Taking the Stronger Bones Challenge with YAZOO KiDS

YAZOO

Did you know that childhood, adolescence and early adulthood up to the mid-20s, when the skeleton is growing, are the time for building strong bones? There are a two ways that we can ensure that our kids develop strong muscles and bones: Physical activity and eating a healthy, balanced diet. The Change4Life campaign gives families fun ideas to help kids stay active and healthy, with exercise challenges and advise on how to cut back on sugar by making a few simple… Continue Reading “Taking the Stronger Bones Challenge with YAZOO KiDS”

What Types of Fostering Placements are Available to You?

Heart and Home

Fostering comes in several different forms. Fostering can, therefore, be seen as an umbrella term for broadly similar types of care. All placements have in common the home and family environment where care is nurturing and focused on the child’s needs and development. Let’s look at the different types of fostering placements, and the types of foster carer they are best suited to. Types of Foster Care Placements Foster care placements are designed to suit the needs of the child… Continue Reading “What Types of Fostering Placements are Available to You?”

How Will Fostering Affect My Family?

Fostering is a truly unique dynamic. Fostering will affect everyone with the household, and especially the family where dependent children still live. However, this doesn’t mean it’ll be negative or a risk you shouldn’t take. A Family Approach to Fostering Fostering, by its very nature, doesn’t sit within the confines of a regular job or even a regular relationship. Therefore, when you choose to foster, the whole family are fostering too. Understandably, your children are your priority. Therefore, the questions… Continue Reading “How Will Fostering Affect My Family?”

18 Goals for 2018

Pier Zip

As you get older the years tend to pass by faster and faster and for me, 2017 went past in the blink of an eye. 2018 is a year of change for us. Our youngest child, Sebastian, is now at school full-time and I gave up childminding at the end of December, so for the first time in almost 10 years I am home alone during school hours. I do intend to keep busy and am currently working two days… Continue Reading “18 Goals for 2018”

My First Pet: Bonzo!

Bonzo Irish Water Spaniel

Having a pet can be an important milestone for any child. Pets can teach children responsibility and can help them become more caring, as well as helping the whole family to become more active and I have been working with Petplan Pet Insurance on their campaign to share “My pet story” As a child I was terrified of dogs. I don’t know where the fear came from, it was just there…….until I was introduced to Bonzo. Bonzo was our beloved Irish Water Spaniel… Continue Reading “My First Pet: Bonzo!”