Gold Star Linky: Link up those posts if you’re a proud mama!
It’s back! If you have anything at all that you want to share that makes you pleased as punch, whether a proud mama or dada, or just proud of something you did yourself, then come and link up to our Gold Star Linky this month. It can be anything since 7th Nov including: A great […]
Great giveaways for kids & parents
Christmas music for kids: Win Jingle Bells music activity books & CDs
Who loves Christmas music for kids? Then this competition is perfect for you then as we have four copies of the Jingle Bells musical activity book, stickers and CD to give away from Music For Kids – so what are you waiting for, get those lungs going… Keep it hidden and you can even use it as a reward on […]
Babyproofing your marriage: Remember to spend time together
Last weekend hubby and I were very fortunate to be able to tag a weekend away on to the end of a business trip somewhere slightly warmer and sunnier than here. Babyproofing your marriage, and I don’t mean stopping you from having another child; I mean making sure that the kids don’t cause tension in […]
Rewards for kids: Maybe all they want is time?
We often get asked about what rewards are suitable to be used with our reward charts; what rewards for kids do we recommend? So not being one to remain silent, I thought it sensible to write a blog post on it to address this with everyone. Time…. That’s what my kids like the most; granted […]
Baby body language: It’s not all cooing and gurgling!
When you think about baby talk, do you think about cooing and gurgling? Well, I don’t! I think about what they are saying to us using baby body language; with their faces and mouths. I think this way because my mother is deaf. She doesn’t use sign language and is an expert at lip-reading! In childhood […]
Behaviour training tips for parents
Funny things kids say: Dusting for prints
Last week, the lovely lady cutting my hair told me something so cute about the funny things kids say, I just had to share…. I always go to the same wonderful hairdressers in Saffron Walden, Pritti Ansome. They have looked after my kids hair and the associated tantrums from when they were extremely small. Now […]
Free Activities For Kids
Childrens party ideas: What on earth do you do for winter birthdays?
We have 2 birthdays coming up in the next few weeks – on the same day but not twins – in the run up to Christmas – it just goes mad in our house. In fact all 3 are winter birthdays. How I long to have a sunny garden full of children for a birthday […]
Healthy Eating Tips for Kids
Coeliac disease in kids: Aili’s story
Last week, we discussed coeliac disease in children on the blog. This week, we have a case study from Aili and Linda from Gluten Free UAE. This shows clearly the difficulties in diagnosing coeliac disease in kids… Aili was born 6 weeks prematurely and as her mother, Linda of Gluten Free – UAE, puts it, she: […]
Healthy Eating Tips for Kids
Coeliac disease in children: a bit of a backgrounder
It is estimated that around 1 in 100 people in the UK have coeliac disease, that’s around 1% of the adult population. Many experts believe the real figure is higher because many cases may go undiagnosed or are misdiagnosed as digestive conditions such as irritable bowel syndrome, or “IBS”. As a result, it’s difficult to be […]