At our #HolidaySafeKids Twitter party, parents traded tips on how to make travelling with children easier, safer and more fun. One way to do that is to use HolidaySafe travel insurance, which sponsored the party and which has policies that specifically cater to families, whether it’s protecting the pushchair against the cost of breaks or […]
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Dementia affects so many people directly and through their parents, relatives, colleagues and friends. It can be a heart-breaking condition and yet there are very simple things we can do to help. You can make a difference by signing up to become a Dementia Friend. Public Health England and the Alzheimer’s Society joined forces last […]
Fallen off the wagon from your ‘healthy living’ New Year’s resolution? Don’t worry, so have most of us. In fact almost a fifth (18%) of people told the British Heart Foundation (BHF) that when they set goals for improving their lifestyle, they usually fail. We know that parents are more time-strapped than most people and […]
How do you encourage children to drink water? That is the question we asked in our recent #MrMenEvian Twitter party. We all know how important it is for children to keep hydrated, and water is the best way to do that. With the great tips you shared, children will gain health benefits and have fun […]
The weather is getting colder and the winter season is on its way. It is the time when colds hit and families struggle with snuffling, sneezing and ever-flowing mucus. No parent enjoys seeing their child suffer and it is even worse if it seems there is little you can do to help. Children get cranky […]
Special Needs Bloggers Thank you to everyone who took part in last month’s SEN round-up linky. It’s always wonderful to browse through new blogs and old favourites, and to see the sheer diversity in the way we write. This too reflects the uniqueness of each of our children, our families and us as parents. Which […]
Can you remember the last time you had the flu? Perhaps you had pain in your glands, a sore throat, a blocked nose, aching bones, exhaustion, a headache or nausea. Maybe you had to go to bed or perhaps you had to battle through because you needed to care for your children. Whatever your circumstances […]
Has determining when and if you want to have children been an important decision in your life? Of course. That might seem like a silly question — after all, it’s one of the defining decisions of women’s lives. Yet it is far from recognised as a fundamental right for women around the world. For […]
We recently had a health scare with Elizabeth, our youngest daughter. I’d received a phone call from her nursery to be told she was presenting some very worrying symptoms. The staff thought it could be very serious indeed but a fraught dash to our GP for an emergency appointment proved it was, thankfully, a false […]
As a new parent, one of the first things we need to learn is how to keep baby clean. The eyes can be a particularly challenging area especially as tear ducts develop, while a baby is weaning or when baby is poorly. Dentinox Eye Wipes, a new product, are a sterile way to help gently […]
I know, I know, it’s January! Christmas was wonderful yet challenging and exhausting, we’re all paying for it all in more ways than one. It’s tricky to get our children outside because it just won’t stop raining, the school runs are still dark and I for one haven’t got the energy to build an ark […]
Did you know that breast cancer can run in families? There’s been a lot being said about this in the media right now. Last week, Angelina Jolie spoke out bravely about choosing to have a double mastectomy. She’d discovered that she had a genetic fault (which can be passed down from one generation to the […]
There has been a lot of adjusting going on this month; or not, as the case may be…I have been adjusting to being back in the swing of things after being out of action due to my health. The kids have been adjusting to mummy being around again instead of daddy. This has made for […]
Tamsyn Wood is inviting everybody to the Winter Wonderland Ball as she desperately needs your help, if you can’t go maybe you can make a donation and maybe you could help spread the word far and wide so all her efforts have the longest possible reach. The story so far “…So we lived in France, […]
In one part of the world, people clear out their refrigerators every week, throwing out vegetables, meat, fish and more that they didn’t eat before the sell by date. In another part of the world, families fill their bellies with low-nutritive meals or go hungry. The food issues affecting the world are frequently in […]
Happy New Year to you all. It was a relatively quiet month for political posts, I think most of us were too full of mince pies to worry about much else. That’s all over now tho, it is currently 8.30 am and I have already stripped Ian Smith of his right to an extra i in his […]
Rebecca Dodd is the North West and North East Community Fundraiser for the Meningitis Trust. She needs to spread her important message wide and far please help her. Find her on Twitter and Facebook Meningitis can strike in an instant but its impact can last for a life time. Meningitis seems like one of […]
It’s been about two weeks since Michelle Pannell and I returned from Ethiopia on our trip with the campaigning organisation ONE. We were there to see how foreign aid is spent on programmes on the ground, on a trip arranged by ONE. For much of the time we’ve been back, I’ve been incredibly ill. In […]
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