Teaching the kids to be bored

When my kids were small, we went out a lot. I had plans for everyday of the week, baby classes, meeting friends, play groups, coffee with my mum, shopping, soft play, the park. We were rarely at home. This is because I found being at home with small children to be torture. At home, the demands for me to play…

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The 8 Year Old Sleep Regression

I’m sure you’ve heard of the 8 month sleep regression? One of numerous sleep regressions that happen where the your baby, who was sleeping well, decides that closing his eyes as akin to torture and refuses to go to sleep. What you may not have heard of, is the 8 year old sleep regression. This is where your usually good…

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Childcare solutions for a Work at Home Mum in the Holidays

So, you’ve found a way to work from home, congratulations! You can now attend the plays, sports days, class assemblies and all of the other events that schools put on which make working parents curse. From 9 till 3 everyday you have peace quiet to work in the comfort of your own home, distracted only but the TV, your phone,…

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Paultons Park with Older Children

As a family, we love theme parks. When our kids where small we took the requisite trip to Paultons Park to visit Peppa Pig World. The kids loved it and, when we managed to convince them to venture in to the rest of the park, we thought that some of the bigger rides looked pretty good too. This year, we…

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Why New Parents are a Marketer’s Dream

We all know that having a baby is expensive. Before the baby comes we spend hours making lists, comparing products, ensuring our new baby gets the best of everything. What we don’t always realise, is that the spending doesn’t stop once the baby arrives. Thrown in to the unchartered territory of new parenthood, our instinct is often to throw money…

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