Children flying alone – When will my child be ready?

Sometimes children need to travel on their own. Several carriers offer a service that allow children, this may surprise you but sometimes as young as five, to be travelling unaccompanied. Are you thinking about letting your child fly alone? The unaccompanied minor service offers parents great flexibility, allowing the children to enjoy their holidays with family and friends, even when the...

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About parenting and what’s important – Happiness!

This honest update was a posted by a friend of mine on Facebook, a Norwegian mum of 3 young children: "I got up at 7am and as everyone in the house was still sound asleep, I spend my quiet morning reading some parenting blogs, about their everyday life with babies and young children. And reading about all these perfect mums, the new homes and shiny cars, the impressively styled beautiful and...

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Almost all creativity involves purposeful play – get kids active!

Learning how to learn through play is a very individual experience that supports the development of future learning behaviours. When a child is given the time, space, and materials to explore s/he learns how to focus, be intentional, meet self-selected goals, pursue deeper understanding and so so much more. Sounds good? Well, read on! And by playing, kids get active and healthy! Did you know...

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5 ways to Stay Safe in the Sun

© Monika Elena Photography You are my sunshine, my only sunshine. You make me happy when skies are grey. You never know, dear, how much I love you. Please don't take my sunshine away... Summer is here and the sun is finally out! But how to cover up from those harmful rays? 1. Choose a protective sunscreen. We recommend toxic free, with no harming chemicals. Learn how to read the ingredients...

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Cool rides for the School Run

Getting to and from School isn't alway being on the run in a hurry. It can be a rather fun event and precious moment as well. We love these Danish bikes with room for up to 4 children. A mum at school pedals all the hills up to our school on one of these. That's a gym bill to deduct from the family budget just there! But there's more cool rides worth checking out! We've previously gushed about...

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How to ski with children -step by step survival guide

Skiing with kids is can be both enjoyable and fun if you only follow a few simple steps, how to... Children as young as 3 years can ski. Thinking it's a tiresome or impossible task to take your kids on a ski holiday? It might be less stressful than what you'd think it would be. In order to give you a head start, here's a step by step survival guide on how to ski with children. 1. Choose the...

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Sports and Activities for Kids – In and around London

{© Tomm Murstad Sjoleir} Active kids is happy kids! In addition to lots of playgrounds, wonderful places such as the skate board park on the South Bank, several London Royal Parks to hang out in with free football pitches and trees to be climbed, there's organised activities your child can join. We've taken a quick look on what's on your doorstep of offers for active kids in London; Sailing...

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Shiny healthy kids hair – Haircare for Nordic hair.

Static, brittle hair that seems dull and unclean the whole time? Well, we have a few ideas for you, on how to care for your childs Nordic hair (and your own too!) during the colder months. Evening bath routine is a almost religious activity in many a family home, with parents desperate for a good nights sleep. But is it really necessary? Daily baths dries out both skin and hair, and even more so...

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Happy Valentines Day from London

It's the last Friday before Half Term, it's Amazing Day for charity -and it's Valentines! And what better way to kick it off than with the feel good images from Jumina? Will you be celebrating the day of love? Although not a Scandinavian tradition it's hard not to get into it. The girls have both made cards at school and are rather excited about it. It's also Amazing day in Little A's school....

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Best Children’s Birthday Party Ideas

How to organise the best Birthday Party, ever? When wanting to go beyond the "Hiring Hall and Entertainer Party" and also the "Dressing Up Party" there's plenty of choices for themed parties. It's more a question of your child's interest and of course, the budget. To give you a few ideas, we've gathered parties ideas we have experienced first hand. Horse Riding Party Having a horse riding...

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