October 22, 2014

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Media Request: Large Families Wanted for TV Programme on Modern Britain

    ARE YOU THE PARENT OF A LARGE FAMILY?   ITN are looking for Britain's biggest families (five children or more), to … [Read more...]

Media Request

Car Safety Measures To Take While Driving With Family

    Hello everyone! I am Ross and I have a keen interest in traveling, reading and writing. There are little things which when not … [Read more...]

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8 Ways to Maximise Space in Small Bathrooms

    Unless undertaking a building project is on the cards, you need to find alternative ways of maximising space in a small … [Read more...]

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Media Request: Wanted! Britain’s Biggest Families at Christmas

              Filled with happiness and good spirits we will capture all aspects of family … [Read more...]

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Kicking Off Big Energy Saving Week with British Gas and Netmums

    The change of seasons is well and truly upon us and I for one am not amused. I am not a winter person. Or an autumn person … [Read more...]

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A little of the latest:

Media Request

Media Request: Large Families Wanted for TV Programme on Modern Britain

    ARE YOU THE PARENT OF A LARGE FAMILY?   ITN are looking for Britain's biggest families (five children or more), to take part in an observational television … [Read More...]

baby girl  in car

Car Safety Measures To Take While Driving With Family

    Hello everyone! I am Ross and I have a keen interest in traveling, reading and writing. There are little things which when not cared for become the reason for taking a … [Read More...]

Small, moderm bathroom

8 Ways to Maximise Space in Small Bathrooms

    Unless undertaking a building project is on the cards, you need to find alternative ways of maximising space in a small bathroom. There are several tips and tricks that you … [Read More...]

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Media Request: Wanted! Britain’s Biggest Families at Christmas

              Filled with happiness and good spirits we will capture all aspects of family life with everything from sitting around the … [Read More...]

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Kicking Off Big Energy Saving Week with British Gas and Netmums

    The change of seasons is well and truly upon us and I for one am not amused. I am not a winter person. Or an autumn person either. In fact, I am most definitely solar … [Read More...]

property

How to Invest in Property: A Beginner’s Guide to Building a Property Portfolio

    Property is a great way to grow your investment portfolio. Once you understand the basics and leave some breathing space for a learning curve, you can reap the benefits of … [Read More...]

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Getting Kids Back in the Kitchen with Ben’s Beginners

      Whenever the adults are in the kitchen there is often a child or two hovering around asking to help chop, stir or grate, or quizzing us on what we’re making and how … [Read More...]

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How Houseproud Are You? (Plus a Chance to Win)

    There is a saying that goes 'Cleaning the house while kids are growing is like shovelling snow while it's still snowing'. Given that there have been more than twenty years of … [Read More...]

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10 Quick Bathroom Makeover Ideas

    Creating a new look for your bathroom needn’t be time consuming or expensive to do. We’ve come up with ten quick and easy ways that you can update your bathroom in no … [Read More...]

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The fragility of life

    On Friday mornings I pack up my portable office and, with my laptop, mobile, pad and paper in hand I head off to 'the office' to get two or three hours of undisturbed work in. … [Read More...]

Top tips for choosing your next car

    At this time of year, as new plate vehicles hit the market, there are deals to be done if you’re thinking of upgrading. Whilst a shiny new model is appealing, it can be … [Read More...]

Isobel

It’s only a matter of time

    It's Tuesday evening and the rest of the children have gone to bed. Cait is staying with a friend for a few days and Mike is at the gym. I have the evening to myself. I have … [Read More...]

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In Recipes:

lasagne

Mama’s Lasagne

  Mama’s Lasagne is a recipe fresh from the oven at Ben’s Beginners, the new YouTube cooking channel aimed at encouraging kids to get into the kitchen. Find out more about Ben’s Beginners here.   Mama’s Lasagne Serves 6 Prep 20 mins Cook 1hr 45 mins     YOU WILL NEED…   For the Bolognese […]

how to make cannoli

The Best Homemade Cannoli Recipe in the World

    I am not exaggerating. Cannoli are a delicious Italian pastry dessert made from a fried pastry shell containing a sweet ricotta based filling. Originally from Sicily, the dessert is a favourite in Italy and is 100% calorie free*. I have no idea why we can’t buy them readily here in the UK but, […]

Pulled pork sandwiches

Feeding the Whole Family in Style

    If you enjoy fine foods but have a large family, then getting the chance to enjoy such delicious dishes may be a rare expense. But it doesn’t have to be. We love quality ingredients and have discovered how to make them go further. Here are a few top recipes to try:   Fish […]

peppered steak with parsley potatoes

Quick and Easy Meals the Whole Family Can Enjoy

    Sometimes, coming up with quick and easy meals that the whole family will love can be tricky. That’s why I thought I’d share some of my favourite, most delicious dishes that are family friendly too!   Lemon and Dill Salmon with Sweet Potato Discs Salmon is a healthy and delicious meat to have […]

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In Money:

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Kicking Off Big Energy Saving Week with British Gas and Netmums

    The change of seasons is well and truly upon us and I for one am not amused. I am not a winter person. Or an autumn person either. In fact, I am most definitely solar powered and if I had my way, I would hibernate through the coldest months of the year. As […]

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How to Make Big Energy Savings

    If you’re struggling to pay your energy bills, fear not, as there’s plenty that can be done to reduce your carbon footprint and lower your outgoings. Simple changes can make a big difference and with the energysavingtrust.co.uk leading the Big Energy Saving Week from 20-24th October 2014, now’s the perfect time to think […]

shopping

How you can earn cashback while doing your Christmas shopping

    This Christmas, make sure you get the value you deserve on all your festive essentials by shopping with Quidco – the smart, free and easy way to earn cashback every time you shop. What’s cashback? Every time you shop at any of our 4,000 retailers we receive a commission for generating a sale. As […]

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Saving for Retirement: Is Peer-to-Peer Lending the Future?

      As pensions continue to be squeezed and interest rates remain at record lows, an increasing number of people are turning to peer-to-peer lending as a way of bolstering their retirement nest-eggs. The UK government seems to be paving the way for savers to utilise this relatively new form of investment more than […]

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In Travel:

Tropical paradise

5 Winter Holiday Destinations Your Family Will Remember Forever

    Summer may be drawing to a close but that doesn’t mean that the holiday season is over. Whether you didn’t manage to get away this summer or if you simply feel like kicking up your heels and heading off to pastures new as the seasons change, here are some great ideas for family […]

Park Guell in Barcelona, Spain

How to Find Cheap Accommodation in Barcelona

    Barcelona is one of Europe’s most popular cities. Its visitors include everyone from arts and culture lovers to families and those looking for a party. Food, music, art and history are all abundant in this vibrant Spanish city. Famous for Gaudi’s architecture and the city’s football team, Barcelona is a city not to […]

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What to Do in Berlin With Kids

    If you’re planning a holiday with your kids, Berlin may never have crossed your mind. However, it’s a fantastic city to visit for all ages. The sheer amount of fun things you can do here are sure to make any family happy! Here are just a few things you can enjoy in Berlin […]

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Home again, home again…

    Two days ago we returned from a month long visit to our favourite place. We loved it here so much last year that we couldn’t wait to return… and return we did. Last year’s trip was spent rushing around from place to place, being touristy and seeing and doing lots. This time we just […]

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In Home & Garden:

Small, moderm bathroom

8 Ways to Maximise Space in Small Bathrooms

    Unless undertaking a building project is on the cards, you need to find alternative ways of maximising space in a small bathroom. There are several tips and tricks that you can use to make the most of the space you have, no matter how limited it might be. Here are some ideas that […]

thermostat

Kicking Off Big Energy Saving Week with British Gas and Netmums

    The change of seasons is well and truly upon us and I for one am not amused. I am not a winter person. Or an autumn person either. In fact, I am most definitely solar powered and if I had my way, I would hibernate through the coldest months of the year. As […]

property

How to Invest in Property: A Beginner’s Guide to Building a Property Portfolio

    Property is a great way to grow your investment portfolio. Once you understand the basics and leave some breathing space for a learning curve, you can reap the benefits of property investing as well as any long-term investor. It pays to be cautious when you first start out as you want your first […]

Carrying Green Cleaning Supplies

How Houseproud Are You? (Plus a Chance to Win)

    There is a saying that goes ‘Cleaning the house while kids are growing is like shovelling snow while it’s still snowing’. Given that there have been more than twenty years of raising children – a lot of children – in our house, it’s fair to say that we’re living in blizzard conditions. At […]

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The Latest Reviews:

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Book Review: 100 Animal Cookies

  Sometimes when we bake, we like to step away from ordinary gingerbread men and round cookie cutters, and be a bit more adventurous. The only issue is when we’ve completed the last cookie, and it looks so gorgeous we almost feel guilty for eating it. One problem that we’ve come across though, is that […]

Paint Book

Creative ideas with The Paint Book and The Pencil Book

    We’ve spoken several times about how creative some of our children are, whether it’s sticking, cutting, knitting, sewing painting, drawing or any other craft: you name it, they love it! So when we discovered that Frances Lincoln LTD Publishers were publishing two new books revolving around paint and pencil crafts, we knew they’d […]

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