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13 July, 2020

How To Teach Your Kids About Money And Prepare Them For Adult Life

In this age of information, society is going through tremendous changes at almost breakneck speed. Every day we read stories about people becoming millionaires from innovative business ideas – and it often seems as if they did this overnight. Equally, there are loads of stories about those who are really struggling to make ends meet in the current financial climate.  You could say that the…

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The Growing Trend For Cashless Payment Systems In Education

Think about your school cafeteria. Not so long ago, there were just two ways for students to pay the school lunch bill by cheque or in cash. But there is a more common trend in which other payment methods are becoming more popular. Specifically, in the UK, there is a common trend of using cashless payments like online payments, debit cards, PayPal payments, as well…

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12 July, 2020

How To Choose The Best Dog Bed For Your Dog

Like any good pet owner, it’s natural to want the best for your dog and to do everything you can to keep them healthy and happy. Whilst many are happy to share their bed with their pet, a better option is to provide your dog with a suitable dog bed for them to nap and rest at night. You’ll find plenty of choice when it…

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Tips For Coping With A Child’s Car Sickness

Now that COVID-19 restrictions are being gradually lifted, many of us are planning if not a holiday then a day out or too.  For longer stays this involves making endless lists, bulk buying toiletries and trying to summon up the energy to do the packing. On top of this, there’s extra stress if you are travelling long distances by car or if you or your…

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11 July, 2020

The Pregnancy & New Mum Bibles I Couldn’t Live Without

When you’re pregnant, you’ve often plenty of time to research every aspect of pregnancy – and there’s LOADS of information out there. If you’re anything like me, you’ll be reading all the pregnancy and baby books you can get your hands on! Particularly if you’re an older mum too (anything over 35). There are distinct schools of thought on the best way to bring up…

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10 July, 2020

16 Empowering Beliefs to Live By Today

Your experiences are shaped by your thinking. Even obstacles have a value when you can see it. You can develop convictions that will help you to feel happier and achieve more, regardless of the situation. Consider these empowering beliefs that you can start using today to transform your life through the power of positive thinking. Empowering Beliefs to Make You Smile  I understand my potential.…

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9 July, 2020

Deep House Cleaning: Planning Tips from the Pros

Deep house cleaning is focused on the removal of dirt and bacteria in the hard to reach areas of your home. However, it is important to note that deep cleaning is not the same as daily or routine cleaning, but both methods complement each other. It’s just that the former tend to eliminate the dirt residue that is often missed out during regular cleaning. In…

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Relationship Dilemmas – Including When The Ex Wants You Back

I spend a lot of time responding to the questions I am asked about the most common relationship dilemmas about dating and relationships and I thought I’d share some of my answers with you in case you are going through anything similar. Obviously, I am not an expert but I am a 50-something married mum of two with quite a few years’ experience under my…

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8 July, 2020

How To Entertain The Kids In The Holidays

It’s been the weirdest academic year ever, hasn’t it?  Caitlin and Ieuan have both returned to school for a few hours each week but, the long summer holiday looms and the usual necessity to keep them occupied and stave off wall to wall gaming and moans of “I’m bored”! Last year I asked my readers for simple suggestions for entertaining kids over the upcoming six weeks…

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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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