Christmas List Inspiration….

Christmas list ideas for kidsMums, Dads, parenting bloggers of the world I need some Christmas list inspiration.  Having spent several hours (well that’s what it seemed like) going through the Argos catalogue with Miss Roo I am quite possibly more perplexed than ever at what to ask Santa to pop under the Christmas tree this year.

You see if Roo was a typical girl it would be easy.  A quick conflab in the school playground yesterday whilst freezing my wotsits off in the new arctic temperatures revealed that most of her school friends would like Cabbage Patch dolls or Barbie for Christmas.  If I bought Roo either of these  it would result in the fastest letter to social services for child cruelty ever written.  They’d be an almighty meltdown and a tantrum of epic proportions.  You see Roo is much more at home with a Power Rangers sword, a Nerf gun or some Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

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Gorgeous Wooden Puzzles

Wentworth Wooden Puzzles ReviewWe love puzzles in our house, Roo’s always loved doing jigsaws and they are brilliant for encouraging co-ordination and learning in a fun simple way that is just long enough to hold the attention of little ones.  Now when children are little there are loads of jigsaws for them to learn with but once they get into that 5 – 7 years bracket there seems to be less choice and you either go from really simple puzzles to seriously complicated 150 piece ones!  Thankfully though we have found some gorgeous wooden puzzles that are perfect for this age range thanks to Wentworth Wooden Puzzles.

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Cerebral Palsy – A Just Diagnosed Guide For Parents

dealing with cerebral palsyIf your child has just been diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy, it can be a difficult and often very confusing time for all the family.

In severe cases the child may be diagnosed just after birth, but usually diagnosis is made within the first two years.

It is difficult to hear that your child has a disability and chances are, as parents you’ll be unsure what to expect from the condition and have a lot of questions following the diagnosis. Raising a child with cerebral palsy requires planning, organization and adaption and will bring fresh challenges every day.

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Winter Boots from Hotter Shoes

Hotter Shoes ReviewAutumn and winter is the synonymous with new boots entering into my wardrobe.  I love boots and practically live in them most of the year.  I find them practical, stylish and easy to pair up with most outfits in my wardrobe.  So when the team over at Hotter Shoes invited me to try out some of their new autumn boots I was keen to put them to the test.

However, my plan didn’t go quite as it should have done because on arrival my  new pixie boots were snaffled….by none other than my mother!  Now I shouldn’t moan because she’s been pretty good to me and she’s not raised a bad daughter with her excellent parenting and I know she’d been looking for a pair of flat winter boots since hurting her foot last year but hadn’t found anything that she liked or that was comfortable enough.  So call me a sucker but they ended up in her wardrobe and so this review comes from her point of view!

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Choosing a mobile for your child this Christmas – What to Consider

Kids and TechnologyTechnology holds a special power over the children of today. There’s nothing that raises a toothy grin or sparks a high pitched squeal on Christmas day more than a brand new gadget, which is why people like giving as much as receiving the latest technology.

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With many news models out in time for December, smartphones are the gift every child wants in their stocking this Christmas. While you may be happy to oblige to see their face light up on the big day, there are a few things you should consider before heading to the high street.

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