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PECS Experience with Autism
Special Needs

Autism Mumma: Our Experience with PECS (Picture Exchange Communication System)

Today we have a guest post from the lovely, Autism Mumma. Do read her blog, its an inspirational story of her journey with her daughter, D, who was diagnosed with autism before she was five years old. She is passionate about raising awareness of autism; as she herself calls it the “invisible disability.” Today she […]


by Guest Blogger • August 6, 2012
Five top tips for the modern mum to save money
Parenting Tips

5 tips for saving money: the modern mum way

This is a tongue-firmly-in-cheek guest post from Pooja Juneja on saving money the modern mum way. So, over to you, Pooja to tell us about yourself: I used to work on fancy power point presentations and excel sheets. Then, I became a Mum and my world changed overnight. I soon found the gurgles and my son’s […]


by Guest Blogger • August 3, 2012
North Greenwich Arena before the London 2012 Olympics Mews Gymnastics Qualifying Rounds
Kids toy reviews

London 2012 Olympics, but…it really DID live up to the hype…

I admit it, I got it wrong. I wasn’t getting that excited by the Olympics. The Olympic Torch Relay did get me going a bit, even when Stuntboy announced he needed a wee at the crucial moment. But all the other Olympic stuff just seemed all a bit un-real. Even though we actually had tickets, […]


by Helen • August 1, 2012
Summer holidays when the kids actually work together
School

Summer holidays with kids; One week down and we are all still standing!

This is our regular guest post by Beckie Whitehouse from Be Confident Coaching. Last Saturday saw our traditional welcome to the summer holidays with kids; a pancake breakfast. I would like to write we carried on in that image of complete family harmony unfortunately that would be a bit of a whopper!! Now a few hot and […]


by Beckie • July 31, 2012
How do we raise confident kids? We have nine tips to help those kids to fly! #kids #parenting #confidence
Behaviour training tips for parents

9 tips for raising confident kids; support your toddler to find their inner explorer

This is a guest post from Vivien Sabel, who is a parenting expert who has recently published her book “The Blossom Method,” which offers parents a revolutionary way to communicate with their baby; before the tears even start. Today, she looks at raising confident kids. Inner explorer what is this? Well this post examines how […]


by Guest Blogger • July 30, 2012
Naomi Richards Kids Coach on Dealing with Change for both Parents and Kids
Behaviour training tips for parents

Helping children cope with change: look to yourself

This is a guest post from The Kids Coach, Naomi Richards. She has a great blog on her site, do check it out, and has written on parenting techniques, including the book, The Parents Toolkit. We all want our children to be able to be receptive to change and to be able to adjust to it […]


by Guest Blogger • July 27, 2012
Do you tweet in weird places - here are some of the weirdest places to tweet *tongue in cheek of course*
Blogging

Secret Twitter – 18 shades of tweeting: Top tweet places for a Twitter user on a mission

I started using Twitter in earnest exactly a year ago today. Do I say Happy Tweetiversary? Probably as there seem to be lots of rather strange words in the English language involving the wee bird…Tweeps, Tweeple, Tweet-Up, Dweeting (drunken tweeting), the list goes on… Mashable have even given us a rather a fab Guide to […]


by Helen • July 25, 2012
A trip to IKEA as me-time for mum!
Parenting Tips

The other day, I had some me time…

This is our regular guest post by Beckie Whitehouse from Be Confident Coaching. It was lovely, but not quite as self-indulgent as it sounds. A friend and I went to IKEA! So having done a load of washing and walked the dog we set off at 8 am on a Saturday morning. The kids’ rooms have been […]


by Beckie • July 24, 2012
Hopes and fears for the future with our girls
Behaviour training tips for parents

Worried parents of girls: I can see into the future, and it’s pink

Me and The Dad often have little chats about what we hope/fear for the future; we are the classic worried parents of girls perhaps? I don’t remember having chats about the future very often before we had children, but we have them fairly regularly now. We discuss our fears for our girls’ futures and what […]


by Guest Blogger • July 23, 2012