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Christmas on a budget with children

“If you want something expensive, you should ask your grandparents.” Matthew, aged 12 'Money makes the world go around!', as Liza Minnelli sang in “Cabaret”, but debt is on the…

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Focusing on the initial stages of divorce and what role divorce retreats play as well as what you can expect from them.

In this interview I talk about coping with divorce focusing on the initial stages of divorce and what role divorce retreats play as well as what you can expect from them. Soila is the founder of The Divorce Magazine. She is known for taking away the pain […]

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7 Quick & Easy Tips To Get Excited Kids To Sleep on Christmas Eve!

The guests have arrived, the presents are wrapped, the shops are closed, & the carrots & whiskey are out for Father Christmas & the Reindeer BUT the kids are still up jumping about in total excitement and not in the least ready for bedtime. Getting kids to […]

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Tips for Shopping With Toddlers at Christmas.

I think Christmas shopping and shopping generally with toddlers, is given a bad press! With a little bit of planning and some common sense there are many practical ways to take the stress, frustration and tension out of buying your father- in – law his annual socks […]

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Christmas on a budget with children

“If you want something expensive, you should ask your grandparents.” Matthew, aged 12 ‘Money makes the world go around!’, as Liza Minnelli sang in “Cabaret”, but debt is on the increase and Christmas can stretch family finances at the best of times. Here’s how to turn the situation around: […]

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Coping With Christmas Stress

  Christmas, although a time of great joy and celebration, can also be the most stressful of times for even the best of parents, with the family home chaotic and often besieged by visitors. Throw into the mix over excited children who have weeks to sit around […]

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Is yours a MAD HOUSE at Christmas ? Here are my tips to calm things down.

I was really delighted to see my tips appear on Cheryl Pasquier’s Mad House Family Review site this weekend. “A friend of mine is having trouble sorting out the arrangements over Christmas Dinner with her ex. I thought that maybe I should encourage her to refocus her […]

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Keeping the magic of Christmas alive – when to tell the kids about Father Christmas

Here’s my interview on when to tell the kids about Father Christmas in Candis. “During the Christmas period it’s often up to parents to ensure everyone has a brilliant and most importantly memorable time. To keep it magical, Sue Atkins, author of Raising Happy Children for Dummies, […]

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7 Great Additional Needs Toys For Christmas

I read a helpful blog by Nancy Flanders who helps parents navigate through Special Needs issues on Parenting Squad called “7 Special Needs Toys That Rock” so I thought I would pass them on to you. 1. The Toddler Sensory Table will help stimulate your child’s senses […]

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Do Christmas lists encourage children to be greedy?

So it’s coming to that time of the year when the kids start being marketed to by the media. Do you feel under pressure to fulfill your child’s christmas list? Well a survey today by the charity Mothers’ Union has called for an end to “pester power.” […]

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Read my tips for less stress at Christmas with a new baby.

  Christmas can be a stressful time of year – and one spent with a newborn even more so! Here are some handy tips to help you and your little one, enjoy the festive season. This Christmas will be different for you in terms of what you […]

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