lockdown

Weird things about lockdown – Office Mum – Parents Article

“The weird thing about lockdown is how we all got used to it so quickly,” said my daughter, as we went for our regulation exercise the other night. “Humans are very adaptable, I suppose.” And in one way she’s right – we’re all instinctively veering out and steering clear and wiping down and washing washing washing. But still. Every single day, at least once, it hits me like a tidal wave. An Oh My God moment. A sit-up-straight is-this-really-happening moment. And then…

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How lockdown has changed our lives and other peoples lives – Parenting Twins Article

Living in lockdown has had an impact on everyone in some way or another. For a lot of people it’s meant more time with family resulting in a new appreciation of what we have. For others it means a chance to learn new skills, reflect on life as it was and make changes. For other people, it’s the small changes that add up to make a big difference. Lockdown has taught me that life without work and school would be…

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VE Day (Victory and Vegetables) – R2BC – Single Mum, Parents Article

Potatoes, tomatoes, oranges and lemons! Thanks Esther!The biggest Reason 2B Cheerful today is that it’s VE Day – Victory in Europe. If VE had not been won our lives would have been very different. And as a Jew, I might not have even been born. I’m sorry that all the street parties and public celebrations in the UK were canceled, although rightly so. No nation does street parties like the British! A few weeks ago I ordered a vegetable box…

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Win With Logitech! – Parents Article

If you follow me on Instagram you would have seen this post yesterday about the awesome little mouse that Logitech will be sending me for Mothers day. I cannot wait to get my hands (literally) on this nifty little device – and to share the love – I cant wait for you to get your hands on one, either! To celebrate Mothers Day, I am giving away one #LogitechSA M350 #Pebblemouse, valued at R500. Apart from being adorably cute (and pink! or off…

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Sex Education and Talking To Your Child – Parents Article

Is NOW the time to talk to my child about sex education and relationships? How can we use this time living in such close proximity to really understand close relationships? We enlist the help of Amy Forbes-Robertson from It Happens Education for advice on how to broach the topic of intimacy and relationships in general, and the detail we should be looking to include in our explanations. Amy’s list of recommended resources: Brilliant Questions About Growing Up Amy Forbes-Robertson, It…

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10 Things I’ve Realised During Lockdown – Parents Article

1. You will wish you had planned better The days between Cyril telling us when lockdown would start, and when lockdown did actually start, felt like weeks. In a way I wanted it to happen instantly, as I felt like I was in limbo, merely stretching out the social distancing and waiting for it to merge into a full on house arrest. Sure, I squeezed in last shoots and a few shops but even those were cautious, sanitised and impersonal. I bought some wine (not nearly enough,…

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5 Things to do at Home with Young People this Easter – Foster Parents Article

Posted on 9th April 2020 by Beth Owen The Easter holidays are upon us, but things are a little different to normal this year. Whilst you might usually plan trips out with young people, you must now compromise and find fun things to do at home. We understand that this could be a little tricky, so we’ve listed 5 of our favourite Easter activities you can do at home with children and young people! Easter Egg (or Gruffalo!) Hunt A…

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Week 1 of Coronavirus Lockdown – Parenting Twins Article

The UK has been on “lockdown” to protect it’s citizens from Covid-19 (caused by Coronavirus) for over a week now. My family have been in isolation for much longer. For us, week 3 is drawing to a close (week 4 for Bear). Let me explain… A Cough and a Fever Four weeks ago, Bear was struck down with an almighty fever, exhaustion and a cough, for five days. We called his preschool and let his toddler club know, that we…

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Welcoming Shabbat In Lockdown From Our Balconies – Single Mum, Parents Article

My neighbour Hagai called in the early afternoon. “We’re doing the Welcoming Shabbat service from our balconies at 6.30. Can you spread the word?” Actually we have a building WhatsApp group so I sent the word (and asked for Hagai to be added to it). You need 10 [men – grrrr] over the age of 13, for a full service and one of our neighbours is saying Kaddish (the mourners’ prayer) after the loss of his father, so it was…

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Spies In Disguise Activity Sheets For Coronavirus Lockdowns – Single Dad, Parents Article

I know it’s a strange time out there.  It’s really a strange time anywhere no matter where you are on the planet.  One piece of advice for all of you.  Do not eat bats.  I mean.  Just don’t do it.  No matter how tempting it might sound, we have repeated conclusive evidence that consuming these creatures produces bad outcomes.  And not the kind where you live forever in a coffin avoiding the light of day.  Although the coffin part might…

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