When do I get my child’s eyes tested?
Jan23

When do I get my child’s eyes tested?

Hopefully you don’t need to think about your new babies eyes (except for gazing into them for the hours at a time, obviously) – all babies have a quick eye screen at birth (no, I didn’t know it had happened either), and then the Health Visitor will do another at their 6wk check. After that though, it’s up to you. Unless you see an obvious issue like squinting or eye rubbing, then it’s a good idea for hem...

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Talking Vaginas With My Daughter | #MummyConversations
Jan20

Talking Vaginas With My Daughter | #MummyConversations

A few weeks ago I returned for Bedtime Pt II (totally normal for us – part one ensures teeth/pj’s/hug/under duvet settled with book, part two is actual lights out, goodnight kiss and hug for reals 30 mins later) visit, and found an agitated girl. Thankfully, she’s a pretty open book. Bear’s ten tomorrow, actually, and over the last year or two there has been a slow and steady awareness of the fact that...

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Our Top 10 Beauty Tips To Get You Ready For The Festive Party Season
Nov29

Our Top 10 Beauty Tips To Get You Ready For The Festive Party Season

With the madness of the festive party season fast approaching, everyone wants to look their best. And every parent needs a little help to make the party season a seamless and stress-free affair, floating between work, home and the endless social events. So here’s 10 of our top beauty tips to get you ready; small and simple stuff which will make a huge difference to your festivities, helping you look good and feel fresh all the way...

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Simple Steps to Stopping The Family Virus This Winter
Nov04

Simple Steps to Stopping The Family Virus This Winter

While we were away in February this year, our in laws ‘borrowed’ our house for the week. Which is fine – we’re happy for them to come and house site, it means we don’t  have to worry about the chickens, and as it was February it also meant it kept the house warm for us. Only as we catted t them on our way home did they acknowledge on the phone that they’d not actually been well all week, and...

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Did you know it’s Global Handwashing Day? | Teaching Your Kids The Importance of Handwashing
Oct15

Did you know it’s Global Handwashing Day? | Teaching Your Kids The Importance of Handwashing

Handwashing – it’s something I think most of us learn the hard way as parents. I mean, we all *know* about washing our hands but when we’re busy (show me a parent, I’ll show you someone with a million things to do in the next ten minutes) it’s easy to let it slip a bit. You teach your kids to wash their hands, but as they grow you can’t watch them every second, and you just trust that they’re...

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Have A BERRY Good Day – and Nominate Someone Else For One Too!
Sep16

Have A BERRY Good Day – and Nominate Someone Else For One Too!

So new research tells us that by 8.12 in the morning, our mood is set. By that early point in the day, we’ve already determined if it’s going to be a good day – or a bad one. I admit it though – I’m sceptical. Of course we’ve all had those mornings where everything just swings along perfectly, and you find yourself humming happily with a small smile on your face for no good reason – just...

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