Do We Believe In Child Labour

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 …

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Plastic Passion

The story of a blue turtle Twenty years ago in the Pacific Ocean 28,000 bath toys fell off a cargo ship.  There was a red beaver, a blue turtle, a green frog and a yellow duck.  On the packaging in colourful letters were the words ‘The first years. Floatees. They …

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The weekend’s all wrapped up

I’ve begun to realise that life with a baby is one bumpy ride of good patches and bad – often nothing to do with the baby but life in general – and that I am now most definitely in a good patch. Casting aside the challenges of teething, illness and …

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The weekend's all wrapped up

I’ve begun to realise that life with a baby is one bumpy ride of good patches and bad – often nothing to do with the baby but life in general – and that I am now most definitely in a good patch. Casting aside the challenges of teething, illness and …

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Hello from Trewin

The birth of my new son has heightened the sensitivity of every nerve.  Each piece of food he eats seems like a potential choking hazard.  The risks of my daily cycle into work feel greater.  The world seems a more dangerous place as basic instincts kick in to create a …

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Children Say The Funniest Things

The festive season is well and truly over. It always amazes me how quickly it goes by, January arrives and before we know it we are all firmly back into our usual routines. Secretly I am always quite pleased about this, I am not a huge fan of Christmas as …

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