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Bump to Baby view all >

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Naming Ceremony A to Z Checklist

Congratulations! – you’ve had a baby, or maybe even adopted. Now the dust has a settled (just a little!) and you’re getting ...

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5 Ideas for a Beautiful Autumn Naming Ceremony

Autumn is a lovely time of year for a celebration. The seasons are changing, the light is softening and the air is getting crisp. ...

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Preparing for Breastfeeding

Antenatal Breastfeeding Preparation The glorious 1940’s textbook for midwives that a friend gave me as a gift during my training ...

Education view all >

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Advice for families needing to homeschool children due to the Coronavirus

As the Coronavirus crisis deepens and schools close, families across the UK are self-isolating and being forced to homeschool their ...

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Tutoring Options | Where to Find Extra Support for Students Preparing for Exams

With the response to the Coronavirus having led schools in many countries to close, some students preparing for GCSEs and A Levels in ...

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How to Support Your Child’s Learning | Top Tips from Homeschooling Mums

With all the will they, won’t they close the schools around the Coronavirus, I thought it would be a good time to find out a ...

Health & Wellbeing view all >

7 Ways to Cleanse Your Mind on Leap Day

A hectic lifestyle leaves many people craving an extra hour in bed at the end of a busy week. But could you imagine the things you ...

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Why Practicing Gratitude is one of the Most Powerful Tools for Positive Mental Health

It’s Children’s Mental Health Week this week. Julia Watson from Oxford Family Hypnotherapy explains why practicing gratitude is one of ...

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Review: Bill’s Veganuary

Vegan food seems to be the big thing going with people looking for healthier options.  With so much chat around Veganuary I was keen to ...

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How To Make Your Own Household Cleaning Products

I’ve been putting off doing a weekly shop for the last couple of weeks until the crazy stockpiling died down.  Unfortunately ...

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Sanity-Saving Tips for Taking Kids to the Beach

Although going to the beach with your kids may sound fun, it can be stressful if you do not bring everything they might need. And they ...

5 tips for Post-Christmas clean-up

Christmas is a wonderful and exciting time of year, full of fun with family and friends. And let’s be honest, who wants to be dealing ...

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Creative Kids Competition

If you’re anything like me, you’re busy finding easy creative activities for your kids to do at home.  I thought it would ...

Win a Family Day Pass to Cogges

Cogges Manor Farm in Witney has always been a firm favourite with my boys.  To celebrate it’s reopening on Saturday the 14th of ...

Win a Little Foxglove Tshirt

COMPETITION CLOSED I’ve teamed up with the lovely Naomi of Little Foxglove to offer you the chance to win a gorgeous  I Am (age) ...

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5 Simple Ways to Celebrate Your Child’s Accomplishments and Achievements

Annabelle Carter Short is a professional seamstress of more than 7 years. She’s very passionate about starting DIY business and selling ...

Keeping Children Active in the Summer

Now that the kids have broken up for summer and many of their favourite after school clubs have also shut up shop until September, ...

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5 Ways That Helped My Child with Autism Sleep Better

Annabelle Carter Short is a professional seamstress of more than 7 years. She’s very passionate about starting DIY business and ...

Product Reviews view all >

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Review: Comptoir Libanais Veganuary

I’ve popped into Comptoir Libanais in Oxford for coffee and a pastry several times and it’s been on my must visit soon list ...

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The Personal Barber | Premium Shaving Gift Set Review

I was kindly gifted an exquisite premium shaving gift set from the Personal Barber to review.  It’s not easy finding the perfect ...

Christmas Gifts and Ideas for Dad 2019

Who’s the most difficult person to buy a Christmas gift for in your family?  For me, it’s always a challenge with what on ...

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Christmas Treats For Football Mad Kids

Shopping For Your Little One This December  Need help finding the perfect present? You won’t be scoring any own goals with these ...

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Best Christmas Movies to Watch as a Family

There’s something special about putting on your cosy PJs and curling up together on the sofa as a family to watch a Christmas ...

GCA Thinking of You Week and how you can get involved

From the 22nd September until the 28th Sept 2019, we will be in the midst of the Greeting Card Association’s (GCA) celebrated Thinking ...

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How To Teach Your Kids About Insects

To adults, insects are often too gross to pay more attention to them. However, kids are more likely to be curious which is why it’s so ...

5 Ways to Stay Healthy as a Family

We all know about the importance of exercise in staying fit and healthy. While it’s not always the easiest thing to do, one way ...

Stressed on Both Sides of The Pond: How Do UK and US Stress Rates Compare?

The UK and US might be a considerable distance apart, with differing everyday cultures. But we do have one thing in common: stress! ...

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Latest News from the Top Independent Schools in Buckinghamshire

One way to get a feel for the culture of an independent school is to follow them on social media.  Most the top independent schools in ...

Coming of Age: How Periods Are Celebrated Around the World

There are many milestones we celebrate in life and we love finding a way to mark these important occasions. Christenings, birthdays, ...

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Battling Your 2020 New Year’s Resolution in Cumbria – What’s On?

Instead of signing your happiness over to the terms of a fad diet, why not consider tackling a serious challenge? It can be something ...

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How to to Meet Someone When You’re a Single Parent

How on earth do you find someone and start dating again when you’ve split up with your ex and you’re a single parent? ...

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After the Open Day

The schools have sent you their prospectus and laid on an Open Morning for you to explore, and now the ball is in your court to decide ...

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Discount Codes

            Chameleon & Co Get an exclusive 10% discount on orders with discount code REDKITEDAYS10 ...

The University Price Tag – North vs South

Newcastle upon Tyne, in the North East of England, has a projected population of 300,000 people. The city, or the Toon as it is ...

Win a Family Day Pass to Roves Farm

Wondering what you might get up to for October half term?  New for 2019, Roves Farm will have a Witch and Wizard School to complete ...

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Little Cotton Tents Sleepover Party Review

My son desperately wanted a sleepover party with a few of his closest friends for his 9th birthday party.  I was totally blown away ...

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