Month: May 2011

Smoothies – how to get kids to eat fruit

I started making smoothies for myself and my husband BC (before children) when we were working hard to renovate our house and living on takeaways, due to either lack of time or lack of kitchen! I decided that if we could at least start the day with a few portions of fruit, we wouldn’t have […]

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Tips for staying safe in the sun

Yes it’s that time of year again when the supermarkets stock up with factor 50 at £3 a tube and then promptly sell out, only for us to end up scouring the shelves religiously every week in the hope that we won’t have to splash out three times the amount for the one with a […]

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Everyday chores – Making it fun for kids

As a part-time working mother, I often find that the days I spend with my children each week creep up and jump out at me from behind the wall of organised chaos that is my busy working life, usually without me having had a moment to think ahead and formulate any sensible ideas of what […]

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New children’s books – World of Happy series

New Children’s books World of Happy is the title of author/illustrator Giles Andreae’s new thirteen book series, which includes stories about a tortoise that plays football, a drum playing pink cricket, an elephant that befriends a spider, two lovely wales, belching sharks, dancing hippos and a knitting gorilla. Each of the thirteen stories introduces a […]

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New male fertility breakthrough

Growing sperm in a lab – it sounds a little… strange but scientists have figured out how to do it. The Guardian recently reported on this new male fertility breakthrough. A research team from Japan that has successfully managed to create lab-grown sperm using fragments of testes bathed in nutrients. The team from Yokohama City University then […]

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