Our Annual Family Visit to the Opticians

Everyone is focusing on back to school this week – us included. Little Man had his first day at school on Wednesday and LP went into Year 2. But, now that they’re back at school our September routine starts. Ever since I was a child I’ve gone to the opticians in September. It’s one of those routines where the start of the school year marks another eye test for me…

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Working on Improving a Child’s Handwriting

LP has been at school now for over two years and in that time she has gone from not even being able to hold a pen and not knowing the alphabet to being able to read and write. Writing is such a core part of day to day life and one I often forget that I had to learn at one point. But now LP needs to focus on improving…

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Nominate Your Local Hero to have a Pork Farms Pop …

We all have people that we love to shout about – those that go above and beyond. There are the people on the school PTA who make sure each and every school event is a huge success, raising money for much needed school equipment. There are the people are work who are always there, who you can rely on to do anything that is needed of them and who have…

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What do you Wear to Work?

Before I gave up my day job back in November last year I wore a uniform to work. It was a suit with different tops and a choice of skirts, trousers or dresses to make sure there was something that suited everyone all in the same colour theme. When I left that job to blog full time I was quite excited about not wearing a uniform anymore, being able to…

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How Much do your Children’s Hobbies Cost?

As a child I didn’t really have hobbies. I read a lot, rode my bike and enjoyed inline skating. I didn’t go to clubs, have any weekend activities or have any lessons after school. I think as a child I didn’t really cost my parents much aside from in food, clothing and our annual camping trip. But Aspire Money asked 2,000 parents across the country about their children’s hobbies and how…

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Financial Incentives That Might Make A Move to Another State …

If you’re feeling a bit strapped these days by increasing costs to run your home and feed your family, now might be the perfect time to consider moving to another state or city that’s more affordable. If you work from home or work in a field that’s in high demand, you can make the transition pretty easily.  Finding the right movers Once you land your new job or decide that…

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Enjoying our Happy Place with Butterkist

Did you know that the average Brit feels true happiness 432 times a year? A survey by Butterkist has revealed that on a normal day-to-day basis the majority of the people in the UK are happy with their lives. I’d like to think this was true – I’m happy with our family life all the time. Yes, there are hard days and times when things don’t go to plan but…

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