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SEND – Being the Voice They Need

Being a voice for our children can be so hard, seeking and fighting for the support they need. Sometimes it can feel like just as you clear a hurdle, another appears ten times higher and then the puzzle solving begins as you work out just how to get over it. In the world of SEND, being the voice they need can be exhausting and tough but it is important.

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Quick and Easy Laptop Sleeve Tutorial

Laptops are so handy but need protecting when being carried around. I needed one for my laptop and J’s Chromebook so I drew up an idea to make a quick and easy laptop sleeve. After making two, I decided to make a tutorial to share with you, it will take about an hour to make and is suitable for a beginner.

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Body Image Isn’t All of You, is it?

We have all heard the saying, it’s what’s on the inside that counts, but do we really believe it? We used to point a finger at magazines for promoting unrealistic views on bodies, using airbrushing and image manipulation on the photos. Now we are doing it, use filters, perfect angles and tools to show modified version of ourselves. But body image isn’t all of you.

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Let’s talk about Poo #PissOffPhyllis

We don’t tend to like talking or thinking about poo or our bowels. With bowel cancer being the 4th most common cancer and around 50% of these cases being diagnosed in late stages, we need to lose the embarrassment around poo. We now have a poo emoji , moan about people not picking up their dog’s poo, but still find it hard to talk about our own poo. Putting off going to see a doctor if something doesn’t seem right.

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Making a keepsake from babygrows

I held onto some babygrows and outfits that held special memories from the first few months of the kids lives. I had planned out what I wanted to make out of them, and it took a while for me to get the courage to cut into them, because of the memories they held . Finally I sat down and started making a keepsake from their old clothes.

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Supporting through Miscarriage – Please don’t tell me that.

In that single moment when you find out you have lost your tiny baby growing inside of you, is devastating. Your world feels like it’s been shattered into a million pieces and you feel along. 

When you find the strength to talk about what you are going through, it can be met with some kind-hearted but ill thought out comments of support. Those words can actually achieve the opposite.

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Penning Emotions – Disillusioned after Loss

I was sifting through some old files, doing a bit of a digital spring clean and came across a few pieces I had written years ago, before I claimed this little space of the internet. I had posted it to a little personal blogger account I had. Writing has always been the way I could express my emotions and after miscarriage, pregnancies are filled with so much anxiety.

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BlogOnToys – A Perfect Recipe for Bloggers

Since I attended my first BlogOn Conference in September last year, I have looked forward to the next one as soon as it ends. After this weekend I can’t wait until May.  I left Manchester last night feeling motivated, empowered and ready to write. The team at BlogOnUK have a fantastic way of getting the balance just right for everyone regardless of experience. The recipe is perfect.

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Easy Card Holder Sewing Pattern

Easy Card Holder Sewing Pattern

With most sewing projects, you end up with some left over fabric, and finding something useful to make with these scraps can sometimes take a bit of imagination. I wanted something to be able to hold a couple of cards but was small enough to attach to my keys or slip into a pocket so I didn’t have to take my purse or bag around with me.  Here is my easy card holder sewing pattern. 

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