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The Dilemma of more Children

I always knew I wanted kids, always, and when my step son came in to my life when he was just 1 it was a very surreal and new experience for me. He was a wonderful little boy and it gave me a chance to realise the fun side of ‘step-motherhood’ without all the physical pain that went with it. Fast forward 7 years and he has just turned 8! It has gone so incredibly quick. Now we also have a 1 year old too and it is like I can never remember the pain that I went through. Everyone  ...

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Staying Organised | A Busy Mums Guide

I feel like I am on the go dawn until dusk every single day. I literally have my diary with every single place I go. If it’s not in the diary, it ain’t happenin’. I obviously use a smart phone but I cannot get on with using the calendar on my phone. I think when it’s in black and white and you can strike it off you have a sense of achievement- maybe that’s why? I don’t know. Either way I know that I have to use a diary every single year. I’ve been  ...

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The Weekly Shop When Things Are A Bit Tight

There are very few people that every week, without fail, do their food shop and don’t have to worry about a single penny. I mean, some of us have weeks where we think ‘ah chuck it in the trolley., BUT it is far and few between for a lot of us. With the price of things going up, even the slightly more comfortable, are having to watch what they buy a little. Sometimes, yes, it is so they can afford their fifth holiday of the year but they are also, now more than ever, having to  ...

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Redesigning the House | St Josephs Interiors

Time. The oxford dictionary defines it as ‘the indefinite continued progress of existence and events in the past, present and future regarded as a whole’, yet the Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary defines it as ‘the measured or measurable period during which an action, process or condition exists or continues’. However you describe it… I have none. Working full time, raising children, keep the house clean and tidy with dinners on the table, taking a child to all  ...

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Five Programmes to Watch on Netflix Right Now

The first week of the new year saw me full of sickness and then full of cold. Needless to say the first ten days were not great. I had no energy and didn’t want to venture out of the duvet. But ya’know… duvet days are GONE now I’m a mum. But it could be worse I guess. My evenings have recently been spent binge watching Netflix, but actually, I’ve been pretty damn enjoying it! Netflix is always a winner for me as it releases whole seasons at a time- perfect  ...

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How, in 2019, Do we still have Period Poverty?

It is 2019. In the past ten years humanity has come so far. We carry around a computer in our pockets that is around the size of our hand, we have FaceTime meaning we can video chat someone across the other side of the world, Hell, we even have a Robot in our houses, we call Alexa, who is one program away from making us our breakfast in the morning. Yet somewhere in the depths of London there is a 13 year old girl who cannot afford to pay for sanitary items. How is this even happening in  ...

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Why I am done with New Year Resolutions

Every year hundreds of thousands of people spend between Christmas and New year making lists and making promises for 2019. Millions of people invest in gym memberships, diet regimes and weight loss goals. This year I have decided to not do any resolutions. I do not promise to lose weight. I do not promise to be a better person. I do not promise to do this that and the other. However, there are certain things I want to get done, whether you want to class that as a resolution that is up to  ...

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2018| What a Bloody Year!

As 2019 starts I have found myself assessing how much life has changed in the past 12 months. 2018 has been a very dramatic year in the Ritson household and quite frankly I am super glad to see the back of it. For me, 2018 started heavily pregnant with a tonne of aches and pains but swimming on the high of a new gorgeous diamond and sapphire engagement ring on my finger. I was a whirlwind of mixed emotion yet emotionally so ready for the year ahead. Evelyn arrived on her due date of 19th  ...

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Slendertone Abs 8 | Losing those last few inches

Y’all been watching me moan (read joyfully experience) about my weight loss journey. Well since October things have really come to a halt. I’ll be totally honest with you it is completely my fault. I have been super busy with work and the Nationals and it’s been work events galore where you’re kind of expected to eat and drink. I’m not moaning about that bit… but my waist line is. And actually so are my social media stats. I have seriously neglected them  ...

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When a Photo has you wishing for more

When I did my A-level photography one thing I wish I had done more of was under water photography. Unfortunately, living in England, the water is so murky it makes it pretty hard to get any shots at all. I have been looking at a brand new waterproof camera, the Panasonic Lumix Tough Camera DC-FT7 and it’s got me digging out the old photos from the archives and wondering how I used to take photo’s with a compact camera. It reminded me that a DSLR isn’t always the best for  ...

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