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Understanding children and teens this amazing book review

Understanding children and teens this amazing book review

This book, by Judy Bartkowiak, is just a perfect reflective book for 2020. During the first lockdown families had to contend with homeschooling, working full time and juggling day to day things on top. It was a very testing time for a lot of families. This book, Understanding children and teens, is a coaching tool to help you understand your children and encourage positive behaviour, despite all the stresses going on around us. VIEW the POST

Make the most of outdoor family adventures during lockdown

Make the most of outdoor family adventures during lockdown

Although we are now technically out of lockdown, the tier system is in full swing and there is still a lot of chatter about another lockdown at the beginning of 2021. With that in mind, I thought I would pull together some simple ideas to encourage everyone to get outdoors and make the most of family adventures. It doesn’t have to be a thoroughly organised affair, a quick dash out to get some well-earned fresh air.  VIEW the POST

How to prepare your existing child for a new baby

Deciding to expand your family is a significant step. Looking after one child is vastly different from looking after two. Likewise, two kids seem a breeze compared to three – and so on (apparently). There are loads of things to consider before rushing into a decision like this. It’s something you should think long and hard about, to be sure you’re making the best decision for your family. I remember being pregnant with Isla and carrying a toddler around, it was hard work. I still cannot believe there is only 18 months between them.

A new parent’s guide to taking family pictures

A new parent’s guide to taking family pictures

Since starting up the #MummyPhotoADay challenge, Noah and Isla have mostly gotten used to having our camera with us when we go out and about. Taking photographs has become an established part of our lives, and I’m so grateful for it. Taking family pictures feels the same as keeping a personal journal, except that albums have memories from everyone’s perspective. Every photograph captures not just a moment, but a prompt for your mind to uncover a rich memory.  VIEW the POST

The Ultimate guide to buying a TV

The Ultimate guide to buying a TV

As our TVs get smarter, are we as consumers going the other direction and becoming more and more clueless? Given how quickly the simple TV set has evolved in the past few decades, this is perhaps understandable, as to keep track of every development, tech spec and advertisement for new TVs would in itself be a full time job. I love our TV, lots of fab boxsets to work my way through and having the right one is essential when buying a TV. VIEW the POST

Keep yourself and your family safe and secure online!

In recent years the Internet has entered our lives for good. Social media, photos, recipes, news, videos, games and anything else we may be interested in can now be found online. What can you do to help keep your family safe in the internet age? As a parent or guardian, you know what is right for your family and how your children learn best. To help your family explore new technologies, gadgets and services in an ever-changing online world, here are some practical tips: