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How to Raise a Resilient Child

How to Raise a Resilient Child

    In learning about resilience, we often face stages of adversity that will test our skills in managing these elements of stress and pressure. Showing your child early on how to face these instances will gear your child up for a range of issues they’re bound to face later on in life and help them to become a more resilient child.   Aside from relationship building,… Read More »How to Raise a Resilient Child

    How to Raise a Confident Child

    How to Raise a Confident Child

      As children grow and develop new skills, they also become increasingly more confident. Confidence is important because it’s what allows children to put those skills into practise and bounce back if things don’t go to plan. It’s what allows them to perform well in school and eventually seek out a successful and fulfilling career. Those who lack confidence are usually afraid to try. Parents can help their children become more… Read More »How to Raise a Confident Child

      The important things you forget to consider when you have children

      The important things you forget to consider when you have children

        Noone likes to think about emergencies and unplanned circumstances when you’re wrapped up in the joy of a newborn baby. I’m writing this as a parent to a four year old and thinking about how much my circumstances have changed in that short period of time is crazy. I could never have anticipated a global pandemic, never mind a burglary, three house moves and a… Read More »The important things you forget to consider when you have children

        My small business - SnotRagz

        My small business – SnotRagz

          Setting up a small business is no mean feat. I started during my maternity leave as I needed something to do which could be worked on from home and occupy my time, as I was finding myself up at all hours unable to sleep, and it seemed that this midnight hour was also the time a lot of mums were online and available to talk… Read More »My small business – SnotRagz

          Looking after your teeth during pregnancy

          Looking after your teeth during pregnancy

            I’ve written before about my horrific pregnancy experience. I suffered with Hyperemesis Gravidarum, which is basically extreme sickness throughout the entire nine months, and not limited to just mornings either. I was so weak and dehydrated that I was hospitalised several times. It wasn’t a great time for me. Of course during this period I was extremely anxious and worried about a multitude of things,… Read More »Looking after your teeth during pregnancy

            Setting up a garden padding pool – essential hints and tips

              Paddling pools are the number one summer garden accessory. When you think about how many hours the kids spend jumping in and out of the water they’re fabulous value for money. My advice having had many different types of pool over the years is to go for a simple shape rather than one with all sorts of different inflatable options, because they’re more robust in… Read More »Setting up a garden padding pool – essential hints and tips

              Planning a family budget

              Planning a family budget

                Life has changed so much for us over the last twelve months, just like it has for everyone. As the pace of life slowed right down I realised just how much money I was wasting on things which aren’t at all necessary. I’ve gone a year without drinks from coffee shops on my daily commute and when I think about how much cash that’s saved… Read More »Planning a family budget

                Noddy and Rupert bear racist?

                  I couldn’t quite believe it when conducting research for this blog. Could it be true – were Noddy and rupert bear racist ? Writing this on the eve of World Book day,  not just a chance for parents to play top trumps with costumes, but an opportunity to invoke a love of literature in our children. I always have been and always will be a… Read More »Noddy and Rupert bear racist?

                  The age of Aquarius – 2020 the year attitudes to technology for children changed

                    It’s 2020 and people have been talking and singing about the age of Aquarius for a long time, but this major cosmic event is finally about to happen. Wether you believe in astrology or not, the changing of an astrological age seems to affect civilisation and cultural tendencies (according to Wikipedia anyway). This makes me think about myself, Arlo and our future. I sat watching… Read More »The age of Aquarius – 2020 the year attitudes to technology for children changed