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When I started my blogging journey as Mama To The Power of 4, I was not sure if I was strong enough to do this on my own. Guest blogging, and "hiding" behind other brands was easy enough as I didn't really put my whole life out there for anyone to see, to judge, or have opinions about. But also not be encouraged by, or just feel they're not alone.
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I'll be honest - Sleep is probably my favourite part of the day. Most days! So finding the right mattress to provide me with the best sleep, is crucial.
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Potty training is one of those eternal parenting challenges. Every time moms with babies or little kids get together, someone will bring it up. Someone will have had no trouble at all, while someone else will believe it’s never going to happen. So I've made a list of potty training tips I’ve learned this time around. (And hopefully, for the last time!)
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At Momentum's Women's Event this week, I listened to Elana Afrika tell us how we, as women, have been brought up to say "sorry" and apologise so easily for any little thing, and I thought to myself, "Not me. I'm happy to say sorry when I'm…
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Recently I came upon an article about the high cost of raising children. I am a mom of four. I know a little about the costs of raising these tiny ones. But if I truly knew how much children would cost us before we had them, I might have just gotten a dog. Scrap that. Dogs are expensive too. I'd get a plant. A cheap, replaceable plant.
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Our eldest two children are finally old enough to budget on their own. To understand, earn and save (and certainly ready to spend!!) their own money. Luckily, we have been trying to teach them about money and budgeting from a young age. But because we have never let them do it all themselves, we are now giving this a shot.