7 Ways To Relieve Stress

Many of us experience stress on a daily basis. Chronic stress can lead to serious health problems – it’s thought to be one of the leading causes of heart attacks! Whilst sometimes you can remove the causes of stress from your life, this isn’t always possible (raising kids can be a big stress, but no-one wants to get rid of their kids), which means you need to look into forms of stress relief. Whether it’s your job, parenthood, financial problems, relationship problems or something completely different triggering your stress, here are seven ways in which you can make your stress disappear.…

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#LivingArrows – Ready To Rock World Book Day 9/52 (2019)

Being actively involved within Education, I was more than aware that ‘World Book Day’ was fast approaching. However, I somehow left things till last-minute thus missing the postage deadlines to purchase costumes or hats for the kids to wear. As my children have been asked to cast their costumes aside in favour for a hat, I was half hoping things would a little easier this year. Who was I kidding?!

E had it in her head that she wanted to be Mary Poppins. Could I find a suitable hat? Could I heck as like! J very kindly lent us his grey hat to cover in ribbon and flowers, which I ran around like a mad woman finding and purchasing as the local florist happened to be shut – typical! …

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Repair The Damage: Coping With Relationship Problems When There Are Kids In The Middle

Having children can result in those bad days on a semi-regular basis, when we have to put so much of our energies, emotional and physical, into our children, something has got to give. Let’s face it; our relationships can suffer as a result. And even the tightest of family units can feel the pressure, not just because of children, but because of life in general. But what happens when you and your partner haven’t had a proper conversation for so long, or you’ve felt like passing ships in the night? How can you cope with these issues?


Having a child means both of your lives have changed.…

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#StoppingDistance – Car Care & Being Aware

I don’t know about you, but when I’m out and about on the road with the kids in the car, I suddenly feel far more safety conscious. It’s as if I’m driving with the crown jewels in the back seat, yet in reality I’m driving with two precious children worth far more than the crown jewels thus have good reason to be cautious.

My husband and I ensure that both cars are serviced at least once a year and given a full MOT testing. We also keep a close eye upon the wear and tear and the pressure of all four tyres, although I’m still not completely comfortable with the idea of driving a car without a spare tyre on board.…

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#TheOrdinaryMoments – Our Little Ladies First Swimming Lesson

We’ve been meaning to take E to swimming lessons for over a year now but sadly our local pool was demolished and we were left quite literally high and dry. Whilst we regularly take both J & E swimming at the leisure centre (which is a fifty-minute drive away!) it isn’t quite the same as lessons.

Having phoned around a range of leisure centres and private pools, I found a range of slots were available for swimming lessons but none of which were at a time that we could attend. Last week however, I found that the Nuffield Health Centre offered weekend-based swimming lessons and we were ever so lucky to ‘bag-see’ the last place.…

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