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My little shadow…. – Being a mum and best friend

So we all have a shadow, generally only when the sun projects one… But us mums and maybe even more so, loan parent mums, have a shadow following us around pretty mum 24/7 especially if they are a loan child.. We are not only their mum, but technically their best friend, their mum, dad, brother, […]

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Where Did the Tradition of the Christmas Tree Come From?

Each year, when the weather gets colder and December approaches, many Americans who celebrate Christmas will get together to decorate a Christmas tree. But why in the world do we decorate these (often artificial) fir trees in the first place? It turns out, the meaning behind Christmas trees as holiday decor goes back further than […]

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What you didn’t know about Halloween….

    Straddling the line between fall and winter, plenty and paucity, life and death, Halloween is a time of celebration and superstition. It is thought to have originated with the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain, when people would light bonfires and wear costumes to ward off roaming ghosts. In the eighth century, Pope Gregory […]

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Financial help and benefits for single parents

  By Karen Holmes, Welfare Benefits Specialist at the charity Turn2us According to official statistics, over a quarter of households with dependent children are single parent families and there are two million single parents in Britain today.* Sadly, children from single parent families are twice as likely to live in poverty as children from families with […]

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Moving home – the next chapter

So it’s “Done and Dusted’, thats what us Irish say when a Job is complete. It’s been a crazy, emotional, energetic, exhausting and a tearful past year, yes I am a single parent, also a parent who came out of a long relationship with someone I invested time, money, dreams, tears and my heart with. […]

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Best school bags: Your guide to the best backpacks

September means one thing to anyone with children: back to school and all the shopping and planning that requires. And while uniform and school shoes are fairly straight forward, the question of backpacks is a much wider one. So we’ve scoured the high street to find the best school bags, whatever your need or budget: […]

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10 Ways to Prepare Your Child for School

  Starting school can be a difficult time for children. Every child is hesitant to go somewhere new and see people she’s never met before. Here are some helpful ways to prepare your child for her first day of school: 1. Let your child know what his schedule will be like. Tell him what time […]

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How to give CPR to a baby and toddler

Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds have recently highlighted the importance of taking baby and toddler CPR lessons on their respective Instagram accounts by revealing that they had both recently taken a course, and urging fellow parents to get involved.   Blake, 29, wrote alongside a picture with showed her with several training dummies: “ALL MAMAS AND DADDIES OUT […]

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November 5 is the day when Britons everywhere set fire to things and let things off. But why?

  What is bonfire night? November 5 – which this year falls on a Saturday –  commemorates the failure of the November 1605 Gunpowder Plot by a gang of Roman Catholic activists led by Warwickshire-born Robert Catesby. When Protestant King James I acceded to the throne, English Catholics had hoped that the persecution they had felt for […]

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