Autism Awareness

Autism Awareness

The 2nd April each year is World Autism Awareness Day (designated by the United Nations) and throughout the whole of April people around the world are holding events to raise awareness of Autism Spectrum Condition which affects around 1 in 100 children. So what do we mean when we talk about the autism spectrum? All … Continue reading

Our Little Rocket

Our Little Rocket

To celebrate World Autism Awareness Month (April) we wanted to share with you a very special poem which has been written by a Shropshire mum, whose daughter Hollie was diagnosed as having Autism. We hope by sharing this poem it gives others an understanding of what is it like to be a parent of a … Continue reading

Understanding Your Child

Understanding Your Child

Most of the time parenting can be great fun. You know you are doing a good job. But there are times when things can get a bit tricky; your toddler won’t eat their dinner, your six year old won’t pick up their toys or your teenager is being disrespectful.  If only someone could give you … Continue reading

Choosing Quality Childcare

Choosing Quality Childcare

To a young child, the big world away from home can seem a daunting place. But, sooner or later, you may want your baby or toddler to go to an early learning and childcare setting, for example if you are starting back at work or for your child to take up their free Nursery Education funding. … Continue reading

Splash! Let’s go swimming

Splash! Let’s go swimming

All parents want their children to be able to swim, after all it’s a vital skill that could one day save their life, the question for many parents is how do you go about introducing your child to water in order to develop a love of all things aquatic that will stay with them throughout … Continue reading

Small Steps to Starting School

Small Steps to Starting School

It may seem like only yesterday when you were holding your little baby in your arms, but if your child is 4 years old by 1st September 2013 you now need to start to think about them starting school. ‘What already’?, we hear you cry. If your child was born between 1st September 2008 and 31 August 2009, you … Continue reading

Ho Ho Ho

Ho Ho Ho

It’s less than two weeks now until Christmas day and we trust you are all super organised and have all your gifts purchased and wrapped; cards all written and the house all decorated. No? No, us neither. One Shropshire mum sounds much more organised than us and has written about the wonder of Christmas as … Continue reading

And then there were four. Again.

And then there were four. Again.

A lovely guest blog this week from a Shropshire mum on children who fly the nest….then fly back for a while! Ow. I was carrying a pile of laundry downstairs just now (a high pile as ever, with the top layer blindfolding me) and thought I’d reached the bottom step. It was a welly, not … Continue reading

Save money and the planet with Real Nappies

Save money and the planet with Real Nappies

Let’s face it, every little penny helps at the moment. Bills are increasing and Christmas is just around the corner. We asked our friends at Shropshire Waste to come up with some money saving ideas. The first of their suggestions looks at real nappies, which long term helps to save money but also helps to … Continue reading