Monthly Archives: December 2012

Christmas Conundrum

December 23, 2012
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Christmas Conundrum

My son Jago will be almost two this Christmas.  He has already been delighted by our mini-Christmas tree and I can’t wait to see his face when he is confronted by the inevitable parcel mountain at his grandparents on Christmas Day.  As we all know Christmas is a wonderful time of year for children...

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Laura Tenison’s Christmas Survival

December 21, 2012
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Laura Tenison’s Christmas Survival

I love Christmas and the frenzy of excitement during build-up, but the reality is that between September and December we are frantic at JoJo, plus there’s always a lot more parties and school events to fit in. I have to be clever to make sure the additional work load does not get out of...

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How my business was created – mementobox

December 20, 2012
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I am a mum to two boys (and a dog!) and writing to share news of the new app I have just launched; mementobox, a ‘virtual’ baby journal. I have worked on the app with my husband (a consultant IT Project Manager), and whilst it has been a long journey from the lightbulb moment...

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Toy Review!

December 19, 2012
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Toy Review!

Ever Earth Ramp Racer – Instant hit! This toy was beautifully packaged in recycled board and I loved that there wasn’t tonnes of excess packaging or plastic ties to work through to get the product out, especially with two expectant boys eagerly waiting to see it. Once out of the packaging the Ramp Racer is ready...

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Breastfeeding Doll – inappropriate or an important educational toy?

December 17, 2012
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There are some topics which will always cause opinions to fly and so last week it happened again with the launch of this product – The Breast Milk Baby. Designed for young girls, this toy has predictably caused a storm. Girls wear an apron on which the nipples are represented by flowers and by...

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JoJo goes to Brittany

December 11, 2012
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JoJo goes to Brittany

As Christmas is approaching so is the deadline for our new season catalogue!  As some of you may know we were looking for little models to join us on our trip to Brittany for our Spring Summer 2013 catalogue shoot. We recruited some lovely little models and they’re even lovelier Mum’s, and in some...

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Congratulations your Royal Highnesses!

December 6, 2012
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Congratulations your Royal Highnesses!

A new baby is always a joy. As parents we will cut back on ourselves in hard times but still do our very best for the children. The past few years have been hard to trade through but good nursery retailers continue to flourish as long as they offer excellent service, great design and competitive...

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JEYNES JOURNEYS: Kentucky Fried JoJo

December 6, 2012
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I am in a lull – what is known as a lunch-time lull. We are exhibiting at the world’s biggest ‘everything a mother and baby might need’ Trade Show called ABC Kids Expo which this year is in Louisville, Kentucky, USA. It certainly is the largest Trade Show I’ve ever been to as a...

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Do We Believe In Child Labour

December 4, 2012
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Of course I can’t condone using children as labour in any way and abhor the idea that any child misses out growing up in the security of a loving environment where they can learn through play and creativity. But what about getting them to help out at home? Is it immoral to make our...

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