Tag Archives : children

Five Simple ways to Live Green as a Family


Green living has become an increasingly popular way to live. Looking after our environment offers huge benefits to ourselves and to the planet. As parents however, we often find that family life is a juggle at the best of times. Adding to our workload by implementing green living rituals can seem daunting. This doesn’t have to be the case though!…

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A Potty Training Dilemma


The eldest of my girls will soon be two and so the question of when to officially start potty training keeps popping into my mind.  Up until now we have had successful use of the potty, but by no means are we fully trained. I first gave her the option of using the potty at around eighteen months, one day she told me when…

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I’m not Failing, I’m a Working Mum


Since I went back to work at the beginning of last month, I’ve really struggled to shake the feeling that I failed at being a SAHM.  Every time I sit down to work, I look back at my children’s faces and a pang of guilt rocks me.  Once I get going the feeling usually passes and I get on with my job, but…

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Helping Your Children Cope with the Emotional Effects of Moving


It would be great if the first home we moved into were perfect, but sometimes life isn’t that simple. There are so many reasons why moving home may be the only option for you and your family. Enhanced career prospects, a better education for your children and a more desirable community.  These are just a few of the reasons you might…

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Getting Through with Two Under Two


My eldest will be two May which means my time of parenting two under two is coming to an end.  It’s been an epic two years of tears, tantrums, laughs and memories.  Not all of the tears and tantrums were from the kids either!  I often wonder how I’ve gotten through the last two years alive, but I did and…

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Explaining Terrorism – They won’t be Young Forever


As more details emerge from the London attacks, my heart sinks lower and lower.  The families of the victims are at the forefront of my mind.  I’m in a state of mourning, not only for the lives that have been lost but for the world that was.  Once again, it has been changed forever. As I watch the news I…

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Eyes, Ears, Mouth and Nose: How to Keep Them All Healthy


We all know the old ‘Heads, Shoulders, Knees and Toes’ song, and you’ve probably sung it to your kids hundreds of times.  Today we’re going to concentrate on the other features in the song; namely, the ones on your face. As these are all directly linked to your senses, we want to make sure these all stay as healthy as possible…

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Lessons in Life…


There’s nothing quite like a one year old and a four month old combination to teach you about life.  Rewind to a time before children, I think I can just about remember amongst the blur of sleepless nights and dirty nappies.  We did what we wanted when we wanted, the world was an easier place.  Fast forward a little while,…

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Great Ideas For A Child Friendly Garden


With the Summer holidays on the way, your children will be away from school and looking for something to do in the warm weather. Getting out in the garden is a great time for playing and being at one with nature.  Your garden will need to be both safe and practical for your children, as well as fun! Here are some useful…

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Body Beautiful After Having a Baby – Post Natal Care Tips


Having a baby is one of the most incredible things you will do in your life, but it’s no walk in the park. Pregnancy is hard on the body, and parenthood can be full of all kinds of challenges. To fully prepare yourself and set yourself up for success, taking care of your mental and physical health is important. As…

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