Lockdown 3: How to care for your wellbeing
Mar19

Lockdown 3: How to care for your wellbeing

After almost a year of tough restrictions, the Prime Minister announced a third national lockdown in England on Monday 4 January 2021 in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Unsurprisingly, during a dark and cold month that already proves tough when it comes to caring for mental health and wellbeing for many people, this news has been difficult for many people to take. A roadmap has finally been set out for when restrictions will be...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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I’m a (very) overweight 40s mum to four… here’s why I now run, hike & kickbox. And model swimsuits…
Jul29

I’m a (very) overweight 40s mum to four… here’s why I now run, hike & kickbox. And model swimsuits…

Okay, so here’s the thing. I’ve hesitated to talk about my weight and body shape for a while – because I’m definitely ‘body positive’, so how can I talk about my desire and need to lose weight?But of course I can do both. Because dieting and weight-loss-motivated exercise are a very different thing to the subject of health and well-being. This winter I was the biggest and heaviest I have ever been...

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Dear All. We’re Never Writing Another Mother’s Day Gift Guide. Love Us x.
Mar11

Dear All. We’re Never Writing Another Mother’s Day Gift Guide. Love Us x.

So Mother’s Day is on it’s way – and in previous years the weeks in the run up were a flurry of activity in the LittleStuff HQ. Scouring the interwebs for marvellously lovely gifts. Writing up the Mother’s Day Gift Guide posts (two a day for just over two weeks, plus a whole series of flower posts this year… that’s 37 posts, and over 22,000 words…) and scheduling them to drip into your...

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