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Cheap school holiday fun

Cheap school holiday fun

The school summer holidays are now upon us and the thought of keeping the kids entertained for six to seven whole weeks can have parents tearing their hair out. Fret not though, as we’ve come up with some ideas for cheap and cheerful school holiday fun. Go out to play One of the wonders of

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Eating out without breaking the bank

Eating out without breaking the bank

Sometimes it’s nice to go out for dinner as a special treat or even just because you don’t fancy cooking. But it can be expensive, especially if the kids are eating with you too. However, it is possible to dine out without breaking the bank, you just need to plan your outing before you set

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Why summer makes us feel good

Why summer makes us feel good

There’s something about summer that makes us feel pretty good about life. Gone are the long, dark, cold nights and in comes sunshine and rising temperatures. Not only does this literally make the world seem like a brighter place, it also has plenty of health and wellbeing benefits for us. Sunshine makes you happy A

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Tired Parents

Tired Parents

Whether you’ve been up all night comforting a teething baby or waiting on a teenager finally coming home, parenting can be exhausting. It’s a common myth that once babies are sleeping through the night you’ll get enough sleep and adjust to your new lifestyle. But unfortunately it doesn’t quite work out like that. Between looking

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Common scams to be aware of

Common scams to be aware of

Unfortunately, there are some people in the world who have no qualms about scamming others out of their hard earned cash. As the general public become more and more aware of scams, criminals have to come up with more plausible looking ways to get money out of people. Figures from Consumer Direct suggest that three

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When people spoil your birth announcement via social media

When people spoil your birth announcement via social media

You’ve just given birth and you’re so excited to tell all your friends and family about your new arrival, but first you need to rest up a bit and spend a little time getting to know each other. Grandparents, Aunties and Uncles have all been informed, the rest can wait a little while longer while

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