Creating a sleep friendly kid’s bedroom

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When our children are very young, sleep is one of our top concerns. Or, more specifically, a lack of it. Whatever we’re told, whatever we expect, and even if we’ve already been through it with older children, somehow the sleepless nights of those first few weeks and months always comes as a bit of a shock. 

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4 Tips to Feel Safe When at Home with Kids

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Today, the sad truth is that the world can sometimes be dangerous. This can be at school, in a shopping mall, at the airport, in a movie theatre and many other places. With this, people are constantly looking for ways to not only be safe but to feel safe.

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Chain Reaction: Could Cycling Be The Ideal Sport For Your Home School?

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When school closures were whispered about this time last year, it seemed like we were on the brink of apocalypse. Parents, like everyone else, fluctuated between thinking ‘surely not’ and ‘we’re all doomed’. And, when the homeschooling bomb was finally dropped back in late March, it came as a huge blow, especially amidst predictions of ‘a doomed generation.’

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You, me & ADHD

Parenthood has dealt us some unexpected hands over the years, and much of the path has been long and winding, sometimes with twists and turns and often, a total mystery. lost in the dark without a map.

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10 things I have learnt about home schooling

I’ve flippantly declared over the years that at many a fork in the road, I have felt a pull towards doing teacher training. Maybe it’s in my genes, coming from a long line of teachers and head teachers, with so many of my prior generation working in education and social care. Or, perhaps it has always appealed to do something truly giving back to the next generation; chasing a dream of a vocation, and big ideas of being everyone’s favourite teacher.

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How to raise an optimistic child

An important mentality that is often forgotten is optimism. It’s a valuable outlook because it can make us feel self-assured, positive and motivated to try different things and take risks.

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Coronavirus UK; Should we be worried?

I wasn’t planning on writing a post about Coronavirus, but it increasingly feels like the elephant in the room which there is no avoiding, so as a working Mum, I’m sharing my current fears and thoughts about what is unfolding on a global scale with each passing day.

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Worry, worry, worry…is it par for the course of parenthood?

Raising a family at a time when information is right at your fingertips has it’s advantages. After all, how would we have coped without Dr Google letting us know the correct temperature for a babies room, that yellow poo is totally normal, and of course where to go for support and motherhood camaraderie (hello you lot).

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Tips to get all of your household to the dentist

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As a child, we were pretty lapse about going to the dentist. My parents weren’t keen, and that fear was extended onto us – there were certainly vast spaces of time I don’t remember seeing a dentist at all. In hindsight we were pretty lucky to have gotten away lightly (especially given our 1980’s chewits consumption), but good dental care is one thing I am committed to instilling in my kids, and for myself these days too.

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#TeamMum 2020 ; Women supporting women supporting women @childdotorg

Back in January 2019 I joined #TeamMum. At the time, I had no idea what that meant, what I was getting myself into, or what exactly was expected of me. But, there was something about the invite to that late January charity kick starter; the suggestion of supporting Mums in rural Kenya that told me instinctively to attend the launch shindig and the rest is history.

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