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5 Tips for staying calm under pressure

5 Tips for staying calm under pressure

Stress is unavoidable in the modern world. We move fast and are often trying to do more than is possible and within a time frame that is crazy! To some degree, we have limited control of external factors that can possibly cause us stress, but what we do have under control is our relationship to

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Keeping kids active in Winter

Keeping kids active in Winter

Winter is a tough time to keep the kids active. As the nights draw in and temperatures plummet, our atavistic hibernation tendencies emerge. The attraction of the outdoors quickly loses ground to the lure of the cosy techno-cave housing the TV, iPad and X-Box. Yet keeping the kids moving is just as important in winter

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alternative ways to spend Christmas Day

Alternative ways to spend Christmas Day

Maybe you can’t face a traditional Christmas Day with the family. Maybe you’re a stay-at-home parent and want to get out and about. Maybe you just want to work off that huge Christmas dinner. Maybe you’ve lost a loved one and Christmas doesn’t seem quite the same. There are many reasons why families like to

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Finding a hobby for you and your children

Finding a hobby for you and your children

Quality time with our kids is precious, and while it’s lovely to just collapse in a heap and watch movies together, there are times when a little structure can be a good thing. Finding a hobby for you and your children can provide a focus for your family time, and remove the pressure that sometimes

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things to make you happier in 30 mins

Things to make you happier in 30 mins

Whilst most of us don’t wake up, shoot out of bed and cartwheel across the landing with glee every morning – it is better if we can stay on the right side of happiness! Happiness is not a destination it’s a journey and whilst from day to day our happiness levels vary, there are some

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How to keep your dog and cat cool in the summer

How to keep your dog and cat cool in summer

If a spot of summer sun has you clamouring for the shade, then spare a thought for your furry friends. Thick hairy coats that offer warmth and protection at other times of the year can easily lead to heat-exhaustion, and sensitive footpads can become blistered and sore from walking on hot ground. Here’s some tips

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