10 ideas on Kids Activities in the garden this Summer Holiday

8 ideas on what kids can do in the garden - amazingily easy and 'why did't I think of that!?' activities that will make your children remember this Summer holiday as the bestest ever! "I'm bored" or even worse, an argument escalating between the little ones... The best thing to do when this happens, just like our parents used to do, is to send the grumpy children outside to play. And to get you...

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Safety first at Swedish Volvo with a new Child Safety Seat Concept

Volvos is a Swedish car make with a undisputed reputation for its safety, appreciated by families in Scandinavia and worldwide for decades. But now, not only have Volvo set itself the target of ensuring that by 2020 nobody is seriously injured or killed in one of its new cars. They've also possibly completely reinvented how children could travel safely in cars in the future. “We started by...

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Columbia Road Flower Market on a Sunday

With another rainy day in London, we decided to brighten up our morning with an outing to East London; breakfast at Fabrique Bakery in Hoxton and sourcing flowers and plants at Columbia Road flower market. First stop was Fabrique, a Swedish bakery on the cobbelt Geffrye Street, tucked away in the railway arches underneath Hoxton Station. We had coffee and hot chocolate together with ham and...

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The Importance of Play, Poodles and Picnic

Play, Poodles and Picnic? No we haven't gone completely bonkers! But half term is coming towards an end and we thought we'd make a final suggestion on what to do with the kids; Nothing! Except taking them outdoors. Free and imaginative play in general is a critical part of the child's learning and development. Active outdoor play supports children’s physical development. In particular free...

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Spend less time on your children and more time on yourself!

Stressed and anxious, never enough time for your children, constant self blame... How about replacing some quantity parenting time with some quality me time? This is not only how but why you should treat yourself. The White Company hosted a pampering SPA event at the grand Langham Hotel yesterday for bloggers they tend to collaborate with during the year. We were greeted with mouthwatering...

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A mums wishlist for Mother’ s Day, Sunday 15th of March

All we want is happy and healthy children, right? Well, if there's one day of the year when a mum can demand just a little bit more... Feet up fellow mums! Here are some Mother's Day gift ideas -you totally deserve! Coffee served in bed -yes please! Flowers? Nope! Seasonal flowers should come on a regular basis throughout the year and will not be regarded as a special treat as such. Unless they...

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Raising Confident Girls

She is 3 and can conquer the world! She's 5 and already a confident reader. She's 7 and skiing super fast down the slopes. Then at 9 she looks herself in the mirror and can no longer see the champion she set out to be. Somewhere between pre-primary and secondary, with new bodies and developing minds and their relationships with friends and family in limbo, her self-esteem can quickly go...

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Happy Sunday and Søndagstur

Søndagstur in Norwegian, directly translated as Sunday Walk, is not only a tradition but a vital part of the Norwegian life. Every Sunday the family will go for a walk or a hike after breakfast. In wintertime there's cross country skiing. Ideally you'll bring a packed lunch and stay out all day. Filled with fresh air and tired after all the activity you'll return just in time for the Sunday...

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How to Make Homemade Natural Shampoo

Want to eliminate toxic products from your life -or just love all things homemade? Making homemade natural shampoo not only reduces waist but could also bring health benefits to you and your family. We've recently started trying out the shampoo and conditioner from Lush. Cute little bars of soaps, that you rub between your hands before applying it to your hair. Surprisingly it lather up even...

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