Month: December 2012

Top five party games for under-5s

Planning children’s parties is hectic to the max – who to invite, what type of food, how much food and the entertainment – oy vey! And tapping into the memory bank to access memories of our own childhood birthday parties is no good – the children of today are different; life runs at the pace […]


How to encourage children to eat fruit and vegetables

New research shows that renaming fruit and veg with ‘cooler names’ will encourage children to eat fruit and vegetables. The study was conducted in the US at Cornell University’s Food and Brand Lab, and aimed to find a cheap solution to improving children’s diets. Here’s how it went down (in a nutshell): Five schools were […]


Mummy prerogative – family always come first

I recently read a great quote by celeb-mum Jessica Alba that went like this: “There’s no such thing as perfect. You can’t be pulled in all those different directions. I wish someone had told me that earlier. Family comes first – and you don’t need to apologise for it.” I love what she says because […]