Arts and Crafts

...and relax

Cold tea, half eaten fruit, sleep deprived and bursting with pride

GROWN UP GUIDES TO PARENTING

...and relax

Cold tea, half eaten fruit, sleep deprived and bursting with pride

GROWN UP GUIDES TO PARENTING

The Joys and Benefits of Arts and Crafts

The Joys and Benefits of Arts and Crafts

During the school holidays it can be so hard to find things to fill the time so embrace arts and...

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Top Tips For Reading With Under 5’s

Top Tips For Reading With Under 5’s

Proactive reading with younger children can help build an advanced vocabulary.  Books are...

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Top 10 Favourite Childhood Books

Top 10 Favourite Childhood Books

So what are the Top 10 Favourite Childhood Books? New research has revealed the UK's top 10...

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5 Top Tips for Easy Potty Training

5 Top Tips for Easy Potty Training

Potty training – just another glamorous aspect of parenting for us all to enjoy! If it’s...

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Top Tips For Car Journeys With Kids

Top Tips For Car Journeys With Kids

Keeping children entertained on long car journeys isn't always easy, but being prepared can help....

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Nursery Rhymes Help Language Development

Nursery Rhymes Help Language Development

Becoming a parent will probably mean that the music you listen to will change slightly.  What I...

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Why Your Toddler Won’t Go To Bed

Why Your Toddler Won’t Go To Bed

Why your toddler won’t go to bed... Ah toddler bedtimes, the true initiation of...

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6 Reasons Why Child-Free Getaways Are Beneficial

6 Reasons Why Child-Free Getaways Are Beneficial

We should never feel guilty about having time away from our children.  Below are 6 reasons why...

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When Three Becomes Four

When Three Becomes Four

Introducing the Mummy Cloud. Working as a night nanny I often encounter the expansion of a...

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Becoming A Father

Becoming A Father

Becoming a Father has really enriched my life. Checking in at twelve months in, it was an...

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Teaching Kids About Sustainability

Teaching Kids About Sustainability

Teaching Kids about sustainability is so important Firstly, kids need to grasp the concept that...

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The Power of Play, it's a Necessity.

The Power of Play, it's a Necessity.

Children need the freedom and time to play. Play is not a luxury. Play is a necessity - Kay...

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How Do You Get Toddlers To Eat

How Do You Get Toddlers To Eat

Feeding toddlers can be about as much fun as trying to spread bread with cold butter. The effort...

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5 Tips For Taking Great Kids Pics

5 Tips For Taking Great Kids Pics

You can use these 5 tips for taking great kids pics with any type of camera, including your phones....

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Top Tips on Travelling as a Family

Top Tips on Travelling as a Family

Travelling as a family can be stressful but it truly is the best form of education. The luxury of...

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Maternal Mental Health Awareness Week

Maternal Mental Health Awareness Week

This week is Maternal Mental Health Awareness week and we are supporting Mum's...

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Can Tantrums Ever Be Good?

Can Tantrums Ever Be Good?

Can tantrums ever be good? I’m sure you’ve clicked through thinking that I’ve lost my mind...

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What Makes Children Tantrum?

What Makes Children Tantrum?

So what makes children tantrum? All tantrums have a clear function and it is our job as parents to...

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Preparing for Parenthood With a Disability

Preparing for Parenthood With a Disability

Parenting with a disability can bring extra challenges. Bringing a baby into the world is hard work...

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How to Get Children Interested in History

How to Get Children Interested in History

It’s one question I get asked more than any other. Which is weird because to me, the answer is...

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3 Simple Steps For Smarter Screen Use

3 Simple Steps For Smarter Screen Use

Screen time. One of the most common sources of parenting guilt. While managing screen time can...

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Children Learn Through Nature

Children Learn Through Nature

I often ask people to think back to their childhood and how they remember spending their time. I...

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We Can Be Heroes

We Can Be Heroes

“Mummy’s on her phone again...” “Mummy, why are you always on your phone?” “I...

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What Anxiety Feels Like...

What Anxiety Feels Like...

Living with anxiety as a parent isn't easy, but so many of us do it on a daily...

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How to Get Toddlers to Listen Without Yelling

How to Get Toddlers to Listen Without Yelling

Toddlers don't listen because... You’re interrupting their flow! If there is one trait that...

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Moving Abroad With Newborn Twins... Are You Mad?

Moving Abroad With Newborn Twins... Are You Mad?

They say starting a new job, moving house and having a baby make up some of life’s most stressful...

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The Science of Happy Kids

The Science of Happy Kids

Ensuring you have Happy Kids is the most important thing for any parent. Here at Mellownest we...

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Tablet Screen Time: Good or Bad for Young Children?

Tablet Screen Time: Good or Bad for Young Children?

I am often asked whether I believe letting a child use a tablet or smart phone at a young age is a...

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Post Natal Depression - A Reflective Tale

Post Natal Depression - A Reflective Tale

It was happening, I was finally in labour. The long awaited time of welcoming my precious newborn...

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The Importance of Good Posture for Kids

The Importance of Good Posture for Kids

There are several systems responsible for providing our postural control; visual, inner ear...

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Decoding Family Skiing Holidays

Decoding Family Skiing Holidays

Family Skiing holidays are not cheap, they never have been.  But over one million Brits still...

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Top 5 Tips for Choosing a Family Friendly Festival

Top 5 Tips for Choosing a Family Friendly Festival

There are so many family friendly festivals out there to choose from in 2018.  What do you...

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Work-Life Balance For Parents

Work-Life Balance For Parents

By nature I am a real doer. I was one of those people who was always doing, who was busy, busy,...

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The Dangers of Button Batteries

The Dangers of Button Batteries

When I talk about poisons and swallowing something harmful on my baby and child first aid courses,...

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An Expert's Guide to Buying Toys This Christmas

An Expert's Guide to Buying Toys This Christmas

Stuck for Christmas Present ideas? Is there no end to the plethora of top toy lists being...

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Top Five Tips for Baking with Kids

Top Five Tips for Baking with Kids

My recipes are always simple, delicious and homely. Fun, easy to make and tested with my own...

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Christmas Baking with Kids

Christmas Baking with Kids

Christmas is that magical time where no one fights, Christmas music plays softly in the background,...

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Christmas Crafts for Kids

Christmas Crafts for Kids

Christmas Crafts for Kids is a great way to keep them entertained. One of the best things about...

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