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Recipe: Christmas Biscuits

Dec 20 2012

This recipe is taken from the Sara’s Cooking Class app which is available to download now. Children will love to make and decorate these festive treats. Baking is the perfect activity for the Christmas holidays when the weather is uninviting.

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Travel with kids: Visit Amsterdam for the weekend! With the kids..?

Nov 26 2012

I was in Amsterdam recently and intrigued to find out what it would be like as a destination to take your children. True, it doesn’t have the most child-friendly reputation but I discovered it actually offers a lot in the way of entertainment. If the idea of Disneyland Paris fills you with dread then consider this short-haul alternative.

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New app helps tween girls get enthusiastic about cooking!

Nov 09 2012

Would you love to inspire your daughter to learn how to cook? Would she rather be playing on the iPad? Well, the lovely people at Spil Games have come up with a solution that will keep you both happy!

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14-year-old Hayley Okines has co-written a book about her experience of living with Progeria. We talk to her mother about their story so far…

Nov 05 2012

Kerry Okines’ daughter, Hayley, suffers from Hutchinson Gilford Progeria Syndrome. This condition means that she ages about eight times faster than the average person. I asked Kerry about the work both she and Hayley do to raise awareness of the condition and the progress that they have already made. Despite being told she would probably not make it past her thirteenth year, Hayley is fast approaching her fifteenth birthday. As well as taking part in drug trials, being the subject of articles and documentaries and getting on with life as a 14-year-old, Hayley has co-written a book with her mother.

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Does a bad smell in your house mean that something is unhygienic?

Nov 01 2012

Yes or no? If you answered ‘yes’ then you are correct but also in the minority. A recent study by Zoflora revealed that just 20% of people interviewed correctly agreed with the statement that ‘a bad smell in the house meant that surfaces were unhygienic’.

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