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Rachel Hirst (Umeandthekids)
Worked at made4mums
Attended Cockburn High School
Lives in Leeds
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As a mum of two Teenagers, I am constantly asked to print off homework and college schedules. I seem to use my printer much more nowadays as everything from train tickets to cinema tickets can all be printed at home to save precious time queuing in train stations and the cinema.
I have had a fantastic chance to test out the HP Envy 5540 printer and an HP Instant Ink package for the last 8 weeks in my home, printing out all the normal family documents and homework as well as performing various tests to show just how well this printer performs in different modes
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I have tested the HP Envy 5540 printer and HP Instant Ink for the last 8 weeks performing various tests to show just how well this printer performs.
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With the release of the new Batman vs Superman film Dawn of Justice, I thought I would help put together some ideas that will keep your little superheroes feeling like number one fans at home with these Batman Vs Superman Bedroom ideas. #homedecor   #kids   #superheros   #batmanvssuperman   #batmanvsupermandawnofjustice   #batman   #superman  
It doesn't matter if you choose sides. Check out these Batman vs Superman Bedroom Ideas that will have you feeling like your favourite character in no time.
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This week in the Hirst household we have been having a little taste of Easter early by sampling some fantastic Easter eggs to suit all budgets.

Obviously, an afternoon tasting chocolate Easter eggs was such a hard task to do but someone has to do it! The kid’s were extremely willing to help me taste Easter eggs and choose their favourites, I wonder why!
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This week in the Hirst household we have been having a little taste of Easter early by sampling some fantastic Easter eggs to suit all budgets and tastes.
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Thanks for making this sacrifice for us all :)
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Easter Crafts can be a truly wonderful way to get into the spirit of Easter which is on the 27th March this year. Your children may well be excited for all of the chocolate Easter eggs they will be able to eat, but why not make it a little more special with these super Easter Crafts for Kids, which will make awesome keepsakes and provide fun for children of all ages. #easter2016   #easterbunny   #crafts   #kidsactivities  
Get your kids into the spirit of Easter with 21 truly awesome Easter Crafts for Kids that are easy and fun to recreate at home with a little glue and time.
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Read my Review of the Epson EcoTank ET-3600 Printer that saves up to 74% on Printing costs. There is also a chance to win one for yourself worth £399.00
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Growing up I was an avid reader and used to love bedtime when my Mum used to come in each night and read me a bedtime story, one of my favourites being the Mr Men and little Miss stories. Looking back I realise how important sharing this experience with my mum was for my education and development. It also played a massive part in my parenting as I have carried on this tradition with my children, and I have seen the delight on their faces every night getting cosy under the duvet with milk and a cookie and having me read them some of my favourite stories from my childhood and a few of their choices too!
#reading #parenting  #books   #Mr  Men #Little Miss
Have you carried out any traditions with your children? I read mine the very same Mr Men & Little Miss books from when I was a child.
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With so many dryers on the market, it’s hard to choose the ‘perfect’ dryer as they all tend to do the same thing. Well, that’s what I thought until I came across the Panasonic Nanoe Hair Dryer. #beauty  #hair #panasonic
With so many dryers on the market, it’s hard to choose the ‘perfect’ dryer, Well, that’s what I thought until I came across the Panasonic Nanoe Hair Dryer.
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This month I am working with The Children’s Society and helping teens between the ages of 16 and 17. The Children’s Society is a national charity that runs crucial local services and campaigns to change the law to help this country’s most vulnerable children and young people.#seriouslyAwkward #charity   #Teens   #law  
#SeriouslyAwkward is a campaign calling on the Government to strengthen the law to protect 16 and 17-year-olds from child exploitation.
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Read this true story how a 17-year old girl describes living with Anxiety & the impact on her life  #anxiety #teens #mentalhealth   #mentalhealthawareness  
Teen Anxiety is a huge problem. Take a look at Anna's story and find out how this illness can on a teenagers life. Learn about where Anna received help.
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We all know kids and big kid’s enjoy a chocolate Easter Egg or two at Easter. I have found some great alternative Easter gifts to go along side the eggs or just as a stand-alone gift.

Here are a few other Easter themed ideas to go along with the chocolate Easter Eggs, I hope it gives you some fantastic Ideas of what’s around in the stores and on-line for thoughtful Easter gifts for our Children this year.
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HI There" I am Rachel Hirst 

Blogging over at U ME AND THE KIDS on Lifestyle & Parenting Topics. 

About Me

A 30 Something wife & mother of two teenage boys, with a Big Heart, which some would say a little too big sometimes. 

So, Whats my Lifestyle like? Well, I love to write articles around anything that involves my family and their interest's too.

I started my life out online around 5 years ago as a Community Manager for a well known online community magazine called Made4Mums. The role ended and I was kind of at a lose end really, I loved talking to others online and I didn't want to stop sharing my life experiences with others. 

This is where I made the BOLD decision to create my own online presence through my blog and social networks.

Subjects I Cover: Family Activities, Lifestyle, Parenting, Beauty, Fashion, Gaming - Not to mention the rest.

Loyal Readers: I never thought for 1 minute that I would build up my own loyal following, but I have and I thank everyone for their thoughtfulness & kind words over the years.

Lets Get Social: Seriously, Getting Social with others is probably one of my favourite pastimes, I love to hear about what others are doing during their day! If you want to have a moan, or have something I could help you with and I mean anything please join me on the following Networks.

I am a moderator for a GOOGLE Plus Community - Awesome Post & Social Media

The Community is for Bloggers, who can literally be from any part of the world thanks to Google Plus. The community is for sharing, thoughts ideas and blog post, with a few more surprise topics thrown in their too. Please feel free to request to Join!

Please feel free to add me to your circles, I love to connect with other Google + members.
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On arrival at Ox Pasture Hall, we were taken back by the sheer beauty of the hotel and it's grounds. The luxury suite was amazing, it was like somewhere I had always dreamt of staying. We had so much space an amazing view and fresh flowers placed on a table in the lounge area. Whilst you are staying at Ox Pasture Hall, I recommend taking Afternoon tea as it is truly divine, It looks too good to eat and tastes even better! It was such a romantic treat for me and my husband. We ate in the court yard restaurant where the service,quality and the taste of the food was 5 star, Compliments to the chef ,we enjoyed every single mouthful of food, and the presentation and service was outstanding. I reccomend this hotel and restaurant wholeheartedly and would be more than happy to return again, Infact I did not want to leave!
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