What I Learned from getting Hacked and How to Prevent it

On Christmas Eve I decided to turn my laptop off  and have a wonderful few days off enjoying baby girl’s first Christmas. On boxing day I did a quick check of my emails and discovered that my blog had been hacked. They hadn’t got in through my username and password, but through a plugin I wasn’t using and had not updated. They had somehow injected malware into my blogs core files. My stress levels were about to reach breaking point.

I’m writing this today to share with you what I have learned from getting hacked, and hopefully help with some tips so the same doesn’t happen to you. It’s a very unpleasant experience, I felt violated. My blog is only about family topics and what not, it’s a baby fish in a the huge sea, so why would a heartless hacker want in?

 

Prevent Your Blog from getting hacked

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The Staggering Price Of Moving Home And What You Can Do About It

Our house is on the market right at this moment, and we have been saving for a few months now because moving to a new home can be frighteningly expensive. The good news is that there are all sorts of things that you can do to save money and reduce your outgoings.

Check out these ideas.

Tips on how to save money while moving home

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Essential Top Tips for Travelling with Toddlers

Now baby girl is a toddler, yes she is walking, falling, toddling about, I thought it was about time I looked into travel tips for toddlers. These can be tips for travelling an hour to see family and friends, or even travelling abroad on holiday.

Last year we travelled up country – from Cornwall to Derbyshire to see family. It was pretty hard going with an exclusively breast-fed 5 month old but we did it. So is it easier travelling with a toddler?

Hopefully it will be if you bear in mind my essential top tips for travelling with toddlers.

Essential top tips for travelling with toddlers

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Tips on Greener Living Using Eco-Friendly Lighting

Did you know that new homes built today have to confine to UK building regulations? Of course we all know that they have lots of rules and regulations that they have to abide to. But recently there are sustainable code practices added conforming to energy and CO2 emissions, and these include lighting.

The building developers have to make houses as sustainable and efficient more than ever before. So one of these regulations to help this is to make sure at least 75% of lighting fittings must be low energy.

We found this our when we moved into our new build a few years back. We had mostly newer style fittings and couple of older ones. Our stylish lampshades only fitted the new ones so we had to trundle out looking for lampshades with the older style fittings.

I don’t know why they can’t just fit all of the same fittings!

Anyway I have been reading up on how you can live a greener lifestyle by using eco-friendly lighting. I want to know what we can do to our new house when we move in the Summer. Lighting is going to be key for us in the new house as it’s positioned behind an old chapel which is surrounded by trees. It is a gorgeous spot, but like I said we will need some decent lighting.

Eco-Friendly Lighting

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Redecorating tips for parents

Redecorating a home or even a single room can present a series of unique challenges for parents. After all, you not only need to think about finding a design that meets your specific preferences, but you also need to consider ways that you can make every room as fun and safe for your children as possible! While wrapping everything in kid-safe materials might not be the perfect option, it is crucial to find a balance between your own personal style, and your children’s needs.

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7 Hints & Tips on Surviving Kids Colds with #VicksTricks

We have teamed up Britmums and Vicks to share with you some of our tips on surviving the Winter kids colds season.  This time of year, kids pick up every cold germ going. Baby girl had her first cold at 3 weeks old about this time last year. As new parents we were very scared at night-time. Don’t you think all kids seem to get worse at night?

The past few weeks she has had various sniffles, coughs and a runny nose. All the babies at our baby sensory class seem to have colds as well. There is no escaping!

Surviving kids colds with #VicksTricks

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