Encouraging independent readers

Supporting your children’s reading has to be one of the most important jobs of a parent in my book. It is so lovely to watch them develop an interest in books and reading and the wonderful stories we have the privilege to read. A keen interest in books and reading can do wonders for building the imagination […]

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Safer sleeping habits: part one

#safersleepweek began on 16th March and this year runs until 23rd March – whilst we need to be aware of safer sleep issues all the time, like many campaigns, it is encouraging that there is a dedicated week each year to the promotion of this. You can find out more about safer sleep here – there […]

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Toddler tactics

You might have read my post recently on avoiding the after school ‘low’ – in this post I talked about my strategies for avoiding grumpy children after school and discussed the part I feel that hunger plays in this. I have noticed that toddlers also have these low spots but that these just differ in terms […]

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First tastes

You might have read our recent post called “A different approach to weaning” in it I talked about how differently I have approached weaning with my third and fourth children compared to my first and second.I discussed the part that Ella’s Kitchen pouches have played in this process and how useful these are both when out and about […]

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Those extraordinary ‘ordinary’ moments

Today has been one of those days when I am bubbling inside. Bubbling inside with overwhelming pride. The kind of pride when you can’t contain the corners of your mouth from pulling upwards into a big fat grin that stretches from one ear to the other. Today was parents evening for the big kids. Now, I […]

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