Outdoor activities

Making new friends

Making new friends

True friends are special. They make you laugh, understand where you’re coming from and are always there for you. However, friendships often change over time and if you’ve moved to a different area or feel you’ve grown apart from your old mates then making new friends can seem like a bit of a challenge. While

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Finding A Good Babysitter

Finding A Good Babysitter

Whether you have an important interview or are in need of a long overdue adults-only night out, finding the right babysitter can be tricky. Many parents are lucky enough to have friends and family nearby who are willing and trusted to look after their children. But others don’t have the same family support network living

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Water games for kids to play this summer

Water games for kids to play this summer

The long summer holidays are here and there is nothing kids love more than messing about with water. There is something so appealing and generically fun about getting soaking wet and/or watching someone else get a good drenching! There are many games that we can play that involve water, it can be cheap, fun and

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How children learn responsibility from caring for a pet

How children learn responsibility from caring for a pet

From big dogs to tiny goldfish, children can learn a lot from pets. Being involved in the care of an animal provides kids with companionship, a higher level of self-esteem and respect for living creatures. It can also be valuable in helping them learn to cope with death. However, one of the main advantages caring

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Shopping trips with children

Shopping trips with children

It’s safe to say that children and supermarkets don’t really mix. All too often we’ve come across toddlers have a tantrum in the middle of the aisle, closely followed by an incredibly embarrassed parent, trying desperately to defuse the situation without attracting even more attention to their screaming child. Whether it’s because you put your

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How to bag a charity shop bargain

How to bag a charity shop bargain

For years charity shops suffered the kind of reputation that meant many people wouldn’t be seen dead in one, never mind admit to wearing something they’d found there. But these days it’s positively chic to dress yourself in charity shop finds – and the bigger the bargain the better! But bagging a great bargain can

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