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How A Messy House Can Affect Your Mental Wellbeing

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This is a collaborative post. You may well remember the episode of Friends where Chandler discovers that his clean-freak wife Monica is secretly messy, hiding all her untidiness behind a secret locked closet door. Having a clean house was, in fact, the key to Monica’s happiness and mental wellbeing. Fast forward to a more modern media example in Queer Eye, and you’ll often see an unkempt, poorly maintained house attached to a subject struggling with some level of anxiety, depression…

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Reviews & Giveaways

Fuzzikins Bedtime Bunnies – A Review

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AD – Gifted. We were sent Fuzzikins Bedtime Bunnies for the purpose of this review. Little Miss H loves a craft activity. She asks to do one daily. And so as soon as I heard about the Fuzzikins Bedtime Bunnies, I knew that she would love them. Fuzzikins Bedtime Bunnies Review As we draw closer to Easter, Fuzzikins Bedtime Bunnies are the perfect activity. The Fuzzikins Bedtime Bunnies come in three different sizes and can be customized with felt tips,…

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Mental Health

Raising Your Child To Be Emotionally Strong

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This is a collaborative post. It is the hope of every parent that their child grows up emotionally strong, independent and caring, but this is not something that happens overnight and your parenting will be key in developing their mental strength. So, how can you raise your child to be strong and independent? Raising Your Child To Be Emotionally Strong Encourage Outdoor Activities Developing independence, strength, confidence and social skills is most effective when outside of the house. This is…

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Thoughts & Inspiration

Gifts For A Grieving Friend

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This is a collaborative post. Knowing how to help a friend who has lost someone can be difficult. We all grieve in different ways and process things in our own time. Some will retreat into their shell, some may need additional support, and others might not be able to confront their loss until years later. No matter how they’re handling their loss, it’s important to allow your friend to work through their feelings and offer emotional support. It’s also possible…

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Reviews & Giveaways

Hatchimals CollEGGtibles ‘Mermal Magic’ Season 5 – A Review

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We were sent the Hatchimals CollEGGtibles ‘Mermal Magic’ Season 5 for the purpose of this review. But all thoughts, opinions and imagery are my own and are 100% honest.  Little Miss H loves surprise toys. And she has been desperate to get her hands on some Hatchimals CollEGGtibles for quite a while. So she was thrilled when we were invited to review Hatchimals CoLLEGGtibles season 5, ‘Mermal Magic’. Hatchimals CollEGGtibles ‘Mermal Magic’ Season 5 – Review What Are Hatchimals CollEGGtibles…

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Home & Garden

Using Spruce Trees To Spruce Up Your Garden

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This is a collaborative post. With spring just around the corner, my thoughts are turning to gardening. Having a garden is wonderful. Once the weather has warmed up, there is nothing better than spending time outdoors with friends and family. It is very relaxing and a great way to enjoy some of what nature has to offer. The other day I was browsing this website and came across their spruce page. I was both amazed and captivated. Using Spruce Trees…

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Baby Loss

Should Miscarriage Form Part Of School Sex Education Classes?

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Trigger warning: this post mentions baby loss and miscarriage. You may find it distressing if you have experience of either of these subjects. Last week, I read a number of articles in the Scottish Press. These articles were calling for discussions about miscarriage to form part of a school’s sexual education curriculum. My initial reaction was that this was wrong. Because school children should not be taught about something so cruel and heartbreaking. However, after having discussions with a number…

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Finding Happiness Mental Health

Finding Happiness And Chasing Rainbows – February 2019

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A few months ago, I decided that I needed to restart writing about the happy moments in my life and share the times that bring me joy and put a smile on my face. So Finding Happiness And Chasing Rainbows was born. Happiness isn’t always easy to come by. Sometimes you have to work hard at finding your happiness. You have to search for happiness, chase after it and once you’ve found it then hold onto it. That is why…

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