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5 Attributes of Outstanding Parents

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While it may seem as though some people were born to be parents, a good parent has unique skills that can be developed over time. Being concerned that you’re not the best parent you could be is only natural. However, if you really want to hone your parenting skills, here are a few attributes that you can try to polish. Continue reading “5 Attributes of Outstanding Parents”

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How to Teach Your Teen Body Positivity

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We live in a world that’s very image conscious. You’ve only got to look at fashion magazines to realise how unrealistic standards of beauty have become. When you’re a teen, switching off from feeling pressured to always look good can be difficult. Teens are forced to take part in many different social occasions, and at times it can be very distressing for them. It is, however, possible for you as a parent to teach your teen about body positivity, thereby developing a healthy habit for life. Continue reading “How to Teach Your Teen Body Positivity”

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C-Section Versus VBAC

This is a post I have been meaning to write for so long now. Having had an emergency c-section with my first child and a VBAC with my second, I wanted to get down in the blog the differences and how I felt about them both and why.

Now, I have covered both stories in previous posts. Jake was born via an emergency c-section on Christmas Day and you can read all about that birth story here. William was born 8 weeks early Continue reading “C-Section Versus VBAC”

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Raising A Little Genius: 5 Activities That Make Kids Smarter

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Every parent wants to see their kids do well in school. Unfortunately, most are also familiar with the daily struggle to get their little ones and teens sat down to do all of the studying, reading, and homework required to get the good grades all of us hope for. Thankfully, your children don’t need to hit the books to boost their intelligence. In fact, some of your kids’ favourite activities offer big benefits for their brains. With that in mind, here are five activities that can make children smarter. Continue reading “Raising A Little Genius: 5 Activities That Make Kids Smarter”

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I Don’t Agree With Primary School Homework And Here’s Why

I’ve not had any experience with Primary Schools since I was in one myself which, er, is a while back now! So, when Jake started last September I hadn’t really thought about how much they would have changed. I knew that their equipment would be better, that their knowledge of how children learn would be far improved, that the school dinners would be much healthier and the trips would be more interesting but one area I hadn’t banked on was homework. Continue reading “I Don’t Agree With Primary School Homework And Here’s Why”

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Mom Boss Or Kid Boss? Who’s The Head Of Your Household?

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“You’re not the boss of me,” you say when your little one throws another temper tantrum. “I have a life too you know,” you protest when they make demands of your time. “You’re not in charge,” you argue when they grab you by the hand and lead you to the sweet aisle of the supermarket. Continue reading “Mom Boss Or Kid Boss? Who’s The Head Of Your Household?”

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Guest Post: Disney Parks Tips and Tricks

As I am off on my holiday to Florida, I wanted to be able to provide relevant content for you as my readers. Trouble is, I have never been before! Having hypothetical posts are ok but I really wanted to get some insight into what it is like to visit Florida, Orlando and of course Disney World. So, I have asked some blogging friends to step in to give us their experience and views from travelling to this part of the world.

Today’s post comes from Laura and she is providing her Disney Parks tips and tricks… Continue reading “Guest Post: Disney Parks Tips and Tricks”