Feeding little people

frozen kids meals

Ten years ago I had a two month old baby, my first baby, and I had just about got the hang of breastfeeding. I was trying to navigate my way through early motherhood and trying to ensure I did the best for my baby at every stage. I’d spent the two weeks I went overdue […]

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Flora Lunchbox Challenge

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Packing healthy and tempting lunchboxes everyday can be a real challenge for parents, especially if you are packing several lunchboxes and/or have fussy eaters. When they come back empty though and they ask for the same again the next day, you know you’ve got it right. The #FloraLunchbox Challenge, sponsored by Flora, is all about […]

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School uniform strategies

school uniform

Before the summer term of the last school year even ended I saw ‘back to school’ stuff in the shops. For a few years I did what lots of people do and started getting back to school things about halfway through the summer holidays, giving me plenty of time to label them and wash and […]

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How your child can succeed at sixth form

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The importance of sixth form cannot be overstated, and this is the case with regard to academic measures and the growing maturity and development of youngsters. The performance of a student at sixth form will often determine what college or university they can gain access to and what courses they can study. So if university […]

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Choosing a high school

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Moving onto the next stage of their education can be a daunting process for both children and their parents. This can also be a really exciting time however, and with some careful planning and organisation, lots of talking to your children and more importantly lots of listening on your part, the process doesn’t have to […]

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Back to school the healthy way

foot spray

This year the children hadn’t even broken up for summer and I had already seen back to school emails, articles and products in the shop. I don’t want to rush you through the summer holidays and onto the new term, but as we go into the winter term it’s always good to think about avoiding […]

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Getting messy

messy play

Messy play is always something I’ve done with the children. It might be water, sand, paint, mud, noodles, or just baking ingredients when they are cooking, but I’ve always made sure we’ve done activities like this. There are so many developmental benefits of messy play, but I also always see such sheer joy on their faces, […]

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