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    Christmas Gift Guide 2019 – Christmas Gifts for Teenagers

    You literally can spend thousands of pounds buying gifts at Christmas for teenagers. Before you know it you have mounted up huge piles of electronics, clothes and other great things but come the new year – was it worth it? There have been many suggestions about a four gift rule: Something they want, something they need, something to wear and something to read (and one thing extra as some say)   Anyway here is my gift guide for cool and quirky Christmas Gifts for Teenagers that will not just fit your budget but also their approval! I hope something from my list catches your eye! Ordnance survey rainwater drinking bottles…

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    LifewithChristine is under construction!

    LifewithChristine is under construction! I have finally taken the plunge and scrapped the terrible WordPress themes (no offence WordPress!)   I have been seriously struggling to find a theme for my blog since I removed the PIPDIG one (you can read why here)   After the scandal regarding Pipdig being able to wipe out websites using a plugin I have to admit I got totally freaked. It is super disheartening for someone like me who has invested time (and money) building their website and creating content only to hear it can all be wiped out/destroyed etc.   Therefore I have been trying out a few WordPress themes in order to…

  • Homeschooling

    Back to school

    Its that time of year again when we are all thinking of getting the kids back to school.   Uniforms have been bought and are ready for the first day. Sitting freshly ironed and waiting. Not to mention the small fortune that has been spent on new shoes, books and school bags.   This time of year can be hard to budget for. What with growing children and changing trends it makes it impossible to purchase ahead. I have a few tips that can help you to save a few pounds.   Start your shopping in June Yes, I know that the previous school year is just finishing and the…

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    Homeschooling …… day 1

    So today may just seem like an ordinary day. It’s the first Monday of November 2018 and the weather is dreary outside. Nothing out of the ordinary then you may say but here at the lifewithchristine household its a momentous day! Homeschooling started today.  I am now solely responsible for everything educational my 12 year old son learns from this point on. It’s scary. And daunting. Our Process We spent an hour today chatting about what we both expected from this process. I wanted Owen to feel that he has as much say in how we progress with homeschooling as I do. We need to work together and be on…