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5 Fun Retro Party Ideas
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5 Fun Retro Party Ideas

Retro parties are one of the top ways people celebrate in the 2020s, so why not take a page out of that book and plan one yourself?  Although these parties require an eye for detail and some audience participation from your guests, anyone can design a party that’s both exciting and refreshing for everyone involved.  …

Use custom gift tags to add the perfect touch this Christmas
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Use custom gift tags to add the perfect touch this Christmas

After the washout that was Christmas 2020, I think we’re all hoping for a much better celebration this year. I know that as a family, we are going all out this Christmas to make it one to remember for all the right reasons. Christmas is all about spending time with the ones we love the …

5 Family Friendly Restaurants in the North West
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5 Family Friendly Restaurants in the North West

The last couple of years have been a pretty rough time for most of us, and that was particularly true of last Christmas. The Covid-19 pandemic meant that we didn’t get to spend the quality time we would usually get with our loved ones over the festive period. As a family, we love to get …

Online card games - keeping our minds active!
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Online card games – keeping our minds active!

I remember playing Solitaire on our computer as a teenager. It was one of my favourite ways to pass the time when I was feeling a little bored or fed up! Back then, we didn’t have the gaming options that we have these days. We had dial-up internet that we couldn’t use if somebody was …

Free online games for all the family
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Free online games for all the family

Keeping the family occupied can be tricky, particularly if you’ve got wide age gaps between your children. But it’s something we’ve definitely got better at over the last twelve months. Spending more time stuck at home together as a family has forced us to try new things in order to keep everybody happy. We wanted …

Fun City Things to Do on a Staycation
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Fun City Things to Do on a Staycation

Taking time off to get away from work is the dream many people want.  Unfortunately, although most have unused vacation time available: most of us don’t have the money or time to travel.  Instead, we either bail on our vacation plans altogether or take time off and stay home and watch television.  These don’t have …

Picking The Right School For Your Child
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Picking The Right School For Your Child

School is a crucial part of your child’s life, and getting them into the right one is a significant issue all parents face. Luckily, the guide below is designed to help make the whole process easier. Keep reading to find out more. Know the options. Number one of the list of things to do when …

How to deal with toddler tantrums
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How to deal with toddler tantrums

We were doing so well with our two year old, his second birthday came and went and the dreaded terrible twos seemed to have skipped him. What a happy, calm little boy we have we told ourselves. Oh, how wrong we were! Nine months later and the toddler tantrums have hit FULL FORCE! Now I’m …

Etsy Christmas Gift Guide for Children
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Etsy Christmas Gift Guide for Children

I love pretty things, and Etsy is full of beautiful, gorgeous gifts, particularly at Christmas. I love that you can find so many alternative gifts on Etsy and I particularly love the children’s gifts. It can be so difficult to buy something for children that’s not focussed on gaming or screen time these days! I …

50 free or cheap ways to entertain the kids this summer
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50 free or cheap ways to entertain the kids this summer

The summer holidays are well  under way, not surprisingly the weather has been pretty crap and we’ve been desperately trying to keep the kids entertained whilst sticking to our budget. We’re going away for a long weekend next week and I’m trying to curb our spending until then so we’re not counting the pennies! I’ve …