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BlogOn – 5 Reasons Why it’s More Than A Blog Conference

Over the weekend I attended my 5th BlogOn Conference. This time being held at the Coppid Beech Hotel in Bracknell. The conference is really well run and has become well known for its fab sessions, great brand den and it’s epic goodybag. It is an event you can attend, learn new skills, be inspired and talk to other bloggers face to face.

Since the first time I attended back in 2017, I have looked forward to going to everyone since. Although this time it was 4 hours away, I wouldn’t have missed it, not only for the conference itself but BlogOn is more…

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Vaccinations – Are you really informed?

Today marks a huge leap forward for saving lives against malaria with the release of a vaccine. The Malaria vaccine isn’t something that is a gamechanger for us as our risks are low unless we go traveling. For parents in Africa, it will be a different story. We have established vaccination routines to protect from what once were very common and damaging diseases. The takeup of these vaccinations has fallen in recent years.

The diseases we routinely vaccinate against aren’t seen in the same serious light as generations before because the cases have reduced significantly. This along with the vast amount of information online around vaccinations, parents are choosing not to vaccinate.

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Staying at CBeebies Hotel – Mini-Break Review

With a CBeebies obsessed 3 year old, taking the family away for a mini-break to CBeebies Hotel was an enticing choice for a family mini-break. So with the hotel booked, and our passes to hand, we were all ready for staying at CBeebies Hotel. With prices starting at £354 per night for a family of 4 is it worth the cost?

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Merlin Monthly Membership

When our Merlin Annual Passes expired earlier this year, we didn’t renew. Not because we didn’t see the benefit but because of the upfront cost of the passes just after Christmas. Now Merlin has brought back the option of monthly payments in the form of Merlin Monthly Membership, enabling you to spread the cost. Last month we decided to sign up to the membership.

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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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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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