There are a variety of projects based articles on Chilling with Lucas blog that are family-friendly or for any creative person. Projects are a fun way to keep children entertained or to explore a hobby you might want to do. Make your graduation invitations rock with some creative ideas and tips. Tips and tricks to help improve your child’s writing skills and how parents can help their child improve their writing. How helping a child improve their writing can help a child communicate better. Free resources for homeschooling and help for parents crisis schooling. Homeschooling projects and homeschooling resources for children and parents. Projects for home workers and social media managers to help keep on top of social media accounts. Having a creative birthday party and fun birthday party ideas for older children. Wedding venue help and creating the perfect wedding. How to find the perfect wedding venue for a dream wedding. Help with organising a Christmas tree festival. Finding fun Children’s subscription boxes and fun craft ideas to do with kids. Children’s weekend box review to help reduce screen time and tips for fun craft projects with kids. How to train to be a nail technician in three days and learning how to be a nail technician. Nail technician training reviews and how to retrain as a nail technician. How to start a freelancing business with freelancing 101 learning a profitable lifelong skill and how to be a freelancer. Fun family things to do at home with children including making 3D puzzles with kids. Bucket list tips and tricks and a bucket list of things to do before I’m 40. How to retrain and change profession as an adult and why you might want to train as a professional counsellor to help with mental health. Teacher training tips for busy parents to change career and learn how to work in the classroom as a teaching assistant. A range of fun and crafty projects to do at home as well as projects to help retrain and change career.

Blogtober #4 – A Secret About Yourself

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Todays blogtober task is to share a secret about myself. I can’t really think of any, secrets are meant to be kept that way so any I do have are locked away so tight that I’ve forgotten them.  A couple of weeks ago I wrote a 19 month update of Lucas and although everything in that is […] Read more…


Blogtober #3 – If You Won The Lottery

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If I won £10 I would treat D and I to a takeaway. If I won £500 I would pay for a short break in the Lake District. If I won £1000 I would pay for a week in Fuerteventura. If I won £50,000 I would put it towards a holiday then new house. If […] Read more…

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Blogtober #2 – An Old Photo

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Continuing with Blogtober, today’s challenge is to share an old photo of me. I’ve not had time to look for a new one to share so I’m pinching one I used last year in my eight photos of happiness post. Not the greatest of quality as I’ve taken a photo on my ipad from the photo in […] Read more…


Blogtober #1 – who are you?

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Mandi from Hex Mum has put together a series of questions to challenge bloggers to post everyday in October. Here goes… Who are you? I’m Jenni, also known as Lucas’ Mummy, D’s partner, H’s sister or H and S’s daughter. I live in a little village or at least it used to be little until it was […] Read more…


BidVine Review

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  BidVine review* of photography services in Manchester. If, like me you haven’t heard of BidVine before, this is how they describe themselves… ‘Bidvine is the easiest way to find and hire local professionals to help accomplish your projects. Learn something new, redecorate your home, feel better, feel fitter, throw a great party – and more.’ […] Read more…


Small Business Love

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  Last week I went on a product photography workshop at Definitely Dreaming so I can start to take photos of the jewellery and new products we are creating at work. The workshop taught us which settings were best to use on our cameras, how to find the best light and how to manipulate natural light […] Read more…


The Mummy Tag

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Thank you to Ayse from Arepops for tagging me in the mummy tag x 1. Are you a Stay at Home Mum or a Working Mum? Bit of both, I worked full time before having Lucas. I took 14 months off on maternity and now work 3 days a week. 2. Would you have it any […] Read more…


Retraining With NCC Home Learning

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I have previously talked about enrolling onto a childminding course with NCC home learning. NCC allows students to work at their own pace which is great for me as getting quiet time to myself is usually when Lucas has a nap. They also have a price match guarantee and payment plans to make learning more affordable. Most […] Read more…


Making A Wedding Planner File

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I made a wedding planner file for my friend whose engagement party we went to at the weekend, it was the first function D and I have been to together without Lucas since he was born. My parents babysat for us, it was lovely being out together without having Lucas distracting us. I couldn’t manage […] Read more…