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10 tips to hold safe Zoom meetings for kids

  • September 21, 2020
tips to hold safe Zoom meetings for kids

Do you feel as though you’ve had a bit of a crash course in using Zoom recently? If you’ve never had a job where you’ve had to hold online meetings, I imagine it can be a bit daunting to suddenly have to hold Zoom meetings, especially if you have a lot of children attending! And if you have had to explain to your kids how to use Zoom for school >>

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How to celebrate Halloween at home with kids

  • September 14, 2020
How to celebrate Halloween at home with kids

No one is sure what state the world will be in by the end of October (at this rate literally anything could happen!) but it’s looking increasingly likely that there’s not going to be any trick or treating this Halloween. Even if it is allowed, I doubt many parents will feel comfortable taking their kids to knock on strangers’ doors at the moment, so I’ve put together a list of ways >>

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How to get better sleep as a parent

  • September 11, 2020
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Sleep is the great ally of parents. It helps rejuvenate us, helps us restore the taxing process of parenthood on our minds and bodies, and generally helps us gain a break from our loved, but often tiring little demons! However, unfortunately, all parents will know that sleep can often come in short supply. Even if you take it in turns to wake up and deal with your crying children (this >>

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How to get work done when you have kids at home

  • August 3, 2020
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Working from home with schools closed for the last few months has been difficult, but for many the battle isn’t over yet. During the summer holidays this year we don’t have holiday clubs or childcare to help keep the kids entertained while we work from home. Homeschooling before the summer was hard, and on one hand I’m definitely grateful that we don’t have to try and get school work done, >>

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3 tips to help your kids settle in after a big move

  • June 10, 2020
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A move has the potential to be one of the most positive and uplifting experiences of your life – but it can also be deeply disrupting on a number of levels. Especially a big move to another country like we made last year. For adults, any moves require a good degree of planning and adjustment, but for children in particular, the experience of moving to a new home – especially >>

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10 virtual birthday party ideas kids will love

  • May 11, 2020
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With just a week to go until Little H’s 9th birthday I’ve been wracking my brain for ideas on how to celebrate a birthday in lockdown. Not only is she having to celebrate her birthday in quarantine, it’s also her first birthday in Spain away from her family and friends in the UK, so I’ve been trying to think of some virtual birthday party ideas. Now that lockdown in Spain >>

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Best party buys on Amazon for a great quarantine birthday party for kids

  • May 1, 2020
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I bet when you were planning your child’s next birthday you weren’t expecting to have to plan a lockdown party? We certainly weren’t! For Little H’s 9th birthday later this month we were planning a pool party and BBQ with her friends but unfortunately this isn’t going to happen now. We can do this later when things are back to normal, but in the mean time we need to try >>

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How to teach kids about bugs

  • April 27, 2020
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Not too many people (myself included!) are fond of bugs, but before you cast these creatures off as “creepy crawlies,” it’s important to understand they can actually provide a huge learning experience for your kids. Plus, it’s an easy way to get children interested when it comes to nature. So why not help them to learn a little bit more about bugs? After all, a study from Carleton University found >>

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20 no screen activities to keep kids busy

  • April 22, 2020

With at least another few weeks of lockdown ahead, are you running out of things to do with kids without screens? Have you used up all the no screen activities you can think of? There are so many great apps, resources and videos floating around from celebrities, authors, and educational providers and these have been a godsend over the last month. However, I’m sure I’m not the only parents wanting >>

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10 ways to make life in lockdown as normal as possible for kids

  • April 15, 2020
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Ok so I’m not sure it’s possible to live like normal when you’re in quarantine. Nothing about this whole situation is normal. Especially here in Spain where we are pretty much on house arrest (you can read more about that here). When you have kids though it’s important to try to make life in lockdown as normal as possible. I’ve been through the shocked, depressed, stressed and angry parts of >>

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