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How to have family good times at McDonald’s #ad

Finding a source of entertainment for young children that doesn’t cost the earth is a constant challenge for parents. Let’s face it, during the school holidays and often at weekends we’re desperately looking for ways to get them out of the house and keep them gainfully occupied without draining our finances. It’s an even harder…

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Food & Drink: Family favourite cooking

There is much written about the importance of sitting down and eating with our children. I am lucky as on the whole this is something I am able to do most nights, but something I’m a stickler for at weekends. However I won’t pretend that family dining is always harmonious. There is nothing more frustrating than…

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Teaching kids how to cook for university, with Co-op #ad

Waving off your child to university is a major parenting milestone, one that comes with a whole raft of new concerns for anxious mums and dads. Freshers have so much to contend with for the first time, from budgeting to figuring out laundry, making new friends, and perhaps most vitally how to cook their own…

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3 Simple rules to making & sustaining mum friends

We all need our friends, and Lucianne Lewis, stay-at-home-mum and blogger at The Tantrum Times offers a tongue in cheek look at hers! The Rules of Engagement: There are 4 types of friends it is socially acceptable to have as a mum. We all know the rules, extend the arm of friendship to someone outside…

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Teens & Tweens : Parenting challenges

Parenting teenagers and anxiety go hand in hand.  It is a challenging time.  As our teens grapple for independence, we are forced as parents to walk that fine line between guiding them and letting go. It is not an easy journey and sometimes the temptation is there to give up and let them get on…

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5 reasons to reintroduce the blog comment

Ah the elusive comment.  There was the sniff of a promise that if we write they will come.  But what if they come in part, just not quite “all in”? They come, read, learn, connect. Just not enough to leave a comment of thanks, of comradeship or #metoo Have we become lazy or lacking in…

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