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Sep 28 2017
by Ella |
Comments Off on Tooth fairy traditions from around the world

It goes without saying in the UK that the loss of a baby tooth will usually prompt a visit from the tooth fairy bearing coins. But what about the rest of the world? It is not only the UK that keeps the tooth fairy busy, children in most English-speaking countries follow the same tradition, including America and Australia, as well as parts of Scandinavia, with the tooth being exchanged for cash or a small gift. ...

Sep 06 2017
by Ella |
Comments Off on How Waffles Helped us Totally Kill the School Fundraiser

My kids came home one day with a couple of those fundraising sheets we used to get back when I was still in school myself, which had me rolling my eyes before I could have a proper read at what turned out to be a rather exciting prospect. The idea was to raise funds for a brand new cricket pitch to be installed in one of the school yards and personally, I’m all for any such developments which contribute towards keeping the kids off the streets and away from trouble. ...

Aug 04 2017
by Ella |
Comments Off on Find Out Why Praising Your Kids May Not Be The Smartest Idea

Today, most parents praise their children for every little thing they do. It’s far different from the early generations, where parents hold back commending their kids as they prefer to show their tougher side. ...

Jul 27 2017
by Ella |
Comments Off on How to teach your kids the importance of charity

As a parent, it’s likely there are a lot of key life lessons you’ll want your children to understand – one being the importance of charity. Knowing how to broach this subject with your kids can be tricky, so if you’re stuck on where to start, keep reading. Below, you’ll find some useful tips and tricks you can use to teach your little ones about charitable causes and how they can get involved. ...

Feb 03 2017
by Ella |
Comments Off on Why playing outdoors is an Important Part of Learning

The outdoors is an important part of the development process in children. While children are surrounded by concrete, getting them into an environment that consists of different colours and space enable them to develop, learn and understand the natural environment. Many studies have been carried out that show that being outdoor helps their brain development as well as their body. Taking the children out of the classroom may seem like a backwards step but many schools are now being...

Jan 31 2017
by Ella |
Comments Off on 4 Benefits of Kids Growing up with Pets

If you’ve been reluctant to get a pet for your kids, perhaps you’ll change your mind when you hear that there are numerous benefits of your children growing up with animals. Apart from giving them a friend who they’ll simply adore, you will provide them with an opportunity to learn many important life lessons. In addition, being around animals can positively affect children’s health and other aspects of their development. ...

Oct 16 2016
by Ella |
Comments Off on Celebrating your twins first birthday on a budget.

You’ve survived the first year of twins and you want to celebrate them turning one. However the first year of their life has left your bank balance at its worst!! All your other twin mums are coming up with wacky, exciting ways to celebrate and you are trying to get your head around your finances on celebrating two babies turning one. It’s an amazing milestone and celebrating it doesn’t have to break the bank here are a couple of ideas. ...

Jul 27 2016
by Ella |
Comments Off on Summer Holiday Activities for Kids – Keeping Them Fit and Healthy

It’s that time of year again – the dreaded summer holidays! With six whole weeks to try and keep your kids entertained, it can feel like an impossible and stressful task keeping them active. ...

Jul 07 2016
by Ella |
Comments Off on How to Prepare Your Children for a Foster or Adopted Sibling

If you have decided to add to your family through foster care or adoption, it’s crucial that you fully prepare your children for the new addition. Before your new foster or adopted child walks through your door and comes to stay, it’s important to make sure that your family is fully ready for the change that is about to take place. As you parent your children and begin to prepare them for their foster or adopted sibling, there are a number of things that should be kept in...

Jul 04 2016
by Ella |
Comments Off on Keeping an Eye on the Kids’ Online Activities

Not too long ago when we were little kids, the mere knowledge that it was finally summertime again sent us into a state of delirium as our heads filled up with excited thoughts of all the mischief we’d now be able to get up to under the sun. You tend to look forward to just being able to jump into the pool and make a proper water bomb, or head to the beach to experience summer the best way we knew how. You only need to look at the printed photographs some of us still have of...

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