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A Year of Dates

October 8th, 2018

We all know how important ‘date night’ is. When you’re busy living separate lives, it’s really important to put time aside for each other. From experience, it’s worse once you have kids (cos you literally never have time for a conversation and then when you do find it, you are so knackered you can’t be…

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Birthday Balloons

The Downsides of a December Birthday…

August 2nd, 2018

When I was little, I used to get my ‘main birthday present’ in August, because having a December birthday is really quite rubbish. You have to wait all year for giftage and then try to think of everything you want all in one go. Getting fun summer stuff makes no sense so it ends up…

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New mums need to get out of the house more – here’s the answer!

July 19th, 2018

Attending the @themumclub breakfast club this morning took both of us back in time a bit. Not because it was inspired by the noughties or anything, but because it reminded us of going through difficult times. When you first become a mum, it’s like being thrown into a new job. A role that you feel…

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The Art of Saying Yes or No #mumlife

July 5th, 2018

Deep in the trials and tribulations of #mumlife we have a constant internal battle when making decisions… what do you say yes to, what do you say no to? When time is precious, you cannot make frivolous choices. Managing regular income, versus embarking on exciting speculative projects… Ensuring you prioritise your own wellbeing, whilst balancing…

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Anniversary Hotel

Anniversary Trip to Oddfellows Chester #couplegoals

June 16th, 2018

A four-year wedding anniversary isn’t exactly a ground-breaking achievement, but in the interest of relationship maintenance, it’s definitely worth a celebration.  So… we roped in an overnight sitter (my mum) and tootled off to Oddfellows in Chester on a special Mr and Mrs Smith deal that got us loads of free alcohol (throwaway comment) for…

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Angry Mum

The 5 Stages of Solo Parenting

May 13th, 2018

Both the founders of dontletherdown.com regularly suffer the same fate – being the ones left at home, quite literally holding the babies, whilst the husbands work away. We recognise (and simply cannot believe) that many women raise children entirely alone and they have our utmost respect. However we, many of our friends and our own…

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King Street Manchester

The Google Digital Garage

May 8th, 2018

As a digital start-up in Manchester, we’ve been really quite lucky. We were welcomed by Tech Manchester as part of their mentoring programme and supported by the lovely ladies at Winging It Club as part of their panel discussions. Being present in a wider, local network has made us feel a little bit less vulnerable,…

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The Insta-Rant!

April 30th, 2018

Naively, it never really occurred to how much time and care we were going to have to invest in social media to get our business off the ground. Neither of us had ever been lovers of Instagram, we came off Facebook when we realised the damage it can do to your self-worth and peace of…

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Date Night.

April 22nd, 2018

It’d been a year since we’d had a night away together, away from the tiny person, so after roping in a good friend (The Shopaholic, in fact) to do a sleepover, we felt obliged to leave the comfort of our home past 5pm and actually go out for a Date Night. The plan was to…

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The True Meaning of Netflix & Chill…

April 16th, 2018

Apparently the term ‘Netflix & Chill’ means something less wholesome than what it says on the tin. Not to us my friends. For most 30 plus mums with little time on their hands, Netflix & Chill is a sacred and sought after activity and is entirely self-explanatory. It consists of sitting. And watching. However, there…

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Ian A, Manchester