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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Three key components of a practical family kitchen redesign

As I sit writing this in our dream kitchen (cheesy but true) I’m remembering back to the time we were agonising about how we wanted this room to look, to be used, and to feel; This involved some big decisions to get the most from our kitchen redesign. more “Three key components of a practical family kitchen redesign”

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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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What I took home from #BML17 + @LitecupUK giveaway

Saturday 30th September has been marked in the diary for so long it’s hard to believe #BML17 it’s been and gone. But been and gone it has, and so here is the inevitable round up post featuring some of the highs and lows for me, the bits I’ve scribbled in my notebook and the parts I’ll never forget (because there were some!). more “What I took home from #BML17 + @LitecupUK giveaway”

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#CoolMumClub Linky Week 79

Morning lovelies and a HUGE hello from Talya and I and the #CoolMumClub massive. If you have no idea what all this is about, then read the guide below but basically know we are a small but welcome bubble of mainly (but not exclusively) mum bloggers who love a nudge towards a new blog post to read and share.
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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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