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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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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 ...

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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 ...

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 ...

Health & Wellbeing view all >

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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 ...

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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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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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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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 ...

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Win a Little Foxglove Tshirt

I’ve teamed up with the lovely Naomi of Little Foxglove to offer you the chance to win a gorgeous  I Am (age) or slogan t-shirt.  ...

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Discount Codes

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

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 ...

Parenting view all >

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 ...

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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An Interview with Clare Barclay | Little Cotton Tents Sleepover Parties Founder

I had the real pleasure of meeting Clare Barclay when she came to set up the most amazing sleepover party for my son’s 9th ...

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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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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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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The Oratory Preparatory School Pupils raise funds for The Goedgedacht Trust’ Path Onto Prosperity (POP) in South Africa

Pupils in Year 8 at The Oratory Preparatory School raised R310 000 (equivalent to nearly £17000) through their fundraising efforts for ...

How to Throw the Best Sleepover Party

Once your kids pass the stage of mega parties in a village hall or crazy soft play run arounds, they tend to want smaller celebrations ...

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New Head Joins Pre-Prep Department of The Oratory Preparatory School

The Pre-Prep Department of The Oratory Preparatory School near Goring Heath has a new Head, Miss Kate Oakley. Kate, who is joining the ...

Roller coasters, crisps and gin – what children can teach even the most successful business owners

Marie runs Beyond the Kitchen Table, which helps small business owners build a successful online business, primarily through building ...

The Wonderful Outdoors: Promoting Healthy Minds in Children

A bit of fresh air can make a world of difference in people’s sense of mental wellbeing. Developing a good relationship with the great ...

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Preparing Yourself For Student Life

Perhaps one of the hardest things you will ever do is move away to university. Freshers events fill your evenings and sleep will fill ...

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Fantastic Services Window Cleaning Review

I’m scared of heights and cleaning my windows, especially the upstairs ones slip down my to do list and never seem to get done.  ...

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GCSE Results Day 2019 | Everything You Need to Know

With GCSE results day on Thursday 22nd August 2019, students up and down the country are nervously anticipating their results.  It can ...

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7 Top Tips for Sailing Through A Level Results Day

A-Level results day in 2019 is on Thursday 16th August and it after so much hard work, it can be a nerve wracking wait for students.  ...

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