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Whether you want to get the children out in the garden more or you're looking for an activity to bond over, creating a garden project is a great way to spend quality time together! Here's one to get you started...

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As the weather heats up, your kids are sure to be enjoying an ice lolly or two, so instead of binning the finished sticks, why not refurbish them for some garden fun?

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If the children need to cool off in the heat try these home-made water "balls"! I made these a few years ago, so I can’t actually remember where the idea came from, but these are really simple and cheap to make for a bit of outdoor summer water fun. In fact so simple the children could make them themselves.

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In my quest for the ultimate cookie, and having tried and tested many a recipe these are up there as striking the balance between crispy baked edge and slightly under-cooked gooey centre. I've made these with many a chocolate addition but the Curly Whirly is my current fav.

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With the beginning of the school holidays, it’s the perfect time to start planning some outdoor adventures with the kids.

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Baking is a great way to keep the kids busy and teach them a few vital kitchen skills. Here are some tips for throwing an afternoon tea party for the kids.

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Getting the children outdoors this summer with some fun garden ideas.

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Get the children busy in the garden with a little education thrown in free!

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It can be tricky to prise your kids away from their favourite cartoons and TV shows, but with the summer holidays fast approaching, there’s no better time than this to get them involved in the garden! Here is the first in our series of children’s gardening projects to keep the kids occupied in the fresh air.

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Starting Secondary School is an exciting time, but it can also be an anxious time not only for the child, but also for the parents.  Having been through this process twice in recent years here’s my practical tips to get you through it…

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