December 18, 2014

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Feeling Festive with the Nativity 3: Dude Where’s My Donkey?! Jigsaw Puzzle

  Nativity 3: Dude, Where’s My Donkey?! has recently come out in cinemas, but the fun doesn’t end when the credits start rolling. A family … [Read more...]

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Review: Stripey T-Rex by Best Years

  We have a lot of children who are interested in dinosaurs and that means we have several toy ones, both plastic and soft. At least a couple … [Read more...]

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How to Find Voucher and Bonus Codes

  Looking for a great deal? The internet is the first place you should turn to for savings--in fact, if you're paying full retail price, … [Read more...]

10 Great Gift Ideas for Baby’s First Christmas

    Whether it’s your first baby or your 13th, there is nothing quite as special as baby’s first Christmas. Whilst it isn’t … [Read more...]

Baby's first Christmas

Cosy nights with this Red Star Snuggle Sac

  You know those days when no matter what you do, your baby just won’t sleep? With so many young kids in our house, we’re very familiar … [Read more...]

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Feeling Festive with the Nativity 3: Dude Where’s My Donkey?! Jigsaw Puzzle

  Nativity 3: Dude, Where’s My Donkey?! has recently come out in cinemas, but the fun doesn’t end when the credits start rolling. A family puzzle has been created, and when they say family … [Read More...]

stripy knitted trex

Review: Stripey T-Rex by Best Years

  We have a lot of children who are interested in dinosaurs and that means we have several toy ones, both plastic and soft. At least a couple of times a day someone will come up to you and … [Read More...]

How to Find Voucher and Bonus Codes

  Looking for a great deal? The internet is the first place you should turn to for savings--in fact, if you're paying full retail price, you're doing it wrong. Here's how you can get started … [Read More...]

Baby's first Christmas

10 Great Gift Ideas for Baby’s First Christmas

    Whether it’s your first baby or your 13th, there is nothing quite as special as baby’s first Christmas. Whilst it isn’t something that your baby will remember, it’s … [Read More...]

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Cosy nights with this Red Star Snuggle Sac

  You know those days when no matter what you do, your baby just won’t sleep? With so many young kids in our house, we’re very familiar with those nights. Over the years we’ve realised … [Read More...]

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Review: EDIFIER Aurora 2.1 PC Speakers

  We cannot tell you how often we have tried to watch a video on a computer in this house and had to stop it because we’ve not been able to hear the audio over the background noise. After … [Read More...]

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Holidaying with a Large Family

    Sometimes we need a break away from our lives. You might have experienced tough times financially. Sometimes you might have had a particularly stressful year. Maybe you had to … [Read More...]

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Gift Ideas for the Hard to Buy For

    With shops full to bursting with products and shoppers battling their way through for the best Christmas gifts for their loved ones, it’s no wonder this time of year can … [Read More...]

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Getting into the Christmas spirit with the Gold Leaf bouquet by Appleyard Flowers

  Winter is here and if you ask us, the best thing about it is the flowers. Unlike bouquets in spring and summer, winter flowers tend to be darker with more deep red and greens included. This … [Read More...]

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Easy Christmas Baking Recipes For Kids

    Christmas is about baked goodies. There is Christmas cake, Christmas pudding, muffins, gingerbread, and more. Use the holiday season to create some special memories with the … [Read More...]

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Alternative activities to book around the UK this Christmas

    Christmas: a time for turkey, the Queen’s speech, presents, family arguments, tissue paper hats, trees shedding needles all over the floor, the Doctor Who Christmas special … [Read More...]

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Vital Things You Need To Know About Pregnancy

    The moment you get pregnant, your life changes forever. When you start a family, you become a different person. Before you know it, you will have a little person to look after … [Read More...]

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In Recipes:

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Easy Christmas Baking Recipes For Kids

    Christmas is about baked goodies. There is Christmas cake, Christmas pudding, muffins, gingerbread, and more. Use the holiday season to create some special memories with the children. There are so many Christmas baking recipes for kids, but these three recipes from the National Trust are sure to bring a smile to their faces. […]

rustic traditional british bread and butter pudding

Bread and Butter Pudding

    Colder months call for hot, straight-from-the-oven puddings and this recipe from Sunrise Care is not only delicious, but quick and easy to prepare too! This recipe serves four but if you have a larger family you might need to multiply it. We tripled ours!   Bread and Butter Pudding   Ingredients: 6 slices […]

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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, […]

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In Money:

How to Find Voucher and Bonus Codes

  Looking for a great deal? The internet is the first place you should turn to for savings–in fact, if you’re paying full retail price, you’re doing it wrong. Here’s how you can get started on your quest towards the perfect price, whether you have a specific product in mind or just love shopping in general. […]

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Time to get the family finances in order

    At this time of year thoughts are turning to Christmas. Presents, food, trees, it’s an expensive time of year. But rather than waiting to put family finances in order in January, why not do it now?  There are lots of simple ways to save that can help take the sting out of what […]

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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 […]

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In Travel:

Winter Landscape on Big Mountain in Montana

Skiing at Christmas

    If you’re dreaming of a white Christmas, don’t hold out for snow at home. The best you can hope for is probably somewhere between ‘muddy brown’ and ‘old sock grey’. Instead, why not head for the dazzling sunshine and soft, powdery slopes of a ski-resort? The beauty of choosing to align your ski […]

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Best Holiday Destinations in Europe for Children

    Regular readers will know that we are huge advocates for travelling with children. Giving kids the opportunity to experience different cultures, foods and places in general within new countries opens them up to a wealth of new knowledge – the main beauty being that they don’t even realise that they’re learning because they’re […]

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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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In Home & Garden:

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How to arrange living room furniture

  The living room can be justly considered the ‘face’ of your home, which is why designing it carefully is an important and complex task. Of course, it would hardly be possible to come up with fixed design patterns or universal tips on how to arrange living room furniture; yet, based on the total space […]

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Garden Storage Solutions: Which Shed is Right for You?

    It is time to pack away the gardening tools and children’s toys for the winter but somehow storage never seems to be enough. Want to know how to find the right storage solutions for you? This infographic can help:   Site Policy Blog this! Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook […]

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How to Build a Polytunnel (Video)

    One of our plans once we’ve made our move is to get a polytunnel to extend our growing season. We know that we’ve a few readers who have similar plans for self sufficiency too so we thought we’d share our findings. We’ve been doing a lot of research but it seems that erecting […]

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Clever Ways to Brighten Up Your Home

    As the days get shorter and the nights get longer, the last thing you want is a dark and dingy house. You might feel like you want to go to bed as soon as you get home, but there’s still plenty to do, even in the dark. You need to help the kids […]

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The Latest Reviews:

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Feeling Festive with the Nativity 3: Dude Where’s My Donkey?! Jigsaw Puzzle

  Nativity 3: Dude, Where’s My Donkey?! has recently come out in cinemas, but the fun doesn’t end when the credits start rolling. A family puzzle has been created, and when they say family puzzle, they mean it. This one is unlike any other puzzle we’ve seen before. It has three different ‘sections’. On the […]

stripy knitted trex

Review: Stripey T-Rex by Best Years

  We have a lot of children who are interested in dinosaurs and that means we have several toy ones, both plastic and soft. At least a couple of times a day someone will come up to you and tell you they’ve turned into a dinosaur, followed by them pushing the stuffed animal into your […]

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