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How Having a Dog Helps Children Feel Less Anxious after Parents’ Divorce

A guest post written by psychologist Olivia Williams Jones from High Style Life.

Children can feel lonely and upset when their parents' divorce.

Going through a divorce is heart-breaking but when the kids are involved, too – it’s a million times harder. In such a situation, splitting up from your partner is no longer about just the two of you but those little souls as well who are absolutely clueless about the ways to process this change and – consequently – handle it. Further, for parents who aren’t careful about the way they are dealing with their decision to get separated, a divorce may be an extremely traumatic experience for a child, causing long-term consequences on their self-confidence, self-image, emotional state, and overall understating of family values.
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Photography: Playing Football in the Park

Photography: Playing Football in the Park
Photography: Playing Football in the Park

We have been having a great time playing football in the park.  It has been a lovely sunny day, even though it has been quite chilly.

Going to the park seems to be something that we are doing less and less as S and H get older.  We used to go at least once a week but now it is more like once a month.  Commitments, such as school, dancing lessons, Continue reading Photography: Playing Football in the Park

Heavenly Tasty Organics Low Sugar Snacks Review

I have struggled to find suitable snacks for my daughter due to her food intolerances.  Options for dairy free snacks have always seemed quite limited to us.  After being contacted by Heavenly Tasty Organics about some low sugar snacks, I was pleased to hear that some of these snacks don’t contain cows’ milk.  They are, however, produced in a factory that handles milk.

Sometimes, it is nice just to be able to pick up a snack to take out with us rather than have to make it from scratch.  We like to have foods that are more convenient sometimes.  We received a box full of different low sugar snacks.  Some of these were dairy free and others were not.  My daughter has tried all of the dairy free low sugar snacks and my son has eaten the other organic treats in there. Continue reading Heavenly Tasty Organics Low Sugar Snacks Review

Miles Kelly 300 Fantastic Facts Book Review

Miles Kelly 300 Fantastic Facts Book Review

We were very excited to receive four titles from the Miles Kelly 300 Fantastic Facts range to review.  We received the History, Science, Bugs and Earth fact books.  These titles were perfect for my nine year old son’s current interests.  You can read our review of the Miles Kelly Picture Dictionary and 100 Facts Inventions here.

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Delicious Dinosaur Dinner Recipe Collection

Delicious Dinosaur Dinner

As part of the Summer 2016 Cooking with Kids with 3 Princesses and 1 Dude, we have made a Delicious Dinosaur Dinner.  This is a recipe that children can make with very little adult support.  All recipes are dairy free but you can substitute the soya products with dairy ones, if you wish.  Both children really enjoy anything with a dinosaur theme so they were very excited about having a special dinosaur dinner.

Cooking with Kids: Delicious Dinosaur Dinner

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