Congratulations. You are about to have a baby, or the little one has already arrived. You are likely to feel overwhelmed with lots of different emotions, and you worry that you will forget to look closely at this special time. It is reasonable, therefore, to want to find a way to celebrate the birth of your child.
Clay is a fantastic crafting material that can be used to make a range of creations. These can either be practical or come straight from the imagination – from small decorations to sit on your desk to more practical household items like coasters.
In times of uncertainty people tend to adopt one of two approaches, crumble and stop doing everything, or use it as an opportunity to thrive and develop new ideas, or prepare for a new direction, whether that is in their career or life in general. Below is just one example of how one path can be switched to another.
Today, families all over the UK have woken up to a VERY new kind of routine. Homeschooling. For many, this will prove a huge challenge as they try to juggle a job, financial uncertainty, different emotions among family members and the normal day-to-day tasks.
What strange times we are living in at the moment. If you’d said to me a year ago, even at Christmas, possibly even a few weeks ago that parents across the UK, across the world, would be homeschooling their children, in a bid to support social distancing and limit the spread of COVID-19 – well, I’d have thought you were crazy.
There’s no motherhood manual. Maybe you learn what you think you should do from watching others, from the way your were parented by your own mother, or other mother figure. Maybe you read books, or watch Supernanny even. I once knew someone who read Gina Ford and became an instant expert on all things baby – for about five minutes of motherhood.
If you haven’t heard of Schleich before then do check out their website. If your children are into animals, or dinosaurs in particular, then they are the number one stop for well-made, high quality and realistic figures and toys. They are the most detailed figures I have seen, the attention to detail is really something, making them a great resource for educational play.
UK schools close and more than 15,000 people across Europe offer free childcare for healthcare professionals
As schools set to close across the UK today for an undetermined length of time, Yoopies, the largest European childcare platform, is launching an appeal to all students and childcare providers to volunteer their childcare services to help support healthcare workers and essential industries.