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Review - Sensational 7 in 1 Glow Body Lotion
Hi all,   I thought I'd give the 7in1 glow body lotion a go after a customer bought it, I'm so pastey I often turn to fake tans when we get nearer summer.   The beauty of this body lotion is that I haven't ended up a streaky mess with orange knees and elbows! I noticed an instant change in the look of my legs and it was just so smooth!  It smells lovely and it looks lovely and have been applying every time I get out of the shower.   Not only been using on my legs, my arms also have a healthy glow I have started recommending to friends and will continue to use until it's all gone!   Well done Avon another top notch product.  SO affordable, as usual - go on girls, give it a whirl!   Kate  
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I had 5 customer orders for it this campaign so i also ordered a tube for myself goes on really nic... more
My big day
Can.t wait until gugust I am getting married been planning  for over a year . Its come around so fact Now I can not wait.
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Have a lovely day @wendyx1967 & a brilliant future. more
Promote your Avon store showing broken profile image on mobile phone
Hi, I have promoted my Avon store online. It shows up perfectly on the laptop but on both my phone and my brothers phone my profile picture is covered in writing and is not showing clear. this is annoying as I wanted it to be perfect before I promoted it. just wondering if this has happened to anybody else?
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@hazel1981 Sorry to hear you are having problems. You are more likely to get a helpful answer on ... more
Beauty review Clinical Hydra Recovery Overnight Mask
  WOW   CLINICAL HYDRA RECOVERY OVERNIGHT MASK This is in brochure 10 I love it. Cleanse your face and apply a generous amount over your face and neck. It soaked in quite quickly on my face. My skin felt so smooth the next day.  
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It is for all skin types and all ages. You can use it with your regular night cream, I use it alone... more
Do modern parents work too long and see their kids too little?
Well I'm back into the swing of things now! I'm very lucky to work for an amazing comapny that supports working women, but we have been having the debate...   Do modern parents work too long and see their kids too little?   Let us know your thoughts!    #UltimateYou   
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I am a working mum of a two year old. You may think it's easy for me but this is my second family. I... more
Home Educating your children
I home educated both my sons - the youngest from the year 2000 and the eldest from about a year or so later.    If you're considering home educating your child(ren) - I'll write a bit about my experiences/questions I faced   A bit of background as to why my husband and I decided to withdraw our sons:   Matthew, our youngest has very mild aspergers (although we didin't know that at the time), he loved nursery school, but the school he went to moved him up to reception 2 terms too early, for his age, instead of going to Reception calss in Sept 2000, he was moved just after Christmas (Jan 2000). He couldn't cope with having to sit down doing work he didn't understand - he wanted to play - so he was terribly disruptive. He began to get a bad name for himself - one playtime (at the age of 4) he jumped in a puddle and was sent to the headteacher's office. The lad was 4 years of age - it's what 4 year olds do!   Anyway the head would say things like - "Matthew is rather weird!" - I was so gobsmacked he would say that about my son. Matthew went from being a happy boy to never lifting his head, laughing or speaking. My husband and I went to see the headteacher and he [the head] was going on about how every child was an individual blah blah, then we brroached the subject of Matthew being moved up too early - and his response? "Well every other child is coping!" So what happened to every child is an individual? That was it - we decided to withdraw Matthew for the week before half term, then there would be half term and we would decide what to do from then on! When I told the headteacher we were going to withdraw Matthew for the week before - he said "That will be helpful as we have very important people coming to the school next week!" That was it - we decided never to send him back - EVER! So I wrote a letter telling the head how unprofessional his attitude was etc and that was it - Matthew was going to be home schooled! We withdrew Tim a year or so later because he was bored in the same school!    OK that was a bit long, but I thought I would explain why we withdrew our sons!   Some objections we faced (mainly I, because my husband worked full time):   Is it legal?  I heard this quite often in the beginning, because not many people were home educating at the time. I felt like saying - no, I just felt like breaking the law, but I was good and I explained that the Education Act states that a child has to receive an education according to their age ability and aptitude in school or otherwise (the otherwise bit overs home education)   After people began to realise that it is actually legal this next question was the first that people said - I can guarantee 100% of people we told would ask this first:   What about socialisation? What about it? Schools can be the best or worst place for socialising a child. Yep they get to meet other kids, but so do home educated children! I felt like saying - well when we take them out of the cupboard we allow them to socialise for a bit with one or 2 kids! My lads went to a home educators group, we went on trips, organised people to come and do craft with them (we had a potter come so the children had pots to take home). Other home educated children went to Guides or Scouts, St John Ambulance (Tim went there for a while), church clubs, music groups, drama groups. I didn't have transport so my lads didn't do a lot of extra curricula activities - which is something I wish they had done! The majority of home edcauted children I know have fantastic social skills and can communicate with older and younger people as well as their peers. They are very articulate. You can be alone in a room of 10,000 people! I was schooled and I was picked on from day 1 - I hated it! School was definitely not a good place for my socialisation!   But they are not learning to live in the real world: OK so where in the 'real world' are adults placed in the same room as their peers? When they leave school do offices have special rooms for all 18 year olds? Do shops have special work areas for 20 year olds? No everybody is mixed together! School is for 13 years of your life (approximately), but family life is forever! When I home educated, my sons used real money in real shops - a lot of their earlier lessons were learning on the job (so's to speak) - here's a shopping list, go find those items and put them in the basket. Making choices etc.    How can they learn to deal with bullying and disappointment? (seriously, that was one question I was asked) For a start - the thought of sending my children into a bad situation, solely to learn to deal with bullies is sheer cruelty - why would I do that? Secondly - they have me as their mother re disappointment! Family life can sometimes be full of disappointments!    Are you a teacher? Not a qualified one, but my role as a parent is to teach my children many things    I'm sure there are other things!   Negative side of home education:   It is tough - I'm not going to gloss over anything! I spent many days thinking - what have I done? I'm not qualified to do this (I'm not a teacher, I am a qualified nursery nurse - not quite the same). Am I teaching them enough? Am I holding them back? I want to give up!   Sports - although a group of us met on a Thursday afternoon to play squash in the local leisure centre, or basketball on the local court, sometimes swimming - unless there is a sports teacher who knows the rules of lots of sports, there is a limitation on what can be done.   Positive outcomes:   Not long after we withdrew  Matthew he would raise his head and start talking to people. One day over lunch, he said "Mummy, I really love you!" I was in tears - whoooo hooo - progress! I spent ages doing maths with his 'cuddlies', making a game out of it - dividing 'sweets' between his toys, explaining the concept of multiplication to him, using his toys etc. He loved pandas so he wrote a little story about pandas, he loved Thunderbirds, so a lot of his lessons were tailored around Thunderbirds. I could do a lot more, in the early stages than teachers could do (sorry teachers - I know some fantastic ones - my sister is one and they do what they can with the resources they have - so please don't think I'm dissing them - I'm not and I take my hat off to them for being in a classroom of 30+ children - something I couldn' do, but I could use cuddlies and tailor lessons based around Matthew's latest obsession)! Matthew didn't do as well academically, but with his aspergers and being dyslexic, we didn't expect him to do so well BUT he has fab social skills and has gained Merits for some LAMDA (London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts) qualifications, which involved public speaking. He also has Grade 2 piano. He has been accepted onto an acting course!   Tim went on to do A levels in the local college of FE and came out with 2 A* in maths and further maths, 2 A's in physics and chemistry, also the Welsh Baccalaureate. He also had to gain GCSE English - he got an A! He was terribly bored in school, but he did well at home!    For me - I have gained a love for learning! I was bullied in school, not just by my peers, but by my teachers - I hated it and couldn't wait to leave, but now - I am love history (hated it in school), I love music (loved it in school, but couldn't take it for O level [yep, I'm that old lol] ), I find other things fascinating. Being a home educator has taught me that learning can be fun and that education isn't necessarily academia, but the whole of life's experiences are for taking in and learning about! Would I do it again? - you betcha I would!    The only source of knowledge is experience - Albert Einstein   The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing. - Albert Einstein   I'll never let school interfere with my education - Mark Twain   All men who have turned out worth anything have had the chief hand in their own education. - Sir Walter Scott      
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I have been thinking for a while to home school my children but don't know how to go about it they g... more
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