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Happy New Year – A little late…we’ll blame the kids!

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New year’s resolutions? I’m just happy to have survived 2017 without losing any children along the way! (I do seem to lose a lot of things so I wouldn’t put it past me…!)

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How to stop stress from stealing your sleep

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Given the demands of modern life, it can be hard to switch off before bed, especially if you’re going through a stressful time. But, by following proper sleep hygiene, using relaxation aids, and cutting out caffeine and blue-light producing gadgets, you can get the rest you need to wake up feeling alert and full of energy.

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5 Great tips to keep your Christmas kitchen running productively

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In this article, Katie Georgeson from oven and cooker specialists Stoves takes a look at how you can make sure you stay productive in the kitchen this Christmas. Read on to discover her five great tips.

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Make a difference with your Christmas Countdown

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Have you heard of the Reverse Advent Calendar?  Many Foodbanks around the country are encouraging this initiative during Advent, but even if your local foodbank isn’t officially promoting it there’s no reason you can’t get involved.  They will always be grateful for any donations.

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Letters to Santa

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It may not be December yet, but it’s definitely time for the children to think about writing their letters to Santa. Royal Mail need the letters to reach Santa by Friady 8th December to ensure a reply before Christmas.

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Anti-bullying Week 2017

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13-27 November 2017 is Anti-Bullying Week, organised by the Anti-bullying Alliance to take a stand against bullying (children or adults), and raise awareness in schools, colleges and other organisations.

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Simple Tomato Sauce

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I love this pasta sauce and I find it a real hit with my kids and their friends.  It is quick and easy to prepare, using store cupboard ingredients, and is healthy and nutritious too.  It is my go to recipe when I have had a busy day, time is short and I’m tempted to just grab a pizza out of the freezer!!

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A parent’s guide to babies’ healthy foot development

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As a parent, you’ll want to do everything you can to ensure your little ones grow up happy and healthy. I’ve put together this guide to help you understand how your kids’ feet should grow and change in the first few years of their life. If you’re clued up on the stages they’ll go through, you’ll be able to spot and address any issues there may be along the way. Read on to find out more.

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Favourite Children’s Books for Libraries Week

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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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Hallowe’en Howling

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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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