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Review | Finding Local Childcare With Childcare.co.uk

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It’s come to that time in our lives where we need to start thinking about the possibility of childcare for William. He is almost 2 now and come next year we will be looking into pre-schools but just recently I have been wondering if he needs a nursery setting sooner? He is a very active little boy and with my workload increasing, I am constantly trying to juggle a lot and seem to be working every evening now due to my days being filled with activities with him. Finding childcare seems like a sensible option but I wasn’t too sure where to start… But then Childcare.co.uk got in touch to tell me about their website. Continue reading “Review | Finding Local Childcare With Childcare.co.uk”

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What It’s Like Giving Up Breastfeeding At 2 Years

This is a post I didn’t ever think I would be able to sit and write. 2 years? I almost made it to 2 years of breastfeeding! I cannot believe this journey turned out to be this long and I also cannot believe where 2 years has gone! After that difficult pregnancy, his premature start and all that pumping (urgh) I didn’t know how long I would breastfeed for and at the very start, I didn’t know if it would happen at all. Anyway, we got there and if you wanted to read about that I have a blog on prematurity and breastfeeding which covers what happened. 

But here I am, two weeks on from giving up on this stage in his life Continue reading “What It’s Like Giving Up Breastfeeding At 2 Years”

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Review | Colour Chameleon Game From Jumbo

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I recently attended a blogging conference where I was fortunate enough to speak to lots of different brands and see some of their new products that are coming or have just come to market. One brand which I have previously worked with, Jumbo Games, was there and as I am a big fan of getting my children into playing games and away from the electronics, I am always eager to see what they have come up with. They did not disappoint! As soon as I mentioned that my blog had taken more of an eco angle, the PR was right on it and he presented me with this beautiful collection of games in cardboard boxes. I may have got a little excited at just the boxes! You see, the boxes are made from 100% recycled materials… Continue reading “Review | Colour Chameleon Game From Jumbo”

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How To Help Your Child Understand A Relative’s Passing

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Parenting can be a hard task. Not only do you have to provide the basics shelter, food and water (likely the easy part all things considered), but you also have to help your child learn about life and all that comes with it. This is tough because odds are, you are not quite sure what life is all about anyway, and it can all feel quite crazy to you as well. However, to your child, you are quite literally a fountain of knowledge and experience, and despite your worry, you absolutely have plenty of careful insights and lessons to teach them. Continue reading “How To Help Your Child Understand A Relative’s Passing”

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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”