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Girls can’t be bosses!

Last night, my four-year-old son said to me: “Girls can’t be bosses”!

I was rather shocked, where did this view come from?

So, this International Women’s Day, I’ll be celebrating heavily.

I have two boys and I have a duty to let them grow into men who see women as equals and not their inferiors

I felt I was doing this already to be honest – I go to work, they see me on TV at times, they see me taking control and living pretty much independently. My husband and I are equal when it comes to managing the household in every way.

They are surrounded by powerful women; their school head teachers are women, the Prime Minister is a woman, the book of their favourite film was written by… a woman (JK Rowling), the queen is a woman – come on boys, what more do you need?

So this week, I’ve started telling them my stories. Every week they will learn about a powerful woman and how she got there! (in a fun way of course).

They’ll know comments like “ don’t cry like a girl”  or “that’s a girls’ job” are wrong and should never be used.

I’m on a mission to kill the stereotype that my son has developed so young.

So watch out world, two handsome smart boys will be unleashed into the big wide world in a few years time.

Ps. All tips and advice welcome… and wish me luck. When we live in society where stereotypes still exist, it’s up to us to step up and make the change and inspire the generations behind us.

Happy International Women’s day!

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Reduce your grocery bill by 70% this summer!

The kids are off school and they are going to be hungry – inevitably, the next few weeks will see the cost of your weekly shop shoot up.

To help families keep the costs of food shopping down, MMM put Approved Food to the test, which can help slash the cost of shopping by as much as 70%.

There is of course one catch – the food is past or close to its sell-by date, but perfectly safe.

With a £30 budget, MMM managed to bag a fair amount – cereals, tinned food, sweets and treats, drinks and even laundry detergent and dishwasher tablets – the sort of things where you can generally ignore the date stamped on the product.

If you’ve tried reducing the cost of the grub by switching brands or shopping at discount stores but think you can do better, then try Approved Food  – you’ll be surprised at just how much you could save on some store cupboard essentials.

New products are available everyday and there are some real bargains. For example, Sprite Zero 330ml for just 29p or a 2kg Reeses Peanut jar for just £2.99. There’s even stuff for pets, at more than 50% off.

MMM was really pleased with service and surprised at just how at just how much £30 would buy (see pic above/ instagram).

Although we would like to see Approved Food cut down on the cardboard packaging, the items arrived well packed and in excellent condition.

So, if you’re looking to save a few more pounds on your groceries, take a look at Approved food – you’ll be surprised at just how good the bargains are.

 

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