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From bumps to teens, Mum’s Guide To brings you local sites dedicated to everything for families and children in your town. Run by parents, for parents we currently have sites operating in Bournemouth, Harpenden and Romford.

Here on our UK site we feature articles and blogs about family life including activities, health & wellbeing, education, finances, food and more. For latest updates follow us on Facebook or Twitter.  If you have information, advice, ideas or inspiration in your area of expertise that you’d like to share with parents across the UK then do get in touch.  We’d love to hear from you.

Favourite Children’s Books for Libraries Week

Some time ago we asked our children (then aged 1-12) to tell us about their favourite books.  As it's Libraries Week it seemed appropriate to share this with you all. Perhaps if your children are looking for some inspiration for a new book to read they might like to pop to their local library and try one of these recommendations.

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BLOG: Hallowe’en Howling

I love Hallowe’en. I love the idea of ghosts and ghouls and I particularly love the food creations and spooky decorations. I also love a Hallowe’en tea party for the children and their friends. I’m not a particularly great chef, but here are some easy ideas for you to try...

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National Autistic Society Autism Hour – 2nd October

Intu Shopping Centres and the National Autistic Society have joined forces to launch the first UK-wide Autism Hour on Monday 2nd October to create a more autism-friendly shopping experience.

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Your Town Rocks!

Join in the latest craze of painting, hiding finding and re-hiding painted rocks. It fun, free and anyone can join in. How far will your rocks travel?

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BLOG: The Room 101 List

Following on from my previous blog where, to be honest having read it back, I came across as “quite smug” to put it politely, I’ve now decided to have a Room 101 list too.

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Perfect Picnic Tortilla

Delicious served hot or cold…as a main or a tasty snack. A tortilla is an ideal addition to a summer picnic…tastier than sandwiches and a welcome change!

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What do you get if you cross football and golf?

No, this isn't a bad pun with a terrible punchline! Footgolf is the latest sport for all the family to enjoy. If you can kick a ball, you can have a go at footgolf.

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BLOG: Catching Moments (or turning a blind eye?!)

Going to bed each night as if I’ve been to battle – fighting laundry, washing-up, children, life- I thought it might be an idea to write down any moments that had been better than awful that day. It turns out that 1) a day can sometimes feel like 3 days in 1 and 2) some days you can catch some rather precious moments.

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30 Hours Free Childcare

From September 2017, all children whose parent(s) meet the criteria will be entitled to an additional 570 hours of free childcare per year from the term after their third birthday until they enter full-time school. This means that many families will be able to claim 1,140 hours of free childcare per year. Each child will get 30 hours of free childcare per week if you choose to take it during school term time, or 22.8 hours per week if you ‘stretch’ your entitlement across 50 weeks of the year.

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How to Prevent Traveller’s Tummy on your Summer Holiday

Jetting off on holiday but worried about traveller’s diarrhoea this summer? If so, read on for advice on how to avoid letting it ruin the family holiday.

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