Summer fashion tips for wheelchair users

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Summer’s here and the time is right…for wearing cute summer trends! There are things to consider when dressing as a wheelchair user.  Your outfit needs to be comfortable, wearable and cover the bits you want it to.  This is totally doable when shopping the high street trends, if you know what you’re looking for.  Here are my top tips to fabulise yourself while making the most of the gorgeous weather. Who wears short shorts? You do!  Sitting down, you are in the best position to show off your shapely pins.  A pair of stunning tailored shorts are made for the […]

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Top tips for buying a prom dress

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So it’s time to start shopping for prom dresses and you cannot wait. You know exactly what you want but you’re open to, perhaps, a shorter dress, since they’re in right now.  But sometimes the line between appropriate and inappropriate lengths can be forgotten, particularly if you’re considering buying prom dresses online. What exactly is appropriate and what should you be opting for?  Firstly, you shouldn’t try and go for an incredibly short dress. What’s more, in most cases, you can easily look up your schools’ prom dress code to find out what type of dress length is appropriate and […]

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Girls night in

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It’s great to get together with the girls and have a night out when you can, but once you have kids, the times that you can do that become few and far between. It’s not just that you have to book a babysitter, or get a doting grandparent to look after the kids, it’s also the fact that life with kids is a lot more expensive than life before they arrived. So, going out and spending money on a night out might feel a little self-indulgent if you do it regularly. There’s still a way to have time with your […]

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Top tips for stress free summer travel for all the family

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Whether you travel home or abroad, most families will be having a holiday or taking a short break this summer.  A summer vacay is time to get away from everything.  To get some sun and enjoy yourself away from daily routines and responsibilities.  To get the most from your time away, it’s good to be prepared .  Just as you wouldn’t dream of jetting off without packing the factor 50, there are many simple things you can do to ensure your holiday goes smoothly.  Here is a fab infographic created by Britmums and Holidaysafe with top tips for stress free summer […]

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Paying it forward

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This is going to be one of my favourite type of posts – a stream of consciousness opinion piece.  If you don’t like those sort of posts, stop reading now, although if you’ve ever suffered with mental health issues it might just be worth persevering for  a few paragraphs till you see where I’m going with this. Last Friday on The Last Leg, Adam Hills announced an unofficial call to arms from viewers, saying “if you really need a hand with something, a meal cooked, a fence built, your garbage taken out once a week, tweet your request with the […]

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OOTD plus size mens fashion

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At a size 18-20, I straddle ‘regular sizes’ and ‘plus size’, all depending on which store I go into.  heck, in some a size 12 is ‘plus size’.  But I am spoiled.  I embrace my curvaceous figure, and popular culture is starting to as well.  It’s an exciting time to be a voluptuous woman.  But while the plus size clothing industry is booming for women, men are getting left behind a little.  If I want to find lookbooks or communities for my large, tall handsome man, I come up empty.  Cue ‘pretty woman’ montage, as wife takes her husky husband […]

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Preparing for the future as a parent

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Being a parent changes your priorities in such a major way.  As soon as your child is born, there is a huge shift in what is important to you as a person.  You’d do anything for them.  My ‘little 0nes’ are now teenagers and I revel in seeing them blossom.  They have all I have to give, and they will continue to as long as I’m around. As unpleasant as it is so think about death, there comes a point in every adults life where you have to plan for the future, especially if you have children.  Here are some […]

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