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...

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...

Happy 10th Birthday, Little A! You are our Sunshine!

Because, today is a special day simply sending birthday wishes, wouldn’t do. So I’m sending you a day when all your dreams come true and, a year that means the most to you! You are kind, gentle and genuine. Never stop believing in yourself, you are one of a kind! Happy 10th Birthday, little A!

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...

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...

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...