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Being is better than having
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Being is better than having

“start a child on the right road and even in old age he will not leave it…” At a time when mental health is the buzzword, where schools employ Counsellors, in this absurdly competitive environment, I have come to one conclusion. Whatever else is going on let us all be aware of the well-being of…

Asda Recipe Feature:  Cheats Apple Tart
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Asda Recipe Feature: Cheats Apple Tart

Sweet apples and zingy lemon give this tart fruity flavour, while pre-prepped pastry makes it easy! Ingredients: – 375g Asda ready rolled shortcrust pastry – 4 eggs beaten – 180g caster sugar – 3 lemons, juice and zest – 5 Asda Grower’s Selection Gala apples Preheat the oven to 180C/160C Fan/Gas 4. Use the pastry…

Visit A Northern European City This Winter!
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Visit A Northern European City This Winter!

Winter isn’t all about gloom and dreariness. It also isn’t all about taking a sunny break in the tropics, either. There are some wonderful little spots in Northern Europe that make for perfect winter holiday locations, and even if you don’t walk away with a tan, you will still find yourself revitalized and entertained. It’s a lovely feeling to wrap up warm and venture out into a new city, grabbing a hot chocolate or a cup of soup, watching people go about their day, and discovering different winter traditions to bring home.

I’m not OK but I’m OK…
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I’m not OK but I’m OK…

Yesterday my husband called me bionic. And today, my friend told me that I was one of the bravest and positive people she knows. Both those comments left me feeling humbled. Their kind words, they made me smile. As I was hugging my friend goodbye, I saw my phone light up – an email from…

A Priceless View Of Paris At No Cost
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A Priceless View Of Paris At No Cost

Montmartre is quite magical at night with those little cobblestone streets, chatter and music filling the air from bars and restaurants and an atmosphere of palpable mischief and mystery surrounding you. Discovering a city at night is one of my favorite parts of traveling, part of it being adventure and the other part a willingness to see how the locals live and dream.

An Interview with Lyndsay
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An Interview with Lyndsay

Lyndsay’s story is really quite remarkable as she didn’t know she was pregnant until just 5 hours before she gave birth.  I loved interviewing her and hope that you enjoy her story too 🙂  How did your parenting journey start? My parenting journey started on a Spring night in May and I had just tried…

An Interview with Natalie Schroeder
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An Interview with Natalie Schroeder

Natalie blogs about the beautiful, chaotic reality of raising three small human beings, with the added challenge of having a child with congenital heart defects.  How did your parenting journey start? I was 24,  in graduate school, and my husband and I just celebrated our one-year wedding anniversary.  We had been excited about becoming parents…

Celebrating Día de Muertos
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Celebrating Día de Muertos

The Day of the Dead, or Día de Muertos as it is more accurately called, originated in Mexico, but is celebrated throughout Latin America, as well as in Latin American communities in the US. The actual celebration comes from traditional Aztec rituals of honoring the deceased, which were later on combined with the Catholic holidays of All Saints Day and All Souls Day (November 1st and 2nd).

5 Ways To Be More Environmentally Friendly At Home
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5 Ways To Be More Environmentally Friendly At Home

The vast destruction of our planet Earth is probably scaring you as much as it is frightening me. Every day we see pictures of oceans filled with plastic, starving polar bears, and destroyed rainforests, amongst others, and it can honestly feel like whatever we do won’t really help anymore.

But it will! If each of us makes a consistent effort to make a few small changes in our lives we can collectively make a huge difference. And teaching our kids how to be conscious of their waste and how it affects the planet from an early age is very important too.