How to help teens increase their self-kindness
Mar02

How to help teens increase their self-kindness

Becky Goddard-Hill is a children’s psychotherapist and wellbeing author.  Her new activity book for kids aged 6-12 is called Create Your Own Kindness and it teaches kids to be kinder to themselves other people and to the planet. Self-Kindness is of course crucial no matter what age you are and here Becky looks at why, for teens, this matters now more than ever. The impact of recent times on emotional health This pandemic has been...

Read More
Feeling confident as a parent – yes… now. Probably. Most of the time.
Jan27

Feeling confident as a parent – yes… now. Probably. Most of the time.

My oldest child is 22 tomorrow. Twenty Two. I mull on that sometimes; looking back not at the obvious of how he’s changed (because, y’know, he’s a LOT taller… but he’s notsodifferent inside to how he was at 7, in all honesty), but more on how I’ve changed. Oh, the things I used to fret and worry over when he was a tiny little dot so incredibly, terrifyingly dependent and unfathomably...

Read More
Want to Get a Pearly White Smile? Here’s How
Jan26

Want to Get a Pearly White Smile? Here’s How

Everyone desires that million-dollar smile with pearly white teeth to create the desired impression on others. All of us are blessed with beautiful and white teeth as kids but develop yellow, discolored, and stained teeth with time and our poor eating habits. Gorgeous smile image By Josep Suria | Shutterstock Many of us develop gaps between teeth and some have broken and crooked teeth either because of injuries or oral diseases....

Read More
Amazing Vintage Tea Light Lanterns by Kate Lycett
Dec09

Amazing Vintage Tea Light Lanterns by Kate Lycett

We think these amazing Lanterns by Kate Lycett are incredibly beautiful, wouldn’t you agree?These lanterns have been a staple in our Christmas traffic for years, and every time I see them pop up I pause and ooh at their prettiness. The tea-light lanterns are printed on fine card and laser cut – and entirely made in Yorkshire. Packaged flat, they come with photos and instructions. It also comes with a card envelope (38cm x...

Read More
The Maileg Mice 2020. You didn’t think we’d forget, did you?
Dec03

The Maileg Mice 2020. You didn’t think we’d forget, did you?

It’s the much-anticipated Maileg Mice 2020 pick! I think regular readers all know just how much we love the Maileg mice. Christmas really wouldn’t be the same without a new one coming to join the party (who all live in a large Thornton’s hamper box. Which feels remarkably fitting). And there’s never been a Gift Guide without the newest Maileg Mouse to brighten it’s pages.This year? We’ve picked...

Read More
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...

Read More