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  1. It’s that time of the year when everyone starts making New Year’s resolutions and for the most part people aim to lead a healthier lifestyle in the upcoming year.  One great way to do this is to upgrade your usual daily coffee or regular tea for a healthier green tea instead.  Green teas are full of health benefits and loaded with anti–oxidants.  Plus, if you think you’ve tried green tea because you’ve simply purchased a box of tea bags from a supermarket, think again. 

  2. I really look forward to Monday evenings at the moment.  It’s the one night of the week me and Ben spend watching The Walking Dead.  I go to aqua and get back just after 8pm.  Ben usually has it ready to hit play on the TV and we are engrossed for one hour.  It’s probably the only evening I put my laptop and phone down and I’m not distracted from the screen!  I’ve always loved zombie films and TV shows and can’t help but wonder if I’d survive a zombie apocalypse.  Do you think you would?

  3. A relationship can be a beautiful thing. But, over time, it can become a little less beautiful. One of the main reasons for this is kids.  There’s no doubt about it - having kids is going to change the dynamics of a relationship.  No longer can you devote all your time and attention to your other half.  Late nights and broken sleep can affect mood and stress levels, as well as decrease any expected precious evening time together you may have had planned.  Babies and children are unpredictable. 

    Even with a five year old and two year old, we never know what the day or night will bring.  Illnesses suddenly spring out of nowhere and though they may mostly sleep through the night, we’ll suddenly go through a patch of them refusing to go to bed or waking up with growing pains for nights on end.  Often we plan to spend an evening together with no work or social distractions, once the children are in bed, but by the time they are asleep we’re both practically asleep too or too shattered to interact!

    That being said, I feel like our relationship is still strong and perhaps even stronger since having children.  One friend with older children once told me if we can get through the early years of having kids, we can get through anything!  

    So, how do you make sure your relationship stays strong after having kids?  Here are three things I think help to keep a relationship strong after having a baby.

  4. Having a first aid box wherever you are, whether at work, home or camping, is an essential. You never know when an injury may occur or when you may need to give first aid to yourself, your family or even a stranger. You may make your own first aid kit or buy one from many pharmacies and drug stores or online.  Here are some items you should include:

  5. There’s something to be said for kitting out your home with as many luxury items as you can get your hands on, but it’s not the only way to go. One of the increasingly popular decor options is ‘minimalism’, a movement that prioritises the ethos of ‘less is more’. Incorporating this style into your home won’t just make it look cool (though it will); it’ll also improve your mental well being and allow you to do your bit for the environment. And the best part about it? You won’t need to hire anybody else to do it for you.

  6. Using antiques in your home can give it a truly unique look, as well as help you to incorporate some sentimental accessories. Maybe these accessories have been handed down to you from other relatives, or maybe you simply saw them in a thrift store and liked them. Whatever the case, you want to make sure you can use these antiques in your home without going back in time. What I mean by this, is that you don’t want your home to begin looking unappealing and outdated as a result!

  7. Are you struggling to find the perfect stocking filler for a five-year-old girl? Look no further! This article offers a variety of gift ideas for the young girl in your life, including unicorn-themed items, scooter accessories, Lego Friends, drawing pads and glitter pens, and DIY jewellery kits. Whether you're looking for a personalised t-shirt or a gift for a unicorn lover, these ideas will help make Christmas morning extra special for the little girl in your life. So start planning now and avoid using credit cards to enjoy your festivities. Happy Holidays!

    Read on to discover the best stocking filler ideas for a five-year-old girl.

  8. Home improvements are usually to boost the value of your house, adding a patio or improving your garden space, or painting your home a more aesthetically pleasing colour. But, what home improvements can your whole family enjoy? The kids aren’t going to care about many of the improvements you make for your home, however, there are some ideas and projects that the whole family can enjoy in the garden.

  9. Blogging can be tough sometimes.  In an online world where we are opening ourselves up to constant criticism we didn’t ask for, trolls and unwanted advice, it can be quite draining and negative sometimes.  Plus there’s so much advice out there, you might be confused with how to blog or what to blog about.  It might all seem a little overwhelming.  But I say, to hell with this!  Blogging should be positive.  More positivity please!

    Let’s build each other up, not break each other down.

    Let’s ignore all the unwanted advice and follow our own dreams.

    Let’s do what we want to do because we have the freedom to and it makes us happy.

  10. To stay at the very top of the world of fashion, you need to be smart with your fashion choices. You need to go the extra mile in both deciding what clothes you want to wear, where you want to get your clothes from and how you want to wear them. You have to do more than just pick out a pretty top every now and again. You have to do more than wear the same old clothes day in, day out. To be a fashion icon, you have to be different and you have to be smarter with your fashion choices.

    I’m definitely not a fashion icon!  Especially since becoming a mum, I have less money to spend on clothes for myself and it’s no longer a priority.  I’d rather spend my money on something else than the latest trends.  Luckily as my views on clothes are changing, the industries trends seem to be changing and going the same way too.

    Here are some tips to be smart when it comes to fashion: