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    Christmas Cupcake Tree Recipe

    5th December 2019

    How to make a christmas tree made from cupcakes.

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  • Money Saving Tips For Single Parents

    29th November 2017

    This time of year is so hard on many families financially, with Christmas gifts and even increased heating bills as it’s already getting so cold, which is why I like to share the tips I’ve found that help keep me within my tight budget.

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  • Toy Review: Stretch Mini Justice League

    4th November 2017

    Now we’re in November I’m increasing my search for Christmas toys for Chunk and his cousins, so expect a few reviews of the best ones I find! My son loves anything superhero, so I’m confident the new Justice League Stretch Armstrong range from Character will provide me with some good stocking fillers. The range includes…

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  • 15 Easy Ways To Save Money At Christmas

    28th October 2016

    The last thing you want to do is find yourself flooded with debt and despair for the new year. When you have children cancelling Christmas isn’t an option, but when money’s tight there are still ways you can have a great holiday season loaded with happy memories.

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  • A Change from Chocolate Advent Calendars…

    6th December 2015

    I don’t know about you, but I get bored of the same old chocolate advent calendars each year and thought I would try something different this time around and I am pleased with the result! Chunk is nearly four now and he is obsessed with reading (thankfully) like I was at his age, probably because…

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  • My Interview With A Family Law Solicitor: Your Questions Answered

    8th January 2015

    As you know I recently made a Will to ensure my son’s birth father (aka Sperm Donor/SD) would have a much lesser chance of becoming the resident parent in the event of my death. Christmas can be an awful time for separated families, especially when it comes to working out who the children will spend…

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  • DIY Sweet Cones as Christmas Gifts

    12th December 2014

    Due to being VERY broke now I am self-employed and not being able to work many hours due to childcare issues, I have had to look at frugal ways to give people gifts this year. Chunk has made a few friends this year through the groups we attend (and so have I yay!) so I…

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  • More Christmas Decorations!

    11th December 2014

    My Toilet Santa Rocks! I don’t know what it is, but now that Chunk is much more aware of what Christmas is and who Santa is, it seems to have given me the Christmas “feeling” that I used to get as a child! For the first time in a long time I have got that…

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  • A Letter From Santa

    10th November 2014

    Lapland Mailroom Letters Now Chunk is fast-approaching three years old, he has a pretty good understanding of everything. As soon as Halloween was over the shops and adverts became Christmassy (it really shouldn’t happen until after my birthday in mid-November in my opinion!). We have been talking about Santa and I’ve explained who this man…

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  • Christmas Gift Ideas: Kids

    9th November 2014

    In my experience children are quite easy to buy for once they are old enough to start providing their gift wish lists to Father Christmas in their letters to him, but it’s always nice to add a few unexpected stocking fillers to surprise them. I’ve started to browse online and in my local shops for…

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