Monthly Archives: April 2014

Blog of the Week: Facebook- creating competitive parents since 2004

Ever suffer from Facebook envy? Or perhaps you are secretly hoping to evoke it in your friends? Well you’re not the only one – here Mrs Mumsie explains why she thinks Social Media is breeding competitive parenting and why she’s … Continue reading

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Parenting – don’t blink or you’ll miss it, but don’t worry we’ve bottled some for you.

Today’s guest blog is from Nick Corston from KidCrafters who wants to tell you about a very special event they are organising with a key message at it’s core: Parenting – don’t blink or you’ll miss it, but don’t worry … Continue reading

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Blog of the Week: Renewal

Our Blog of the Week this week comes from Adventures of a Middle-aged Matron who talks not just about renewal but about taking a moment to look at the people around you and the stories they may be carrying around … Continue reading

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Contented Cow? Or Psycho-Bitch-from-Hell?

Today’s guest blog is from Kate Evans, author of a new book ‘Bump: How to make, grow and birth a baby’ in which she writes about the changes women go through in pregnancy. We’re delighted to have 5 copies of ‘Bump’ … Continue reading

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Blog of the Week: I wish I didn’t believe in depression

Our Blog of the Week this week is a powerful and brave post by Beating Myself Into a Dress about the Post-natal depression she suffered after the birth of her first baby. She tells with great honesty what it was … Continue reading

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How to do finger knitting – Plus win a copy of Boycraft

Today we are sharing a gorgeous craft from the new book ‘Boycraft’. Finger knitting is so easy to learn and is a brilliant craft for both boys and girls. You can make cool scarves, bracelets and headbands. All you need … Continue reading

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50 ideas for family fun

With  half term upon us we have put together a list of 50 ideas for free family fun. Why not make a boredom buster jar and fill it with the family’s favourites from this list then whenever anyone dares to … Continue reading

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Blog of the Week: Enough

Our Blog of the Week this week comes from Mini Malteser. It is written straight from the heart, admitting that motherhood is hard sometimes, and although we may not be the perfect mother, that doesn’t mean that we aren’t enough. ******************************************************************************** If … Continue reading

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Writing my way out of darkness

Today’s guest blog comes from author CL Taylor who wrote her novel ‘The Accident’ in the weeks after having her baby when she was suffering from PND. We have been lucky enough to read an advance copy of ‘The Accident’ … Continue reading

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Maths and science – the gender divide

Today’s guest blog is from Childcare Minister Elizabeth Truss, who answers key questions about why not as many girls as boys are choosing to study maths and science to higher levels. ***************************************************************************** Q – Why don’t more girls want to … Continue reading

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