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Easter & Spring Outfit for the Whole Family

Apr 02 2019

Easter is a great celebration of the year because it coincides with the arrival of Spring, the season of rebirth and renewal. It’s a time of family and friends gathering, decluttering and refreshing Winter wardrobes with new colours and styles. Spring Outfits are my favourite ones as they include a mix of warmer clothes and Summer colours.

First of all, it’s time to ditch the bulky boots and Winter jackets to embrace the first sunshine and warmer temperatures of Spring.

Check out the latest realistic styles of clothing and accessories for busy mums and kids – not haute couture – picked from my observations of what’s going to be trendy this season.

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Sex on TV before kids’ bedtime? Parents can now avoid awkward sex scenes with new ‘skip the sex’ button on BBC iPlayer

Apr 01 2019

I am sure I am not alone having experienced awkwardness when suddenly there was sex on TV before kids’ bedtime and having to cover my son’s eyes with my hand to avoid the conversation ‘What is that?’ at a too young age. Well, he’s now almost 13 and has had the talk from myself and the school teachers a couple of times. So he’s in the know but I still exercise some parental guidance when there’s sex on TV just to make sure he understands it without discomfort. Now, BBC iPlayer has introduced a special  ‘skip the sex’ button to spare parents (and who knows, maybe also their prude selves) that awkwardness. That will enable all viewers to avoid having to sit through sex scenes in uncomfortable situations by letting them skip straight through them. 

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Ideas to create a story corner for a memorable bedtime experience

Mar 30 2019

Let’s face it. The pace of our life is super-fast. These days parents lead very, very busy lives and are constantly juggling work and home duties. Things like reading bedtime stories are often not considered a priority. This is why the childhood tradition of storytelling before bed is in serious peril. Parents are not making the time to read to their children at the end of the working day and stop that practice when they become independent readers, even if the child isn’t ready to lose their bedtime story.

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How to Cope with Divorce

Mar 29 2019

Nobody goes into a marriage planning for divorce, but it’s an all-too-common outcome. While you might have experienced the very worst of relationship breakups in the past, divorce is very different. There are obligations and legal matters to take into account, and it can be all too easy to fall into unhealthy ways of coping. No matter how long you’ve been married for, where you live, or the reasons for your divorce, there are some healthy and proactive coping strategies that can help smooth the entire process and make it easier for you to start moving on and looking to the future. While nobody will expect a divorce to be emotionally easy, these coping strategies could help more than you think.

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Festival Season is Almost Upon us – Are you Prepared?

Mar 29 2019

I am not a camper but I love music festivals and outdoor gigs. Camping during the festival season can be an exciting experience, especially for young children as it means there is so much more space to explore. Taking the family on an outdoor festival in the wild may seem daunting. But with a little planning and expectation, you’ll be able to enjoy a stress-free camping trip. So, if you’re thinking about taking your little ones on a camping holiday, stay prepared and use this guide to help you.

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