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[14 Aug 2012 | 311 Comments | ]
Muffin Tin Games

Here’s Cathy from nurturestore.co.uk with some more fun ideas for helping your little ones learn through play.

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[7 Aug 2012 | 257 Comments | ]
Daddy’s Girl

We are so happy to share this delightful post from Ben Wakeling, dad of 2 boys, as he eagerly awaits the birth of his little girl.

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[30 Jul 2012 | 425 Comments | ]
Water play ideas from Frugal and Fun

We’re very pleased to welcome back one of our Parent Panel mums, Jen Walshaw from The Mad House, A Thrifty Mum and Frugal and Fun with this fab guest post featuring some cool ideas for summer fun on a budget.

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[19 Jul 2012 | 172 Comments | ]
Seaside Play for Babies and Toddlers

Are you heading to the beach this summer? A trip to the seaside offers so many play and sensory experiences for babies and toddlers. Here are some fun ideas from Cathy at NurtureStore that you can use to enjoy all the sea has to offer – at the beach and back at home.

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[17 Jul 2012 | 438 Comments | ]
How to Use a Baby Thermometer

We’re very pleased to welcome Kerri from BabyMonitorsOnline with this helpful post on choosing and using the right thermometer for your baby.

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[11 Jul 2012 | 294 Comments | ]
Would you throw a Pox Party?

As parents one of the things we dread most for our children is Chickenpox but, conversely, it’s not unusual for us to be heard wishing our children would ‘just catch it now and get it over with’. In her latest Parent Panel post Multiple mummy Kerry discusses the pros and cons of pox parties and why they are just a little bit tempting.

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[4 Jul 2012 | 132 Comments | ]
Doulas – The Debate

Would you use a Doula? In his latest Parent Panel post Ben Wakeling takes a balanced look at what they offer to new parents in pregnancy, childbirth and beyond.

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[27 Jun 2012 | 596 Comments | ]
The School Bag

Expat mum Suze Nowak shares more from her family life in Germany in this hilarious rights of passage tale.

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[19 Jun 2012 | 78 Comments | ]
Enjoying the sun safely

Nicki Cawood shares her sun safety tips for kids in her latest Parent Panel post for Born Free Mum & Dad.

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[14 Jun 2012 | 1,332 Comments | ]
Hands on Dads

MultipleMummy Kerry celebrates her husband in this Parent Panel post dedicated to all the wonderful daddies out there! How will you be spoiling the daddy in your life this weekend?

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[12 Jun 2012 | 482 Comments | ]
Pasta Play Activities

In her latest Parent Panel post Cathy from nurturestore.co.uk shares some fab ideas on how to turn pasta from food into fun, perfect for whiling away those rainy days!

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[7 Jun 2012 | 1,060 Comments | ]
Why we’re having a home birth

In his latest Parent Panel post Ben Wakeling talks about why he and his wife are hoping baby No 3 will be born at home.

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[31 May 2012 | 57 Comments | ]
Long Haul Travel With Kids

Travelling with small children can take a lot of organisation, and for many parents the thought of going long haul is simply out of the question. However, seasoned traveller Victoria Wallop from our Parent Panel shares some invaluable tips for taking the stress out of travel and encourages families to venture further afield.

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[29 May 2012 | 621 Comments | ]
Never too young for Science

Busy mum Kerry from Multiple Mummy talks about what inspired her to start another blog, which she now runs with Emma from Mummy…Mummy…Mum. The innovative Science Sparks inspires parents to engage in everyday science with their children and has recently been announced as a finalist in 2 categories in the MAD Blog Awards: Best MAD Schooldays Blog and Most Innovative MAD Blog.

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[24 May 2012 | 120 Comments | ]
Poor Parenting, and How to Fix It

Poor parenting is regularly being cited as a cause of bad behaviour in schools and wider society, and was reported to be one of the main factors leading to last year’s riots. Ben Wakeling from our Parent Panel takes a look at this hotly debated subject and wonders how we can fix the problem.