PERFECT Boden swimsuits reduced to clear!
Aug15

PERFECT Boden swimsuits reduced to clear!

I am stupidly super-fussy about my daughter’s swimming costumes. I know I am. Until such time as she grows big enough to make her own choices, I have very firm rules (which make no real sense, and I honestly make no judgements on other’s choices. This is all in my head, and I’m totally fine with that) For me, bikinis are a no. A v-shaped neckline which suggest cleavage? That’s out too. The same rules as lunchboxes apply in...

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Win a Brilliant Back To School Book Bundle for 5-7yr olds with Collins
Aug15

Win a Brilliant Back To School Book Bundle for 5-7yr olds with Collins

If you’ve not made friends with it yet, then you need to go and introduce yourself to the Collins4Parents website. It’s not only jam-packed with excellent books for every stage of your child’s learning, but they also offer a boat load of useful resources and practical guides to help both you and your resident student. And right now Collins are offering a 40% discount on selected books for Back to School until 10 September 2017 when...

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Win Back To School Books for your Pre-Schooler with Collins
Aug14

Win Back To School Books for your Pre-Schooler with Collins

We’re really excited to be working again with Collins on a brilliant Back To School competition event for you; a new competition opens every single day this week, and they all run for seven days.  So we’ve a mad fortnight ahead – and don’t fret if you miss a day, there’s plenty of time to catch ’em all. :) Collins are offering a 40% discount on selected books for Back to School until 10 September 2017 when you use...

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Spotted! Just look at this fabulous ‘Enjoy The Little Things’ Bedding
Aug11

Spotted! Just look at this fabulous ‘Enjoy The Little Things’ Bedding

We have been big fans of Vertbaudet’s bedding for years – they always feature cool, funky kids prints in strong colours with not a branded TV character in sight. The quality is excellent (my 10yr old is still using the duvet cover Vertbaudet sent her when she moved into a ‘big bed’. And still loving it, too. So if I’m ever on the lookout for new kids bedding, I’m happy to tell everyone that...

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50 Books Every 11yr Old Should Read
Aug08

50 Books Every 11yr Old Should Read

I’ve just come across this list which I first posted five years ago. I exclaimed aloud a lot and spent literally 20 minutes Oooh!-ing, Yes!-ing, Oh-D’you-Remember?-ing, and long pauses whilst I drooled over the list. And now fully intend to work my way right through it. Some I’ve loved, some I’ve never even heard of, let alone read. This is a very clipped part of the article, reproduced with kind permission...

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TOP Buys for Swimming with your Baby & Toddler #ExperiencedMummaTip
Aug04

TOP Buys for Swimming with your Baby & Toddler #ExperiencedMummaTip

When your ‘babies’ are 6′ teenagers, it’s sometimes easy to forget those far-off days when they actually needed you every single step of the way. But it’s astonishing how much knowledge you stack away in your brain that’s just sitting idle, waiting for the day someone asks you (or till your babies have babies, and you can become *that* granny with all the advice). I was chatting to a fellow Brit in...

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