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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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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Simple Top Tips for Safer Driving

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We spend so much time in our cars I think we often forget how well they need to be treated. If they are not looked after they really can be a death trap. More people die every year due to car accidents than in aeroplanes yet why do we often feel more anxious getting in a plane than getting in the car? Here I share with you some tips for ensuring you are doing your best to make your car a safe mode of transport.

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School runs can feel like a tug of war with your kids can’t they. Having to remind them what feels like a hundred times to pick up their bag or brush their teeth! Any tips for the school run always appreciated! I was sent this post and found it quite interesting so thought I would share. Do your kids seem to forget how to listen in the mornings too?

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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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Decorating to lift your mood

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Sometimes the way a room is laid out can make a huge difference to how you feel. We all know that having less clutter makes us feel better. Flowers and bright accents in a room can make all the difference but then overdoing the colour can sometimes just be a bit too much. It really can be a fine balance. My ideal room would be really quite light and white with accessories changed for the season to just add the touches of colour.

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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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