Useful Apps for Kids in University to Have
Sep28

Useful Apps for Kids in University to Have

We all want the best for our children, and sending them off to university is a rewarding time for both parents and children. But it can also be a challenging time. There are so many new things to adjust to at university, and between classes and adjusting to an independent life, it can be a challenge to figure out what to do with your alone time as you get used to not being at home and how to get by. By Peter OToole Shutterstock Here...

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WIN a £42 Nordic Ware Harvest Leaves Bundt Pan
Sep25

WIN a £42 Nordic Ware Harvest Leaves Bundt Pan

The Harvest Leaves pan is one of several seasonal shapes from Nordic Ware who have been producing specialist cast aluminium bakeware in the USA since 1946! We’re thrilled to have teamed up with Nordic Ware to give away a Harvest Leaves Bundt® pan worth £41.95! To be in with a chance to win, just answer the first four questions in the widget box below. Small tip: unless you’re interested in North Dorset rural affairs, I’d...

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Award Winning Family Travel blogger debuts the magical ‘Extraordinary Travellers’ adventure series
Sep22

Award Winning Family Travel blogger debuts the magical ‘Extraordinary Travellers’ adventure series

Karen Beddow, Editor of the award winning travel blog Mini Travellers released her debut book this week The Little Museum, the first in the Extraordinary Travellers adventure series. The Little Museum is a page-turning travel adventure story for boys and girls aged 8-11.  With a magic map, a clever invention and an exciting race through France, there is also a little bit of French thrown in for good measure. The story...

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How to help kids deal with back to school stress
Sep03

How to help kids deal with back to school stress

Today’s guest post is by blogger and parenting author Becky Goddard-Hill. Becky blogs at Emotionally Healthy Kids and has published 3 books with Harper Collins on emotional wellbeing for kids. Becky is a member of the National Council of Psychotherapists, holds a masters in Social Work and a postgraduate diploma in Psychotherapy. Her brand new book Create Your Own Calm is published September 17th. By iordani Shutterstock...

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Jennifer Niven’s BREATHLESS review – ye gods, you MUST read.
Aug13

Jennifer Niven’s BREATHLESS review – ye gods, you MUST read.

Quite by accident I was flicking through my Netgalley offerings a few weeks ago, and selected a random handful of YA coming of age titles I’d not heard of. Jennifer Niven’s BREATHLESS review is here because of that happenstance.I’m not sure I can convey how much I love this book. Except to say that I never wanted it to end. And I love that it didn’t.Remember Judy Blume’s Forever? How, for an entire...

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Teen Backpacks cool for School Sept 2020 – Our Top Ten
Aug12

Teen Backpacks cool for School Sept 2020 – Our Top Ten

School’s out for summer! Well that’s how the song goes, however in reality this year school has been out for way longer than that! But finally it seems the light may be at the end of the tunnel and our children will hopefully be heading back into the classroom this September. But as usual when kids go back to school they have got to have all the right gear, and we are not just talking uniform and calculators here. Oh no....

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