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Sharing a problem…
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Sharing a problem…

They say a problem shared is a problem halved and I hate to admit it but recently I’ve been struggling. I’ve been snappy at home, slacking at work, super tired and pretty grouchy. I’d love to blame PMS but that hasn’t made an appearance for at least half a year. Nope, it’s not pregnancy either…

A Little Bit More Honesty…
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A Little Bit More Honesty…

But how often do we spend our nights wondering how we are going to stretch $50 across two more weeks, because this month bills took precedence over food? Or if we are going to be able to swing taking on less hours this week because one of the kids has been ill and has to stay home from school? Or wondering how we are going to be able to afford to fix the car and pay for the medical bills that keep stacking up? How many times have we wondered how we are going to cobble together this month’s rent or mortgage payment, promising ourselves that next month will be easier?

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.

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…

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…

The Massive Movie Calendar
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The Massive Movie Calendar

As the summer holidays are impending, we all know that screen time will be increasing in our households.  With studies revealing that 80% of the UK population watches films at home at least once a month or more, Carphone Warehouse has put together The Massive Movie Calendar offering movie inspiration 365 days a year to families who…