• How to celebrate Easter in lockdown

    March 26, 2021Celebrate with us, Celebrations, How to, Things To Do

    Easter is a time to celebrate new beginnings: the days are getting longer, spring is in full swing and lockdown measures are slowly beginning to ease across the country. Although none of us are thrilled to spend yet another Easter stuck inside, there are still so many fun ways to have a very happy bank holiday weekend this year! 

    So, what can you do this Easter? From 29th March, England begins step one of the government’s …

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  • 8 Mums share their positive birth stories

    March 12, 2021Advice, Information, Lifestyle, Real life

    If you’re expecting a baby in 2021, you may already be feeling a little uneasy about childbirth. There’s something about a pregnancy announcement that suddenly prompts well-meaning friends, family and even strangers to share every birth-related horror story they have heard on the wind. Sometimes scary, often gruesome and rarely reassuring, conversation around childbirth tends to focus on the risks and what could go wrong rather than the joy that can come from it. In …

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  • How to find the best bedtime story for your child

    March 10, 2021Advice, Gift Guides, How to, Lifestyle, Parenting

     

    Bedtime stories are a magical thing that help children of all ages to get a good night’s sleep (and for their parents to get some peace and quiet at the end of the day) Full of fantasy, adventure and that all-important happy ending, bedtime stories are an opportunity for families to unwind, engage and strengthen their special bond. If you’re looking for a new title to add to your weekly roster or simply bored of …

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  • The benefits of play (and the best toys to use!)

    February 17, 2021Parenting, Things To Do

    With schools, nurseries and workplaces mostly closed, parents may be feeling a lot of pressure to keep their children entertained at home. For most of us, home-schooling our children is a challenge, one that feels especially intimidating at the moment. Luckily for little ones, playtime at home can provide a lot of the same educational fun as your toddler’s most-missed nursery activities – all you need is a few of their favourite toys. So, if …

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  • Our most-loved names for Valentine’s Day babies

    February 5, 2021Celebrations, Information, Lifestyle, Parenting, Real life

    Capture the romantic spirit of the season with an adorable Valentine’s Day-inspired baby name. As more lockdown babies are born every day, why not welcome your little love bug with a name that shows them just how special they are to you. Valentine’s Day falls on the 14th of February every year and is traditionally a celebration of romance in love across the globe. This date signals the beginning of early spring: a time of …

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  • 4 ways to enjoy a cosy family weekend at home

    January 27, 2021Lifestyle, Things To Do

    January is never an easy month: it’s still dark, it’s getting colder and this year we are spending even more time at home indoors. While there is a lot of pressure on us to be more active and make big lifestyle changes, this year a little self care can go a long way. Stress levels are high and moods are low, we could all do with a duvet day (or week…) So, round up your …

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  • 4 ways to have a fun family New Year at home

    December 29, 2020Celebrate with us, Celebrations, Parenting, Things To Do

    New Years has always traditionally been a time to get together with family and friends and to toast to the year that’s passed. Parties will certainly be a lot smaller this year, but that doesn’t mean it won’t still be special. After all, 2020 has been a difficult year for all of us and the end of it is certainly something to celebrate. 

    The best part of staying home through 2020 has undoubtedly been not really …

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  • 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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