Why Every Child Should Learn How to Knit

Why Every Child Should Learn How to Knit

26 April, 2017

"This is my Knitting Auntie."  

That's how my eight year old nephew proudly introduced me to his friends recently. He's almost right.  I'm his Great Auntie and knitting is my superpower.

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20 Facts (You Might not Know) About Us

20 Facts (You Might not Know) About Us

23 April, 2017

 

Here are 20 facts you might not know about us (Beth and Sorcha)!

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How much should you spend on a child's birthday gift?

How much should you spend on a child's birthday gift?

19 April, 2017

I am regularly asked this question by aunts, uncles, godparents and even grandparents. So, I asked 500 people in the UK how much they spend on birthday gifts for babies and children up to 5 years old.

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The best easy egg activities for kids this Easter

The best easy egg activities for kids this Easter

11 April, 2017

Let's face it, being an auntie is all about making and giving treats at this time of year.

I want to show you three fun things you can do with just one box of eggs.

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How to be the favourite auntie when you live far away

How to be the favourite auntie when you live far away

05 April, 2017

Here are some ideas you might find helpful for keeping up with your nieces / nephews / grandchildren if you are not able to see them as often as you would like either

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Why our new box is the ideal gift this Easter

Why our new box is the ideal gift this Easter

28 March, 2017

Whether you celebrate the religious meaning or just enjoy the long weekend, chocolate eggs and easter egg hunts are a lovely tradition to pass on to little children.

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5 reasons your baby gift is focused on the wrong sibling

5 reasons your baby gift is focused on the wrong sibling

22 March, 2017

A new baby in the family can feel unsettling for an older sibling.  Used to being the centre of their parents' universe, suddenly they find themselves having to share their space, and fight for attention from mum and dad.  Here are five great reasons to buy an older sibling gift when a new baby is born.

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How to make sure the baby gift you choose is perfect

How to make sure the baby gift you choose is perfect

15 March, 2017

If you find yourself with no clue where to start, this handy guide will help you navigate your way to choosing the perfect baby gift with ease.

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Five questions to ask a child’s parents before you buy a gift

Five questions to ask a child’s parents before you buy a gift

10 March, 2017

Just asking a few simple questions can help you to get the right gift for your nephews and nieces, making you the popular aunt / uncle you want to be!

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How to buy the perfect gift for a five year old

How to buy the perfect gift for a five year old

07 March, 2017

By this age children tend to really know what they want and like.  In theory this should make them easier to buy for, right?  But of course, if you buy them exactly what they say they want, there is a high chance someone else will have got them the same gift too.

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How to buy the perfect gift for a four year old

How to buy the perfect gift for a four year old

01 March, 2017

Four is a big year of change. New skills and abilities are still developing at an astonishing rate, but the days when he/she was just a toddler are long gone. 

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Let's Talk About... Flex!

Let's Talk About... Flex!

27 February, 2017

Last week I took part in Flex Appeal, Glasgow.

I convinced my friend Emma to come along too.  And so after our usual morning routine, my two little boys and I rushed around pulling on all the lycra we could find and set off into town, meeting Emma and her daughter, Sophia, on the way.  

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