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[ 16 Jul 2018 | No Comment ]

Online shopping is widely favoured across consumers of all ages and incomes for the convenience it offers: you can shop anytime, from anywhere, and your orders are delivered straight to your door. However, it also entails a few risks that are unique to the internet, as you have to provide sensitive information like your banking and credit card details to proceed with the purchase. The online shopping world abounds with cybercriminals out to get you and trick you out of your money, so it is best to follow some necessary …

half term, Headline, holidays, house and home »

[ 11 Jul 2018 | No Comment ]

With summer fast approaching, teaching children to be safe near water becomes increasingly important. There are a number of things you can do to help keep your family safe this summer:
At home

Always use self-closing gates, fences and locks to prevent children from gaining access to pools of water
Securely cover all water storage tanks and drains
Empty paddling pools and buckets as soon as they have been used. Always turn paddling pools upside down once empty
Always supervise bath time (never leave children unattended). Empty the bath as soon as possible after use

On holiday

When …

Headline, holidays, house and home »

[ 7 Jul 2018 | No Comment ]

Strap on your safety goggles! Brainiac Live!, science’s greatest and most volatile show, arrives for its Edinburgh Fringe debut with a vengeance! Refreshed, re-charged and even more explosive.
‘excellent – the Science Museum meets Top Gear’ The Guardian
The show celebrates its 10th anniversary with a bang. Literally! Expect to see exploding dustbins, supercharged spinning chairs and the ultimate Airzooka challenge. It’s the wild world of the weird and wonderful and a no- brainer summer outing for girls and boys alike.
Andy Joyce, No.1 Brainiac and director of the show, says: “I’m so …

business, business mums news, Headline, health »

[ 21 Jun 2018 | No Comment ]

In a recent survey, instantprint discovered that 50% of business owners are more stressed now than they were in previous jobs, and 57% of female SMEs admit that they are mostly worried about their finances. This survey also revealed that business owners are so stressed that they are only sleeping around 3-4 hours a night.
instantprint interviewed a selection of business owners and discovered that many of their financial mistakes were made due to a lack of education when it came to money management. Are SMEs avoiding managing their finances? Is …

Headline, health, house and home, maternity leave, work »

[ 17 Jun 2018 | No Comment ]

So you’re going back to work. You’re sorted. Baby is sorted. Partner is sorted. What could possibly go wrong?
Despite being an organised person, there will be times when you feel that those balls will simply not stay up in the air no matter how much you juggle!
Exhaustion. Have you been up all night with a teething baby? Does your boss who has a 2pm deadline care? Probably not. Exhaustion can make clear thinking very difficult. If you are doing a job that involves working heavy machinery, this can actually be …

Headline, house and home »

[ 15 Jun 2018 | No Comment ]

When your Dad dies the pain is as real as at any age, but each age can bring its own challenges. In our 20’s we may have moved away from our childhood home, be married ourselves, immersed in a career. It can be such a busy decade for us. We can be so wrapped up in our own lives that we see our parents as people who perform a function for us. We have their unconditional and consistent love and then when we lose them we realise they were so much more …

business mums news, Headline, house and home »

[ 7 Jun 2018 | No Comment ]

Next brand ambassador and stylish working mum Emma Willis recently selected her edit from Next’s sumptuous summer collection, but aside from picking out her favourite items from the new range, she was on hand to talk everyday power dressing and how to change it up for a more affordable summer look! Next also chatted to fashion psychologist Dr Aurora Paillard to hear just how important what you wear is to your wellbeing! As a busy parent, if you’re too time strapped to worry about the next addition to your …

Food on Fridays, health, house and home »

[ 6 Jun 2018 | No Comment ]

Advance meal prep is a popular strategy for managing your time, budget, and diet. When you plan ahead, you can count calories, organize your shopping list, and ensure that you have nutritious, high-quality meals waiting for you every day without the need to run through the grocery store or hit a fast food window. There are many compelling reasons to start planning and prepping ahead for your meals.
Avoid the Temptation of Fast Food
The majority of people who eat fast food do so out of convenience. Less than a third of …

active mums, Headline, house and home »

[ 24 May 2018 | No Comment ]

Last call for primary schools interested in taking on gardening projects

94% of primary school leaders believe that school gardening benefits pupils’ health and wellbeing, something Stewart Garden have been promoting over the past seven years. The research stated that children with access to decent green space are predicted to be 24% more likely to be active. Research also shows a strong connection for children between feeling happy and feeling connected with the natural world.  
The Stewart Garden Schools programme, now in its seventh year, is open to schools all over …

days out, half term »

[ 5 Apr 2018 | No Comment ]

From Saturday 26 May to Sunday 3 June, the 29th Edinburgh International Children’s Festival brings some of the world’s best theatre, dance, multi-media and puppetry specifically made for young people to Edinburgh for nine days of inspiring and entertaining shows and special events.
“2018 promises to be another spectacular year for the Children’s Festival,” said Edinburgh International Children’s Festival’s festival director Noel Jordan. “We are delighted to present some of the very best companies making work for young people from around the world as well as some of the best artists living in Scotland and …