Author: Louise Wheeler

Review: Wise(ish) Words from The Book of Everyone

We’re a family of book worms. Even my youngest, who prefers to be read to rather than do it herself, has a stack of well-worn books beside her bed. One thing that I always wonder when picking up a new book to share with my children is what sort of message it will be putting across. Is it about bravery and resilience? Will it teach them how to handle bullies or deal with sadness? Is it going to make them laugh and show them the bonkers, crazy, funny side of life? One company who knows a lot about a...

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Baby Discos in Essex

Inspired by a love of clubbing, these family friendly disco and rave events are designed especially for babies, toddlers and young children. Check out our local listing to find a child and baby disco events near you and in the surrounding area! Baby Discos in Essex Disco Doodles Firstsite, Lewis Gardens, High St, Colchester CO1 1JH / other locations considered on request Enter the world of Disco Doodle… lights, glittery vibes, confetti, bubbles, parachute play, sensory props, good tunes (that grown-ups can tap to), plus doodle and funky finger activities. Get physical and social in a fun, fresh way!...

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How to bomb-proof your Christmas Eve

Christmas eve can be a tricky day. The house is usually packed, the kids are getting over excited about the imminent arrival of Santa Claus and you are trying to do a million things at once. Here are our top tips for defusing that Christmas Eve stress: Tell the kids who’s coming – and what’s expected of them Most children are also not very good with chaos (unless it is of their own making) so if you have lots of people dropping in, talk to them in advance about what to expect, otherwise they may end up feeling completely...

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Organix Goodies Selection Box Review

Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without a selection box. Who doesn’t love chocolate for breakfast and sneakily eating the best bars out of someone else’s stash? However, since becoming a parent, five full-sized bars of chocolate doesn’t seem like such a great thing to give to a toddler or very young child. Never one to turn down an offer, I jumped at the chance to try out a sensible alternative – the Organix Goodies Selection Box provides the look of a traditional box, without the big chocolatey mess smeared across the sofa. Suitable for children from 12 months, the Organix...

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Organic Coconut Snowmen Recipe

To mark the launch of Organic Feed Your Happy Christmas and the Soil Association’s Organic Christmas Marketplace, Kate Hackworthy, award winning blogger and author of Veggie Desserts + Cakes has created a festive organic treat for children. Share the organic foods that feed your happy for Christmas at #FeedYourHappy and visit www.soilassociation.org/Christmas to find all you need for an organic Christmas. Organic Coconut Snowmen Author Suggestion: Use organic ingredients where possible to make planet-friendly treats. For the snowballs (makes 18 balls – 6 snowmen) 150g unsweetened shredded coconut, plus extra for rolling 6 tbsp ground almond (almond meal) 3...

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