Time for bed, sleepy head

Time for bed, sleepy head

As a parent of a new baby one of the biggest challenges is establishing a good sleep pattern, and whilst it’s not possible to make a baby sleep there are certain things parents can do to help and encourage their baby to develop a sound sleep routine. Of course, it’s also important to look after … Continue reading

School Holiday Family Fun

School Holiday Family Fun

It only seems like five minutes since the children were returning the school after the mammoth six weeks summer holidays, but here we are again, another school holiday just round the corner. We always find that with the return to school after the summer, and the change in the seasons, children are ready for a … Continue reading

Love your bike and stay safe

Love your bike and stay safe

The leaves are falling, the days are getting shorter, and winter is on its way. During this time it’s even more important to be certain that you and your children are visible on your bicycles to help ensure that you all stay safe while cycling. Here are a few quick tips for cycling in autumn/winter: … Continue reading

When you thought I wasn’t looking

When you thought I wasn’t looking

As parents you are the most influential person in your child’s life. Being a good role model to our children helps  them to learn how to behave and how to make a positive contribution to the world in which they live. Children are watching all of the time for examples of behaviour, even when we … Continue reading

Helping your child learn through play.

Helping your child learn through play.

Your child’s Early Years are the most precious time; every new experience is an exciting learning experience. Imagine that you have just landed on a strange planet and everything you see, hear, smell, touch and taste is new. With such a huge amount of new and interesting sights it is fair to say that you … Continue reading

How to Choose a Secondary School

How to Choose a Secondary School

If your child has just settled back in school at the start of Year 6, the next few weeks will be a busy time for you.  By 31st October 2012 you need to have made your application for whichever secondary school you would like your child to attend.  All schools in Shropshire will be holding … Continue reading

Being a Young Mum

Being a Young Mum

Being a parent can be tricky at the best of times, but being a young parent can present additional difficulties. We spoke to one young parent called Claire who told us what it what like to find out she was pregnant at 16, how she overcame the stigma attached to being a young parent and … Continue reading

Parents and Wills

Parents and Wills

Having children usually changes our outlook on life and make us reorganise our priorities. We suddenly have another life to care for and their needs and wants are usually placed above our own. It’s very easy for us to get caught up in the here and now, worrying over health concerns, education and the like … Continue reading

Love Food Hate Waste

Love Food Hate Waste

If you’re anything like us, you will have noticed that your monthly shopping bills have been going up and up and your money not going as far as it did at the tills. We asked our friends at Love Food Hate Waste to share tips on how we can save money on the food we … Continue reading

Cycling Fun

Cycling Fun

If you have been inspired by Bradley Wiggins, Victoria Pendleton and the other Team GB Cyclists at the Olympic Games, then now is a great time for you and the children to head out on a bike ride. We asked our friends at Cycle Shrewsbury to write a guest blog on the fun and health … Continue reading