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Twelve Days Of Baking

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Image We all have a yummy guilty pleasure that we try and stay away from. But at Christmas, it is universally acknowledged that you get to eat whatever you want. And what more fun can you have than to make your very own tasty treats? And not only that, but you can use your baking sessions to create gifts, to spend time with family and just to have fun. You don’t have to be Mary Berry either; baking can be as simple as you want to make it. Just Decorating Ease your way into your baking extravaganza with a just decorating task. Get yourself a gingerbread house kit – there’s a great, ready baked one from ikea – and just spend the afternoon assembling and decorating it as a family. DIY Gifts Why not just assemble the ingredients in a DIY gift package for someone else? That way you can … read more

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Double Trouble: How To Buy Gifts For The Twins In Your Life

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Source With the Christmas season now upon us, we are all turning our minds to the reality of buying gifts. We all want to find that perfect gift to show our love and appreciation for someone who is dear to us– but if we’re honest, we know deep down that some people are more difficult to buy for than others. One of the trickiest gifting issues you may well have to resolve is how to buy for twins. If you have friends or family with twin children, you can find yourself wondering what the acceptable etiquette is. One gift or two? Different gifts or the same item duplicated? So many questions, so few answers…! Until now, that is. Let’s go through the most common questions that people have about gifting to twins, and explore the answers that you have been seeking… Should Twins Receive Separate Gifts? There is no definitive … read more

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Losing The Undesirable ‘New Mom’ Body

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Having a baby is the greatest feeling in the world. Even the nine months of pregnancy are a truly magical time in your life in spite of the issues with discomfort, especially in the third trimester. However, if there’s one thing that no new mother likes, it’s the inevitable physical changes. Pregnancy can see you gain weight, skin blemishes, and issues like nose swelling. Unfortunately, those impacts don’t instantly end after childbirth. If you’re going to restore physical appearances to their former glory, you’ll need to make a conscious effort. Here’s all you need to know about taking your journey to the next level.    Source | Getting A Head Start Throughout pregnancy, your priorities will rightly be with baby’s safety and development. In truth, those sentiments of putting your son or daughter first will remain for life. Therefore, ignoring your body’s natural craving for more food and increased relaxation … read more

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10 Health Benefits of Herbal Tea

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Brewing a cup of herbal tea first thing in the morning is an excellent way to start the day. The delicious aroma fills the air and stimulates the mind, while the tea steeps its goodness into the water. Herbal teas come in a variety of different flavors, from barks, seeds, flowers, herbs, and other plants. Many of these teas have their origin in traditional medicines where they are used to treat a variety of ailments. Drinking herbal tea every day is a great metabolism boosterthat increases your immune system while it detoxifies your body. Skip the morning coffee for a change and give an herbal tea a try instead. Choosing Your Herbal Tea The most important part of selecting the right herbal tea is picking a brand that supports sustainable, organic farming. High-quality ingredients ensure that you are getting what you pay for and a premium product. Visit a tea … read more

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Why I Chose a Boarding School For My Child

As a child, I wasn’t able to go to a boarding school but I did have three friends who all went off this type of education. I don’t think that my education ever held me back from success but seeing how my friends turned out, I have long been a supporter of this kind of educational choice. It was, for these reasons primarily, that I decided to send my girl to boarding school a decision which I have never regretted. My second child is about to hit high school age and as such, I have been searching for the best boarding schools in southern California to see which suits him best. I have also been discussing with other parents the benefits of a boarding school education. I thought then, that I would share with you why I chose a boarding school for my children, and why you should too. Character … read more

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