Good News in the World of Parenting #1

May 29, 2021Information, Parenting, Real life

Last week was a big week for the UK as many things finally started to open up and change for the better. For many, family life has more or less returned to normal. Every week we’ll be bringing you a roundup of the top news stories from the world of parenting to bring a smile to you and your family’s faces!

The moment we’ve all been waiting for: we can finally hug our loved ones again! While the government recommends that we apply good sense and caution, this is an amazing opportunity for family members to hug and hold a little one for the first time.

The government recently revealed a green list of countries where we can finally go on holiday. The list includes Iceland, Gibraltar and Portugal, all of which offer plenty for families of all ages to have a lot of fun. Read more here for our recommendations to make the most of this summer. 

Finally! Many of us are breathing a big sigh of relief that we can now drop the kids off at Granny and Grandad’s for the night. Take this time for yourself, get some well-earned peace and quiet and a long, uninterrupted night of sleep. Make it a date night and grab yourself a much-needed beverage of choice and relax. You deserve it. 

For National Creativity Day, find a way to unleash your little one’s creative skills. Whether through baking, drawing or dancing, the choices are endless. Don’t forget to get the whole family involved!

Cafes, restaurants, and pubs are officially open to the public for indoor dining. Take this long-overdue opportunity to to celebrate a birthday, anniversary, or just the joy of being altogether at your local favourite. And you won’t even need to check the weather. 

Two members of chart-topping girl group Little Mix have recently announced that they are each expecting their first babies. Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Perrie Edwards both posted the news on Instagram ahead of their big win at the Brit Awards, racking up over 4 million likes between them. 

Well, it certainly looks like it. If you’re wondering what kind of little person your  May-born bundle of joy will grow up to be, we’ve got good news. Babies born in early-to-mid May are born under the sign of Taurus, known for their warm personalities and taste for the finer things in life; however Gemini season begins on May 20th, blessing those born during this time with a winning combination of curiosity, adaptability and intelligence. 

Yes, you heard that right, play areas, including soft play and inflatable indoor parks are now open to visitors. If you’re a busy parent and are struggling with little ones at home, or are looking for a quick way to tire out your toddler, this could be great news for you! 

Studies show that one in three Dads feel that their relationship with their children has improved because of lockdown. 50% of fathers said that this had positively affected how they wanted to parent moving forward, and expressed their intentions to spend more quality time with their little ones.