3 techniques to help kids create their own calm

Released this month blogger Becky Goddard-Hill’s new book Create Your own Calm is an activity book for 6-12 year olds.  It shares 50 activities to help kids manage their big feelings, reduce their anxieties and feel more zen. The activities are fun and creative and will make learning to be calm easy. Becky is a…

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5 unexpected ways running makes parenting easier

Running.  It’s not for everyone, right?  Trust me, I’m speaking from experience.  My teenage self would bolt at the thought of me ever listing this as a hobby, never mind a passion.  But parenting does strange things to us all doesn’t it? After falling in to it,  accidentally, when signing up for my first Edinburgh…

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Preparing for back-to-school with Pom-Bear & Pals #ad

Schools and nurseries are seeing children returning after months of staying at home with their families. They’ll be socialising again with their peers, their extended family members and friends. Socialising is an important part of every child’s development but making the adjustment after so many months at home is daunting for kids and parents too.…

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Lockdown lessons and back to school for teens and tweens

Hello and welcome back, dear readers. The summer is close to over and it’s time for the school bells to start ringing out again across the UK. In fact in some areas it’s already back to school time. I’m sure I’m not alone in looking forward to that moment when our tweens and teens can…

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LOL: The six stages of shopping for school shoes

If there is one thing that gives me a deep sinking feeling in my stomach more than trying to plan activities to keep the kids entertained for six weeks, it’s shopping for school shoes. It normally involves a lot of waiting, some tears, and parting with an extortionate amount of cash. The problem with pre-bookable…

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