How many times has a well-meaning friend, your mum or a work colleague enquired as to whether you’ve finished the nursery yet? You don’t mind the polite questioning, but it’s hard when you have absolutely no idea how to decorate the sleeping quarters of your imminent little arrival. While the usual way to go is down the pastel pink path…

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As readers of our site know, having a baby is a wonderful experience. It’s life-changing, quite literally, as you may already understand. If your an expectant mother, your parenting friends have probably already told you about what changes to expect in your life. Some of these will be obvious, but there may be things you have never thought about. Hence,…

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As a homeowner, there are few things that can strike fear into your heart more than the thought that your property might be infected with rising damp. Unfortunately, this potentially dangerous problem is one of the most common home defects in the country, and it starts slowly. As its name suggests, rising damp starts low and continues to rise up…

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Even if you’ve been working with a company for a long time, there’s always the chance that you can lose your job. It’s not always because you’ve done something wrong, sometimes companies just hit hard times and they have to let people go. Whatever the reason, trying to support your family without that income is going to be a struggle,…

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Something I really want to pass on to my children is travel. I was pretty lucky growing up that my parents took me to see a lot of the world, same with Rich, and it’s always been something we have cherished. Initially when I knew I was going to fall into the 2 under 2 bracket I kissed goodbye to…

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https://www.pexels.com/photo/bed-bedroom-blanket-clean-545012/ We all have our own tastes and preferences when it comes to decor. But you could surprise yourself with how those references tend to change when you’re either pregnant or have just had a baby. Because they will, and they do. Where you once may have preferred luxury feel fabrics over anything easy to wash, now it’s a no-brainer.…

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From time to time, you will find that it is not enough to simply repaint one room or move the furniture around. Instead, you will feel the need for something larger, a real change that will make a lasting difference to your home and your life. When this time comes around, it can actually be quite nerve-wracking. This is in…

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