GUEST POST: 5 Reasons why your child should understand that risk taking and failure can be good

One of the scariest things that anyone of any age can face has to be taking a risk and failing at it. It doesn’t matter if you are an adult or if you are child, you might be tempted to play it safe, rather than risking a negative outcome. more “GUEST POST: 5 Reasons why your child should understand that risk taking and failure can be good”

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Fingerlings Fidget spinners and Fairy Doors.

Fidget spinners. Possibly one of the strangest obsessions of the current day. And most annoying.

I should have known better when we found a sparkly pink metallic fidget spinner alone on the floor on a recent day out. Having tried to locate its owner, it ended up in my pocket and by default back at our home. Where it proceeded to cause no end of arguments, tears and physical fights over whose fidget spinner it would become. more “Fingerlings Fidget spinners and Fairy Doors.”

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#HideTheBags…Statement Converse; What’s your flavour?

When it comes to Mum Wardrobe essentials, a sturdy pair of pumps is a staple, and therefore a valid reason to partake in a spot of shoe shopping as required. more “#HideTheBags…Statement Converse; What’s your flavour?”

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What2Buy4Kids Toy Review: Old School Summer Survival

Ah, the summer holidays. Six blissful weeks of no school run, no after school clubs, no homework, no reading and nowhere to be.

True, but this also means six weeks of entertaining your children, for me, seven days a week, on a budget without losing your mind.  more “What2Buy4Kids Toy Review: Old School Summer Survival”

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The Hangover

Before we had kids, the hubby and I were quite partial to a night out out. Needless to say the shape of our social life has massively changed in the last half decade since we exchanged our disco slippers for, well, actual slippers. Partly because we are a bit too knackered, partly because we don’t like to abuse our childcare options, partly because we have reached a more mature stage in our lives, but MOSTLY because quite frankly, we cannot deal with THE HANGOVERS. more “The Hangover”

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Optimise your home for happiness

What does the word “home” mean to you? We all interpret this word differently and assign various meanings to it. However, the most common interpretation of “home” is a place where you can relax, be yourself, and enjoy your time. And with the task of balancing your work, social, and family life a difficult one, you need a place to feel at ease from time to time. more “Optimise your home for happiness”

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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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#coolmumclub Instagram round up July 2017

July 2017 took us through the highs and lows of finishing the school year, starting the summer holidays…and the end of Love Island. more “#coolmumclub Instagram round up July 2017”

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What’s your open door policy?

Growing up as a kid in the 80’s, our home was constantly filled with people popping by . Friends knocking to ask if we wanted to play, relatives stopping for a brew, people who were ‘passing’ just calling in to say hello. more “What’s your open door policy?”

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