Cards with kids

Crafting with the kids is a great way to spend quality time #lifehacks

Crafting is a great way of spending quality time with your kids and provides opportunities for developing a child’s communication, language, social and fine motors skills. It allows them to be creative and imaginative and who knows, may inspire them to be the next Van Gogh or Banksy!

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Learning to play an instrument? #thinkdifferently #challenge

Ever needed a reason to learn to play an instrument? Neuroscientific research has shown that playing an instrument gives your brain a full work-out, especially in the Visual, Motor and Auditory cortices. So why not make it a New Year’s resolution to make music? Still unsure? Take a look at this Ted-Ed lesson, created by […]

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dining out with the kids

Dining out with the kids #lifehacks #learning

Planning on dining out with the kids? You are enjoying catching up with your friend, who you haven’t spoken to for ages, until they casually drop into the conversation, Let’s meet up for dinner, oh and bring the kids Scenes of meltdowns, spilt drinks and pizza smeared walls, basically the stuff of nightmares, instantly flash […]

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Kids in the kitchen – it’s going to get messy! #lifehacks

Picture the scene… kids in the kitchen with a Mum eager to be the best ever and a three year old motivated by melted chocolate. What could be more perfect? Well ignoring the chocolate smeared cupboards, sugar induced behaviours and questionable looking cakes! Letting your kids cook with you, whether it be a sugar laden […]

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Anorexia Nervosa, my unappreciated heros and #thinkdifferently about life. #anorexianervosa #health

Ok, so I admit that I flicked through the book twice and put it back on the shelf before actually buying it. It wasn’t that it looked terrible, it was just that I wasn’t convinced that I needed to read yet another memoir. How wrong I was! Mark Lukach’s  memoir, “My Lovely Wife in the […]

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