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By Tessa-Lynne Davies on 14/07/2014 15:13
When we last met at The Melting Pot, I had a chaotic time just kicking off, with increasingly active twin babies and quite a few commissions on my plate to deal with.
By Tessa-Lynne Davies on 10/06/2014 15:18
Despite the constant ongoing reminders that spring has sprung and the sun has finally emerged from behind the floods, I am still buried deep in the recesses of my office, laptop and printer whirring away at full productive pelt. At the bottom of each foot, I have a baby; each beaming at me from a low slung bouncer and each being rocked by a foot to keep them quiet and grinning in order for me to concentrate. I am temporarily glad I didn’t end up having triplets as I would have run out of feet!

By Louisa Jones on 13/05/2014 08:42
I have three daughters, I’m an experienced gardener a freelance writer and partway through a degree.
Gardening is becoming a lost art, lost somewhere in the increased use of televisions, computers and the dreaded mobile phones.

By Yvonne Wells on 12/02/2014 10:43

It goes without saying that the first day of school can become quite a dramatic affair – not only for the children involved, but also for their parents, anxious to leave their beloved offspring to deal with the educational reality on their own. A careful preparation for the big day will ensure that the child's first steps towards independence are easy to cope with for both parties involved. Here's a comprehensive selection of some necessary steps to follow in order to make the first day of school more exciting and less stressful.

By Steph Wilson on 21/01/2014 17:01
Did you know that the majority of toddlers seriously injure themselves at home? Falling down the stairs, banging their heads, pulling objects off surfaces on top of themselves, we’ve all known children to do at least one, if not all, of them. As parents, how can we make our family home safe for our children? You will often see stair gates, locks, catches, plastic or foam padding on table edges, and these are all wonderful injury prevention tools. But are there further preventative measures we can take?
By Tom Bowers on 14/01/2014 15:17
If you are currently looking to buy a new pushchair or pram, then it is important that you know what type would be best suited to your needs, before you go out and start browsing the shops.

If you’re fully prepared with the knowledge of exactly what you’re going to do with it and where you’re going to be taking it, you will be better equipped to buy a pushchair that suits you down to the ground.

By Wendy Shand on 08/01/2014 10:52
The 5 most common pitfalls when holidaying with your little ones, and how we at Tots strive to prevent any of them from ruining your family holidays!

The challenges of holidaying with children vary enormously depending on the age of your children.

By Ruth Harding on 29/10/2013 12:39
Winter is here and outdoor play is often not an option. Fear not, there’s plenty going on indoors to help keep your little one entertained.
How about decorating their bedroom together? Sounds challenging, but your really don’t have to be a DIY expert and your toddler will love helping. If you're stuck for ideas or the thought of attempting to put wallpaper up fills you with fear, our guide is here to help!

By Ruth Harding on 22/10/2013 11:47

Although Guy Fawkes Night (Bonfire Night) is a family orientated event, the safety and comfort of children is always a concern. So here’s a list of Top tips to help you keep your children happy and safe this year.

By Ruth Harding on 15/10/2013 14:26
Playtime with your infant is more than just fun and games, it also teaches your baby valuable life lessons. Games like "Peekaboo" and "This Little Piggy" aren't just simple ways to entertain your baby; they can also teach skills:

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Re: How to make a 1st Birthday special
Great post and thanks so much for including us :)
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Great blog,
i'm starting potty training soon so this was great to read :)