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  • 30 Nov 2014

    Christmas on a budget

    Excited about Christmas but worried about spending? There are loads of ways you can enjoy your celebrations without breaking the bank. Christmas on a budget doesn't have to be austere either: with a little imagination and creativity it can actually help you focus on what matters to you and your family and let go of mad shopping that you don't want to do anyway! […] more

  • 27 Nov 2014

    Eight alternative winter celebrations

    Feeling a bit jaded by the consumerism and frenzy of Christmas that seems to start earlier each year? Here we’ve rounded up some of December’s other festivals from all corners of the globe. You could join French children and bake gingerbread and mannala on St Nicholas day, or enjoy a festival of light like St Lucy’s Day or Hanukkah. […] more

  • 21 Nov 2014

    Gluten and Dairy Free Gingerbread Biscuits

    It wouldn’t be Christmas without Gingerbread now, would it? For those of us eating clean whole foods this needn’t mean breaking from our lifestyle choices as I’ve discovered a rather good little recipe! I’m not confident I could build a gingerbread house with it just yet, but it makes the most delicious biscuits that get the seal of approval from the littlest members of the household. Please note: this recipe contains nuts. […] more

  • 16 Nov 2014

    A natural advent calendar

    Advent calendars are such a delight for children. Opening the little windows to discover a new picture inside is always exciting, and the prospect of doing so each day until Christmas builds up to the big event in a magical way. However, so many advent calendars now feature children's television characters that it can feel like a big advertising ploy. Or you might resent the prevalence of chocolate calendars, with children scoffing cheap sugary rubbish before breakfast! […] more

  • 10 Nov 2014

    New Issue Out This Week!

    Playfulness is our theme this month. Our latest edition has just been published and inside there are plenty of ideas for rich playtimes! We explore how to use play to strengthen relationships and discover how to regain a sense of fun as an adult. As it's our festive edition we also have some fab ideas for festive gifts, some great crafts and an advent calendar that allows you to give back as a family. Other features include the best recipes for vegetarian entertaining, how to build an amazing underground den, commitments to make to yourself to make you a better parent and using flower essences to heal emotional difficulties at home. […] more

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