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TV And Smartphones For Your Toddler? Why You Shouldn’t Ban Them

When your baby becomes a toddler, suddenly you are called upon even more as a parent. At the baby stage, your child needs little beyond food and clean diapers from you. We can get on with our lives thanks to the use of harnesses or slings, so we can still cuddle and be close. Although toddlerhood is the dawn of independence for our little
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Fun indoor activities for kids

Whether it’s a rainy and grey day outside, or you don’t have easy access to a big garden or park close by, as a mum, it’s always good to really master a few indoor activities that can keep your kids entertained in the comfort of your own home.  And in an ideal world, these activities won’t involve rearranging the furniture or deep cleaning your
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5 Fun and Easy Activities to Set Up for a Babysitter

A lot of parents stress about leaving their children with a babysitter. Finding someone who is trusted and reliable is difficult enough, but what will everyone be doing when the parent’s leave the house? Parents want to make sure that their children are not only entertained, but also that they are well behaved and cooperative for the babysitter to make the situation easier for
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The Best Baby Birthday Gift Guide for Special Occasions

Everyone loves a new addition to the family, but every time a new baby comes along you need to start thinking about gifts. Whether it’s your little one or someone else’s, babies seem to have a higher than average number of occasions that need gifts. It’s fun shopping for a new baby. But when you could have five different occasions to buy for in
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Keep Your Family Safe With A Bomb-Proof DIY Panic Room

The ‘preppers’ among us like to be ready for any and all eventualities.  Some go to great lengths to protect their families from a zombie outbreak or a killer virus that threatens to wipe out humanity. That isn’t as silly as we might have thought a few months ago. The recent outbreak of Ebola shows what can happen if the disease was to spread
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Baby Career: Which would you choose?

I find it shocking that in 21st century Britain, that women still have to choose between a career and a family. I’m calling an end to it right now. Women of Britain, if you want a family, your career shouldn’t hold you back and vice versa. Have both. It’s hard work, but it’s doable. See below and you’ll get some great hints on how
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How Important is Marriage When Raising Young Kids?

If you and your partner are raising young kids or are in talks about starting a family, you may also be thinking about marriage. Marriage isn’t for everybody. It certainly doesn’t appeal to as many people these days as it did 50 years ago. However, some people believe that marriage is important when raising young kids. How important? Read on to find out… Religion
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Parenting Advice: How and When to Take It or Leave It

Becoming a parent isn’t a journey that ends when your child is born. You spend the rest of your life “becoming a parent”, learning how to be the best parent you can be for your child. You never stop learning how to parent, even when your children have grown up and had families of their own. There are always new ways you can learn
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Top Tips To Help You Plan a Children’s Party

The thought of entertaining a bunch of expectant, impatient and sugar-fuelled tots may fill you with dread. However, pulling off a great kids’ party is easy as long as you know how. Here are some top tips to help you through this parental rite of passage. Get started ASAP The most important thing is to start organizing as soon as possible. The earlier you
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Great Ideas for Your Date Nights

Let’s face it, when you’ve got kids it can be difficult to keep the romance alive in your relationship. Sleepless nights, tears, tantrums and nappy changes are all sure fire ways to kill the mood. However, with a little effort it’s possible to rekindle the spark. For example, if you get the chance, book a babysitter and enjoy a date night with your partner.
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