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  • 1 Sep 2015

    Festivals we loved this year

    Looking for inspiration for a great festival to take your family to next year? Here are some of our favourites from 2015. Think sandpits in fields, circus skills, birth workshops and a full sized pirate ship. Festivals are such a great opportunity for families to reconnect with each other and other like-minded families. Here's a guide to planning your fun filled summer in 2016... […] more

  • 28 Aug 2015

    Six ethical lunch boxes

    Don’t want to send your kids back to school with another chemical-laden plastic lunch box advertising the latest TV character? Fret not, we’ve rounded up five ethical, fun and funky lunchboxes – created to last with ethics in mind. And not a gormless caricature in sight! […] more

  • 21 Aug 2015

    Create a rainy day box

    You had a day playing outdoors on the cards and now heavy rain has put paid to your plans. Most of the time, you can muddle through with some good waterproofs and wellies, but sometimes the weather is so off-putting it looks like the day will be spent indoors. And you have a houseful of excitable kids all raring to go! In case of rainy day eventualities, it pays to have a list of activities ranging from stimulating to calming, and boxes of materials – from crafting bits to dressing up clothes – all ready to go. Create a rainy day box! […] more

  • 6 Aug 2015


    I love reading so much – I sometimes dream about taking a whole week off and just reading for the whole time. I’d revisit all the amazing personal development and business books that I love so much, get recommendations from my teenage daughters about good new fiction and come home from the library with piles of classics that I never seem to have the time to read. Oh, and nutrition and parenting books, women’s studies and books about yoga too… Anyway, for now, I squeeze reading into cracks and crevices in my day. Here’s what I’m reading right now […] more

  • 15 Jun 2015

    Books for babywearing

    Anne Dhir shares her favourite picture books featuring children being carried by their parents. One evening, as we were reading Catch That Goat to Odaline, she became very excited as she had spotted a mum carrying a child on her back! […] more

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