How To Nail Your Summer Beauty Routine

Summer is well and truly here, and what better time to fine-tune your beauty routine? The change in the season gives you the ideal opportunity to adjust your usual pamper regime, and we’ve got everything you need to get your summer look spot on.
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Before you get started, it helps to prepare yourself with the right products. The good news is, you can purchase your everyday healthcare essentials and beauty must haves from a range of different places, including online retailers, the high street and even your local supermarket.

Making More Money For Your Family The Smart Way

If you want to make more money for your family so you can improve your quality of life, you’ve come to read the right post. It’s important to remember that many people associate earning money with working hard, and while that can be true sometimes, this post is about working smarter, not harder, it's about making small changes that can help you in the long run.

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You don’t want to swap too much more of your time for money if you’re already working, as this will mean spending less time with the people you love. Would it be worth it? Probably not! With this in mind, read on for ways you can make more money for your family the smart way.


3 Simple Ways To Protect Your Family Dynamic

If you’ve recently experienced the joy of welcoming your first little bundle of joy, you may be thinking that your life is complete. The family that you’ve always dreamed of is now a reality, and you feel an overwhelming sense of unconditional love towards your firstborn and your partner. You would do everything within your power to protect your family dynamic.

With one or two more little cherubs in the future, you may find that you have achieved your goal of a family, a home and contentment. Fast forward ten or fifteen years, and you may have rebellious adolescents, ageing relatives and all sorts of external factors threatening your family dynamic.


Mysteries That Still Leave the World in Wonder.

Each and every one of us has some level of curiosity about ourselves – it’s natural, it is part of what makes us human. It is that curiosity that leaves us pondering some of the world’s greatest mysteries that, in all likelihood, we will never have a definitive answer for.

From unsolved crimes to government cover-up conspiracy theories, there are hundreds and thousands of cases that remain open. While, of course, not all mysteries are suitable for a youngster to delve into, that doesn’t mean that we can’t at least feed their curiosity by introducing some of history’s most notable anonymities if they hear about them from their peers.

Restyling and Revamping Your Home Could Never Be More Easier!

Renovating your home can be one of the most stressful and expensive periods of adulthood, whether it’s building an extension or just updating the fixtures and features of your home. Along with it being a stressful and financial heavy time, it can also be time costly, well unless you’re a millionaire, but if you’re not, then the chances are these things are going to take a rather long time as well as it being stressful and costly. 

With this day and age though, we’re fortunate enough to have a company around for basically anything and everything, a point proven to myself the other day when I fancied warm, fresh out of the oven, homemade brownies, sadly I  just didn’t have the time to bake. However, my tummy was soon satisfied when a quick search online introduced me to a local baker, living just two miles away from me. After a quick telephone call, my brownies were ready to be collected still warm only an hour later. 

Five Relaxing Weekend Break Ideas For The Capital.

London, what goes through your head when you hear, see or say the word London? To me its chaos - lots of people, black cabs, buses and trains, people, crowds of people everywhere, it's rushing, it's shopping, it's fast, it's loud, its even another world and that's coming from someone who lives only 30 minutes away from London via a fast train from Paddington. 

However, what if I told you London can be relaxing, as relaxing as can be? Would you believe me? Well, I most probably wouldn't have believed you either if you were writing this post, however back in April, as part of my birthday celebrations, I spent a weekend in the capital relaxing - yes relaxing, and I'd do it all over again every week given the opportunity! I thought I'd put my tips into a post to show you how you can have a relaxing weekend in the capital.

My Favourite Road Trip - #RoadTripsOfEurope

Passing my driving test last July was without a doubt one of the best things I've done, I didn't realise at the time how much more freedom it would give me and Spud, and even the dog benefits too, considering he gets driven to luxury parks to walk or should I say sprint around. From going food shopping without worrying about carrying heavy bags, to driving down the road in the pouring rain, it's been a saviour and something I'm so glad to of achieved. 

It's also been a pleasure when we've planned family holidays, there is no more squishing an adult in between car seats, and packing the bare minimum because you're travelling in someone else's car with their belongings too. Now our holidays and short breaks are a doodle, just the two or three of us in the car, with plenty of space and empty laps - whereas before our laps would no doubt be a holding ground for a bag or two, and let's not mention the space by our feet!

Easy Ways to Make Money (Without Doing Much).

If you need extra money but you don't have the time or energy to take on another part-time job at a local store or office, then don't despair. There are plenty of ways that you can make a little extra cash on the side without having to do much extra work. In fact, you'd be surprised how many things you can do to make your money work for you.

To help you make the most out of any budget, I've put together a quick list of easy ways that you can make money without wasting all of your spare time.


3 Best Floors To Cool Down Your House This Summer

The air’s still warm and the sun’s still bright, so even if you’re not being hit by a heatwave, you’re probably still struggling to cool off and dab away the sweat on your forehead. Well, there’s one way you can keep your house cooler year after year, and that's by choosing the right flooring. Which is why I have teamed up with Amtico to round up the top three ways to keep your home cooler this summer and every summer after! 

Speaking of wood, it’s also an excellent choice in any climate or weather condition – it adapts based on the air around it, especially when properly treated. There are so many types of hardwood that you can easily find one that matches your style or preference – anything from Birch to Bamboo – and it can all be added on top of existing flooring to double up on its durability or heat efficiency.

A Guide To Decorating With Indoor Plants and Trees.

Houseplants can be an excellent way to fill out space and add some life to a room, but the hardest part can be working out where to put them – having enough space is only the start of your worries. Luckily, I’ve teamed up with Olive Grove to put together this quick guide to give you a few more things to think about, just in case.

Check The Heat
Some plants prefer heat, some prefer cold, and some don’t really care as long as they’re properly fed. This might not seem like a problem at first, but your house design could work against you – a room with plenty of windows probably shouldn’t contain plants that can’t handle constant heat and light, whereas an attic or basement with no natural light shouldn’t usually have any regular plants whatsoever.

Making Easy Money Through ETFs

With so many people struggling to find work nowadays, with there being too many people, not enough jobs, businesses going into liquidation/administration and some of our favourite high street stores going in a world where there’s too much competition, it’s easy to see why so many people are looking for online and alternative work to work from home.

From surveys to tutoring, virtual assistant jobs to writing, mystery shopping to proofreading, there is so much to do, and one search of working from home will bring in thousands of results, but many are too good to be true, or want you to join the debatable world of M2M - something I personally would avoid like the plague.

Meet the Blogger – 20 Questions & Answers!

If you've been a reader/visitor of Unique Young Mum for a while, then you may already know bits about me from past post I've done - so you may of read the title of this post and thought not another one!? However I suppose it's always good to refresh one's memory and every one of these posts has different questions! PLUS there's also the chance that I may have some new readers/visitors who would like to know more about the blogger behind the scenes - wishful thinking ay!? 

My most recent picture - taken on the 18th of May 2018.
I wasn't nominated to do this post, and so I won't be nominating other bloggers to do this either, but if you want to copy and paste the questions to answer yourself on your own platforms, please do feel free! Just remember, the internet is a huge place and isn't safe, so never disclose something that you wouldn't like the world knowing! With that said, let the questions commence...

Interesting Careers For Young Mums

Back in the days, once young women got married and started a family they often ended up being full-time mothers, saying goodbye to their careers and even to the activities they used to love doing. Nowadays many things have changed and after the maternity leave many young women go back to their old jobs, which sometimes complicates the situation of their family life. So in order to spend more time with their children many choose to take a completely different path and change career.

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There are many jobs out there that allow you to have a better work-life balance; therefore taking care of the children doesn’t have to interfere with your career, or vice versa. Young mothers can now easily take care of the family while
earning some money by working from home.

Tiny Changes That Can Make You Richer

Often, we think that to increase our wealth significantly we have to make substantial financial moves. However, this is not the only way to acquire more wealth. In fact, minimal changes are often the way forward and can help you increase your wealth. 

With the sixth month of the year approaching, marking us halfway through the year, many of us will soon be starting to think of the new year saving resolutions we pledged at the beginning of the year, wondering how much we'd of saved if we had actually stuck to those resolutions. However, it's never too late to turn your finances around and to start saving right this minute!

98 Days - 14 Weeks - 3 Months.

As I logged onto the Blogger platform 30 minutes ago, I was shocked to see that it had been 98 days since I last posted, a whole 98 days, which is exactly 14 weeks and a little over three months ago. Whilst many had thought I'd given up blogging, or at least Unique Young Mum, I knew that was never the case. Unique Young Mum has been here for me at my darkest, deepest hour, its been here when I couldn't talk to anyone else, or simply when I didn't want too to talk to anyone else.

Unique Young Mum started as a hobby back in August 2012, but it soon became my internet baby, helping me to transform my life. It quickly became a job, and in time, great friendships grew. Sadly I've not had much time in 2018 to speak to many blogger friends or even real life friends. Some of you may know I've had a lot going on, in January I heard something I never thought I'd hear, to say I was devastated would be an understatement, to say the least.


The lovely Karen over at Really Missing Sleep tagged me in her #MummysGuiltyPleasures post - I'll be totally honest, I usually cringe at some of these posts that require you to tag other bloggers, not because you need to tag other bloggers but because the questions asked, however guilty pleasures.... well that's just a whole different game isn't it!? Plus I kind of got a bit too commercial with Unique Young Mum, so I think this is the perfect post to let my readers have an insight into the writer behind the scenes! 

I'm sure all parents agree with me when I say we all have guilty pleasures, it may be the time we spend on Snapchat laughing at the silly filters, the fancy lunch we eat when the kids are at school, the time off we have when they're at their grandparents (or with the childminder), or even the peace and quiet when the kids are tucked up in bed! We all have them, some more than others, and all different, and that's what makes the world a beautiful place - the differences. 

My Name Is Jada, I'm 27 Years Young!

Most days I wake up, and feel as young as the age I am, and then come the times where I feel much older than I am, with the latter becoming more common since my son started secondary school in September 2017. I don't know if its the fact that I'm one of the youngest parents with a year seven pupil, or if its the fact that everyone looks older, they're at a stage in their lives where their mortgages are over 50% paid off and they're planning vowel renewals because of course, they were married years ago.

Being a young parent comes with its advantages, but it also comes with a lot of stigmas, not that I have ever given a care in the world about other people's opinions of me, I am Jada Lewendon, I am no one else, nor will I ever be a sheep in which many peers of mine have allowed themselves to be. I stand my own, I raise my own and I live my own.

Meat Delivery Services Give Restaurants Edge

Few industries are as competitive as the restaurant industry, and as any chef or restaurateur knows, finding a regular and reliable source for fresh, tasty ingredients is key to success.

When it comes to finding a provider, there are a lot of angles a savvy restaurateur will want to consider. Can the provider deliver consistent quality on schedule? Are they flexible to the changing needs of the restaurant and its menu? Do they require a minimum price or weight before they will consider delivery? Are they flexible when it comes to additions or subtractions from a regular order? Also that’s not to mention the arguably, more important question of whether or not the food is locally sourced and ethically produced.


Happy New Year - 2018!

I’d just like to start this post by wishing anyone that’s reading this a happy new year, I hope 2018 is a great year for all of us! I hope you smash any resolutions you have, and I hope your dreams come true.

For me I’m happy we’re in a new year, from mid-2016 to the end of 2017, it was difficult times for me. Times I don’t wish to talk about in more detail right now, I’ve done a few post, but ideally, in a perfect world I’ll leave that chapter of my life behind me and move on.