“Old Fashioned” Activities to Keep the Kids Happy in Summer

It’s that time of the year when the kids are off school and roaming around the house looking for things to do. Many now resort to video game entertainment which, whilst fun, seems a little unproductive, especially during the summer months. In light of this, here are some of the older activities which are sure to keep them happy.


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Day Trips
Day trips are a great way to get kids outdoors and breathing in some fresh air. Theme parks are often a popular option, as they combine the thrills of adrenaline fuelled rides with outdoor fun and family bonding. Many theme parks also offer family deals, which means you can save some extra cash (although you may well end up spending it on ice cream and hotdogs anyway).
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Pull The Plug On High Electric Bills

Are your electricity bills too high? With most of our lives revolving around electronic devices, cutting back on our power usage can seem like a difficult ask for many of us. However, there are many other ways to lower the costs of powering our homes. Here are just a few methods.



Is it time to switch supplier?
Other suppliers may be charging less than your currant supplier - so make sure you regularly check out price comparison sites. There are many comparison sites out there to help you get the best deal and some suppliers will charge discounted rates to new customers. In fact, you may be able to save a lot of money simply by changing supplier every few years and making use of new customer rates.
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How to Stay Beautiful During Pregnancy

Pregnancy is the time when a woman should look after her own health not just carefully but responsibly too. This does not mean that a future mother has to forget about taking care of herself for a period of nine months - unless of course she wants too! 


Women shouldn’t abandon their regular beauty treatments because they're pregnant if they don't want to, as long as the treatments are safe to use whilst pregnant and you've spoken to the therapist carrying out such treatments. The main thing you'd need to know is what will be safe for your baby’s health and from what it is better to abstain. I've gathered some information thanks to the wonderful and experienced friends from YesDates.com.
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Three Things Your Holiday Accommodation Must Have!

We're midway through June, the weather is how it's supposed to be (for once!) -  sunny and hot, our windows are fully open, our children's paddling pools are filled up ready for an afternoon of play, our ears hear lawn mower after lawn mower, we're going through cold drinks, ice cubes, ice pops, and ice cream like no tomorrow, and we're seeing friends post their daily countdown until their holiday arrives.


If you've not booked your summer holiday yet, I'm pretty sure you'll have an idea by now of where you want to head off too, and exactly when and for how long - like me, which leaves us begrudging our family and friends who already have everything sorted! The thing is, I've not booked a holiday yet because they go way too fast, and I don't want any of my pre-holiday preparation to be rushed, I don't want anything deplorable - I want the best!
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Five Family Friendly Places To Visit In Liverpool.

In just over 10 days time, my younger brother Jamie will be celebrating his 25th birthday, a quarter of a century old and his first birthday as a daddy! Wanting to do something more than just going to a local restaurant for a meal - because we seem to do that year after year, I wanted to do something special for Jamie's birthday so took his interest into account!


As I mentioned above, this will be Jamie's first birthday as a daddy, his beautiful son was born on the 22nd of May, so whilst we're not struggling with ideas as there is so many gifts you can buy for new dads, we wanted to take Jamie's other interest into account too and thought about things that he could do by himself, as well as things with the whole family - there is a LOT of us, and we all love celebrating together!
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5 Tips On Perfecting Your DIY Tan!

In just over a week time, the official UK summer time begins, and with the summer time upon us, out comes the paddling pools, the BBQ's and as much of our bodies as we can to get a beautiful golden tan! However, we live in England, and we all know what the typical UK weather is like - it's rubbish, it's absolutely rubbish! Even if we're blessed with a little bit of a sun, you'll be sure we're more than likely not to see more than a week of it at a time! One day it could be the hottest day of the year to date, and the next day you're waking up to the glorious rain!

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So what do we do? Well a lot of us adults Brits now know a beautiful summer is something of the past, Spud loves listening to my childhood stories of how summer meant sun, and winter meant snow - something he's not really experienced like many other children his age and younger! So in true Brit style, we light up the barbies no matter the weather, we invite the family round, and we still wear our flip flops - well a little bit of rain never hurt anybody did it? We also fake tan - yes both sexes, males or females - we do it, and us Brits love it!
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Review: Baby Cakes Treasures - Jade Alana Marshall Design.

You may recall a post I done a couple of months ago mentioning Spud's birthday party, and it being Batman themed!? If not, go and have a read, or you can skip that and read this post instead, a post on someone who's already been mentioned a few times on Unique Young Mum, and I have no doubt this won't be the last time! The company in question is Jade Alana Marshall, the graphic designer behind my beautiful floral layout that I had until recently (if you're new and have no idea what I'm talking about, check out my social media pages - ahem Facebook and Twitter!).


First of all, let me tell you a bit about Jade - the sole person behind Baby Cakes Treasures, Jade Alana Marshall Design, and JAM Personalised. I first came across Jade a couple of years ago whilst stalking Twitter (as us bloggers do, am I the only one who spends more time on Twitter then doing anything else!? I can't be alone surely!), seeing she had designer in her profile (and me having an interest in design - I miss the MSN group days!) I stalked her profile and found she had a website, and from there fell in love with her work. Soon enough, Jade was the person behind my first professional and beautiful layout, and the only reason it was replaced a few months ago was because blogger had changed ever so slightly and I needed something to be done about my SEO - jargon that doesn't mean a lot to many of us!

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