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Inspiration for home learning projects

Oh, the joy of that letter in the school bag – the home learning project!  Your palms start to sweat just a little as your child tells you all about the elaborate boat they want to make, model of the Titanic, Roman shield or volcano cake.  But worry not, there’s a heap of [...]Read more
 

Mindfulness – a powerful tool

Life is busy and particularly in a family with two working parents and the demands of balancing all of the families’ activities. Keeping track of which after school activities children are attending, homework and which day sports kit is needed can seem like a nightmare on top of [...]Read more
 

Are you fit enough to be a Mum?

For many, the New Year brings with it goals of getting fit and getting back in shape. However, when you have a family, this can feel like an almost impossible goal. Running around to clubs, working, cleaning and having a social life doesn’t leave much time for fitness.  But we’ve [...]Read more
 

Travel broadens the mind

Do you dread the letter that your child brings home from school announcing the next school trip or field day?  For some parents even an extra £20 for a coach trip and lunch can stretch the budget to its maximum, never mind the overseas trips that seem to get more and more exotic [...]Read more
 

Fun things to do in Winter

Yes, we know it’s cold and the idea of staying in your onesie until the beginning of March or under the covers watching films is appealing, but you and the kids need fresh air. There are stacks of things to do in the Winter that won’t break the bank, but will get you out enjoying [...]Read more
 

Autumn crafts

The nights are drawing in and the weather is starting to finally feel a little chilly. Autumn is in the air and it’s time to dig out the PVA, sticky-backed plastic and card and get crafting. Leaf lions The changing colours of the leaves make them perfect for creating leaf lions. [...]Read more
 

Can you afford a summer holiday?

Family holidays are expensive at any time of the year, but none more so than in the six weeks summer holiday.  Travel companies know this is the busiest time of the year, so prices rise.  For most families, this can make a break away in the summer impossible. Help is at hand; [...]Read more
 

Half-term cheap breaks

Holidays are expensive in the summer, but the half-term break can offer cheaper options than the main school holidays.  As long as you’re prepared for the weather, you can still have a great break at a fraction of the cost. Do your research If you want to take the kids to a theme [...]Read more
 

The 12 days of Christmas – for parents

On the first day of Christmas my true love sent to me: A partridge with planting instructions for a sapling pear tree. How sweet and what a lovely idea. On the second day of Christmas my true love sent to me: Two turtle doves and a instructions to build a dovecote. Hmmm, I wonder [...]Read more
 

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