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  • 11 Jul 2015

    Keep up to date

    Every month we send out a free newsletter crammed with loads of great content that we couldn't squeeze into the magazine. Want to have a read? Our next edition is crammed with goodies on saving money at home and how to make your own beauty treats (easily and using stuff you already have in your kitchen!). Plus read about how to find time out for yourself and plenty more inspiration. It's free and you can get it here... […] more

  • 11 Jul 2015

    Plan a Staycation

    The word ‘staycation’ crept into our lexicon some time in the late noughties when people began to feel the pinch of the recession. Suddenly, jetting off to foreign climes wasn’t the cheap and cheerful option, and folks began to look closer to home for their summer jollies. A good thing too, with air travel cited as the least environmental form of transport. A staycation is basically a vacation at home. Here are some of the ways to make your staycation a family event to remember... […] more

  • 22 Jun 2015

    Honouring your own needs

    There’s no shame in sometimes feeling overwhelmed with the demands of parenthood. It can feel as if overnight your life has been taken over by responsibility and in the endless tending to the needs of others, your own needs fall pretty far down the list. It’s what you do when the feeling strikes that counts. Are you a boiler: bubbling over with stress and anger before you finally explode? Or maybe a sulker: retreating into your own resentment and frustration until you’ve cut off those close to you? […] more

  • 15 Jun 2015

    The Stomping Ground

    How two mums in Suffolk used their skills to set up a community café and babywearing space for parents of young children. THE STOMPING GROUND IN IPSWICH IS A social enterprise – a centre, set up to support families in Suffolk. This haven provides free support groups, classes, a shop and a café. […] more

  • 1 Jun 2015

    10 positive parenting tips for your wild child!

    HAVE A STRONG-WILLED CHILD? You're lucky! Strong willed children can be a challenge to parent when they’re young, but if sensitively parented, they become terrific teens and young adults. Self-motivated and inner-directed, they go after what they want and are almost impervious to peer pressure. As long as parents resist the impulse to "break their will," strongwilled kids often become leaders. 
What exactly is a strong-willed, or spirited, child? Some parents call them "difficult" or “stubborn,” but we could also see strong-willed kids as people of integrity who aren’t easily swayed from their own viewpoints. Laura Markham on why you are lucky to have a strong-willed child who can sometimes be a bit wild. […] more

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