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2 June, 2020

Sexual Health At Midlife – Just As Important As Ever

When I was growing up in the 60s and 70s, sexual health was one of those topics which just wasn’t discussed.  We had rudimentary advice about contraception, of course, but the subject of STDs rarely cropped up over the dinner table – no surprise there! In fact, most of my education about diseases such as gonorrhoea or syphilis was largely thanks to studying the literary…

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1 June, 2020

Best Techniques to Get Rid of Smelly Washing Machines

Who loves that foul-smelling odour the washing machine gets after weeks of not getting cleaned? I don’t, and I bet that you don’t either. So, here are some ways to get that washer fresh in no time! Understand the Cause To treat your washing machine, you have to understand what causes the foul smell. It is important to know why it reeks. Without knowing the…

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31 May, 2020

Tech-Savvy Ways to Monitor Your Baby

If you’re a parent, I’m sure you’ll remember just how impossible it seems to get anything done around the house when you are caring for a newborn. While it may get easier as your baby grows, (you can leave them briefly in a play chair or on a mat and hello CBeebies!), you still have to make sure you can keep an eye on them…

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30 May, 2020

Dressing Mindfully: 5 Ways to Make Your Wardrobe More Sustainable

As a society, we are more conscious than ever before of the damage that we humans are causing to our planet. From single-use plastic to the lasting effects of fast fashion, there are many ways in which our lifestyles are having a serious impact on the environment. It’s interesting, isn’t it, how the planet seems to be recovering during lockdown with reports of a dramatic…

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27 May, 2020

Great Children’s Books For Lockdown Reading

Whilst we’re all stick stuck at home with our little ones, it’s a great opportunity to catch up with some reading.  In this post you’ll find 10 great suggestions to keep your little ones entertained – and to hopefully help them keep up with their reading and English development whilst the schools are closed.  Heads up – this post does contain affiliate links which means…

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Best Family Days Out During Lockdown

With the COVID-19 outbreak making travelling and getting the kids out of the house a difficult task, here are some ways you can still have a great day out with the family during lockdown. Now, please note, I am not suggesting for a moment that you ignore Government guidelines and remember that the rules differ widely between England, Scotland and, where I live, in Wales. …

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26 May, 2020

5 Ways We Can Share More Quality Time with Grandparents After Lockdown

It’s tough at the moment isn’t it?  I’m sure we are all longing to see our loved ones face to face.  It’s not quite the same on Facetime or Zoom, is it?  In particular, my kids are really missing their grandparents – and vice versa. A child or adult’s relationship with their grandparents is an important one. Grandparents have the ability to provide a warm…

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25 May, 2020

How to Create a Fabulous 18th Birthday Party

It’s such a special birthday, the 18th, isn’t it?  I’m sure we can all remember our own. Selecting the concept, decoration, and design of an 18th birthday party to remember, though, can be a daunting task. They might still be a kid to you but this is their grand debut into adult life and a more ‘adult’ party is required.  No more party bags and…

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22 May, 2020

Review: L’Oreal Paris Magic Retouch Instant Root Concealer Spray

I spend quite a bit each year on disguising my grey roots.  I always joke that I’ve no idea what my true hair colour is because nobody’s seen it for years! When I was young, it was the lovely reddy gold colour that Ieuan has now but I actually think my real colour now is a dark brown, almost black with the odd grey. A…

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Linda Hobbis, midlife mum from Cardiff. Wine imbiber. Likes glitter, fluff and olives. Wrestling tweendom, eye-rolling and door-slamming with Caitlin (12) and Ieuan (10). The husband is hiding in the loft.

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