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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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Windsor Castle – A Great Day Out But NOT In The Summer!

  • July 23, 2018
Windsor Castle

Last weekend we went to Windsor Castle as an early birthday treat for my niece. We hadn’t been before and were looking forward to doing a bit of sightseeing and one of the Queen’s homes. I’ve recently written a few posts about things you can do in the summer holidays with kids (London, beaches, bowling) and I was hoping to do a similar recommendation in my review of Windsor Castle >>

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How To Survive Your Child’s First Day At School

  • July 17, 2018
How To Survive Your Child's First Day At School

I know, I know school isn’t quite finished yet – but I also know that if you have a child starting school in September that you’ll have been stressing for a while already. I think I was more nervous about Little H’s first day at school than she was! You’ll worry whether they’ll cry, if they’ll make any friends, will they be brave enough to put their hand up and ask >>

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