Category Archives: Parenting

New School Musings

I’ll be up front with you, I don’t know where I’m going with this, but I feel the need to write about how L’s first experience of school was for both of us. So if you don’t want to read a long ramble with no discernible outcome I’d just move on, I wouldn’t blame you.  Continue reading New School Musings

The Children’s Meditations in My Heart – Review and Competition

FROM ‘Hygge’ to parenting, the Danish way of doing things is often widely talked about and one of Denmark’s latest exports is no exception. “The Children’s Meditations In my Heart” by emerging Danish author Gitte Winter Graugaard enables children to fall asleep within minutes. Now available in three different languages, it is beginning to change bedtime routines the world over.
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Decorating Projects You Can Easily Do with Your Kids

The way you decorate your home is important. It has a big impact on how you and the rest of the family feel.

The problem is finding the time to do it. When you have kids, putting aside a weekend to strip back the lounge and repaint it is rarely viable. Fortunately, you can keep your home in a good state of repair by spending a couple of each week do small decorating jobs.

Often, you can involve the kids. This keeps them quiet for a bit and allows you to focus a bit more on the task at hand. Here are a few kid-friendly decorating projects to get you started. Continue reading Decorating Projects You Can Easily Do with Your Kids

Dry Overnight? Not Yet!

Toilet training has been an absolute nightmare for us. Taking, and this is no word of a lie, nearly 2 years. The key for us was perseverance and eventually removing all nappies and training pants entirely. Even at night! Continue reading Dry Overnight? Not Yet!

To My Son on Your Fourth Birthday

Oh my word tomorrow is your birthday and you will be four years old and I literally don’t know where the time has gone. It honestly seems like 5 minutes ago I was writing something very similar for your third birthday and trying to cling to you being a toddler.

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Pomelody

Pomelody launches to give children the gift of learning and development through music

  • Home-based e-learning music platform for pre-schoolers aims to unlock a child’s innate musical talent and potentially increase IQ by 18%
  • For parents, Pomelody offers the ability to have fun and connect with their infants.

Pomelody

No music background required .

“… It’s the sheer joy and bonding between a child and its parents that makes music so magical.”

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Safety First with Bridgestone Driveguard

Last week I was lucky enough to go to a great event hosted by Bridgestone to see just what a difference their Driveguard Tyres could make in an emergency.

Bridgestone Driveguard
Chateau Impney, our venue for the day

I was blown away.

The main point of Driveguard Tyres is that they are Run Flats, so if  you get a puncture you can carry on driving. With Driveguard Tyres you can actually drive for 50 miles at a maximum 50 mph. 

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The Sudocrem Play More Campaign

With stories of childhood obesity never far from the headlines, it’s easy to believe that each generation of children is lazier than the last. But a new survey of 6 – 11 year olds suggests that British children believe they’re wrapped in cotton wool by their parents and would like more freedom to play outside. So that’s where the Sudocrem Play More Campaign wants to help.

Play More Sudocrem
Play More with Sudocrem

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Could Hygge Reduce The Stress Of Parenting?

Could Hygge Reduce the Stress of Parenting?

It’s no secret that Denmark is famous for being the happiest nation on earth. Now hygge-mania is sweeping the UK with thirteen books on the subject hitting the best seller chart in 2016. But can hygge, the untranslatable Danish concept of cosiness and quality time together, still be applied when you have a new baby in the house? Continue reading Could Hygge Reduce The Stress Of Parenting?

Being a Mum has Changed Me

I don’t know what got me thinking about it, but the last days or so I’ve really been thinking about how much I have changed since becoming a mum. Obviously parenthood is life changing, I didn’t expect it not to be. Now three years in there are days I think I’ve got this parenting thing sorted, mostly I don’t, but that’s life.

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