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Switch off for National Unplugging Day

I don’t blog nearly as much as I used to but still my mobile phone plays a big part of each day and rarely does a day pass without photos taken, tweets posted or Facebook updated. Social media is as much a part of my day as making a cup of coffee and Addy is pretty used to seeing me on the phone or taking photos of things out and about.

It is easy though to get caught up in technology and to lose the really special moments and not enjoy quality time as a family.  More and more of us seem to be bringing gadgets to the dinner table and eating with the TV on and without sounding really old that just wasn’t done in my day ….ok that sounded really old!

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Save Money with the MyFamilyClub FREE Family Pack!

best online shopping deals for parentsLet’s face it having a family isn’t cheap and with the rising cost of living going up faster than our own incomes many families across the UK are feeling the pinch.  It would be easy to rely on credit cards and overdrafts but in reality this just starts a spiral of debt that can be difficult to get out of.  Thankfully though the MyFamilyClub have come up with a fabulous free pack that is filled to bursting with money off vouchers, family discounts and even some sneaky pampering treats for mum’s.

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Tips for Saving Money at Christmas

We spend all year waiting for ‘it’, all year planning ‘it’, all year saving for ‘it’.  Then ‘it’ arrives.  Christmas Day that very special day that is filled with magic, filled with wonder and always no matter how hard you try brilliant for emptying the bank account and flexing the plastic.  Trust me I know how easy it is to get carried away at Christmas, I’ve been there clearing the cards 6 or 8 months later because I wanted to get that special gift that last special gift.  However, this year more so than ever because I haven’t had a job for the last 12 months I’ve really been careful and have been actively looking at ways of saving money at Christmas.  This year for the first year in a few will mean December’s pay packet isn’t paying off some horrendous overdraft, instead this year December’s pay packet will mean that we can actually rest easy financially for the end of the year.

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