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Preparing Presents For Your Child’s Future

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The passing down of a family heirloom can be a very special moment for any child: to have come of age and be seen as a responsible grown up person by their family is very exciting.

I inherited my grandma’s jewellery when she died, and whilst I didn’t like the style I had the metal melted down, the stones removed and it was used to make various pieces of jewellery that I now hold very dear to me.  When the time comes these will be gifted to Addison.

To be trusted with a possibly old, often expensive item signifies their importance to the family as an adult. As a parent, making the decision to bequeath an heirloom or an expensive gift to your child is a big responsibility, as you must factor in tradition – or the creation of it – as well as your child’s readiness for the item, and is a parenting issue that is not widely discussed anymore. For those who are wondering about preparing gifts for your child’s future, here’s a few considerations.

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Having Children While Staying Chic

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I loved being pregnant, but seven years ago maternity fashion was no where near the stylish heights it is today.  Now a mum to be can look as glamorous with child as a woman without and I have to admit some of the gorgeous outfits Kate Middleton wore during her pregnancy I’d quite happily wear without a bun in the oven.

With the newest royal baby having been welcomed to the world just last week, now there seems no better time than ever to reflect on one of the more unexpected challenges of new motherhood – staying stylish. Many young mums, while utterly enthralled with their new bundle of joy, find it difficult to reconcile their identity as a young woman with their new responsibilities – and fashion is one massive area of difficulty in this regard. Taking both style and practicality into account, here are a few key pieces to add to your wardrobe this summer.

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Keeping Fit as a Family – Tips and Advice

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As parents we all want to make sure our children are fit and healthy, but with the day-to-day hustle and bustle of being parents, it’s easy to overlook our own personal fitness. While you might argue it’s difficult to find the time to exercise, the solution is actually quite simple. What you need to do is to get active with the family and in engage in activities you can all enjoy together.

Addy and I are both members at Lichfield Golf & Country Club and once or twice a week I will take her with me so that she can either enjoy the free sports coaching sessions or do some swimming with me. They seem to do less and less PE at schools now and we do make a conscious effort to get the bikes out and cycle to school and also I actively encourage her to do her football and multisports after schools clubs.

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Educational Outdoor Activities for Your Little Ones

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We live in a world where kids LOVE technology, whilst this is a good thing it is important we don’t forget the joys of the great outdoors.

As any parent knows, there’s loads of ways to entertain children, from painting and creating forts, to playing video games and watching cartoons. But with summer here, you probably want your little ones to enjoy some fresh air and make the most of the season’s warm weather. However, rather than focussing on play, there are a whole range of different educational outdoor activities. Aside from planting seeds and playing in a sandbox, consider these outdoor activities so that your kids can learn while having fun.

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