That bit between Christmas and New Year

Christmas decs

I love Christmas, I always have. The build up, the planning, the mulled wine, the excitement, the festivities and time with the family, did I mention the mulled wine? That bit between Christmas and New Year is odd though. If you aren’t working it can be great downtime and a chance to recover from all […]

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Pretend play in the toddler years

pretend play

Sometimes as parents we might look at our children’s toys and think they are just part of their leisure time, but it’s so important to remember that playing is how children learn in the early years. Therefore, the toys they have can be quite important and influential. I love to watch (hiding so they can’t […]

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Learning through play with Aquadoodle

Aqua Play

Play is such an important part of children’s early years development. Play helps children’s brains to develop, it improves the fine and gross motor skills, and helps them to develop their language and communication skills. Social skills are also developed through playing with other children, and problem-solving skills are developed both in solo play and […]

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Battle Play with Little Green and Blue Men and Women

Awesome Little Green Men

When it comes to battle play, the little boys don’t need any encouragement. Whether they are playing Power Rangers with their big brother or having a dinosaur battle, they are very imaginative in their play and it’s very entertaining to watch them – when I’m not breaking up a fight over who has what colour […]

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The Original Mobile Game: Why Playing Cards Continues to Engage and Delight

money saving tips

Grandmothers, doctors, and counselors agree – family is healthy for you. However, family members have varying personalities and interests despite the same gene pool. Mums and dads spend thousands on unsuccessful, cramped, and inconvenient holidays just for a few hours of ‘family time’ on a beach, mountain, etc. Here’s how to sit around the table […]

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Backseat drivers: The next generation

backseat driver

I live with a backseat driver. I mean, a really bad back seat driver. He’s three! “Go faster Mummy” “Slow down Mummy” “Turn here Mummy” “Go by these cars Mummy” “You have gone the wrong way Mummy” It’s exhausting and endearing in equal measure. Any of you guys have a backseat driver in the family? […]

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