It’s November and, dare we say it, the festive season is not a million miles away. We know that gift buying, particularly for those little ones in our lives, is a lingering to-do list task.
If any of you have ever thought being a parent was hard, you need to meet our latest spotlight blogger, Harriet Shearsmith. With a touch of sharp wit, Harriet delves into the tougher subjects on her blog, Toby & Roo, tackling controversial topics like feminism, equality and what it takes to raise children today's world.
August is inevitably a time when we rest, recover and then begin to look ahead. Whether September means you’ll be heading back to school or not, something in the promise of a new academic year resonates with us humans well beyond graduation.
In just a few short weeks, summer holidays will end and the prep for school will begin again. Alongside buying new shoes, hemming trousers and stocking up on pens that will inevitably disappear, the never-ending cycle of what to pack for lunch will also be at your doorstep.
As a parent, balancing our daily lives with our values can seem like balancing two wriggling toddlers in each arm. Take eco-friendliness, for example. A children’s birthday party is potentially one of the most consumerist events in the annual calendar, so what steps could we take to try and create an event with less ecological impact?