• 7 Ways to Reduce Family Conflict Over the Festive Season

    December 19, 2020Advice, Celebrate with us, Celebrations, Lifestyle, Parenting

    About Sarah

    Dr Sarah Mundy is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist and author of Parenting Through Stories. Sarah has worked with children and families for over 20 years and is mum to three children, including a pre-schooler.  

    Parenting Through Stories is an approach to help young children make sense of their experiences, particularly those that they, and their parents, find hard to manage. It comprises a series of interactive children’s stories – Bartley’s Books – and a Parenting …

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  • What should I put in my child’s Christmas Eve Box?

    December 17, 2020Celebrate with us, Celebrations, Gifts

    Twas the day before Christmas and all over the house, everyone was excited – even for sprouts! If you are looking for new ways to celebrate this year, bring the magic of Christmas forward a few hours with a Christmas Eve box. This tradition originated in Germany, where presents are opened on Christmas Eve. You can fill your box with whatever goodies and little gifts you want to to get the Christmas party started. If …

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  • How to co-parent successfully at Christmas

    December 11, 2020Advice, Celebrate with us, Celebrations, How to, Parenting

    Co-parenting at Christmas can bring up a lot of difficult feelings, particularly if the separation was recent, unexpected, or acrimonious. 

    We know that children benefit from relationships with multiple attachment figures. These relationships play a crucial role in shaping our children’s social, emotional, and cognitive development. 

    Our children need to feel secure in their important relationships; to grow up with the deep understanding that, when they need you, you will be there for them. That even when …

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  • The personalised Christmas gifts to shop now, according to My 1st Years staff

    December 9, 2020Celebrate with us, Gift Inspiration, Gifts, Meet The Team

    ‘Tis the season for giving, but how do you find the perfect gift? This year, it really is the thought that counts and at My 1st Years, we know just how much a personalised gift can mean. Our team members are here to share what they’re shopping for their own little ones and hopefully inspire you to find the right present for yours this Christmas. 

    Chris, Videographer & Photographer. 

    AKA, Dad to Holly. 

    “Holly has already begun …

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  • Mums share their favourite personalised Christmas gifts from My 1st Years

    December 3, 2020Celebrate with us, Gift Inspiration, Gifts

    This Christmas when it comes to gifting, it really is the thought that counts. When we can’t be together, sending something special in the post is the next-best way to be present. We spoke to some of our favourite insta-mums to find out what’s on their little one’s wish list this year and what a personalised gift means to them. 

    Laura @_islajune

    “I love the size of the reindeer stocking, it’s the perfect size to hold plenty …

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  • Why you need a reusable Advent Calendar + 5 ideas for how to use it!

    November 19, 2020Celebrate with us, Celebrations, Gifts

    It’s that time of year again: the days are darker, November is nearly over and the sparkly lights of December are almost here. Are you ready for the fun to begin? 

    We all know that the best part of December is the countdown to Christmas, and while disposable Advent calendars are great, making memories that last a lifetime feels even better. Not only is a reusable Advent calendar more eco-friendly and cost efficient, they can also …

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  • 5 ways to make their 1st Christmas special

    November 11, 2020Celebrate with us, Celebrations, Gift Inspiration, Gifts, New Collections

    Christmas is a magical time, even more so when it’s baby’s first. As a new parent, you go through so many firsts in quick succession that it can all get a bit much. The pressure to create magical new experiences for your little bundle of joy can get in the way of you really enjoying the moment. Trust us, the ‘Baby’s 1st Christmas’ extravaganzas you see all over social media aren’t always worth it. Instead, …

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  • Start Celebrating Christmas Now to Help Cure the Lockdown Blues

    November 6, 2020Celebrate with us, Celebrations, New Collections

    We can all agree that 2020 has been a strange and difficult year. Filled with uncertainty, there hasn’t been much to celebrate or even much opportunity to do so. 

    When it comes to Christmas, we already know that it will be a bit different this time around. With further restrictions in place and uncertainty surrounding December, old traditions may feel impossible and the idea of new ones a little exhausting. So, what’s the solution? …

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