Family Essentials

by May 1, 2020

Top Christmas gifts for 2-4 year olds

Top Christmas gifts for 2-4 year olds

The ultimate list of Christmas gifts for 2-4 year olds When it comes to Christmas shopping for our kids, there is often so much choice that it can be difficult to navigate your way through the...

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Best Christmas gifts for 8-10 year olds

Best Christmas gifts for 8-10 year olds

Here's a run down of the best Christmas gifts for 8-10 year olds  Christmas is just around the corner and with the world still in Covid turmoil, who knows when or where we will be able to get out...

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How to shop sustainably this Christmas

How to shop sustainably this Christmas

I’m sure no one will disagree that 2020 is a year we’d all like to forget. However before we do, it could also be the year you start to live a more sustainable life. With numerous lockdowns in place...

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Support other mums – Mama don’t preach

Support other mums – Mama don’t preach

There’s a trend at the minute and unfortunately, it does not support other mums. Instead, it is getting increasingly common to share ‘informative’ articles concerned with the mental well-being of...

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Travel essentials – hand luggage tips

Travel essentials – hand luggage tips

So many times while preparing for a horrendous long haul flight did I wish that I could just find a quick and simple checklist for travel essentials. As our family grew, so did the amount of ‘stuff’ needed for a long haul flight. This useful checklist contains everything you could possibly need for long haul flights with your little ones.

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Flying high – A guide to flying with young children

Flying high – A guide to flying with young children

We’re an expat family living overseas so our summer holidays (and many Christmas ones) involve long flights back home to the UK. On average, the journey door to door takes 24 hours. I have always hated the long flight back – however flying with young children (and at one point, three kids under 5) – things were taken to a whole new level.

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Newborn essentials – what you really need

Newborn essentials – what you really need

Having a baby is expensive – and that’s before all the gizmos and gadgets that are advertised as being vital to your child’s well-being!
So here it is… a detailed list of newborn essentials – what you actually need and what is really optional.

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New mum expectations – be realistic!

New mum expectations – be realistic!

Being a new mum is hard. No matter how maternal we are or aren’t, nothing can prepare us for the shock of having our own baby. A little person who is completely and utterly reliant on us.

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Be Kind

Be Kind

Having kids is not easy. Knowing what to do at times is not easy. First time mothers need more support than most – just a bit of reassurance that they’re doing it right will help more than you could ever know and never forget to just be kind!

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Connor and the magic pea

Connor and the magic pea

Once upon a time there was a little boy called Connor. One night when Connor was eating his dinner he thought it would be a good idea to put a pea up his nose.

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