How to avoid holiday fashion disasters: Packing Tips

We’ve all had them, the lost suitcase, the spilt suntan oil over your best linen trousers, the cotton top that’s too creased to wear, or the button that comes off the moment you try and fasten your skirt. One of the things about being on holiday is that, rather than have the contents of your …

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Beautiful make-up in 10 minutes

Quick make-up tips for busy mums

As a busy working Mum, doing my make-up in the mornings while trying to get the kids ready for school can be a little tricky. There is no real time to spare and it really isn’t a priority of mine. That said, I do still always take 5-10 minutes to ensure I look at least …

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Gardening with children

gardening with children

Many parents today are concerned about the bombardment our children undergo each day. With video games, television, texting, peer pressure, fashion, body image issues, social problems, school and more they all seem to gang up on our kids and provide far too many opportunities for them to disconnect from what is real and valuable in …

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All about sushi | Do you love or hate it?

Sushi is an acquired taste for some people and a lifelong passion for others., it is actually one of Harry’s all-time favourite foods. The Japanese began perfecting the technique of packing fish with rice in the seventh century.

Finding time to exercise with kids

Exercise is a great way to lose weight, keep our bodies fit, and relieve stress. Keeping our bodies in motion is important for staying healthy and strengthening muscle mass. But how do you find time to exercise when you have kids and are always busy entertaining them, feeding them, and getting them ready for their …

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How to host a cocktail party | Birthday planning ideas

how to host a cocktail party

With my 40th fast approaching at the end of the year, I have been thinking of how I would like to celebrate. I have no firm ideas in mind just yet, I’m not one who likes a fuss but it’s a special birthday so marking it in someway feels appropriate. Over the next few months, …

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Get outdoors and have fun

Children don’t spend as much time outdoors as they once did in the not-too-distant past. The lure of television, computers and new technologies keeps many youngsters glued to these devices at every free waking moment. My kids are no exception – every since they discovered YouTube and gaming they ask for them as soon as …

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Growing Herbs Indoors

growing herbs indoors

There is almost nothing better than using fresh ingredients in your cooking, and what could be fresher than growing your own. This is something we have been doing more and more of over the past few years, with fruits and vegetables being grown outside in our vegetable patch and more recently we’ve been growing herbs …

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health benefits of dark chocolate

Dark chocolate, Health benefits of dark chocolate

Who said life had to be boring? Don’t eat this, do eat that! 2 of my favourite things are Chocolate and Wine, usually consumed together. BUT not all is lost as you’ll soon discover, there are surprising health benefits of dark chocolate, and red wine is actually supposed to be rather good for us too. …

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The many colours of me | Hair dyes as a mask

hair dyes can be a mask

For almost 8 years now I have been sharing our family life over on my main blog www.emmysmummy.com, the kids feature very heavily over there. After all, it was started for them as an online diary and the plan was to print off and share once they were older. Over that time, I have very …

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