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    Easy Christmas Crafts for Children of All Ages

    December 20, 2018Lifestyle, Things To Do

    Crafting at Christmas is a wonderful way of spending time as a family when it’s too cold or rainy to head out of doors. Our children love to get their mitts on glue, tissue paper, paint and glitter, and it’s actually vital that they do so. Craft projects help them hone their essential fine-motor skills, plus it gives kids a great sense of pride and accomplishment to make something with their own two hands.

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    How to Bring the Santa Story to Life for Your Children

    December 14, 2018How to, Lifestyle, Parenting, Things To Do

     One of the great joys of Christmas is sharing the story of Santa with your favourite little people. We all remember our own childhood Christmases, listening with wide-eyed wonder to the timeless tale of a jolly white-bearded man from the North Pole. It’s one of the few, precious chances we get in life to truly believe that magic is real and happening all around us. Now we get to pass on the story to our …

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    How to Make Edible Christmas Gifts | With Annabel Karmel

    December 10, 2018Food & Drink, Lifestyle

    Forget socks, selection packs and smellies, edible Christmas presents are the ideal way to add a personal touch to gifts. It’s also the perfect opportunity to get the kids involved in cooking-up foodie treats for friends and family this holiday season.

    Even if your edible creation doesn’t look perfect – as long as it’s packaged up nicely and tastes good, you’ll be in for brownie points. Dig around for glass jars and bottles, corks, card, ribbon …

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    How to Teach Your Children the True Meaning of Christmas

    December 7, 2018How to, Lifestyle, Parenting

    Christmas is a time for fun, festivities and, of course, piles of presents beneath the Christmas tree. As parents, we delight in seeing our children’s happy faces as they open their gifts. We feel such pride and pleasure when we can tick off the items on their wish lists and give them all the good things they deserve.

    Sometimes, though, we worry that the true meaning of Christmas is lost on our little ones. We want …

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    Christmas Food Ideas to Impress Children | With Annabel Karmel

    December 3, 2018Food & Drink, Lifestyle, Uncategorised

    Words & images by Annabel Karmel

    Throwing a party this holiday season?  Get the whole family involved in creating a spread to remember!  From mini hotdog wreaths to sausage stockings and baked Rudolf’s, you’ll be the talk of the town.

    And there’s always lots of prep work for the kids do; whether it’s icing cakes, wrapping pigs in blankets or simply weighing out ingredients, it’s time you’ll all enjoy spending together.

    In need of some inspiration? These ideas …

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    Ways to Celebrate Baby’s 1st Christmas

    November 28, 2018Celebrate with us, Celebrations, Gift Guides, Gift Inspiration, Lifestyle

    That first Christmas with your new favourite person is a magical time. Baby may not be old enough to remember it yet, but Mummy and Daddy will never forget a single moment.

    If you’ve just had your first child, then Baby’s 1st Christmas is also a first for you: your first Christmas with a family of your very own. If you already have older children, it’s a delight to watch them get to know their …

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    Prepare for Christmas With 50% Off This Black Friday

    November 23, 2018Gift Guides, Gift Inspiration, Uncategorised

    Now begins that joyous time of year which our children love the most. It’s time to trim the tree, take a trip to see Santa, bake up a storm and, of course, to get the presents in. Christmas has officially begun!

    Haven’t started shopping yet? Intentionally or not, you’ve made a wise decision. For the best deals, you want to wait until Black Friday/ Cyber Weekend . It’s the perfect time to get Christmas under control, …

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    Find Ways to Bring the Family Together in Our New Christmas Video

    November 12, 2018Information, Lifestyle, Parenting, Things To Do, Uncategorised

    These days, bringing the family together is more of a challenge than ever. Many of us live far away from our loved ones, relying on video calls and chat groups to check in. Even when we’re close by, our hectic schedules can keep us apart. Work, school and extracurriculars take so much time that it’s hard to get everyone around the same table. But, as our new Christmas video shows, it doesn’t have to be that …

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