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    THE KIDS ARE CALLING

    Jul 28 • 1 Views • No Comments

    Are you going to answer…?    “Change will not come if we wait for some other person, or if we wait for some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.” Barack Obama   I have been wanting to write a blog...

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    10 Last Minute Holiday Essentials

    Jul 21 • 76 Views • No Comments

    The summer holidays are here! Perhaps you are planning a trip abroad and need to pick up some last minute summer holiday essentials. Here’s a list of some travel must-haves for the family from some of your favourite Kidstart partners.   1. It’s...

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    Finding the Perfect Family Pet

    Jul 21 • 133 Views • 4 Comments

    You and your family may have been considering getting a pet for some time or perhaps the kids have been pleading for a puppy or a kitten for so long that you have finally relented under duress. Choosing a pet is a serious business, after all, the animal you...

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    5 of the Best Online Photo Services

    Jul 14 • 179 Views • 1 Comment

    The other day, I was asked to produce a baby photo of my youngest child, and I couldn’t. I realised that every moment I have recorded of my youngest daughter’s life, has been digital. And I haven’t been organised about it either. I sat on the floor with...

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    Graduation Gift Ideas

    Jul 10 • 163 Views • No Comments

    You’ve been there every step of the way; for the school performances, through the playground politics, the revision stress and exams and finally they’re there; your kid has graduated from school or college. Here are some graduation gifts you might want...

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    How do I teach my toddler not to bite?

    Jul 7 • 191 Views • No Comments

    When Uruguayan football star Luis Suarez was seen biting Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini during a FIFA World Cup match earlier in the week, there was understandable uproar. Violence, especially when it is unexpected, is always shocking and biting in...

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    Made.com Review

    Jul 3 • 135 Views • No Comments

    Looking for a versatile and beautiful piece of storage furniture? We recently found this gorgeous one from the Stow collection at Made.com. It’s light and rustic, with lots of character.   The Stow collection from Made.com is comprised of...

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How do I teach my toddler not to bite?

Jul 7 • 191 Views • No Comments

When Uruguayan football star Luis Suarez was seen biting Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini during a FIFA World Cup match earlier in the week, there was understandable...

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Strange Places Women Have Given Birth

A Portsmouth woman gave birth to a baby at the side of the motorway this week adding to the impressive number of birth stories that involve...

Jun 30 • 329 Views

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Would you like some strawberries with that cream?

While tennis champion Andy Murray sweats it out defending his Wimbledon crown over the next couple of weeks, most of us ordinary folk will...

Jun 30 • 167 Views

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Travelodge: the UK’s Favourite Hotel

May 14 • 359 Views • No Comments

Travelodge was the first budget hotel brand to launch in the UK in 1985, when it opened on the A38, in Barton under Needlewood. Since those early days, the company...

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Money Saving Cleaning Tips

Apparently, we spend around £1 billion per year on household cleaning products.  So what did we do in the days before...

May 12 • 541 Views

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Budget Family Holiday Tips

Summer is just months away and many families are  deciding whether or not they can afford to take a  family holiday...

May 6 • 996 Views