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[30 Dec 2011 | 5 Comments | ]
Post Christmas Purse Revivers!

Here’s our favourite budgeting expert Becky Goddard-Hill with some cracking advice on how to boost your finances in the post Christmas period.

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[23 Dec 2011 | 321 Comments | ]
Merry Christmas from BornFree!

We’d like to take this opportunity to thank our wonderful fans, followers and friends who have made this year so special. We are so grateful to everyone who makes up the BornFree Mum & Dad community and we give special thanks to everyone who has generously contributed their time to provide wonderful blog posts and leave lively and interesting comments here on the blog, on our Facebook page and on Twitter.

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[22 Dec 2011 | 2 Comments | ]
Christmas Traditions

Does your family have any special Christmas Traditions? Cathy from Nurturestore shares her family’s top 5 in her latest post for BornFree Mum & Dad.

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[19 Dec 2011 | 2 Comments | ]
BornFree Christmas Contest!

This time of year is so special, everyone’s full of Christmas cheer and the kids are all excited. One of the best ways of getting in the festive mood is to put up the Christmas decorations: mistletoe over the door, baubles and tinsel on the tree- everyone has a different take on it and we would love to see how it’s done at your house.

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[15 Dec 2011 | 79 Comments | ]
What’s in a Christmas Stocking?

The Christmas festive period offers some wonderful opportunities for creating, or adapting, family traditions which will hopefully last generations. In her latest Parent Panel post Kerry shares how she is handling one essential tradition-the Christmas Stocking!

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[6 Dec 2011 | 17 Comments | ]
Keeping Santa Real

Multiple Mummy Kerry from our Panel Panel has come up with some fab tips for helping parents keep the magic of Father Christmas alive.

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[1 Dec 2011 | One Comment | ]
Dear Santa…

Christmas is a time of giving but surely there’s nothing wrong with indulging in a little wish list of our own?
We’re very pleased to be sharing this fabulous guest post by Joanna from the Working Mammy Blog.

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[17 Nov 2011 | 21 Comments | ]
Do cardboard boxes make the best toys?

At Christmas and birthdays it’s sometimes hard to tell whether young children are more thrilled with their presents or with the packaging they are wrapped in! Cathy from Nurturestore explores why cardboard boxes are such a big hit with kids.

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[15 Nov 2011 | Comments Off | ]
Preparing for Christmas On a Budget

Family budgeting expert Becky Goddard-Hill helps take some of the strain out of Christmas planning in her latest post for BornFree Mum & Dad.

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[4 Jan 2011 | One Comment | ]
5 Pre-School DVDs For Under £5

Here’s Emma with her top 5  DVDs for the under 5s
If you are looking for some ideas for treats for your little ones this year then why not take your pick from the huge choice of DVDs available, ranging from Educational to Disney and Family Film.
I  have sat with my pre-school son and picked out some of our top DVDs which you can buy for under £5 which makes them all perfect for little treats or birthday presents. My son is a huge fan of Dora The Explorer, he watches it so …

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[23 Dec 2010 | 4 Comments | ]
Making Christmas Morning Magical

Here’s a beautiful post from Ben about how adding those little touches to make your family Christmas even more special.
Growing up really does suck sometimes, and this is no better demonstrated than at Christmas. Remember when you were a kid, how amazing Christmas was? The tinsel on the tree, the lights wrapped around street columns, the family sat around a table laughing and joking while wearing daft paper crowns…and, of course, the presents. I can vividly recall tearing at wrapping paper like a rabid dog, frothy mouth and all, as my …

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[13 Dec 2010 | 10 Comments | ]
How To Survive Christmas With A Baby

Here’s a really useful post from Emma on how to make sure your Christmas is safe and stress free when you have a small child at home.
Last year was our first Christmas with our son, he was 8 months and was crawling everywhere. He had hit the age where he was into anything and everything. We had to be careful about everything we did from setting up home at the in laws for a few days to making sure he didn’t get his hands on the small things from the insides …

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[2 Dec 2010 | 4 Comments | ]
Christmas handprint crafts

Here are some brilliant ideas from Cathy for keepsake crafts to do with your little ones this Christmas.
I’m a huge fan of children’s paintings, especially ones made using their handprints as I think they capture a little of the essence of the child. Christmas provides the perfect excuse for some handprint art, as you can use them to make unique cards and decorations to share with your family. Here are three ideas you can try this Christmas to make an heirloom artwork, however young your child.
Just before you let your baby …

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[22 Nov 2010 | 3 Comments | ]
Christmas in a Family of Seven

It’s less than 5 weeks to go til Christmas! Still got lots to organise? Let our BornFree Parent panelist and mum of 5 Amy take some of the stress out of it for you!
Christmas always starts in my household around October. I start thinking about what the children want and what Father Christmas is getting for them. I also start thinking about the presents that we get for the adults in our family. I like to get the adults gifts out of the way early and I tend to shop online for …