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How to Sew Scrunchies | Nanny Anita – Parents Article

YC has really taken an interest in sewing.   I started her off with the sewing machine to make morsbags, and now we have moved on to how to make scrunchies. Scrunchies are, apparently, making a huge comeback. I never realised that they ever went out of fashion, and have been wearing them since my gymnastic competing days back in the early 90s. Regardless, they are a fantastic beginner-sewing project. Make sure you follow my sewing board on Pinterest for more…

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Shop Father’s Day Gifts | Online Father’s Day Presents – Parents Article

Treat the special man in your life with this fabulous selection of Father’s Day gifts. There’s something here for every man: from days out and experiences you can buy for the months ahead, to fashion, tech and gift sets. Choose anything from this list of goodies to make him feel completely spoilt this year. Baby Carrier One Air, BabyBjorn Workout Wonder, Mio Skincare Treat Him Smartbox, BuyaGift Bifold Wallet, Harrods Suede Driving Shoes, Harrods BOSS Camo Print Cap, Harrods Mayfair…

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Grieving during quarantine – A Dad trying to cope with the loss of his Partner and becoming a single parent. – Single Dad, Parents Article

As much as I like writing (well my version of writing), my favourite part of blogging is getting to read other blogs. They can make you laugh, cry, think and fill you with renewed hope. One of my favourite blogs is by Katie and Evee. It really captured me as like my son, grief often hits when we are far too young. They talk about it so beautifully. It’s grief with hope, loss with the desire to live again. I’m…

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Best Developmental Toys For Baby | Best Toys Baby – Parents Article

Help your little one learn through play with this exciting round-up of toys and baby kit for all ages and stages. 0 to 1 Month Your baby’s vision is limited, reaching around 8 to 12 inches. At this age your baby is stimulated by high contrasts. You baby can track slow-moving objects, and while they can’t yet control their movements, their hands are governed by a grasp reflex – which makes them grasp fingers and toys when placed into their…

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Best Kids Books | Best Children’s Books – Parents Article

Whether you are busy planning your family’s 2020 goals, hibernating inside away from the cold, or spending time with family and friends, BookTrust, the UK’s largest children’s reading charity has put together a list of must-read children’s books as we head into the New Year. Emily Drabble, Head of Children’s Book commented, “The New Year is always a great time to create new routines and set some goals for the whole family. It’s so important to keep reading top of…

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Solent Hotel & Spa Review | Babymoon UK Destination – Parents Article

If you’re looking for a romantic babymoon destination in the UK this winter, why not book a stay at the beautiful Hampshire based Solent Hotel and Spa? We sent one of our roving reporters down to experience exactly what’s on offer. Solent Hotel & Spa in the market town of Fareham On first impressions, the hotel is a modern building, but one full of character. On arrival at the Solent Hotel we were greeted by welcoming staff in the hotel’s…

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Skiwear for Kids | Ski Fashion for Kids | Skiing Fashion – Parents Article

If you’re busy shopping for warm skiwear for kids so your little ones will look cool when they hit the slopes this season, you’ve come to the right place. From snowsuits to gloves and helmets we have your checklist covered with this awesome range of ski fashion for kids. All In One Ski Suit, AlexandAlexa Ski Goggles, AlexandAlexa Helmet With Visor, AlexandAlexa Ski Bib Pants, AlexandAlexa Belted Ski Jacket, AlexandAlexa Pink Ski Mittens, Childrensalon Down Ski Salopettes, Childrensalon Ski Thermal…

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Waterproofs for Kids | Children’s Wet Weather Gear – Parents Article

Whether your little one is a Peppa Pig fan or not, it’s practically guaranteed that they’ll want to jump in muddy puddles – the magnetic pull is just too strong to resist! From all-in-ones, brollies and wellies, embrace the autumn with this fabulous selection of wet weather gear for maximum fun in the rain. And don’t forget – if you’re going to jump in muddy puddles – you MUST wear your boots! Splish, splash, splosh, splish, splash! Fleece Lined Rain…

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The importance of scheduling downtime – Single Mum, Parents Article

(I first wrote this post in 2017 – but it’s full of such good advice I thought I’d update it!) Once upon a time in a lifetime far, far away I was a certified expert at chilling out. Pre-child I can vaguely recall a time when I could luxuriate in unlimited downtime. Well, unlimited outside of work hours that is. I was an expert at putting rock-solid boundaries between my work and home life. As soon as I left the…

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