Just Average Jen’s Motivational Tools Shop

In case you haven’t noticed the menu at the top of your screen now has a shop section. Initially I will be selling some personalised items such as bathroom scales and weight loss plaques but will look to extend this in the future. For the shop launch there will be giveaways on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter so if you don’t follow me already pop and give me a follow so you can enter when they are live!

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It is so easy to get bored of jacket potatoes because you get stuck on the same fillings but actually if you put a little thought into it a jacket potato is a really versatile meal and there are so many fillings you can have that are either syn free or use your healthy extra a allowance. Here are some suggestions you might not have thought of. Don’t forget to add some vegetables or salad to it though if you can for a truly Slimming World friendly meal.

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Mercury 7L Tablet by Venturer – A Review

The world has changed so much since I was a child and now technology is everywhere. I remember when I first got a tablet computer they were very basic and slow. My first one was pretty rubbish and thankfully they have improved a lot since. It is a long time since I have owned one of the cheaper tablets as I have an iPad now and don’t often really use that. Ben loves his iPad and has never used a cheaper one however I am always conscious that one day when his iPad breaks I may need to look at a cheaper option. I think for many children the cheaper ones are a good option as they easily can break things. Lets face it too kids always have a long Christmas/Birthday list so the cheaper you can get items the better! So when I was offered the Mercury 7L Tablet by Venturer (available at Asda) I was intrigued to see how good a cheaper tablet like this would be.

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Framed Papercut from Twenty Fingers – A Review

I have often loved the look of paper cuts but had never bought one. I guess it is one of those things that unless you see something perfect you just don’t buy them. When the lovely guys at Twenty Fingers asked if I would be interested in reviewing one of their paper cuts I was excited. I had a good look over their website and could not decide on one that was perfect until I realised that they do bespoke ones. I have often wanted one of those family rules signs for the house but never found one that is perfect for us so maybe this would be a good idea.

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When it comes to dressing our children we often look to what we like and what we think looks good on them but actually they are developing their own personality too. I thought I would ask Ben as a very cool 12 year old boy what he thinks looks good and compare it with my ideas.

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Domestic Abuse – The women who didn’t make it.

As many of you know from previous posts I have been in abusive relationships in the past and survived. Not all women do unfortunately. Last week I was lucky enough to see the Women’s quilt. If you have not heard of this it is a project started by Roxanne Ellis. The quilt has a patch for every woman who were killed by a partner or former partner between 2009 and 2015. How many women would you guess would have been killed in this way in the UK during those 6 years? If I told you it averaged one a week you would be shocked wouldn’t you?

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The Busy Mum’s Guide to Surviving Slimming World

One of the main reasons people often give up on their weight loss is that they say cooking different meals is taking too much time. Another is that it is easy to be tempted off plan by the kids! So, with this is mind and having followed Slimming World for some time now I thought I would give you my guide to Slimming World from a busy mum perspective. It is not like celebrities with personal trainers, a chef and a nanny. We have to juggle and manage remembering sometimes to put ourselves first!

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