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limiting computer time for kids

Limiting computer time for kids

There can be no denying technology is here to stay and likely to become more and more engrained in our culture as time goes on, but there can be too much of a good thing can’t there? Especially where the kids are concerned – they can become so engrossed in their computers that it becomes

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Keeping kids active in Winter

Keeping kids active in Winter

Winter is a tough time to keep the kids active. As the nights draw in and temperatures plummet, our atavistic hibernation tendencies emerge. The attraction of the outdoors quickly loses ground to the lure of the cosy techno-cave housing the TV, iPad and X-Box. Yet keeping the kids moving is just as important in winter

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alternative ways to spend Christmas Day

Alternative ways to spend Christmas Day

Maybe you can’t face a traditional Christmas Day with the family. Maybe you’re a stay-at-home parent and want to get out and about. Maybe you just want to work off that huge Christmas dinner. Maybe you’ve lost a loved one and Christmas doesn’t seem quite the same. There are many reasons why families like to

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The ten day no tv challenge

The ten day no TV challenge

Could you live without TV in your home for 10 days? The practical answer is of course, Yes. No-one ever died from boredom before the TV was invented. But really – would you consider it? And how do you think it would play out if you did? Is there any benefit? The thinking behind the

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Money saving tips for Christmas

Money saving tips for Christmas

Christmas comes but once a year … and it can knock a massive hole in your finances. Not exactly a merry and sparkly prospect. So how can you save money during the festive period? Here are our Top Ten money saving tips for christmas! Ditch the Gift Tags The annual battle with the fiddly bits

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Conkers

Conkers

We often think that the traditional games have gone for good, our world taken over by Xbox and play stations, but it’s great to see that good old conkers remains popular. So what’s the secret to being the best conker competitor? Firstly you need to know what a conker is – it’s no good turning

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