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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