How To Teach Your Kids About Difficult Topics

Even the most confident parents dread having to talk to their kids about difficult topics.  No matter the strength of your relationship or the maturity of your child, approaching upsetting and serious topics can be particularly challenging — especially when all they’ve known to this point is joy and play.   However, some topics are too …

4 Health Problems You’ll Probably Face This Winter (With Some Tips To Get By)

Winter is a magical time of the year. The crisp, dry air and low winter sun, sparkling frost on the ground, and the chance to get cosy inside with plenty of knitwear… What’s not to love? But although the cold, short winter days can be exciting, it’s also a time when our health takes a …

A mother with a toddler on a bed playing the ukulele to keep her entertained.

7 Indoor Activities to Keep Your Toddler Busy During Lockdown

As COVID restrictions continue to limit what we can do, and the winter days become shorter and colder, you may find yourself running out of ideas to keep your toddler entertained. As we all know, it’s hard enough to stave off boredom and keep yourself entertained during lockdown — but trying to keep a restless …

Making Your Own Self-Care Plan: 7 Mental Health Tips For This Winter

In the perfect circumstances, winter can be a magical time. Picture an assortment of engaging social activities (varied parties, family gatherings, and community events) against a backdrop of snowfall and colourful lights. That’s the fantasy scenario — but reality is rarely anything like that. For many people, winter tends to be a time of stress …

A kid playing with leaves, a fun autumn activity.

Our Favourite Autumn Activities To Keep Kids Entertained

Autumn is an exciting time of year — full of change as we head from the warmth of summer into the frosty winter months.  But sometimes it can be hard to come up with activities to keep kids entertained and engaged — especially when you can’t fall back on good weather and spend lots of …

A window view during a winter lockdown in Britain

Looking After Your Mental Health During a Winter Lockdown: Our Advice

As many feared, a winter lockdown is upon us in the UK. We follow in the footsteps of many other European countries, and will no doubt be followed by many more. Lockdown is back, only this time summer is a lot further in the horizon.  For many, winter is already a difficult time.  Seasonal depression …

Perfectly balanced stones representing emotional stability during lockdown 2

How To Improve Your Emotional Stability During Lockdown 2

It’s happened. We’ve arrived at the start of Lockdown 2: Electric Boogaloo, with many people feeling nervous and uncertain about the times ahead.  Even though the pandemic remains a major world health crisis, it’s important to factor in the impact lockdowns are having on your mental health, as well as find logical solutions to mediate …

It’s Okay Not To Want Children. Here’s Why.

Virtually every childless couple and, perhaps to a greater extent, childless woman, has had the “so when are you going to settle down and have kids?” conversation. It’s usually, but not exclusively, some distant relative that you never speak to (and with good reason), and it always unfolds the same way: the smug smile, the …