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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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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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YorkTest Laboratories Intolerance Tests – Our Experiences and Results

For quite a while I have been interested in getting intolerance tests done for Ben and myself. When YorkTest Laboratories offered for me to try the tests out and share my experiences on my blog I thought it would be a great opportunity. There are many reasons why I was interested in intolerance tests which I will go into further below. If you have often considered this too then maybe our experiences will help you decide.

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