[ 20 Aug 2014 | No Comment ]
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As a working parent I’m well aware of the added pressures we experience, trying to juggle school drop offs, afterschool clubs, friend’s parties, food shopping, housework, career development and trying to find time to keep fit, it’s with no surprise that stress for working families is on the increase; and a successful work-life balance is now harder to achieve than ever before.
Trying to manage your stress levels and keep a functioning home is tough, and you’re not alone…
It’s reported that over 500,000 people are believed to be suffering from work-related …

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[ 20 Aug 2014 | No Comment ]
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Share it now!As a working parent I’m well aware of the added pressures we experience, trying to juggle school drop offs, afterschool clubs, friend’s parties, food shopping, housework, career development and trying to find time to keep fit, it’s with no surprise that stress for working families is on the increase; and a successful work-life balance is now harder to achieve than ever before.
Trying to manage your stress levels and keep a functioning home is tough, and you’re not alone…
It’s reported that over 500,000 people are believed to be suffering …

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[ 19 Aug 2014 | No Comment ]
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Share it now!We’ve been barbecuing more this summer than previously – now K is five it’s a little easier to be sure he’ll stay away while the food is cooking, and all three kids like toasting marshmallows at the end. Anyway, it was interesting to read how we’re more at risk of contaminating food with a barbecue … and also how simple measures like washing hands and keeping chopping boards separate and clean can help. 
Disclosure: I was sent some Dettol products to try.
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[ 18 Aug 2014 | No Comment ]
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Share it now!Your Name and Age:   Swapnil Gadgil, 37
Tell us about your family
My wife Rebecca is the co-founder of Therapy Box. We work together every day – which isn’t as bad as it sounds! We also have a noisy and curious 1 year old, who keeps us very busy.
What did you do before coming up with your business idea and how was it making the transition?
I was working for the commercial team at Carphone Warehouse. Making the transition was always a bit of a risk – but it definitely paid …

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[ 15 Aug 2014 | No Comment ]
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Share it now!The direct selling industry is booming in the UK with over 4.8 million direct sales transitions in 2013, netting over £2bn for the UK economy. New figures released today from the Direct Selling Association (DSA), the trade body that represents direct selling companies in the UK also reveal the sector is appealing to increasingly broad demographic groups, and more people are direct selling ‘full-time’.
Direct selling is where goods are sold direct to consumers outside of a fixed retail shop. The DSA surveyed its 60 member companies including Avon, …

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[ 13 Aug 2014 | No Comment ]
When Digital Snapshots Are Not Enough

Share it now!The iPhone is the most popular camera on Flickr. I don’t just mean the most popular smartphone camera, but the most popular camera, and has been for some time. It is a testimony to how far we have come with optics and processing in miniature components for tiny devices primarily intended for something else besides taking photos. It also tells us how much our standards have changed when it comes to photography. No matter how good a smartphone’s camera is, it is still seriously lacking when held against …

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[ 12 Aug 2014 | No Comment ]
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Share it now!If your child has autism and bedtimes have become a nightmare, here are five tips from Antonia Chitty and Victoria Dawson, authors of Sleep and Your Special Needs Child that may help to make bedtime easier.

Keep a sleep diary and see if you can work out any patterns to your child’s sleep issues.  Share the information with your child’s health care providers and ask if there is a sleep service in your area that you can access.
Go visual!  Use a visual timetable in the run up to bedtime …

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[ 11 Aug 2014 | No Comment ]
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Share it now!Businesses spend a lot on marketing and advertising; advertising spend in the UK hit a new high of almost £14bn in 2013 and is set to increase to £14.8bn this year. Therefore it would seem fair to ask whether businesses are getting their money’s worth. Richard Edwards of Quatreus doubts it is always delivering the best return on investment (ROI) possible. And the reason is, regardless of what method of communication businesses choose, most will miss out on an essential ingredient: experience.
Experiential marketing is important because it helps …

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[ 8 Aug 2014 | No Comment ]
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Watch our video with Celebrity Chef Jo Pratt, showing you how you can make a quick, delicious and affordable family friendly dish
The summer holidays are here, and for busy mums and dads having the kids at home can add a bit of work, especially where meal times are concerned. With an extra five home meals a week during the holidays, it is easy to run out of inspiration and time and costs can start adding up.
To help keep the kids well fed this summer, watch chef, writer of …

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[ 6 Aug 2014 | No Comment ]
Anna Belfrage

Share it now! Life is short, right? The world is large, the opportunities are never-ending, so to make the most out of things, one must cram as much as possible into the finite number of years we are accorded. I suppose that must be the basic reasoning behind my urge to combine a 50-60 hour per week day-job with four children and a time-consuming – if utterly addictive – side-line as a writer of historical fiction. (Seriously: what was I thinking? That I was Superwoman? Err… yes)
I could have chosen to …

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[ 5 Aug 2014 | No Comment ]
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Share it now!Any parent will have gone through the experience of ‘child proofing’ their home when their little ones come along, especially once they’re up and moving and curious about just about everything. Traditionally though offices are child free environments, but what happens if your office is home-based? Here I look at how to create a safe working environment for you and your children at home.
Not all of us are lucky enough to have room to incorporate a completely separate workspace in our homes – if you do you’re one …