Children, car seats and the law…

From day one, the very beginning of our new job as parents, we took it upon ourselves to ensure our tiny newborn was snugly and safely fitted in her group 0 car seat on that first journey of many; taking her home from the hospital.

It’s a hard mentality to un-do, and quite rightly so, as the safe transit of your precious cargo remains the number one priority on any car journey. But five years on, I’m wondering if I have lost my way on the do’s and don’ts of car safety with kids. more “Children, car seats and the law…”

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Helping your child’s cursive handwriting with Uniball #InternationalLiteracyDay

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Today, on September the 8th, it’s international literacy day. Another crazy new ‘day’ you might think, but this has been a ‘thing’ since 1965, to highlight the importance of literacy across communities, societies and for individuals. Across the globe illiteracy continues to remain an issue across poverty stricken communities, and particularly an issue to education deprived women. But even right here in the UK the National Literacy Trust suggests that as many as 25% of adults are illiterate and struggling with day to day tasks. The quality of handwriting can have a direct impact in success of secondary and further education (Institute of Education), so getting it nailed early on is actually far more important than you may imagine. more “Helping your child’s cursive handwriting with Uniball #InternationalLiteracyDay”

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Organix Punk’d Snack for Kids Review & #Giveaway

“I WANT A SNACK”. These are the words played on repeat in the soundtrack of my day. I, like many of us, seem to have raised a generation of snackers.  more “Organix Punk’d Snack for Kids Review & #Giveaway”

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The secret of making the bathroom safe for children

A bathroom can be a dangerous place if precautions are not taken while using it. There are many ways in which a person might get hurt while in the bathroom. The danger of getting injuries is even greater when children are using it or when you are with your toddler. more “The secret of making the bathroom safe for children”

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GUEST POST: Outdoor play encourages your child’s holistic development

Mums and Dads can enjoy outdoor activities with children, too. Playing outdoors isn’t only about enjoying the sunshine, and good weather, and running about getting exercise. Outdoor play has amazing benefits for your children which will help to shape their whole psyche. more “GUEST POST: Outdoor play encourages your child’s holistic development”

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6 fun ways to get the kids excited about going back to school

Even if you have an eager beaver all through the school year, after six weeks of getting comfy at home any kid’s going to be a bit reluctant about going back to school. more “6 fun ways to get the kids excited about going back to school”

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Our box full of memories from The Creation Station

Just this afternoon, as I was storing away the dense bag of drawings and artwork from Tigs first year at primary school, I stumbled across a box full of memories from what seems like a lifetime ago. more “Our box full of memories from The Creation Station”

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The first year of primary school: Done

It is truly unbelievable that a whole year has passed since we waved goodbye to Tigs’ nursery and all the wonderful staff and friends she had made there. This time last year we were excitedly attending settling in sessions at her new school and making awkward smiles to the new faces nervously standing outside the classroom (and that was just the Mums). We were panicking about the most obscure of things; whether to buy uniform in age 3-4 or 4-5, how we’d navigate the school run logistics, whether we had made the right choices, and of course, how would she get on. more “The first year of primary school: Done”

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How NOT to potty train your toddler

“We waited until she was ready, then on her lead it happened so easily. She got it straight away and we never had any accidents!”

This is how OTHER PEOPLE’S KIDS potty train. Not, so it would seem, the kids of Mum Muddling Through. more “How NOT to potty train your toddler”

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Asthma, Alfie and Alder Hey Children’s Charity

Our eldest daughter has a form of asthma. Luckily for her, it is a mild case, presenting as seasonably exacerbated cough and has been manageable to date with medication such as inhalers and Montekulast. You may not be familiar with the latter term, which is more uncommon that the blue and brown inhalers that have been commonplace in the UK for years. more “Asthma, Alfie and Alder Hey Children’s Charity”

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