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Get more vitamins for children

Ways to help fussy eaters get more vitamins

Two of my children are quite fussy eaters with one of them actually getting a bit ridiculous with the list of foods he won’t eat.  I really don’t like to make the eating vegetables thing a battleground, but sometimes I do worry that he doesn’t get all the vitamins that he needs.  I would of […]

Outdoor Activities for a Family

5 Outdoor Activities for Families

Summer is apparently here in the UK.  You may sense my skepticism…  However, last weekend was an absolute scorcher and those long kids summer holidays are looming…  So I thought I would share 5 outdoor activities for families to enjoy together.  With all of the distractions these days including those electronic devices it can be […]

teaching children to swim

The importance of teaching your child to swim

The importance of teaching your child to swim I am not the mother who has her kids in every activity going in fact I try to limit the amount that the kids do so that they also have time just to play, but learning to swim…. Well learning to swim is non negotiable in this […]

how to prepare your child for school

How to Prepare your Child for School

How to Prepare your Child for School Starting school for the very first time can be daunting and overwhelming and that is just for you as the parent!  So how can you set your child up to succeed when they start school?  How can you help them to be school ready?  I am certainly no […]

Make a Small Garden Work for a Family

I live in London and like many people in our lovely city I have a small garden.  We are very lucky to be able to have any outside space in this super expensive city so I am not having a moan, but as our four kids get bigger it gets harder to make the garden […]

8 year old boy hormones

Living with 8 year old boy hormones

8 Year old boy hormones Yes you read it correctly I am writing about living with 8 year old boy hormones….  Who knew that I would have to start contending with hormones when my biggest boy was still so little? This was a parenting memo I didn’t get.  Perhaps I skipped that page in the […]

fussy eater

Handling my Fussy Eaters

My Children are fussy eaters My children are fussy eaters…  phew I said it!  I am fairly sure that admission is the first step to recovery and I need to get this recovery sorted out as I have been rather hiding from this issue that has been getting worse recently.  I mean they are not […]

One day they will be grown…

Recently I completed my first 10km race something that less than two years ago I could never have fathomed doing in a million years and I did it in a very respectable time of 1:02 (since it was 30 degrees I was thrilled just to be able to do it!), but in the midst of […]

starting school

13 things parents need to know about children starting school

I now have two children in school with two more starting nursery this year so I have been a reception mum twice and tearfully watched my lovely littles head into school for the first time whilst simultaneously doing an internal happy dance.  Your child starting school is like a smorgasbord of conflicting emotions and mum […]

summer holidays

9 easy ways to entertain kids during the summer holidays

So that time is nearly upon us – the summer holidays!  6 weeks of summer fun with no school.   It can be a blessing and a curse.  You might be looking forward to the break from the routine – I know I am (anything that means no school run is ok in my books), but you […]