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Raising an independent child: 7 things older kids can do by themselves

  • October 11, 2019

Having an older kid is so much easier, isn’t it? Fewer tantrums, more communication, and the best bit of all is that they can amuse themselves without you having to play dolls or cars constantly. That is definitely one of my favourite parts of having an 8-year-old! If you play your cards right you can also teach your children to do more for themselves to make them more independent – >>

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5 Outdoor Activities Children Can Enjoy During The Holidays

  • August 19, 2019

This post is in collaboration with Slick Willie’s The summer holidays can be a great time for families to have days out together and enjoy some of the summer sunshine. Children can get over-excited about the holidays when there’s no more school work, uniforms, and early mornings. Before the holidays, there are lots of ways that working mums can plan for the holidays, from booking time off work to scheduling >>

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11 Creative Ways To Document Your Child’s Biggest Milestones

  • March 7, 2019

Kids grow up fast – everyone tells you that as soon as you have a baby but you don’t really appreciate how quickly they grow until a few years have whizzed by in a blur. I’ll have an 8-year-old in a couple of months and sometimes it still only feels like 5 minutes ago that I had a newborn baby in my arms. Crying. A lot. Documenting each milestone is >>

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How to Help Your Child Get Organised for School

  • February 25, 2019
Child organised school supplies

This is a guest post from Mount House School. No matter how old your child is, they sometimes need a little push in the right direction when it comes to getting organised and prepared for school. Forgetting a book from time to time is normal and not writing down their homework assignment can happen, but there are steps you can take to help prevent these little errors from occurring too >>

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35 Great Days Out With Kids In The South Of England

  • January 29, 2019
35 days out in the South

With half term coming up, and the weather (hopefully!) getting nicer soon, you might be planning some family days out. I might be biased but I think the South Coast is the best place to live in the UK and there are lots of great family-friendly attractions to choose from in the South of England, and in my 7 years of parenting, we have visited a lot of them! I >>

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6 Of The Best Educational TV Shows For Kids To Watch Online

  • October 25, 2018
6 educational tv shows for kids

Please tell me it’s not just me who’s kid is permanently glued to their tablet? We obviously have rules and time limits, but given half the chance she’d be on that tablet all day long. Some of the games are rubbish (Roblox) and some are pointless (nail painting gameS) but there are also some educational books and TV shows that I’m pleased she shows an interest in. If your kids are >>

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7 Things You Need To Know About 7 Year Olds

  • September 26, 2018
7 things you need to know about 7 year olds

I’ve now had a 7 year old for 4 months so I thought it was time to write the next post in the ‘Things you need to know about…’ series. If you’ve missed the previous posts I’ve listed things you need to know about 4-year-olds, 5-year-olds and 6-year-olds. When you have a baby you spend a lot of time thinking ‘this must get easier’. In some ways it does, but >>

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Ultimate List Of Autumn Activities For Kids

  • September 21, 2018
Ultimate List Of Autumn Activities For Kids

It’s that time of year again… where I’m crying over the fact that summer has gone and cold, rainy weather is on its way. However, as much as I don’t like the cooler British weather, I do like lots of the things we get up to in the autumn months. I guess it’s because if you wrap up warm it’s still not too cold, and a bright sunny autumn day >>

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What We Did In August

  • September 1, 2018
What we did in August

I thought I’d start up my monthly round-up again to let you all know what we’ve been up to and give a little bit of insight into our lives. August was busy as we were on holiday for the first part. As soon as we got back it was straight back to work and we’ve been juggling summer holiday childcare for the last couple of weeks. I can’t believe the >>

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Strawberry Picking Fun and Tips To Remember

  • August 24, 2018
Strawberry Picking

Last weekend we had a great couple of hours out in the fresh air all for the bargain price of £2.80 – we went strawberry picking at the Cat & Fiddle farm in Christchurch. We’ve been pumpkin picking there quite a few times and have always said we’d go back in the summer and finally we made it. Strawberry Picking Sunday Sunday morning started off very grey and overcast, and >>

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