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Low Cost Easter Holiday Ideas

Low Cost Easter Holiday Ideas February 24th, 2018 / Administration / 0 comments

The daffodils are out, the days are getting longer and the shops are full of chocolate eggs – Easter is well and truly on its way! Trying to keep the kids entertained this Easter doesn’t have to cost a bomb. Here are some low-cost ideas for keeping your little people amused during the Easter break: Easter Crafts Kids love making Easter bunnies, chicks and other related crafts. Many are cheap and easy to make too! We love these 40 Easter craft ideas from Red Ted Art, which are bound to keep your creative bunnies busy! And check out these Pinterest … Continue reading Low Cost Easter Holiday Ideas

How To Help Prepare Your Child For School

How To Help Prepare Your Child For School February 16th, 2018 / Administration / 0 comments

School applications are in and, as many parents wait anxiously to see if their child receives their first choice reception place, you may also be thinking about how to ensure your child is ready to start school. Starting reception is a big step for children and parents alike, but there are some things you can do to help your child be as prepared as possible for the transition. Encourage self reliance Ensure your child is confident carrying out certain tasks such as putting on shoes, changing into and out of their PE kit, hand-washing and eating with a knife and … Continue reading How To Help Prepare Your Child For School

14 Great Things To Do More Often

14 Great Things To Do More Often February 10th, 2018 / Administration / 0 comments

Is the winter gloom getting you down? Are you feeling stressed, tired and fed up? Try doing these things more often to help improve your overall health and well-being.   1. Drink plenty of water Experts recommend we drink 2 litres of day and with good reason. Being dehydrated causes tiredness, headaches, constipation and can often make us feel unnecessarily hungry. Our bodies are 6o% water and H2O plays such a vital role in keeping our organs functioning, carrying away waste and keeping our temperature regulated. So next time you reach for a can of fizzy drink or a cup … Continue reading 14 Great Things To Do More Often

Budget February Half Term Ideas

Budget February Half Term Ideas February 2nd, 2018 / Administration / 0 comments

Just as we begin to recover from the financial fallout of Christmas, along pops February half term! Winter half terms can be testing, especially if rain and bad weather prevent outdoor play. However, trying to keep the kids entertained this half term doesn’t have to cost a bomb. Here are some low-cost ideas for keeping your little people amused during the half term week:   Your local library: Most libraries run free arts and crafts sessions over half term, as well as story times, rhyme times and other activities such as construction clubs and other workshops. Cost: Free Shopping Centres: … Continue reading Budget February Half Term Ideas

How To Support Babies Born With Heart Conditions This Heart Week

January 25th, 2018 / Administration / 0 comments

One in every 111 babies is born with congenital heart disease (CHD) – that’s more than 5,000 newborns each year in the UK. This February, Heart Week is an opportunity for friends, colleagues, family, team mates or neighbours to join together to do something amazing. .  Learn more about Heart Week and sign up to take part here Through Tiny Tickers’ Heart Week, each of us can raise awareness and funds to help these babies – ensuring they are given a fighting chance to beat their condition. Finding these babies is vital. Last year, over 1,000 newborns were discharged from … Continue reading How To Support Babies Born With Heart Conditions This Heart Week

How To Build Your Child’s Self-Esteem

How To Build Your Child’s Self-Esteem January 18th, 2018 / Administration / 0 comments

Helping to build up your children’s self-esteem is one of the greatest gifts you can give them. Adults and children with high self-esteem are happier, more confident, more self-accepting, more productive and feel more useful than those for whom self-esteem is lacking. As parents, all we want is for our children to grow into confident, happy and secure adults. We can help our children achieve this by taking daily steps to build their self-esteem. Here are some ways we can build our children’s self-esteem: Empower them Giving children choices – be it between an apple and an orange or which … Continue reading How To Build Your Child’s Self-Esteem

5 Surprising Ways To Bring Down Your Food Bills

5 Surprising Ways To Bring Down Your Food Bills January 11th, 2018 / Administration / 0 comments

We all know the standard advice for cutting down the amount we spend on our weekly food shop – do one food shop per week, make a list, meal plan, don’t shop when you’re hungry, shop at discount supermarkets etc. While all this advice is perfectly valid, there are a few other tricks you can use to save money on your expensive food bill. 1. Study the shelves If you think items are placed on the shelves at random, you’d be very wrong. Supermarkets invest big money in research to determine exactly where they should place items to maximise their … Continue reading 5 Surprising Ways To Bring Down Your Food Bills

7 Life Lessons We Can Learn From Our Kids

7 Life Lessons We Can Learn From Our Kids January 3rd, 2018 / Administration / 0 comments

I always thought I would be the one to teach my daughter about life. I’m her mum; that’s my role. But as time rumbles on, I increasingly find that she is the one teaching me. Adults can spend years working on personal growth. We read self-books, stubbornly practise mindfulness, see therapists and embark on valiant expeditions to find ourselves. What if we always knew the truth we seek? It seems that at some point during our turbulent transition from child to adult we managed to unlearn the life lessons we came hard wired with. BE PRESENT Children, unlike adults, tend … Continue reading 7 Life Lessons We Can Learn From Our Kids

Why Learning To Lower My Expectations Has Made Me A Happier Parent

parenting expectations December 22nd, 2017 / Administration / 0 comments

I’ve lost count of the number of baby showers I’ve attended where the guests are asked to proffer a piece of parenting advice on a frilly piece of card for the mum-to-be. I always struggle with this; it takes more than a few lines of generic sentiment to share anything worth knowing about parenthood. Is there a catch-all piece of advice to make parenting an easier experience? Categorically not. But occasionally a light-bulb blazes within, something clicks and you think ‘Yes! I wish I’d realised that sooner!’ This article is a result of one of those epiphanies. It came about … Continue reading Why Learning To Lower My Expectations Has Made Me A Happier Parent

6 Things I Would Tell My Pre-Elf-On-The-Shelf Self

5 Things I Would Tell My Pre-Elf-On-The-Shelf Self December 14th, 2017 / Administration / 0 comments

Four years ago, when a friend educated me about the whole elf on the shelf craze, I decided to give it a bash. A little house guest from the North Pole would be a simple and fun way to enhance the Christmas magic for my two young children, right? Anticipating that my sensitive daughter would be freaked out by the official version, I opted for two merry little plush elves – one for each of my kids. Charlie and Christina arrived on the 1st of December in all their green and red glory and were an instant hit. I didn’t … Continue reading 6 Things I Would Tell My Pre-Elf-On-The-Shelf Self

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