Author: Emma Wheeler

Choosing a childminder for your childcare

By Karen Dennis Before I start, I want to point out that I am very bias towards childminders (as I worked as one, for 14 happy years, only giving up due to ill health) Childminders usually work alone, in their own homes and many have their own children. Choosing a childminder My personal feeling is that babies are better with a childminder, than, say, a nursery setting, as a childminder is in a home environment and the adult to child ratio is a lot lower. It was one under one, three under five and six under eight in my day....

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Mini Hornit Helmet Competition

Win a Mini Hornit Helmet worth £29.99! Mini Hornit helmets are a bit, no a LOT, cooler than most kids’ bike helmets! Painstakingly designed to look stylish & fun (or quietly understated in the case of Stealth!), they are fully adjustable, comfortable, lightweight and actually something children will want to wear. They will also love the integrated LED which is an added safety feature, useful for riding home after school in winter. For more information visit: www.thehornit.com/mini-hornit-lids Ts & Cs apply. To enter the competition simply fill in your details below. Closing date midnight 30/04/18.   Your Name (required)...

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Eisberg Alcohol Free Wines Competition

Win the full range of Eisberg alcohol free wines! ADD SOME SPARKLE TO SPRING WITH EISBERG Spring has officially sprung, and whether you’re a mum-to-be or breast feeding, it’s time to celebrate the long awaited return of alfresco dining. We are giving one lucky reader the chance to win the full range of Eisberg alcohol free wines, so there’s no need to miss out on your favourite tipple this spring thanks to Eisberg, the UK’s number one alcohol free wine. These alcohol free wines are made in exactly the same way as normal wine, with the alcohol gently removed...

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Tiffany Rose Maternity Competition

Win a £200 voucher to spend at Tiffany Rose Maternity Tiffany Rose are award-winning designers of gorgeous maternity clothes for special occasions.  Their stylish range includes all you need to see you through pregnancy, from stylish maternity day dresses, to pregnant bridesmaid’s dresses and maternity wedding gowns, there really is something for everyone.  If you’re a mum-to-be looking for a dazzling baby-shower gown or a pregnant bride looking for a beautifully fitting wedding dress, there’s a Tiffany Rose Maternity dress perfect for you. From their lovely design studio in Surrey, the small and dedicated Tiffany Rose team have become...

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Six Steps to Preparing for Pregnancy

There is so much information out there about the best ways to increase your chances of conception and preparing your body for pregnancy that trying to sort the wheat from the chaff can be daunting. Whether you are looking to conceive naturally or via IVF treatment, your doctor can help to give advice specific to your circumstances, however here are my six tips for both women and men who are looking to start a family. 6 Steps to Preparing for Pregnancy 1. Know your monthly cycle: this sounds simple but I am amazed at how few women understand their...

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