Kids at a Wedding – 5 Tips to Keep Them Happy (and Quiet!)

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    Whether you are a guest, or the host, having kids at a wedding can be stressful. Finding the balance between keeping the kids happy, and turning the wedding into a Kinderfest can be tricky.

Review of The Yorkshire Shepherdess by Amanda Owen

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I interviewed ‘The Yorkshire Shepherdess’, Amanda Owen for Jump! Mag this week. When we started talking about raising children, Amanda had some great thoughts on allowing kids to explore and develop, that I wanted to

Kids are Scared of Fireworks? Prepare for Bonfire Night

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For many, Bonfire night is eagerly anticipated and thoroughly enjoyed. Some younger or more noise sensitive children find it overwhelming, loud and downright scary. In the run up to the 5th November, start to prepare

Why Facebook & Apple Egg Freezing Won’t Get Women into Tech

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  When I linked to an article on Jump! Mag about why Americans wash and refrigerate eggs, a follower on Twitter asked if I was referring to the story about Apple’s egg freezing offer. It

The Question of Independence

River Tay, Scotland

    I didn’t intend to write about this topic, but over the past few weeks I have become increasingly annoyed and disappointed at the direction the debate has taken. It seems to have descended

How to Post Photos from Instagram to Twitter

how to post instagram photos to twitter

    If you share your Instagram photos directly to Twitter, you could be missing out on greater interaction with your Twitter followers. Take a couple of minutes to set automatic sharing via IFTTT and

Can a Traditional Girls’ Magazine Go Feminist?

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      The magazine GirlTalk recently announced that they were ‘going feminist’, and I will admit that my initial reaction was ‘bandwagon jumping, much?!’ Several people have asked me what I thought, and whether

Beautiful Boys and Brilliant Girls – Gender Neutral Books and Jump! Mag

gender neutral books

I am cross-posting this article about gender neutral books from, where it was published earlier this month.       This year on World Book Day LetToysBeToys used the above images to launch their campaign for gender

Make Your Mother’s Day with an Online Flower Delivery – Bloom and Wild

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  If you want to order flowers online for Mother’s Day on March 30th, then I have a great tip for you. I discovered Bloom and Wild Online flower service just before Christmas and have

Social Media for Kids – What Parents Need to Know About Twitter

parents need to know about twitter

    This is the third of a series about Social Media, taking a look at the advantages and the pitfalls for kids. It is important that we parents know why our kids want to