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KiddyCharts Gold Star Linky: Proud Mama
Parenting Tips

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 […]


by Helen • December 10, 2012
Jingle Bells Musical Activity Book Giveaway
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 […]


by Helen • December 7, 2012
Babyproofing your marriage spending time together: Walking in the sunset
Parenting Tips

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 […]


by Beckie • December 4, 2012
Rewards for kids: giving a little time goes a long way
Reward Charts

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 […]


by Helen • December 3, 2012
Baby body language: its not just about the cooing...
Parenting Tips

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 […]


by Guest Blogger • November 30, 2012
Funny things kids say: Dusting for prints
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 […]


by Helen • November 28, 2012
Childrens party ideas for winter: its not easy when there is no sun...
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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 […]


by Beckie • November 27, 2012
Coeliac disease in kids: Aili's story
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: […]


by Guest Blogger • November 26, 2012
Coeliac disease in children: how to spot it...
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 […]


by Guest Blogger • November 23, 2012