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Why I’m a Different Kind of Mum The Second Time Around

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I think most of us had these beautiful, romantic images of what we would all be like as parents prior to becoming one, didn’t we? Those long summer days filled with picnics and games, carefully painting their hands and creating perfect keepsakes, holding them in your arms until they gently drop off to sleep, feeding them healthy, homemade meals… you get the gist and right now you are probably laughing and nodding along because let’s face it, parenthood is pretty different to all of that! Continue reading “Why I’m a Different Kind of Mum The Second Time Around”

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Parenting 101: Tips For Helping Your Child Cope With Moving

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Relocating to a new home can be a big deal for families, especially if you’re moving long-distance. You need to pack all your belongings, keep up with the chaos, and more importantly, take care of your kids. For children of all ages, leaving familiar habits and the family home can be a great source of anxiety and stress.

If you want to help your child with this significant change, here are a few parenting tips for assisting them to cope with moving. Continue reading “Parenting 101: Tips For Helping Your Child Cope With Moving”

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How To Help Your Children Recover After An Accident

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An accident can be very traumatic for a young child, whether they or a family member were the victim. Helping them to recover emotionally should be your priority, and there are some useful ways to work through the confusing emotions with them.

It’s very important to make sure your child feels safe after an upsetting event has occurred. Small children may appreciate some extra cuddles to give them a feeling of security. That secure feeling is important after something has frightened and disturbed them.  Continue reading “How To Help Your Children Recover After An Accident”

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Talking To Children About Work

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Talking to children about work usually begins from when they are small, from saying about the fireman driving past to the shopkeeper’s role and the many other different people they see working in day-to-day life. Children are naturally curious and will ask questions about everyone they meet. For example, when you take them to see the doctor, they will ask questions about what the doctor is doing, and more about their job. Children will enjoy the idea of choosing a job and earning money for doing that and will often role-play different careers through play but as they get older, the idea of getting a job, choosing a career or a business area becomes more of a reality. So how do we have conversations with our children that help them gain a good foundation for their future working lives? Continue reading “Talking To Children About Work”

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Easy Eco Swaps For Anybody Who Is Just Starting Out

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The world of eco-friendly products is growing which is, of course, an amazing thing but for those who are just delving into it all it can be quite overwhelming. I mean where do you start?! I am often asked, what is best to use? What products do I recommend? What is easy to begin with? And even though a lot of these things can come down to your own personal choice and your lifestyle, I think there are really easy eco swaps for those who are just starting out and finding their feet with where to go with being more eco-friendly. Continue reading “Easy Eco Swaps For Anybody Who Is Just Starting Out”

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This Guide will Help you when Driving Around the World

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Do you want to go driving around the world? Travelling can provide you with some of the most memorable experiences of your life and sometimes the journey is just as fun as the destination. Trips like this can create memories that you can cherish for years to come. Continue reading “This Guide will Help you when Driving Around the World”

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Review | Carters Steam Fair

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Carters Steam Fair comes to my town every year and for some reason, I always seemed to miss it so this year I wanted to change that, especially as the boys are now at an age to both enjoy it. If you haven’t heard of Carters Steam Fair it is a vintage funfair which has been running now for over 40 years. During this period they have lovingly restored traditional rides and attractions dating from the 1890s to the 1960s, bringing joy to countless people Continue reading “Review | Carters Steam Fair”