30 hours of free childcare – can it work for you?

It seems like the parents of the UK have been screaming for more support in helping Mums (and Dads) get back to work and lessen the crippling costs of childcare for a long time; something I felt had a huge impact in my decision to not return to work after being made redundant. more “30 hours of free childcare – can it work for you?”

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GUEST POST: 7 Intriguing science experiments for your kids

Science can sometimes be daunting to kids. We can’t blame them all the time, either. It’s mostly the fault of dull textbooks that fail to explain the subject clearly and in a fun way. As your child has a much shorter attention span than you or any other full-sized human being, they need to be presented important information in a fun way. more “GUEST POST: 7 Intriguing science experiments for your kids”

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Hair today, gone tomorrow; Postpartum hair loss

They say that ‘You don’t know what you have till it’s gone’ and that has certainly been the case when it comes to having a full head of thick glossy hair prior to embarking on the train destined for MOTHERHOOD. more “Hair today, gone tomorrow; Postpartum hair loss”

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7 tips to take great photos of toddlers and pre-school children

It was WC Fields who’s famously been credited with the maxim ‘Never work with children or animals’. As far as small children are concerned, taking great photos can certainly be a challenge. They won’t do as they’re told, they won’t stand still and pose for the camera, and they’re prone to messing about and pulling silly faces when you least want them to. So, what do you do to get those cute kiddie shots that everyone can coo over? more “7 tips to take great photos of toddlers and pre-school children”

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High Five to the honest Mum blogs #solidaritea

There was an article this week on some newspaper or other that gave parenting bloggers a right old bashing. Bloggers, who, like me like to keep it real when reporting the daily (and nightly) grind of being a Mum. more “High Five to the honest Mum blogs #solidaritea”

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Flying Solo

There comes a point in most of our lives as parents, when we have to go it alone for a period of time. I’m talking about whether for business or pleasure, when you’re left keeping the home fires burning while your other half is away from home. more “Flying Solo”

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Managing Child Behaviour; well, trying to anyway

A few weeks back I published a post featuring some insightful lessons on positive parenting that I was desperately clinging to after a tough few weeks with our two year olds behaviour. Our five year old also had developed a new found attitude at school that was making me feel like the child, not the parent. more “Managing Child Behaviour; well, trying to anyway”

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Swimming lesson hacks for parents of small people

When it comes to swimming lessons, we have been rolling with the punches for a while now. I can’t lie, it’s not my highlight of the week for sure…BUT I’m sticking with it for the clear benefits I’ve seen in just one school year of regular swimming lessons. more “Swimming lesson hacks for parents of small people”

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Nursery; When things don’t go to plan

Towards the end of 2016 we made a decision to put our two year old daughter into a private day nursery for one morning a week. The reasons for doing this were agonised over; the pro’s and cons drawn out in my mind over many a sleepless night and the questioning if it was the right thing for her, for me, for us as a family. more “Nursery; When things don’t go to plan”

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LiteCup Review

Our daughters bedtime rituals are a heavily choreographed affair involving a selection of refreshments and light shows that would give the Disney fireworks spectaculars a run for their money. Cups of specific colours, glowing clocks to switch over to night mode, star displays and colour changing animals. It’ all going off. And on. And off. And on…AGAIN. more “LiteCup Review”

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