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  • 12 Nov 2013

    Getting fit with kids

    Kids don’t worry about keeping fit. They naturally spend their days running around and burning up any excess energy. You don’t see a toddler slumped in a chair for eight hours of the day, wondering why they feel so sluggish and tired. Our kids have a lot to teach us about the joyfulness of moving our bodies. Without the self-consciousness of adulthood, they dance freely to music, run effortlessly around the garden, and scale scary-looking heights without fear. Watching the way children move and use their bodies can help us remember what it felt like to be free and without excess baggage. […] more

  • 8 Nov 2013

    Trusting parental instincts

    We all know or have heard of someone whose instincts saved their own or a loved one’s life. For me, it is my partner’s cousin, Suzanne, who took her then five year old son to the doctor when he had a rash and a headache. They were dismissed and sent home with a prescription for a cream, but Suzanne wasn’t convinced and, because of a strong instinct, she took the turning to the hospital when leaving the surgery. It turned out her son had meningitis and when they got to the hospital he was rushed into the emergency rooms. The staff at the hospital told Suzanne that her instinct saved her son’s life. […] more

  • 8 Nov 2013

    The seeds of anxiety

    With as many as 1 in 6 young people in the UK suffering from some form of anxiety disorder at some point in their lives and many more having regular feelings of “intense” generalised anxiety, we are seeing an increase in anxiety cases year upon year. Over the past 70 years, the numbers have been rapidly increasing. And whilst some cases of anxiety develop later in life for unrelated reasons, a large number of cases can be traced back to childhood. […] more

  • 7 Nov 2013

    Support Too Much Too Soon

    Have you ever thought that children in England start formal education too early and are put under unnecessary pressure at a young age? Many people have raised concerns about this problem over the years, but in September 2013, the campaign Too Much, Too Soon was launched to address it. Too Much, Too Soon began with an open letter to the Telegraph, which questioned why English children start formal learning so early, and highlighted the ways in which this can impact their health and wellbeing – and enjoyment of play. […] more

  • 4 Nov 2013

    Five blogs we love right now

    As well as National Novel Writing Month, November is also the month for bloggers with National Blog Posting Month. With so many mediums to choose from, November really is the month to get writing! And as most literary agents and publishers these days only want to take on new writers if they have an ‘online presence’, if you’re going to write that novel you might as well write that blog too. There are so many fantastic blogs out there, some inspiring and uplifting, some that make us wonder, rage or question, some that make us laugh. In many ways, blogging has changed motherhood, as we can now read about another mother, however many miles away, experiencing what we’re experiencing. […] more

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