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How To Teach Kids to Read

  Learning to read is such a big milestone. It is the gateway to the life long joy of reading. But boy can teaching a child to read make us parents anxious! Most of us are completely confused about what we should be doing and when … … and get into a spin about not …

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Christmas Toys for Girls

Girls really can be demanding when it comes to Christmas presents , totally unlike their mothers of course 😉 Unfortunately some of their incredibly complicated ideas for complete gorgeousness can turn out more than a little expensive, again, nothing like their mothers … So this list includes some truly gorgeous Christmas gifts that will impress …

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Christmas Gifts for Babies

Now obviously most babies will be happy with a cardboard box, scrumpled wrapping paper and a wooden spoon as a Christmas gift 🙂 But unless you’re a complete scrooge you’re going to want splash out on baby’s first Christmas. And friends and family will also come proffering gifts for the new born. So to avoid …

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Ectopic Pregnancy

A guest post by Emily Greentree.  Emily is a nurse who blogs on all aspects of motherhood at Tealady Mumbles.  She gave birth to her first daughter in 2013, 12 months after suffering an ectopic pregnancy. She has written extensive, moving posts on her experiences during the ectopic pregnancy and her fear of getting pregnant …

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Potty Training Too Late?

The great potty training debate has reared it’s head again.It’s popped up this time in a story about children starting school in nappies because parents … in largely deprived communities … were not parenting effectively. For all its rather scare mongering tone I do think the story raises some questions. I know of plenty of devoted, …

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Introduce Solids With Baby Led Weaning

Introduce Solids With Baby Led Weaning Introducing your baby to solids can be so stressful! It’s usually at a point where you’re totally relaxed and comfortable with breastfeeding, bottle feeding or combination feeding – whatever works for you – your baby.  Then you suddenly have to think about weaning them.  Onto actual food.  Oh the …

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50 Fun Ideas for No Prep Sensory Play

Don’t you just love sensory play? It’s magical stuff that can get a child in the grottiest of moods smiling. Stompy angry kids are calmed. Bored whingers utterly absorbed. And even very little ones are happy to give you 10 minutes space to make tea. And … a big AND … it is seriously NO prep! Of course sensory …

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