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5 tips for managing screen time

5 Top Tips To Manage Screen Time

How do you feel when someone brings up the topic of screen time? Do you automatically squirm? Is it fear of judgement or a feeling of guilt? There are just some parenting topics which you automatically wish you weren’t part of. The subject of screen time is one which floats

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Mum Blog: Forget Birthday Party Burnout

That kids birthday party burnout, year after year. No matter how far in advance I plan for the big day it seems to creep up on me – along with it comes anxiety, stress and the numerous swipes of my credit card it could almost be considered a workout. (Get

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Creating Healthy Habits Early

Four in five 11 to 17-year-olds across the world are not getting a sufficient amount of exercise, according to the World Health Organisations recent study which analyzes “global trends of insufficient physical activity among adolescents.”  The study shows a global epidemic which urges immediate action. The WHO says children’s health

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Balanced diet for toddlers

Nutrition for Kids: A Balanced Diet for Toddlers

The period which your baby moves from infant to toddler is a vitally important time, everything they consume mentally and physically impacts their health, growth and development as well as teaching them the habits of consuming a balanced and varied diet which will carry through till later in life. A

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Questions to ask kids

18 Questions to Ask Kids at the Dinner table

Ask a child “How was your day?” and get the reply “good, fine, ok thanks”? Such a question doesn’t do much for kids. They say a simple question gets a simple answer. ‘They’ were probably mums. Family schedules are busier than ever; jam-packed with work, after school activities, homework and

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sensory play for children

The Importance of Sensory Play for Kids

Have you ever brought a new toy for your child only to end up feeling slightly deflated but amused when they are more intrigued by the box or the paper you wrapped it in? Sometimes look at them thinking you’ll just wrap up an old toy next time or fill

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7 Reasons Why You Should Join a Mummy Group

Being a new mum can bring on a whole world of emotions you’ve probably not felt before. You’ll feel alone, scared and probably like no-one around understands what you’re going through. Familiar as it may sound, we’re not talking about a case of man flu. It may be daunting, you

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5 Life Skills We Should Be Teaching Our Kids

As parents, we want the best for our children. When we get pregnant we create ideas of what our children will be like, who’ll they’ll take after and the qualities they pronounce onto others. As they go through their infancy and toddler stages we figure it’s our responsibility to teach

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5 Benefits to Encouraging Your Child’s Imagination

Mums and Dads, Puppies, Scary Monsters or tending to Teddy’s sore leg…As parents we know we should encourage our child’s imagination but busy lives can mean we often forget the benefit for imagination as time for creativity is over run by the need for productivity. We remember doing it in

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