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Bump to Baby view all >

What to Buy a New Mum?

When a new baby arrives, most people give cute little clothes and soft toys but some of the best gifts I received were the ones that ...

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What is Hypnobirthing?

By Nina, a passionate, experienced midwife and the mother of two babies born using hypnobirthing techniques. Hypnobirthing has been in ...

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How Babies Communicate

By Laura Davies, Speech and Language Therapist and mum The amount that your baby learns in their first year of life is astounding. They ...

Education view all >

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6 Amazing Ways to Develop Your Baby’s Language Skills

By Laura Davies, Speech and Language Therapist and mum The amount that your baby learns in their first year of life is astounding.  ...

Inspiring Tomorrow’s Leaders

On Friday 15 March, The Oratory Preparatory School in Goring Heath hosted its first ever Leadership Conference for one hundred and ten ...

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The Best Independent Schools in Buckinghamshire: Open Days

If you’re researching independent schools as a prospective parent, then Open Day events are a great way to get a much better ...

Health & Wellbeing view all >

Five Focus Plan for Improving Your Child’s Wellbeing through Positive Psychology

We all want to do everything we can to enable our children to live happy, successful lives, yet for parents raising children in ...

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The Luxury of an Accountability Buddy

By Jackie Meek, a qualified life coach with a passion to see mums move from surviving to thriving. The impact and luxury of having an ...

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Identifying Teething Symptoms and Coping With Them

By Emma Reed – a blogger, freelance writer and self-published author from Hampshire.  A Mother to 2, Emma’s blog has flourished and she ...

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5 Ways to Get Kids to Smile for the Camera

I’ll let you into a little secret…I hate fake smiles! You know the ones where you’ve been ordered to grin for the camera. But I love, ...

5 Tips for Taking Great Photos of Your Little Ones (and looking your best in photos too!)

With the advent of camera phones, we now constantly have a camera to hand. More photos are taken now than at any other time in our ...

Offers view all >

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Sing and Sign Flash Sale

FLASH SALE! SAVE 15% off all Summer term BABES CLASSES – suitable for babies from 6 weeks – 5 months. On bookings made between NOW and ...

Win a Family Day Pass to Cogges

I’m so excited to have this amazing prize of a family day pass to Cogges in Witney.  It’s always been a firm favourite with ...

Win Tickets to See Kite at Chipping Norton Theatre

So excited to have this amazing prize (you can probably tell I like all things kites!).  The show features exquisite puppetry, original ...

Parenting view all >

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5 Tips On How To Encourage Your Kids to Help Out With Household Chores

Keeping the house clean and tidy isn’t exactly the most thrilling of activities, and it’s easy to see why kids often let out a big sigh ...

Top Tips to Help Children Adjust to Daylight Saving Time Changes

You’ve worked so hard to get your child into a bedtime routine and then the clocks only go and change!  Daylight saving time ...

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It’s Good for Children to be Bored

By Emma-Louise Hodson, experienced founder of Horizon Nannies Years ago, I went for a trial for a nanny job in Switzerland. The nanny ...

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Fantastic Services Cleaning Review

As a busy Mum which I’m sure you are, what’s the best present someone could give you?  In the early days with a baby waking ...

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Review: The Beeswax Wrap Co: Clingfilm Alternative

My sister gave me Beeswax Wraps from The Beeswax Wrap Co as a Christmas present.  As a busy Mum, I  was a little skeptical that these ...

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The New Birthday Party Trend in Town

Social etiquette versus social responsibility Have you thought about the amount of gifts children get on their birthday parties? ...

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Top 5 Tips for Children’s Party Food

If you’re looking for top tips when planning the food at your kid’s birthday party then who better to ask than experienced ...

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Unique Christmas Gift Ideas By Local Makers

Are you looking for some special Christmas gift inspiration?  We love to support local businesses so we’ve pulled together some ...

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Why are Boundaries so Important?

By Emma-Louise Hodson, experienced founder of Horizon Nannies Anyone who’s anyone will have heard about children pushing boundaries. ...

Parenting Advice Overload

By Emma-Louise Hodson, experienced founder of Horizon Nannies After speaking to a friend recently, who has two small children, I was ...

Top Spots to Breastfeed in Witney

Image Credit: Camilla Lee Photography, award winning family photographer. Are you looking for breastfeeding friendly places to feed ...

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Are Star Charts Effective?

By Emma-Louise Hodson, experienced founder of Horizon Nannies Short answer, because we’re parents and don’t get a minute to ourselves: ...

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Learning baby sign is easy – You can do it!

A recent survey about baby signing, in which over 200 parents participated, revealed that many parents questioned themselves about ...

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What is Your Baby Thinking?

By Helen Brawn, Mum of 2 and experienced baby signing teacher. How baby signing can help them communicate before speech Sometimes it is ...

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5 Dinner Time Questions to get your Family Talking

By David, blogger, husband and Dad of 4 kids under 10. Between school, sports and life sometimes it is hard to slow down as a family ...

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Why the Naughty Step Doesn’t Work

By Emma-Louise Hodson, experienced founder of Horizon Nannies Ah… The Naughty Step. Since ‘Super Nanny’ came into our ...

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What’s Worse for Teen Mental Health: Screen Time or Potatoes?

There’s a constant debate on the negative effects of screen time on teen mental health.  Have you noticed that the there’s ...

Choosing the Right Nanny for Your Family

By Emma-Louise Hodson, experienced founder of Horizon Nannies When looking for childcare options, employing a nanny may be unfamiliar ...

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I’m Too Busy to Read to My Little One

 By Danni Perkins, ZaZa’s Storybox Founder “One more story Mummy/Daddy, pleeeasse!”  It is a familiar bedtime phrase from little ones, ...

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