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The Importance Of Dentist And Orthodontist Checkups For Your Children

Ensuring your children are healthy and safe is a prime concern for parents, and it can often feel overwhelming. Making sure they’re eating right and getting the right nutrients in their diets, getting good quality exercise, and having access to great health care are all major considerations when parenting. It can often be quite confusing figuring out certain aspects of healthcare for your child, especially when arranging regular checkups without being prompted. When it comes to dental care, it’s easy to overlook this but it’s recommended that children visit the dentist at least once a year, and also as early as possible in their development. Here are the main reasons why more »

Encouraging your Hypersensitive Child to Brush their Teeth

3 Simple Upgrades to Your Family’s Health and Wellbeing 1

There are a lot of often overlooked aspects of health flying under the radar. Maybe you’ve thought about them, but not as much as diet and exercising. A good diet and regular exercise can go a long way to aiding some of these problems, but some of them require a little more forethought and regular upkeep. Read on to find out what you should be adding to everyday life to keep up the health and wellbeing of your family.


Tips for Choosing a Senior School 1

Choosing the right Senior School for your child can feel very daunting and is a big decision.  I know, I have been there…… twice for two very different children. There are lots of different guides for choosing a senior school from different perspectives, but I want to give you some tips from a parent of boys, one of whom has been through GCSE’s in a pandemic and one who will be sitting them in 2022 to finding the right school.


Mompreneurs: here’s how to start a side hustle…

It’s easy to think that motherhood and entrepreneurship are mutually exclusive. And never the two shall meet. However, more mothers than ever before are looking into and successfully launching side hustles in order to bring in more income for their household, because they have a passion for business or simply because they want to reclaim some of their identity and start an exciting new chapter in their lives.


Why you should be Measuring your Child’s Height Regularly

How often do you measure your child’s height is a paid collaborative post with More Than Height. My best friend has a wall in her kitchen where she records each other four children’s height every 3 months or so and it is so much more than just for sentimental reasons. Your child height and growth rate is more than just an indicator of how tall they might become, it is a brilliant indicator of general health and well being.


10 Toddler Winter Coats to Rule This Cold Season 1

After years of scrambling all over and shopping like crazy to find the best winter coats, we’ve found the ones that combine perfectly comfort and warmth at one of our favourite baby & toddler clothing stores – BabyOutlet. They offer cute but affordable toddlers’ winter coats with fantastic quality and a lot of the features that you would only find in high-end winter outerwear. So, whether you’re planning to ski in Colorado or have a winter escape in Alaska, it’s important to get decent winter coats to keep your little one warm and protected all through the season. So, here are the top 10 best toddler winter coats that will rule more »


How to Find Time Alone as a Stay-At-Home Mum

As a stay-at-home mum, finding time alone can be difficult. As the kids are so used to being with you 24/7, getting any alone time can be a chore in itself. We all need time alone, and this includes your kids and partner too. Having alone time can help you to reset and get things done. If you need some help, here are a few tips on finding that precious alone time when you are a stay-at-home mum.


Get Crafty with These Oddbods-Inspired Accessories for School 1

Get Crafty with These Oddbods-Inspired Accessories for School is a collaborative post with Oddbods in celebration of their fab back to school contest. I love crafting with children and I also love stationery, so I have developed some fun accessories that you can make with your kids to get ready for school.


Free Things to do in the Summer Holidays with Kids 2

These Free Summer Holiday Activities are perfect for helping your budget stretch over the summer and also show that you can have lots of fun without splashing out all the cash. Summer holidays can be expensive for parents and carers and it can be hard to say no to things that the kids want or want to do, but I have some great free things to do in the summer holidays with kids and tips to make your money go further.


Ways to Help Your Itchy Dog With Allergies 1

Our Bichon Frise Alvin is a much-loved dog but he suffers from numerous allergies which mainly affect his skin which is called atopical dermatitis. We have been dealing with these for the last eight years and want to share with you some ways to Help Your Itchy Dog With Allergies that really work for us and some options that haven’t but might work for you that we have had recommended from other dog owners.


4 Tips for Eating Healthy While Traveling with Kids

Convincing kids to eat healthy food at home is pretty hard, but it’s even harder when you’re not home, when kids have more choices, and there are sweet treats and fast food all around you that you would normally avoid. While it may sound impossible to eat healthy while travelling, be it by car, plane, or some other means of transportation, it is much easier than it seems at first!


How You Can Help Shy Kids Feel More Confident With Their Studies 2

There are some problems that feel easy to solve when you’re a parent. There are some questions that your kid has that have easy answers. How are we going to get that toy out of the tree? Why does the sunrise in one place and set in another? Why is it so important to drink water? But there are some problems that we find a little harder to solve, and some situations that require a little more time and patience.


Talking to Kids about Puberty and Sex

When is the right time to talk to your kids about puberty and sex? I wish I knew! What I will say is for me we have always talked about our bodies and so taking that further to talk about puberty and sex wasn’t as embarrassing as I thought it might be. My boys are 15 and 16 now and I think we started to talk about puberty and how their body changes when they were about 8. Mainly as children mature earlier today and I didn’t want them to start experiencing changes in their bodies without having discussed it.


Top 7 Activities for Kids at Home 1

Top 7 Activities for Children while They Are Stuck at Home In 2021, the reality is quite ambiguous. The pandemic is not over yet, some adults have not stopped working remotely, and summer will bring back all the children from schools to homes. Since COVID is still out, not all parents are ready to let their loved ones leave the house. But what child wants to spend the warmest time of the year surrounded by four walls? Right, there are not so many of them.


Simple Olympic Crafts for Kids 3

These simple Olympic crafts for Kids are perfect for getting in to the spirit of the games. There is something magical about the Olympic Games and when they were in the UK in 2012 it really captured everyone’s imagination. These simple crafts are a great way to capitalised on your children’s interest in the Olympic games and have some fun with crafts.


Online Maths Tuition for Teenagers – is it worth it? 1

Online Maths Tuition for Teenagers – is it worth it? is a paid collaborative post in conjunction with TuitionWorks, however, as always all opinions and thoughts are my own (or Mini’s opinion)! I am not going to lie, as a mum to two teenage boys lockdown created some real issues for us from an educational perspective. Neither of my boys really found online learning engaging. Maxi was in year 11 so felt pressured to attend live lessons for his GCSE’s, but he really didn’t enjoy them at all. Mini who is in year 10, couldn’t engage with learning in any way during. We discovered that live lessons with zero feedback did more »


6 Ways to Make Your Home Safer

It doesn’t matter how old your kids are, their safety will always be your top priority. Although your home should be where you feel safest, a surprising number of accidents and injuries actually occur in domestic environments. Due to this, it’s important to carry out regular risk assessments and take steps to prevent accidents occurring. With this in mind, take a look at these six ways to make your home safer:


The Best Kids Beds 2

The Best Kids Beds is a paid collaborative post with Room to Grow. Spring cleaning is well and truly underway, and it may have some of us thinking of refreshing our home decor. It is undeniable that kids beds are one of the most important parts of a bedroom makeover with the balance of design, safety and comfort needing to be taking into consideration. Luckily, we never compromise a good night’s sleep for style. With this in mind, check out our range of kids beds, including a collection of toddlers beds for little ones who are ready to take that big step from cot to bed.