Helping children through change

Change and parenting go together hand in hand. New nurseries, schools, friends, clubs, teachers…

Somehow this latest chapter of ‘Mum returning to work‘ we are navigating feels the hardest yet. (Don’t they all?).

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Keeping young kids comfy in hot weather

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Warmer weather is, fingers crossed, on its way. It’s unlikely to be a scorching April, but it’s hopefully safe to say that we’ve left the frosts and storms behind and we are moving into brighter times. It’s certainly starting to look and feel a lot like spring.

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Half Term Fun with Demelza Halloween Pumpkin Hunt 2018

Like most of us, we break up for the half term break this week, and with two whole weeks (and a week of parenting solo) ahead, it can be a bit daunting to know exactly what we are going to do with the kids without breaking the bank or getting cabin fever! more “Half Term Fun with Demelza Halloween Pumpkin Hunt 2018”

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The benefit of team sports for kids

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If your child is showing an increasing interest in a team sport, you have several strong incentives to encourage their interest. These incentives include improving your little one’s fitness levels, preventing the onset of obesity, and letting your child stimulate their excitement. more “The benefit of team sports for kids”

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Staring surgery in the eye: Consenting to squint correction surgery in our six year old

Back in 2015, one of the earliest things I wrote about was our journey after discovering our one year old daughter needed glasses. As she grew and grasped self perception, around age three we went through a phase of finding her specs down the back of the sofa, as she started to realise her own image and would clearly have preferred to gone without them.  more “Staring surgery in the eye: Consenting to squint correction surgery in our six year old”

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Guest Post: Environmental Influences on Our Children’s Development and Growth

Being a parent is hard enough without any influences from the side, but when you realize that the environment your little ones are growing in has a strong effect on their development, it’s your job to learn what those environmental influences on your youngsters are and what you, as their parent, can do to control them. more “Guest Post: Environmental Influences on Our Children’s Development and Growth”

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Little Cook Boxes – a parent’s midweek saviour

It’s a familiar scene; you fall in the door laden with school bags, coats, drink bottles, packed lunch boxes, the wet swim kit and trip over the pile of shoes that have been abandoned in the hall. more “Little Cook Boxes – a parent’s midweek saviour”

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#ChickenPox Have yours had it?

As much as Chicken Pox spreads like wildfire through schools, nurseries, families and playgroups, it sometimes seems like it’s spread through social media too – I’ve seen so many posts and pictures about kids going down with it lately. It’s dragged up some pretty vivid memories with our girls, of when we had our episode in the spring of 2015; a milestone moment for any Mum and one that thankfully (hopefully) rules us out as ‘done’ with the pox.

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Can I Phone A Friend? The agony of making parenting decisions

I’ve always considered myself to be a pretty decisive person; headstrong, a ‘do-er’, not one to mess around. But when it comes to my kids and making decisions about them, it seems I’ve become a bit of a wet lettuce. more “Can I Phone A Friend? The agony of making parenting decisions”

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I’m joining Britain’s Fat Fight. Hugh’s with me…

So this week I stumbled across a TV show on BBC 1 presented by Hugh Fernley-Whittingstall ‘Britains Fat Fight’. I guess like many British folk, these kind of shows don’t always represent anything new, that I don’t already know and as such, often get switched over in favour of some other mindless midweek TV drivel. more “I’m joining Britain’s Fat Fight. Hugh’s with me…”

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