Flying Kites for Father's Day

Flying Kites for Father's Day

Papa, daddy, baba, whatever you call him, he’s worth having fun with if he’s around.

The papa’s in this household both my dad and my husband are hardly around, but when they’re here they’re really present and try to make up for the time that they’re not.

We realise that we are lucky to be able to enjoy them, but don’t take them for granted.

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What Is A Norwegian Bunad?

What Is A Norwegian Bunad?

We were invited this year to attend my cousin’s daughter’s confirmation. They live in Stavanger, Norway. As we packed our bags to go, excited to go to a new country and city, and the improbability of the Iraqi/ Cuban non conformist cocktail that my cousin was mixing in Norway.

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Sports Day Picnic Panic?

Sports Day Picnic Panic?

Our school sports day always seems to come faster than it should. It historically rains and the games are abruptly ended due to these uns(r)easonable Acts of God. In spite of this, parents are encouraged to pack a picnic, in a very optimistic bid to lobby the weather.

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Better In Beverley

Better In Beverley

We've been asked to visit the Lakeland Beverley Store again this year, and I was mentioning to mums at our central london school gates that...

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Winter Festivals Of Lights

Winter Festivals Of Lights

At this time of the year there are many religious festivals that take place. Of course most people know that Christmas falls on the 25th...

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10 reasons why you should travel the world with your kids!

10 reasons why you should travel the world with your kids!

When you travel as a family you need to work things out on the go. You can involve the kids with working things out, finding the best route, navigating rail and tube maps and timetables. Learning these essential life skills early on is hugely beneficial for kids and they build the confidence they need to use them independently.

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The best way to include iron in your babies diet

The best way to include iron in your babies diet

There has been some controversy about whether babies who are exclusively breastfed should be given iron supplements before starting solid food. This has been recommended from four months by the American Academy of Pediatrics but is contested by some and is not official guidance in countries such as the UK.

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