The Best Toys for Each Age Group

Kid’s these days seem to have thousands of toys. Ours are overflowing from cupboards, taking over the living room, stacked in the kid’s rooms and there are so many in the loft that I sometimes fear for the structural integrity of our house. Despite that, at each age, there have been only a few toys that they have actually played…

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Raising Left Handed Children (When you’re both righties)

Chris and I are both right handed. Boy Child and Girl Child are both left handed. I hadn’t really considered left or right handedness to be of particular relevance to parenting until I found myself trying to reverse stuff like using knives and forks in order to teach them how to eat their dinner. Doing stuff backwards is surprisingly difficult.…

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Hell’s Itch In Children

Hell’s itch may sound like something you get “downstairs” but it’s actually a rare, itchy reaction to the process of sunburn healing. It’s torture for adults but Hell’s itch in children is even worse.   It started with a Sunburn after a Day at the Beach Last Sunday we spent the day at the beach. It was a hot day…

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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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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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