidly reducing. But the arrival of Christmas is not always convenient. As much as we’d all love to spend a...

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Why Gardening Is Good For Your Health

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Why Gardening Is Good For Your Health

Why Gardening Is Good For Your Health  Many people spend time working on their gardens because they enjoy it and want a space they can be proud of. A place where they can sit back in the summer with a good book and a cold drink and look around at the beautiful garden that they have created. A garden brimming with brightly coloured flowers, pretty patio roses and rose bushes, large oak trees and freshly cut grass – all alive with wildlife! But, did you know that gardening is also really good for both your mental and physical health? It has so...

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The beginner’s guide to writing the perfect CV

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The beginner’s guide to writing the perfect CV

The beginner’s guide to writing the perfect CV Whether you’re looking for your first job around the area of Sheffield or are getting back into work after a long time, you might need some help creating the perfect CV – after all, this important piece of paperwork could land you that dream role. With many people applying for the same positions it’s more important than ever to make yourself stand out from the crowd, so here’s a beginner’s guide to writing an eye-catching CV. Decide on a style for your CV While there are many CV templates online,...

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