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A helpful guide when planning for a baby #family

A helpful guide when planning for a baby #family

I remember everyone saying to me, there is no "good time" to plan to have a baby, no right time. You simply have to make it work when the time comes. We had lots of advice from family and friends, professionals and websites. There is a wealth of information out there on pregnancy. However, there is so much that is not discussed and I had to find out for myself. I am hoping these tips will help planning for a baby a little easier. VIEW the POST

What expenses bridesmaids are expected to cover

What expenses bridesmaids are expected to cover

Expenses are aplenty when it comes to bridal function as well as the wedding. Although brides are usually prepared to meet the expenses, they are basically swamped with bills to pay. However, when these bills actually arrive, it can be very overwhelming. Let’s not even talk about the times of crisis and mishaps knock at your doorsteps. Brides and grooms often find sometimes in the middle of sticky situations. VIEW the POST

Some helpful tips if you’re considering fostering

I have often considering fostering, before I had children and as they’ve got older. Being able to help a little child get support in the start of their journey, to me, feels like the most courageous thing anyone can do. One of the common concerns that would-be foster carers talk about is money. It’s a taboo subject in society as a whole. However, for foster carers, it can be an even greater minefield. It is vital that prospective foster carers realise that foster caring is a paid profession. You will be financially supported to ensure that you can provide a good level of care and support to the children you foster.

Convincing the kids to throw out old toys

Convincing the kids to throw out old toys

There will come a time in the year, most likely after Christmas, where you will want to start thinking about having a clear out at home. We did this last weekend and I asked the children to choose some fabulous toys to take to charity, to help make another child's Christmas a happy one. You will want to get rid of your old possessions and pieces of furniture, ready to make room for all the new things you received during the festive season. However, when it comes to clearing out your home, you will also want to get the kids involved and get rid of their old toys.VIEW the POST

Getting organised with work and hobbies using Trello

Getting organised with work and hobbies using Trello

I thought it was about time I started sharing some of my tips on how I keep organised with my work and my hobbies. Both at work and at home, I use Trello - it can used in a browser or on an app. I have it on my iPhone, iPad and work computer using the browser. It is so easy to use and updates in real time, so you can flip between devices quickly.  VIEW the POST

Essentials every woman should carry in her handbag

A woman’s handbag is just one of her many secret weapons. Of course, there are some obvious things to carry, like tampons, a wallet, aspirin, and gum, but a true handbag master has thought of every scenario she might need to be prepared for as she takes on her day. Curating the perfect arsenal of gear can take years but it doesn’t have to! We’ve distilled years of purse-carrying-wisdom down to these essentials every woman needs to carry in her handbag to take on the world looking flawless and feeling fierce.