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Macmillan Game Changers

Almost one year ago, I shaved off my hair to raise money for charity. This year, it’s my husbands turn. But no, he’s not shaving his head, because he doesn’t really have much hair to shave! No, he’s doing something else entirely. This Thursday, to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support, he will be doing a 24 hour charity live stream. We are a family of gamers. My children love gaming on their iPads, and we all love playing Xbox and nintendo games. But my husband is big in to gaming, and has been since long before I met him. When we […]

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Talking PANTS With NSPCC – The Underwear Rule

As a parent, our children’s safety is always our number one priority. As Children grow up, we teach them valuable lessons about life that we hope will keep them safe. There are things I discuss with my children on a regular basis. I’m sure you have all had a conversation with your children about stranger danger, bullying, or crossing the road safely. But what about sexual abuse? Reading through newspapers on a daily basis, you just can’t escape some of the awful things that happen around us. As a parent, it can be quite terrifying, and I’ve recently started to […]

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The Really Big Board Game Day Event & Giveaway with NSPCC NI

The NSPCC Northern Ireland recently contacted me about their ‘Really Big Board Game Day’ which is taking place on the 15th May, both in Northern Ireland and across the UK.   I’ve always been a massive fan of board games. I have many fond memories of playing Frustration and Uno Rummy and Othello with my mam, and I still remember being really disappointed that she would never play Monopoly with me (which was always my favourite.) I’m pleased that my children love board games as much as I do, and we often have a family board game night. Our favourites […]

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Autism, Charity

Autism Awareness Week 2015

This week is is World Autism Awareness Week, leading up to World Autism Awareness Day on Thursday 2nd April. The focus of the week is to raise awareness about Autism, I guess the clue is in the name! It’s all about getting people involved in activities that get people talking about Autism, and hopefully raising some much needed funds in the process. The National Autistic Society are asking people to get involved and ‘stand out for autism‘. Their site has been a massive source of information for me over the last couple of years, from the early stages when we […]

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