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THIS one thing leads to happy smart kids - reading to children every day
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Doing this one thing can help you raise happy and smart kids

Do you read to your child everyday? Do you often mean to but, come the end of a long, busy day, just don’t have the energy or the time? If so, you’re not alone. The bedtime story used to be an ingrained tradition in homes up and down the land. Now it is on the decline.

Healthy flapjacks - enjoy making these quick and easy raisin flapjacks - great toddler snacks free from refined sugars
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Easy raisin flapjack

Prep: 10 minutes
Cooking: 20 minutes
Ages: Toddlers to Teens
Difficulty: Easy peasy
Makes: 10 raisin flapjack bars

Gluten free cheesecake - the perfect cheesecake needs a bit of love. Try our classic New York style cheesecake
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Creamy gluten free cheesecake

Prep: 15 minutes
Cooking: 45 minutes
Resting: Overnight
Ages: Toddler to Teens
Difficulty: Intermediate
Makes: 1 large cheesecake (15 servings)

Healthy rice krispie nests - peanut butter easter nests for kids to enjoy a healthy snack this Easter
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Healthy Rice Krispie nests

Prep: 5 minutes
Cooking: 5 minutes + 2 hours chilling
Ages: Toddlers to Teens
Difficulty: Easy peasy
Makes: 8 Rice Krispie nests

This is our secret nightly ritual - why I love co-sleeping with my toddler
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Why I love co-sleeping with my toddler

Isla Buchanan

Letting my children sleep in my bed is something I vowed never to do. My bed was a place of sanctuary. It was a place where me and my husband could sleep (hopefully uninterrupted) and a place we could call our own.

Baby led weaning first foods - check out these top 31 best finger foods for baby to start weaning
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Top 31 baby led weaning first foods

Starting finger foods is an exciting time on your baby’s weaning journey. So we’ve put together a list of our top 31 baby led weaning first foods to help you get started with your weaning journey.

Dear daughter forgive me when I fail
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Dear daughter, forgive me when I fail

Sophie Anderson

My days of perfect parenting can be counted on one hand. The ones where everything goes smoothly from start to finish and we spend a relaxed and happy day together without so much as a disagreement.

Make these delicious arancini rice balls made with squash and pancetta risotto. Perfect for kids dinners or to use up leftover risotto
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Arancini rice balls

Prep: 30 minutes if making risotto
Cooking: 20 minutes
Ages: Toddlers to Teens
Difficulty: Easy peasy
Makes: 9 Arancini rice balls

You will always be my baby girl - a mother's letter to her grown up daughter before she leaves home
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You will always be my baby girl

Claire Henderson

No matter how big you grow, you’ll always be my baby girl. No matter how big you grow I’ll always have a place for you in my arms. No matter how tall you are I’ll always try to get to your level and listen.

Toddler biting what does it mean - find out why toddlers bite and what causes the bad behaviour
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The real reasons behind toddler biting

Toddler biting can be a huge concern for parents. No one wants their child to hurt another and biting can produce some pretty big emotions. Understand why they bite and what it means when they do.

How to be an amazing single dad - single dad tips to help them through parenting
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How to be a great single dad

You might be the best dad in the world but now you have to figure out how to be the best ever single dad. And that means getting used to all sorts of new rules and facing some hurdles and setbacks along the way.

Baby banana pancakes, enjoy these delicious weaning pancakes made with just 3 ingredients. Gluten free, dairy free and added sugar free they are a perfect first food for baby
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Baby banana pancakes

Prep: 5 mins
Cooking: 5 mins
Ages: Baby 6m+ and Toddlers
Difficulty: Easy peasy
Makes: 8-10 small pancakes

Mini schnitzels - enjoy making these delicious chicken schnitzel escalopes - perfect for family dinners
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Mini schnitzels with chicken

Prep: 10 mins
Cooking: 10 mins
Ages: Toddlers to Teens
Difficulty: Easy peasy
Makes: 12 mini chicken shnitzels

Baby led weaning foods by age - see which foods are best for baby at each stage of weaning - help them to enjoy finger foods
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Baby led weaning foods by age

Baby led weaning has risen in popularity over recent years with more and more parents adopting the approach. Find out which foods are the most appropriate for baby at each weaning stage, and which you should avoid altogether.

complete beginners guide to car seats - car seat safety and how to choose the right car seat
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The complete beginners guide to car seats

Deciding how to choose the right car seat for the first time can be utterly confusing. We’ve put together a complete beginner’s guide to car seats to help you navigate your way through the minefield.

stages of weaning - the 3 stages of weaning explained - how to introduce those first foods to baby
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Stages of weaning: explained

Over their first year babies move from a diet of just milk to eating 3 meals a day with a wide variety of foods. Of course there are several steps along the way as they get used to eating solid food and trying different tastes and textures. Here are the 3 stages of weaning explained.

10 best first foods for baby - start weaning with these great stage 1 weaning foods
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10 best first foods for baby

We’ve put together a top 10 of the best first foods to try. All can either be pureed if you choose to start with spoon feeding or cut up and given as finger foods, if you decide to do baby led weaning.

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