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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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[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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[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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[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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[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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[22 May 2012 | 261 Comments | ]
Olympics Days Out

With the Torch Relay well under way and only 2 months until the Games begin we’ve all been bitten by the Olympics bug! Mum of 3 Victoria Wallop has written a post about how to make the most of the fact that we are hosting the Games in our capital city, whether you are a lucky ticket holder or not!

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[17 May 2012 | 500 Comments | ]
Caterpillar activities for toddlers

Here’s Cathy James from nurturestore.co.uk with her latest Parent Panel post. It shows us how we can use a caterpillar theme to help our little ones ‘discover and do’.

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[11 May 2012 | 48 Comments | ]
Having Spring fun outdoors with my boys

Dare we say it? The sun is shining and it’s set to last the weekend! That gives us a great opportunity to get the kids outside to blow away some of those cobwebs. Here’s Nicki Cawood with a lovely post about how she and her boys will be enjoying some outdoor fun.

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[9 May 2012 | 45 Comments | ]
When is the right time to become a mum?

For some parents the ‘right’ time to start a family is meticulously planned, for others it’s a case of letting nature take it’s course. Kerry from the Parent Panel takes a look at why she chose to have children in her twenties and explores the different factors involved.

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[3 May 2012 | 6 Comments | ]
What Not To Feed To Your Child!

Suze from our Parent Panel is back with more of what life is like for an expat mum in Germany. In this post she shares her hilarious tale of false friends and embarrassing food.

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[1 May 2012 | Comments Off | ]
The Toddler Guide To Food by Joanne Mallon

Parenting a toddler is full of challenges and for some this can often include issues around food. Did you ever wish another parent could tell you what they wish someone had told them? Well read on, because we are about to share an extract from the chapter on fussy eaters from Joanne Mallon’s new book Toddlers: an instruction manual. A guide to surviving the years one to four (written by parents, for parents).