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Sticker on the Heart: Taiji Dolphin Protest at The Cove

Dolphin in captivity at Taiji Whale Museum

A Sticker on the Heart: Family Taiji Dolphin Protest at The Cove Would you ever take action for what you believe in? What if that action may have consequences? And your children are there to witness, or even join in? While on holiday in Japan this summer we watched ‘The Cove’, a documentary about the [...]

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Tips on Planning a Visit to Rio Carnival

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Tips on Planning a Visit to Rio Carnival The World Cup may be over but Brazil is still a hot destination. And it gets even hotter as Rio starts preparing for Carnival. This long standing party in Brazil’s second city is one of the biggest and most vibrant spectacles on the planet. But how do [...]

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All aboard… getting kids on board with travel plans

The UK Our Way Parkdean Holidays

All aboard… getting kids on board with travel plans Have you ever tried to take a tween or teen on a day out they haven’t bought into? Uphill battle or what? If you are a savvy parent you’ll know it helps to get them involved and make sure their needs are addressed as well as [...]

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What floats your boat? Are you a water baby?

Family Sailing

What floats your boat? Are you a water baby? I’m not. Not naturally anyway. Yet some of the best moments of my life have come from my kids enjoying messing about on the water. In this post, brought to you in association with Look Insurance, I’ve been thinking about’ ‘What floats my boat?‘ and how the [...]

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Who wants to be a Millionnaire?

IHG Rewards Club Points Millionaire

Who wants to be a Millionnaire? Fancy being a millionaire for a summer? We do. And in a collaboration with the InterContinental Hotels Group we are going to be. Kind of. Just not the money kind. But it does mean we will be sleeping on fresh pillows in some exciting IHG hotels as part of [...]

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How does technology affect relationships?

I wish I was lonely: How does technology affect relationships? Do you ever get lonely? I mean properly lonely? Or do you fill even the tiniest space in your crammed life with a tweet, text or a selfie? And do you ever worry about the long term impact of this on you or your children? [...]

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What do you do when stuck in a lift with the kids?

Boys make a human tower

What do you do when stuck in a lift with the kids? Have you ever been stuck in a lift. With your kids? You know like all of them? Is it your idea of heaven or hell? I’d never considered the idea. Until it happened to me. And then, with time on my hands and [...]

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Doing more with less using eBay collections

Doing more with less using eBay collections Families can be expensive. Family outdoor play, adventures and holidays even more so. Kit is a major part of the cost, and that’s where sites like eBay come into their own if you want to be doing more with less money. And now eBay has gone one step [...]

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How to have an adventure every day

How to have an adventure every day Is the endless domestic treadmill turning you into a robot? Ever felt like sweeping the washing straight from the tumble dryer into the bin? Have you forgotten how to have an adventure? Do you find yourself rolling through life in a rather unpleasant comfort bubble? Then STOP! There [...]

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Learning how to be brave: a lesson for parents & kids

Jumping off Savin Kuk in the mountains of Montenegro

Learning how to be brave Do you trust your kids? With their own life? Really? It’s harder than it sounds. I thought I was a relaxed Mum when it came to adventure. But when my daughter started to risk assess for herself, I panicked. A seven year old girl was surely too young to make [...]

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