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10 New Year’s Resolutions for Parents

It’s the start of a new year, so why not add a few parenting resolutions to your life that might actually stick? Like most resolutions, which are easy to start, our top ten parenting resolutions wi...

Seven festive hacks for a stress-free Christmas

Every Christmas season starts like the one before – with decorations, lights and chocolates going on sale before the first of November. The shops are a not-so-subtle reminder of all the stress that...

Spooky Halloween family fun

From the ghastly and ghoulish to the frightfully fun, there are several ways to get involved with Halloween activities this month. Museums, parks and town centres are getting into the spooky spirit...

Tips for being a green parent

You may have noticed the recent flurry of activity on your favourite social media feed on the use of plastic straws. Straws, and single-use plastic in general, are the latest environmental case to...

Encouraging your kids to play outside

When you think back to your summers as a child, what do you remember? Seemingly endless evenings riding the streets on your bike? Water pistol battles in the back garden? Playing with real,...

Seeking help for postnatal depression

One in 10 women in the UK will experience postnatal depression (rising to 40% in teen mothers), and as many as 20% of women will experience a mental health problem during pregnancy or after...

Plan the Perfect Family Picnic

We all know the drill when it comes to British summer time – the second the sun shows its face you cannot hesitate for a moment; get out and absorb that vitamin D! There’s no better way to bask in...

Are Smartphones Damaging our Children?

Smartphone use – what are the dangers? Many parents ask this and other related questions, like How many hours is safe ? Is Social Media the main issue ? Where do I look for guidance ? Just by typin...

The Benefits and Dangers of Co-Sleeping

Co-sleeping with your child; is it a vital bonding experience for parents and their children? Or is it dangerous and to be avoided at all costs? What is co-sleeping? Co-sleeping can refer to a numb...

The real cost of a bag of sugar – will the sugar tax make a difference?

The long debated sugar tax (or the Soft Drinks Industry Levy, to be precise) has arrived, launching earlier this month on 6 th April. But what does it actually mean? And will it really make a...