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The Importance of Play with Sally Thomas

The Importance of Play with Sally Thomas
When N Family Club released their Autumn timetable of events earlier this month, I instantly signed up to their talk on the importance of play (not least for the promise of free coffee, pastries and an excuse to leave the house for a few hours of brain training). I did no research on the speaker, Sally Thomas, assuming she’d be as Instagrammy as the setting she was speaking in and rocked up to a pleasant surprise: a smiley, grandmotherly figure who instilled me with a strange combination of eagerness and inner calm.

Great Gifts for 3-Year-Olds (that their parents won't hate you for)

Great Gifts for 3-Year-Olds (that their parents won't hate you for)
Arlo turns three in a week's time and we've already entered party territory. As the youngest of our NCT group, it means our summer weekends have be...

The Best Outdoor Toys for Toddlers

The Best Outdoor Toys for Toddlers

Chances are you've noticed it's rather hot outside. I also heard a rumour it's going to stay that way until October. So if you're lucky enough to have access to a garden in this heat (or even if you don't – some of them work equally well/better indoors) I've rounded up my pick of the best active toys for toddlers all with an ethical twist. So if you're looking for ways to entertain your kiddos while keeping your garden green, read on. 

Raising awesome humans, The Danish Way

Raising awesome humans, The Danish Way

With this post, I’m hoping to summarise the Danes’ laid-back approach to parenting, which should offer some ideas on how to raise confident, capable kids.

Have Yourself a Conscious Little Christmas

Have Yourself a Conscious Little Christmas

It’s the middle of November and I’m sitting here, writing down a list of presents I need to buy for the family. It’s the same every year; what to buy for relatives overseas, in-laws who have everything they need and teenage nieces who’d probably be happiest with money for a few bottles of rose to down at their next “prinking” sesh.

So, instead of getting out the credit card, I’ve decided to procrastinate a little by writing down a few tips on how you can make this Christmas really count.