Good News in the World of Parenting #2

June 19, 2021Celebrate with us, Celebrations, Lifestyle, Parenting

The beginning of the new month saw temperatures soar as the UK was blessed with the hottest two weeks of the year so far. BBQs, sunbathing and picnics in the park were on our to-do list – we hope you got involved with the fun too. 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!

Finally! The rain and cloud-filled skies were nowhere to be seen and we were given sunshine and heatwaves. The glorious weather meant that temperatures hit 27 degrees in some parts of the country! We hope this wonderful weather sticks around and from what we’ve heard, sunny skies aren’t going anywhere for a while yet.

During the glorious weather, people really enjoyed their favourite tasty treat: a Cadbury Flake 99. So much so, that Cadbury have reported a shortage of the chocolate bar. If you’re a fan of this treat, or have a little one that is, you might have to accept a new chocolate bar as a replacement for the flake! KitKat anyone? 

This month, show your support to the community by celebrating diversity and commemorating the struggles of the LGBTQ+ community throughout history. It’s important for everyone to recognise the impact that this vibrant community has on the lives of countless people around the world. Rep the pride flag, join in the parade or read a pride book to celebrate this amazing month. 

On June 1st, the Wildlife Trusts’ annual 30 Days ‘Random Acts of Wildness’ campaign started which involves encouraging the nation to get outside and experience nature every day for a month. Last year’s top 10 most popular activities included: going on a bug hunt, making a wildlife home and sketching, drawing or painting nature. Join in this year and get the whole family involved with this nature-inspired fun activity. 

The first few weeks of June are filled with National Days that are dedicated to certain sweet treats. For example, National Rocky Road, Gingerbread, Doughnut and Chocolate Macaroons Day. Get a little one involved and celebrate these days by baking (or eating) these delicious delicacies.

The royals have chosen the lyrical name ‘Lilibet Diana’ as a tribute to the gorgeous girls’ family. Lili is named after her great-grandmother the Queen – who was affectionately nicknamed Lilibet by her family, and her grandmother, the late Princess Diana.

Princess Beatrice is pregnant with first child, Buckingham Palace has announced. The royal who is now tenth-in-line to the British throne is due to give birth to her first little one in the autumn.

The 1st of June saw 0 Covid deaths reported in the UK for the first time since March 2020. This brilliant news hopefully means that life will return to some kind of normality in the near future. 

We definitely think so. If you’re curious about your June-born bundle-of-joy’s future, we’ve got great news. Babies born in the first half of the month are Gemini-born and are typically curious, adaptable and intelligent. Babies born after June 20th are born under the star sign of Cancer and are blessed with loyal, caring and intuitive characteristics.

‘100 Great Walks with Kids: Fantastic Stomps Around Great Britain’ is a must-have guide for families and is especially useful at the moment with walking near the top of most weekend activities. Perfect for families with little one’s aged 0 upwards, this book features carrier- and pram-friendly routes and involves walks through mini mountains, beaches, woodland, wildlife and lakes. Read this guide to encourage a young walker’s first steps to be somewhere spectacular!