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Ditch the screens: the benefits of traditional games

Whether it is a television, a tablet or a smartphone, it’s without a doubt that our kids always have entertainment at hand and, with so many options in one small screen, it’s understandable that traditional games have a harder time competing for our children’s attention. Let me put all my cards on the table. I don’t believe that screen time is a negative thing, it can offer wonderful interactive ways to teach and entertain our children but traditional games (that don’t involve computer screens), such as card games, board games and table games, also have a lot to offer. As …

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Mothers Day

An unconventional Mother’s Day

Over the last few years Mother’s Day have been a bit hit and miss. Parents of teens will know that they have a habit of sleeping in late and forgetting what day of the week it is, never mind if it is a special occasion. This year I wrote Mother’s Day off before it even started as my husband and eldest son both work in retail and have to work weekends and I managed to book myself in two places at once before I even realised what date it was. I saw my mum on Saturday, taking her to Weymouth …

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