2016-07-08

Tips for realistic menu planning for feeding the family

Look around online and you will find plenty of posts and websites about how to feed your family on a budget. They are everywhere and range from the “frozen food and packet food is fantastic” to “we must have 15 portions of fruit and veg a day or we will die” type posts. They range
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10 ways you know you are finally a grown up

Age is but a number and they say growing up is easy, but in my head I have always felt that I am in my mid 20s still. Stuck in the early 2000’s and convinced that 2003 was only a couple of years ago.   It has only been in the last 6 months that
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Enhancing learning with Education Quizzes

Over recent months, Nathan’s Primary School have been setting homework tasks for his class via Mathletics, a website aimed at developing children’s mental maths based on their age group and key stage. The more they play, the more points they accumulate which can be traded in for avatar upgrades. It is such a great concept
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PlayIt Manchester at MSI

At some point in your life you will have picked up a games console controller, or played a computer game of some sort.  It is a way of life now that has become the norm.  When I was 8, my Christmas present was a Sega Master System, the first generation of affordable home consoles with a
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Thoughts of 5 year old me

I am looking up at the stars, my Dad pointing out groups of stars like The Plough and Orion. I sit wondering what they are. My Dad tells me they are not planets, just balls of gas. I am thinking that it must be a large gas bill to power all those lights. But what
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The one where I got a tampon stuck

At BritMums Live 2015, I had the chance to meet Carol Smiley, who was there with her new range of women’s pants called Diary Doll, especially designed for those unfortunate accidents and mishaps we all have in womanhood. Standing chatting to Carol about periods and all things girly that should have a big TMI stamp
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Oh Chicken Nuggets!

As parents we have choice words which we use in place of swear words when around children.  Fudge, Fiddlesticks, baskets, britches and many more, I am sure, you have either heard as a parent, or used yourself in time.  There as supposedly seven “bad” words in the English language which are classed as swear words
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Memories that shape your childhood – the one with the blow up doll

Growing up, I always thought my parents were odd.  But then, I guess everyone did, really.  But when I say odd, I do actually mean odd.  Do not get me wrong, I loved my parents and still wish they were around today, but now being a mother myself and a throw away comment that Nathan
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