[ 12 Sep 2014 | No Comment ]
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A bad night’s sleep affects the whole family, but have you considered how your child’s day time activities might be adjusted to help them sleep better at night? Here are a few straightforward tips from Antonia Chitty and Victoria Dawson, authors of Sleep and Your Special Needs Child, that might help your family. If your child struggles with change, as many children do, pick just one suggestion to introduce gradually, and see if it helps before moving onto the next one.

Does your child nap? Children with special needs may continue …

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[ 21 Sep 2014 | No Comment ]
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Share it now!We’ve had the builders in since 14th July. That’s meant two big rooms worth of stuff has had to be redistributed round the house, and I have HAD ENOUGH!
I’m joining Joanne Mallons #Xmasclutterclear as it ties in with what I’ve been trying to do since the end of August. This is a pic of the clothes clear out, plus some books. I’ve taken other books to donate to the kids school. I’ve cleared some extra bookshelves from my bedroom and it’s looking much clearer now … and this is …

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[ 19 Sep 2014 | No Comment ]
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Share it now!Watch our video where foodie Kerstin Rodgers cooks up delicious and healthy camping treats
If the weather stays good, September is a great time to head off for a night under canvas with the kids. Make the most of this season’s cooking apples and watch food blogger Kerstin Rodgers cook up a delicious baked apples dessert, with hints of cinnamon, brandy and nutmeg. Whilst the apples are baking, watch as Kerstin throws together a simple but tantalizing pear and blue cheese salad, all made with fresh, sun ripened fruits, …

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[ 18 Sep 2014 | No Comment ]
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Share it now! Tech heroines urged to enter as two new categories introduced
Britain’s leading technology proponents are gearing up for the fifth annual FDM everywoman in Technology Awards, created to drive awareness of the sector’s career opportunities and to encourage higher numbers of women to work in the industry.  Entries are now open and there are awards for women at all stages of their career – from young high-fliers to start-up founders and leaders within large corporate organisations.
The tech industry is considered one of the most exciting and forward thinking career …

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[ 17 Sep 2014 | No Comment ]
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Share it now!Some 44% of working mums would consider sharing their maternity leave with their partner, according to Workingmums.co.uk annual survey. The number of women who would consider sharing their leave when the new shared parenting legislation comes in next year has risen by 3% since last year and may in part be due to a rising number of women who are the main breadwinners in their families – over 17% of women who were living with a partner say they are the main breadwinner and only in a small …

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[ 16 Sep 2014 | No Comment ]
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Share it now!A picture is worth a thousand words and, in the world of business, it’s essential that you choose the right images that truly reflect your brand. Bu how do you find the right images?
We are inundated with stock photographs online, so it’s no surprise that business owners get lost in the multitude of websites that offer free and paid-for stock photos. To save you following the endless maze of stock photo libraries, here are some simple tips on how to make your search easier and more effective.
Get to …

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[ 16 Sep 2014 | No Comment ]
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Share it now!Nosy Crow, an independent publisher of child-focused books and apps, has wowed the judges at this year’s Nectar Business Small Business Awards, beating hundreds of other UK-based SMEs to scoop the lead prize of Small Business of the Year 2014.
Publishing pro and founder of Nosy Crow, Kate Wilson, impressed the panel of judges — which included star of BBC 1’s The Apprentice, Karren Brady CBE — with her clear business goals, strong corporate-social-responsibility projects and excellent end-user engagement. Kate will now attend the Nectar Business Round Table event, …

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[ 12 Sep 2014 | No Comment ]
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Share it now!A bad night’s sleep affects the whole family, but have you considered how your child’s day time activities might be adjusted to help them sleep better at night? Here are a few straightforward tips from Antonia Chitty and Victoria Dawson, authors of Sleep and Your Special Needs Child, that might help your family. If your child struggles with change, as many children do, pick just one suggestion to introduce gradually, and see if it helps before moving onto the next one.

Does your child nap? Children with special needs …

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[ 11 Sep 2014 | No Comment ]
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Share it now!It can be hard to find time to shop around for utilities when you are a busy working parent or run your own business. It’s well worth doing it every so often, however, as staying on top of costs like these can help the family and business budget.
Over the summer we’ve noticed our broadband usage rocket. With an eight year old, a twelve year old and a five year old, everyone can use the internet now – the youngest even talks about vlogs and whether he can get …

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[ 10 Sep 2014 | No Comment ]
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Share it now!We’ve all been there; politely sitting through a number of conference presentations mentally compiling shopping lists or daydreaming about the summer holidays instead of actually listening. The topic sounded interesting, and the content is probably useful, but the presentation itself seems to have been made expressly to send us to sleep.
It is a common problem – so how do you avoid being the presenter that sends even the insomniacs to sleep?
Richard Edwards of Quatreus has ‘unpicked’ 100s of presentations and suggests these are the five sins you need …

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[ 9 Sep 2014 | No Comment ]
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Share it now! Crunch is a groundbreaking online accountancy firm for freelancers, contractors and small businesses. By combining accredited, award-winning in-house accountants with internally-developed cloud software, Crunch delivers a complete business accountancy service for a flat monthly fee. No costly extras, your own personal account manager, and maximum tax efficiency. Crunch’s monthly fee of £59.50+VAT includes:

Unlimited access to your own account manager and a team of accredited accountants
Access to our simple, real-time online accounting software to help you stay on top of your finances
Year end filings, Corporation Tax and VAT returns …