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I’m JJ Barnes, and I wear many hats: author, filmmaker, and most importantly, a proud and perpetually exhausted parent. In this blog, I explore a variety of topics that interest me including fashion, health, travel, home, motherhood and gift guides for different occasions.

Whether you’re a parent yourself, a curious observer, or simply someone looking for a good read, I hope you’ll find something here that resonates. I try to update my content several times a week, so keep checking back to find something new!

I’m always open to collaborating with brands that share my passion for creating something special. So if you’re looking for a blog to share your work on, I am open to content creating, guest posting and link insertions for relevant information that suits the interests of myself and my audience.

I post regularly, and share all my content across a variety of social media platforms, so if anything catches your eye either leave a comment here or come and chat on one my social links. I’m looking forward to hearing from you!

  • 5 Hobbies That Can Earn You Money

    5 Hobbies That Can Earn You Money

    In my eternal quest for self-improvement (and maybe a little financial freedom!), I’ve embarked on a mission to explore the exciting world of turning hobbies into side hustles.

  • How To Avoid Back Pain When Driving

    How To Avoid Back Pain When Driving

    Join me as I delve into the world of back-friendly driving, exploring tips, tricks, and expert advice so that maybe, just maybe, we can reclaim the freedom of the open road (or at least, the supermarket carpark) – pain-free!

  • Choose Sunglasses For Your Face Shape

    Choose Sunglasses For Your Face Shape

    As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.On the JJ Barnes Blog, as Summer approaches, I check out top tips for how to choose sunglasses for your face shape. As the sun warms our skin and the days grow longer, it’s time to ditch the winter blues and embrace the sunshine! But with those…

  • Best Ways To Get Your Flight Upgraded

    Best Ways To Get Your Flight Upgraded

    Free upgrades on flights are rare, but not a myth. Not every plane is fully booked, and sometimes, a free seat in first class is just waiting to be claimed. What’s more, on quieter flights, airline staff often have to move people into these seats to balance the plane, so you’ve just got to make…

  • Best Foods To Boost Your Libido

    Best Foods To Boost Your Libido

    Remember, a healthy sex life doesn’t have to be a casualty of our busy lives. By incorporating these simple dietary choices, we can all reignite the flame (in a healthy, delicious way) and rediscover the joy of intimacy, no matter how much pressure life throws our way.

  • How To Relieve Eye Strain

    How To Relieve Eye Strain

    If you, like me, spend most of your workday staring at a screen, working on your projects and answering a gazillion emails, then you’ll understand the struggle. But I might have found the answer. The experts at Oakley have sent over a list of simple eye exercises that you can incorporate into your daily routine…

  • Top Tips For Pre-Teen Skincare

    Top Tips For Pre-Teen Skincare

    In recent months, there has been a growing concern over pre-teens and teenagers using an excessive amount of luxury skincare products. However, many of these trending products are age-restricted due to the potential damage they may cause to young people’s skin. So I wanted to learn what the truth is, and how I can help…

  • How To Spot Scam TikTok Shops

    How To Spot Scam TikTok Shops

    Before you get swept away by the latest viral product, let’s arm ourselves with knowledge. QR code experts QRFY.com have sent over their top five ways to help shoppers recognize fraud on TikTok Shop and prevent them from losing money as a result of devious practices.  So, grab your virtual shopping cart as we learn how…

  • Best Ways To Style Short Shorts

    Best Ways To Style Short Shorts

    Today, I’m exploring all the different ways to wear short shorts and see if any of them become my new go-to look. To help me out, fashion experts at Boohoo have sent over a helpful guide to making this season’s hottest trend wearable, depending on whether you want to dress them up for breezy evening…

  • What Is Crypto? And Other Questions

    What Is Crypto? And Other Questions

    Recently, the curiosity gnawing at the edges of my knowledge base became too strong to ignore. So, I decided to take the plunge and embark on a quest to understand cryptocurrency – what it is, how it works, and whether it’s all just hype or the future of finance.

  • I Discover Your Star Sign Chocolate, Are You Brave Enough?

    I Discover Your Star Sign Chocolate, Are You Brave Enough?

    As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.On the JJ Barnes Blog, I discover the best star sign chocolate for every sign of the zodiac to see if I can find the perfect sweet treat, and wonder if I’m brave enough to try it. Are you getting a bit bored of your go-to chocolate…

  • Ways To Prevent Mould In The House

    Ways To Prevent Mould In The House

    Spring is a worrying time for homeowners, renters and landlords, as the rise in temperature can cause mould to grow and spread in homes. Indeed, online searches for “how to clean mould” have skyrocketed by 233% in April, according to data from Google Trends, leaving many homeowners scrambling for solutions.

  • Top Tips For How To Grow Lavender

    Top Tips For How To Grow Lavender

    Confession time: while I absolutely love the scent and look of lavender, my gardening skills are about as impressive as a cactus in the Sahara. Plants seem to wilt under my hesitant touch, leaving me with a graveyard of once-hopeful greenery. However, I’m always looking to learn and improve, so I decided to embark on…

  • The Best TikTok Hacks To Attract Luck

    The Best TikTok Hacks To Attract Luck

    There’s no denying TikTok’s popularity; the platform currently has one billion active users worldwide and while some refer to it for entertainment, others seek advice. Lately, I’ve been diving down the rabbit hole of the hacks promising to attract good luck.

  • Top Five Fashion Essentials This Spring

    Top Five Fashion Essentials This Spring

    Spring is the perfect time to refresh your wardrobe by investing in high quality staples that exude timeless style, but which ones are worth the money? To help me out, experts at Oakley have sent over a list of the five essential investment pieces that will effortlessly elevate your spring looks and serve as the…

  • How To Protect Your Garden Furniture

    How To Protect Your Garden Furniture

    Today, I’ll delve into the best protection methods for all types of materials, from classic wood to modern metal, ensuring your patio oasis remains a source of comfort and style all year round thanks to top tips from Ali Wooldridge, co-founder of luxury garden furniture company, Gardenesque.

  • Top Tips To Keep Your House Safe While On Holiday

    Top Tips To Keep Your House Safe While On Holiday

    In this blog post, I’ll delve into the top tips and tricks to transform your home from a potential target into a fortress of security. So, grab your swimsuit, pack your bags, and get ready to relax – with the knowledge that your home is safe and sound.

  • Is Kimchi Good For Me?

    Is Kimchi Good For Me?

    Is kimchi good for me beyond the taste buds? Can this spicy staple from Korea truly be a superfood? Intrigued, I decided to delve deeper into the world of kimchi, exploring its nutritional profile and how to best incorporate it into my diet.

  • Top Tips To Dress For Confidence

    Top Tips To Dress For Confidence

    In this post, I’ll explore key tips and tricks to help you curate a wardrobe that reflects your unique personality and empowers you to project strength, self-assurance, and a whole lot of fabulousness. So, ditch those bulky winter layers, embrace the brighter days ahead, and get ready to unlock your most confident self, one outfit…

  • Natural Ways To Deal With PMS

    Natural Ways To Deal With PMS

    I’m on a mission to find the most effective natural ways to deal with PMS. From dietary tweaks to stress-busting techniques, I’ll explore a range of options that can help us both conquer those pre-period blues and create a more positive experience around menstruation.

  • Unleash Your Wanderlust: How Teaching English Abroad Can Be Your Ticket to Seeing the World

    Unleash Your Wanderlust: How Teaching English Abroad Can Be Your Ticket to Seeing the World

    When Georgie Snape from Teacher’s Friend (https://teachers-friend.com/get-tefl/) reached out, I knew it was a perfect fit! Georgie offers incredible TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) courses that can unlock a world of travel and teaching opportunities for anyone with a passion for languages and new cultures.

  • How To Dress Like Taylor Swift’s Eras

    How To Dress Like Taylor Swift’s Eras

    I decided to decipher the style secrets behind each of Taylor’s iconic eras. Whether you’re a fellow Swiftie or simply a fashion enthusiast, this guide will help you channel your inner Taylor and embrace the confidence and creativity that defines her style.

  • Which TikTok Hair Hacks Work?

    Which TikTok Hair Hacks Work?

    The world of TikTok is a treasure trove of beauty trends, and hair is no exception! #HairTok has exploded with life-changing (or so they claim) hacks that promise everything from overnight volume to frizz-free perfection. But can you really achieve salon-worthy results with a DIY approach?

  • Best Spring Nail Art Inspiration

    Best Spring Nail Art Inspiration

    I have always struggled with biting and picking my nails, but, after a lot of work, I’m finally getting my hands looking how I want them, so now it’s time to have fun with it. As the days are getting longer, the birds are singing a little louder, and the promise of warmer weather hangs…

  • How To Protect Your Home From Flood Damage

    How To Protect Your Home From Flood Damage

    The rain this week has been enough to dampen anyone’s spirits, but for some, it might be causing a little more anxiety. Just yesterday I decided to try and mow my back garden due to the break in the rain and found it was so swampy and water logged that I ended up sinking in…

  • Top Five Alternatives To Coffee

    Top Five Alternatives To Coffee

    I embarked on a quest to find worthy contenders – beverages (and maybe even some surprising non-beverages) that could rival the mighty coffee bean. Was it possible to find an alternative that could satisfy my taste buds and keep my productivity flowing?

  • I Discover The Most Popular Celebrity Brands

    I Discover The Most Popular Celebrity Brands

    As an entrepreneurial woman with big goals, big dreams, and a work drive that sometimes causes me to spiral into a pit of caffeine and anxiety, I’m always drawn to discovering about how people achieve business success and what I can learn from them. The question is, are we simply drawn to the star power…

  • How Does Popilush Help You Get In Shape While Still Feeling Comfortable?

    How Does Popilush Help You Get In Shape While Still Feeling Comfortable?

    As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.On the JJ Barnes Blog, I check out Popilush shapewear and how it can help you get in shape while still feeling comfortable. We don’t always achieve the balance between fitness and comfort. For some women, it may even seem like an impossible task. This is because…

  • I learned The Truth About Dental Hygiene

    I learned The Truth About Dental Hygiene

    Let’s face it, dental hygiene can sometimes feel like a confusing web of information. From childhood warnings about sugar to conflicting advice about flossing, it’s easy to fall victim to dental myths. From believing that mouthwash can replace brushing to assuming that sugar is the only cause of cavities, there are a myriad of dental…

  • Top Tips For Decluttering This Spring Clean

    Top Tips For Decluttering This Spring Clean

    Join me as we explore some top tips for transforming your home (and maybe even your mind) this spring! To help us out, Clear It Waste, London-based rubbish removal company, sent over their top tips for decluttering dos and don’ts that we can explore.

  • Exciting New Film Project – Of A Demon

    Exciting New Film Project – Of A Demon

    I share news about my exciting new film project, Of A Demon, how I’m facing my performance fears, and the love I have of working behind the scenes.

  • Best Ways To Protect Children Online

    Best Ways To Protect Children Online

    In this blog post, I’ll delve into the best ways to protect children online. I’ll explore practical strategies you can implement, from fostering open communication to utilizing parental controls, to equip our children with the tools they need to be responsible and safe digital citizens.

  • Best Ways To Save Money

    Best Ways To Save Money

    There are many strategies you can apply to your daily life to save money and achieve greater financial stability. For this blog post, financial experts at The Lazy Trader have sent over a list of the best money-saving hacks for 2024 to help you achieve financial stability, and I’ll share some actionable tips to help…

  • What Do Celebrities Eat For Beautiful Skin?

    What Do Celebrities Eat For Beautiful Skin?

    Today, I’m diving into the world of celebrity skincare…through food! I’m learning about the surprisingly simple, delicious ingredients A-listers swear by for a healthy, vibrant complexion. Get ready to ditch the complicated routines and embrace the power of food – because beautiful skin can be as easy as your next grocery trip!

  • Have A Whale Of A Time With A Children’s STEAM Subscription Tinker Box

    Have A Whale Of A Time With A Children’s STEAM Subscription Tinker Box

    My two daughters, Rose (11) and Buffy (7), are obsessed with all things creative and scientific, so keeping them engaged can be a challenge. Enter the Tinkerer STEAM Subscription Tinker Box, a monthly subscription box that’s is a total game-changer!

  • Protect Your Skin From Hay Fever

    Protect Your Skin From Hay Fever

    To help us prepare for the months ahead, the experts at Fresha sent over their top tips on allergy-proofing your skin during the hayfever season.

  • How VR Headsets Improve Your Health

    How VR Headsets Improve Your Health

    I decided to delve deeper into this world of virtual health. Could a VR headset become my secret weapon in the quest for a healthier lifestyle? Join me as we explore the fascinating science behind VR and its potential to revolutionize how we approach health and fitness.

  • I Learn The Taylor Swift Workout

    I Learn The Taylor Swift Workout

    On the JJ Barnes Blog, in my ongoing request to look and feel healthy, and in dedication to my love of Taylor Swift, I decided to learn about the Taylor Swift workout!

  • The Best Sleeping Positions For Back Pain

    The Best Sleeping Positions For Back Pain

    On the JJ Barnes Blog, I learned the best sleeping positions for back pain so I can get a better night sleep and hopefully feel less discomfort when I’m awake too.

  • How To Sound Confident In Work Emails

    How To Sound Confident In Work Emails

    On the JJ Barnes Blog, as someone who has always struggled with self esteem but wants to succeed in business, I check out top tips for how to sound confident in work emails.

  • Top 10 Most Popular Flowers And How To Care For Them

    Top 10 Most Popular Flowers And How To Care For Them

    On the JJ Barnes Blog, I check out the top 10 most popular flowers for home gardeners, and advice on how to care for them.

  • How To Wear The Cowboy Fashion Trend

    How To Wear The Cowboy Fashion Trend

    On the JJ Barnes Blog, I check out how to wear the cowboy fashion trend as the style gets a reemergence thanks to Beyoncé’s new country album, Renaissance Act II.

  • Why Are Fewer People Wearing Bike Helmets?

    Why Are Fewer People Wearing Bike Helmets?

    On the JJ Barnes Blog, I look at evidence that fewer people are wearing bike helmets, and explore why they’re important to hopefully inspire our children to stay safe on the roads!

  • Do Indie Authors Need PR?

    Do Indie Authors Need PR?

    On the JJ Barnes Blog, I ask do indie authors need PR, and explore what PR agencies can do for you and your book.

  • What Is The Glass Skin Trend?

    What Is The Glass Skin Trend?

    On the JJ Barnes Blog, I investigate how a natural beauty aesthetic has inspired the glass skin trend, and what we can do to achieve the look.

  • Top 10 European Cities For Food Lovers

    Top 10 European Cities For Food Lovers

    On The Table Read Magazine, “the best entertainment magazine in the UK”, as a foodie with aspirations to travel the world, I check out research into the top 10 European cities for food lovers.

  • Should Pets Be Allowed In Our Beds?

    Should Pets Be Allowed In Our Beds?

    On the JJ Barnes Blog, as a bit of a softy when it comes to my animals, I get advice from experts to answer the question of should pets be allowed in our beds?

  • Top Tips To Make Flowers Last Longer

    Top Tips To Make Flowers Last Longer

    On the JJ Barnes Blog, ready for Mother’s Day, I check out top tips from a gardening expert for how to make flowers last longer.

  • 5 Home Upgrades To Future-Proof Your Home

    5 Home Upgrades To Future-Proof Your Home

    On the JJ Barnes Blog, whether you want to make your home more practical for living in now, or you’re preparing for a future sale, I share 5 home upgrades to future-roof your home.

  • Side Hustles To Help You Make Money

    Side Hustles To Help You Make Money

    On the JJ Barnes Blog, as internet searches for “how to make money fast” explode, I check out different side hustles to help make you money.

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