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What’s In a Name?

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How do you decide on a baby name? With the lovely news of the new royal arrival this week, we got to thinking about baby names.  Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor Meghan and Harry have named their son Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor. Archie meaning “genuine”, “brave” or “bold”; Harrison meaning “son of Harry”; and Mountbatten-Windsor meaning that he’s […]

5 Ideas for Birthday Gifts

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October seems to be the month of birthdays amongst our families and friends. It can be hard to think of things that they don’t already own and won’t simply become ‘land fill.’ An obvious idea is to give ‘experiences’ rather than material gifts – perhaps a voucher for a meal […]

8 Reasons Kids Should Play Outside in All Weathers

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My kids undoubtably NEED time outside – without fresh air and space to breath they alternate between extreme grouchiness and hyper activity. There is absolutely no doubt that they have both benefitted from attending nurseries that have prioritised time outdoors through forest kindergarten schemes and my policies insisting on time outdoors. Today, […]

The Home Birth

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Happy Mother’s Day! This week has been all about sharing birth stories of all varieties – celebrating that we have the freedom of choice here in the UK and should be empowered within that choice. It’s so disheartening to hear of people not being respected in that view, but equally, […]

The One That Came Early

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Today I am continuing to share birth stories in the run up to Mother’s Day – so for this one, I’d say grab a cup of tea/coffee and settle down for a read. Kim’s honesty here is just perfection in my book. It’s the acknowledgment that everyone is different and there […]