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It’s National Walk to School Week – are you taking part?


Walk to School Week 2015 began today, the annual initiative by charity Living Streets which aims to encourage families, children and teachers to walk to school. The initiative is running 18th-22nd May and is all about highlighting the health benefits of walking. The Living Streets website contains lots of free, interactive activities to encourage people […]

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Calling all parents of multiples in Merseyside!


Home-Start Liverpool is looking to attract more families with twins and multiples to its weekly Multiple Birth Group. The weekly sessions are for little ones aged from birth up to pre-school age. They are held every Wednesday during term time, from 12.30-2.30pm, at John Archer Hall (next door to Windsor Primary School), Upper Hill Street, […]

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What the parties are offering parents of children this election


Childcare has been a key issue this election and the main political parties are all proposing different childcare options to compete for the working parent vote. Currently, free childcare is available for two year olds, however parents must meet specific criteria to qualify. Once children are three, 15 hours’ per week free care is available […]

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Operation Double Denim (Image courtesy of Life Moments Photography)

Double denim…Jeans fit for two


By Kathryn Carr – Our North West mummy-to-be Here, Kathryn shares her experience of finding the perfect pair of maternity jeans… My most recent pregnancy predicament was pants. To be more specific, I was struggling to find a pair of trousers as comfortable as my pyjama bottoms yet stylish enough so as not to rouse the […]

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Chores

Children and chores


By Sam Hornby Should our children be given ‘chores’ or actually WANT to help around the house? I often wonder if my little boy should be expected to do ‘chores’. I have seen, on my many hours spent on Pinterest, ideas for ‘chores charts’ but I’m not sure I feel comfortable with it being linked […]

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Discipline

Dealing with discipline


By Sam Hornby Before my hubbie and I had children,  I worked as a primary school teacher and inevitably gained loads of experience working and spending time with children before I fell pregnant with my first. My hubbie, on the other hand, not so much. When we were dating, I remember being in a well-known supermarket, […]

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Baby signing

Find your voice with baby signing


By our guest writer, Jacqualine Kurio It’s not unusual to feel frustrated and helpless when trying to understand a baby or small child who has yet learnt to talk, especially if they seem distressed in some way. Talking is one of the last motor skills to develop because learning to control the lips, tongue and […]

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20 week scan

Womb with a view: The 20 week scan


By Kathryn Carr – Our North West mummy-to-be New Year is a time to celebrate; a time of new beginnings and of hope. Every year, as December draws to a close, we drum up the courage to make changes that will see our lives shift in positive ways. How apt then, that as 2015 began, […]

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The Chokeables campaign by St John Ambulance to warn parents of the dangers of choking

New TV advert warns of the dangers of choking


Some of the nation’s favourite TV celebrities have teamed up with St John Ambulance to help warn parents about the dangers of choking. The new TV advert, ‘The Chokeables’, sees celebrities take on the characters of everyday objects that pose a risk to babies and toddlers, including a small princess toy, a pen lid, a […]

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