Sarah is typing… The fun and games of WhatsApp

Whatspp. Love it or loathe it, who could have predicted how much it would take off when we first installed it. With over 1.2 billion users globally, even my Dad is now in on the WhatsApp bants. #YouKnowItsTakenOffIfTheOldsAreInOnIt more “Sarah is typing… The fun and games of WhatsApp”

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How to raise a highly sensitive child

People without children underestimate the formidable task of child-rising, especially the role Moms play in raising happy, healthy, and emotionally-balanced kids. This is because they rarely catch a glimpse of the behind-the-scenes drama that most Moms have to deal with as a matter of course. They see Moms as counselors, advisors, teachers, and coaches, but rarely see them diligently working on keeping the bathroom a safe place from slips and falls and burns from scalding water, regulating meal-times and bedtimes, and patiently explaining to curious little minds how life works. more “How to raise a highly sensitive child”

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Guest Post: Health tips for busy Mums

Nobody likes getting ill, but coming down with a cough or a cold can be particularly inconvenient for busy mums. After all, the odds of getting a few days recovering in bed is pretty unlikely, whilst statistics suggest that mums with young kids are many times more likely to get ill. more “Guest Post: Health tips for busy Mums”

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Kids being mobile safe at school: how parents can help and other practical advice

As we have just started a new school year, perhaps it’s the time for you to have allowed your child to take a mobile phone or tablet to school. There are plenty of reasons this make sense – the ability to call you, for pick up purposes, to access homework, to keep up with their friends or even because they’ve been pleading with you for years.
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“I want to do it myself Mummy”

“Three is definitely harder than two”. The words you really don’t want to hear when your ‘spirited’ child is approaching her third birthday and you’re counting down the days until the terrible twos are over. more ““I want to do it myself Mummy””

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Harvest Festival; Our first allotment year

This morning we will be busy at a school church service celebrating Harvest Festival. Traditionally, a time of year to give a little thanks for the produce of the summer as the fruits of ‘someones’ labour come to an end and we reap what they sowed. more “Harvest Festival; Our first allotment year”

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Guest Post: The Cornerstones of Early Development

As parents, our primary role in our little nestlings’ lives is to provide them with a path of unstifled growth. But in addition to showering them with love, nurturing and patience, we need to make sure that they have enough stimulation and challenges to foster that progress. more “Guest Post: The Cornerstones of Early Development”

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Seeking the perfect school run coat with Go Outdoors

My school run is somewhat of a track and field event, consisting of a car journey, halfway park up, buggy / no buggy battle, and scoot along an off road path to the school for ten minutes or so (depending on the conclusion of the aforementioned battle). more “Seeking the perfect school run coat with Go Outdoors”

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My Babywearing experience : International Babywearing week

I think some folk tend to think of ‘babywearing‘ as being associated with a stereotype – perhaps an earth mother, co-sleeper, long term breast feeder, wearer of floaty clothes and tye dye. That kind of grates, because I don’t really agree with popping anyone in a box with a label because of any given parenting style or choice. more “My Babywearing experience : International Babywearing week”

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#HideTheBags; Autumn Supermarket Sweep

There is something about the change of season which makes your soul sing and your ability to resist a bargain go down the drain.Jumpers, jeans, boots. Dresses with tights, mustard tones and a new pair of kicks…I didn’t stand a chance on the weekly food shop really did I? The folk who introduced Mum clobber to the supermarket aisles really was onto a winner, and I have to say, this last month I’ve been unable to resist. more “#HideTheBags; Autumn Supermarket Sweep”

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