How Do You Know If Your Child Needs Glasses?
Mar15

How Do You Know If Your Child Needs Glasses?

I clearly remember when I realised I needed glasses myself – I was at high school, and had somehow figured out that if I stretched my eyelids out sideways, I could actually read the board clearly for a few seconds. A friend noticed the habit, ignored it as an oddity for a while and then pointed out that it’s actually completely abnormal, and that maybe I just needed glasses. It was such a slow decline in vision that...

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How to Make Sure Your Pet Doesn’t Cost You a Fortune
Mar09

How to Make Sure Your Pet Doesn’t Cost You a Fortune

“Kittens!” (CC BY 2.0) by jameswragg When you first consider buying a pet, it probably doesn’t occur to you to think about how much it’ll cost you over a lifetime. You probably worry about whether it’ll suit your lifestyle – no one wants to leave a puppy home alone all the time – and whether you’ve got enough space for a giant house rabbit to live in your humble abode. But did you know that a dog could cost you £15,382...

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Do You Have All These Cold Weather Essentials In Your Family Car?
Feb06

Do You Have All These Cold Weather Essentials In Your Family Car?

Just as we thought the worst of the winter weather was behind us, lareg amounts of the country are forecast for ice & snow for the rest of the week. *actually February often has a winter sting in it’s tail. According to my Facebook ‘On This Day’ app a couple of days ago, this was what we were doing… I’ve been chatting to the folks at Confused.com about driving in cold winter weather – did you...

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Pencils Down, It’s Time To Play…
Aug30

Pencils Down, It’s Time To Play…

Our school-aged children spend approximately 7 hours a day at school (I know that seems a very long time to a Home Edder like me, but it’s also long by European standards); and that’s before extra commitments like Breakfast Club for working parents, plus after-school tuition and clubs are factored in. As a result, 92% of parents fundamentally believe teachers share the responsibility of nurturing a child’s emotional wellbeing....

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Our Favourite Ways For A Summer Of Play from Dr Amanda Gummer
Aug17

Our Favourite Ways For A Summer Of Play from Dr Amanda Gummer

Leading child development and play expert, Dr Amanda Gummer advocates the introduction of play to areas outside of the playground, thanks to its proven impact on cognitive development. She comments ‘by disguising a lesson in play, children have fun as well as learn. They relax and become more open to talking about what they think and how they feel. This trick can be a useful tool for parents and teachers as it’s easier to properly...

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Rapid Rashers? THIS IS DANEPAK SERIOUS. #SeriousBaconClub
Apr13

Rapid Rashers? THIS IS DANEPAK SERIOUS. #SeriousBaconClub

We Brits do love our bacon, don’t we? Naturally there’s always the hotly debated question of ketchup vs brown sauce… but I think we can all agree that white bread is necessary for a bacon sandwich, right? (Ssssh. I love brown bread – but just not with bacon. And frankly I don’t want to hear from you if you think otherwise) Bacon is simply a staple on every household’s shopping list (vegetarians...

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