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[ 24 May 2018 | No Comment ]

Last call for primary schools interested in taking on gardening projects

94% of primary school leaders believe that school gardening benefits pupils’ health and wellbeing, something Stewart Garden have been promoting over the past seven years. The research stated that children with access to decent green space are predicted to be 24% more likely to be active. Research also shows a strong connection for children between feeling happy and feeling connected with the natural world.  
The Stewart Garden Schools programme, now in its seventh year, is open to schools all over …

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[ 23 Nov 2017 | No Comment ]
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Early mornings can be a nightmare for working parents, especially when you never quite know what’s actually coming up ahead. Being a professional means that there’s only so many times that you can blame the kids for being late, before it starts to affect your work. Want to avoid the drama? Things need to change, now.
Prioritise Breakfast
Sometimes, it’s easier just to get the kids (and you) ready and out of the door, but there are so many reasons why breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Instead of …

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[ 12 Sep 2017 | No Comment ]

Guest post by Ann McCracken, author of How To Get Back Your Mojo

For busy working parents, the start of term can be a relief as routine returns to the household. But term has started and you’re still feeling worn out! If you feel you have lost your spark or ‘Mojo’ after six weeks of juggling, here are a few tips to help get your Mojo back:

Plan your meals for the week. This may sound a really boring piece of advice, however stocking your store cupboard and freezer with the ingredients …

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[ 18 Jul 2017 | No Comment ]

Change is an inevitable part of our lives. Every aspect of your life will undergo some significant modifications—your work, home, family, or social lives will be affected by change in some way eventually. While it can sometimes be exciting and rejuvenating, in most cases it is stressful, chaotic, and tiring. That’s why it is so important to be able to deal effectively with change; this way you can maintain your quality of life without much disruption. Here are five tips for handling changes effectively.
Identify What You Can And Can’t Control
First …

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[ 26 May 2017 | No Comment ]

It’s Friday…and it’s a long weekend! Hoorah for bank holidays! Here are 10 tips to help you avoid workplace stress when you return after a long weekend of fun, may fairs and three days off work.

Increase your personal stress awareness. Recognise the symptoms. These can be physical, emotional, behavioural or psychological. Consider what might be causing you to feel the way you do and what action might be required to address the causes. If you’re finding it hard to identify the causes, keep a stress diary recording the events that caused …

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[ 9 May 2017 | No Comment ]

Guest post by Dr Afiniki Akanet, Author of Life Without Coffee, Choosing Happiness Over Stress and director of Evasitters.co.uk
Supermums are the amazing women who juggle motherhood with jobs, careers, business, marriage or all of these! Although getting a cleaner, babysitter, personal shopper etc (which few parents can afford) can reduce the house jobs and cover for absences, there are still times that only Mummy will do! Some mothers work outside the home because they have to, while others have paid jobs because they want to. Whatever the reason, these are …

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[ 7 Feb 2017 | No Comment ]

We’re not suggesting you need advice on how to put your pants on before the school run.  Mornings are hard but after years of practise you’re not a total novice when it comes to applying clothes…well, most days anyway!  Instead, our advice is aimed at helping you to make the most out of your wardrobe and ensuring you look fab-u-lous every day of the week without taking up too much time!
If you’re someone who dreads the morning routine, you’ll easily be able to identify the type of morning person you …

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[ 5 Feb 2017 | No Comment ]

The UK’s original pleasure park, Dreamland Margate, will be welcoming GEEK in 2017. A three-day festival of play and gaming, GEEK will entertain the whole family during the Half Term from the 17th to 19th of February.
For five years GEEK has been bringing people together to meet, make, and play. The event focuses on multiplayer interactive games and encourages visitors to participate in all genres of gaming; including board games, computer games, retro and next generation, card games and real world games.
GEEK will be situated throughout the Dreamland site, including …

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[ 4 Dec 2016 | No Comment ]
Forgotten how to have fun? Learn from the kids #funnyvideos

It’s a role reversal that you don’t often see…kids teaching their parents how to do something.
But with a new study showing that parents find it hard to keep up with their child’s imagination, could parents do with some help from their kids in learning how to let go and have fun?
The research, released to celebrate the launch of new ‘jobs’ on the Chad Valley Play Panel, reveals that parents themselves would like help and support to really harness their inner child and play with their children. In fact, a third …

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[ 28 Nov 2016 | No Comment ]
Career change tips from Olympic swimmer-turned TV presenter Rebecca Adlington

Olympic swimmer-turned TV presenter Rebecca Adlington is encouraging Britons who aren’t happy in their job to follow in her footsteps and make a career switch. This comes after new research reveals the UK is home to millions of unsatisfied workers, as 63% of us don’t love our jobs. This has led to 39% of people now considering going back to college and undertaking further training to help them get their dream job. However almost a third of people fear they’re too old to switch sectors, and a further one in …