How To Take The Pressure Off When Your Child Has An Injury

Being a parent can be stressful: you have so much to juggle and balance, so many people’s wellness to look after, meals to prepare and little lives to nurture. You’d certainly be forgiven for feeling the pressure of parenthood from time to time.  Yet, when the worst happens — when your little one becomes sick or sustains an injury — it’s like everything becomes ten times harder. If you become worried, this can change the atmosphere in the home, and suddenly what did feel under control no longer feels manageable. If you’re currently in the midst of an illness or…

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My tips for saving money as a single mum

Kids are expensive! There is no way to beat around the bush or sugar coat it – these little people come a lot of money. Since becoming a single mum over 3 years ago I have become sole responsible for providing for these girls of mine day to day. It’s been up and down along the way money wise to say the least. I was so used to someone else sorting out the bills etc when I had to look after it all it was a little chaotic! I know there are so many others in a similar position to…

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Easy Tricks for Keeping Your House Cool this Summer

We are being promised a long, hot summer. Whilst we revel in heat and sunshine most of the time, at night or after a few weeks of heat, we can be itching for a breath of fresh, cool air. Rattan Direct take a look at great ideas for keeping your home cool this summer! #1 Keep your blinds closed or curtains drawn It’s a simple tip but you can reduce 30% of the heat pouring into a room from the blazing sun by keeping your blinds or curtains closed, especially at the hottest part of the day. Great for south-facing…

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How to tackle your body issues

No matter how confident we may seem, everyone has issues with their body that affect their self-esteem. Those issues can have long-lasting effects on our confidence, but the good news is that they can be managed and overcome, and the solutions may not be as challenging as you suspect. Of course, there’s no magic wand you can wave that will solve your body issues for you, but with a little commitment and preparation, you could soon be looking back and wondering why you let them affect you for so long. We’re bombarded with impossible to realise representations of the perfect…

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Five Great Ways to Use Floodlights in Your Garden

Outdoor lighting is a quick and easy way to enhance your garden and make it more usable at the same time. A well-lit eating area can potentially be used throughout the year. There are many different types of lighting fixtures available, but today I am not going to be taking a look at path lights, Chinese lanterns or lampposts. Instead, I am going to share with you several ways you can use LED floodlights from LED Hut or another retailer to enhance your garden. Most of the suggestions below are quick, easy and inexpensive. Light up your hedges and fences…

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