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The benefits of a family ...

The benefits of family meals by Dr Orlena Kerek, paediatrician

In this modern world of running from here to there and there to here, life is busy busy busy. We all have so much to do and so little time. Parents have to work and often don’t get in until late. By which time kids are already asleep or ...

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Britax B-Agile Double Stroller. Our ...

Britax b-agile double stroller, a review

When I was pregnant with my twins, I spent hours and hours looking at reviews for buggies. To me, it was a really big decision which one to get. It was well worth the effort. I was really lucky as this buggy was only available in the USA at the ...

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Documenting Baby's Developmental Milestones. A ...

Today's post comes from Betsy Finn from BPhotoArt. Thank you Betsy for your awesome tips. I wish I had read this 6 years ago!

Documenting Baby's Developmental Milestones

How to photograph your baby's milestones, tips from a photographer

Watching your child reach developmental milestones can be so exciting! With my first child, I treasured every new milestone and ...

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WIN a Sophie teether. Why ...

Why do babies love Sophie La Girafe so much?

You know the stereotype. Glamorous french lady in haute couture, and chic sunnies, surrounded by plumes of blue smoke as she elegantly puffs at a gauloise in a cigarette holder. The stuff of movies! ... Or is it?

A few months ago, I received an email from Sophie la Girafe asking ...

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Is there such a thing ...

Is there such a thing as a 'perfect parent'?

Parenting isn’t easy is it? When we have our first child we’re plunged head first into a one-way tunnel. A bit like all those slides at the water park, there’s no going back, just ups and downs and big splashes. Some people love it and others find ...

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Germs, germs, germs. Learning about ...

Learning about the importance of clean hands by Dr Orlena Kerek, paediatrician

I’m SO excited that my copy of 101 Activities for Kids has FINALLY arrived. (One of the few downsides of living so far from the ‘modern’ world, ahem, in Spain, is that post from other countries arrives by snail mail.) If you'd like to buy it, you can ...

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How to reduce your baby’s ...

How to reduce the risk of SIDS by Dr Orlena Kerek, paediatrician

SIDS is every parent’s worst nightmare. It’s that big black fear that we hold at the pit of our stomach. That terrifying place that we shy away from looking at. The abyss. The snatcher of our precious babies. You put them to sleep and then they’re gone ...

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How to Keep your Kids ...

How to Keep your Kids Safe in the Sun

Summer in Spain is quite different from in the UK. It’s long and hot. When I say hot, I mean hot, that sweaty, sticky, exhausting hot that makes you want to climb into the freezer for half an hour. Except we don’t all fit in the freezer so ...

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How to Photograph Children. A ...

How to photograph children, a photographer shares her secrets

Today's post comes from Betsy Finn from Betsy's Photography. Firstly, congratulations on the recent birth of your second son. I'm really excited that she going to give us all her secret tips on how to photograph children. I for one find it an impossible task. I see ...

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How to teach your children ...


How to teach your children to snorkel

Ever since we moved to Spain 3 years ago, my children have been enraptured by the ‘divers’. We see them on their boats and walking along the beaches, sweltering hot in their black suits and weighed down with their heavy tanks. If we’re really lucky we see them jump ...

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Snotty Noses is written by Dr. Orlena Kerek, paediatrician and mother of four.

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