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Easy Gingerbread Men Recipe

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Christmas baking is the best. The aromas of spices that flow through the house ooze with festive warmth and cosiness.

We received some charming gingerbread ornaments one Christmas and they have taken pride of place on the tree every year since. Each time I bring them out of the box, I vow to make gingerbread for Christmas but I never get round to it.

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Why Boredom Is the Greatest Gift You Can Give Your Child

“I’m bored.”

I’m sure I’m not the only parent who hears this on a daily basis.

I fear it so much that I pack out the days to ensure that I don’t fail my son by allowing him to become bored or disengaged.

If we aren’t at home getting stuck into games, baking, stacking, sticking or painting then we are at a Tumble Tots, Rhyme Time or seeing friends at soft play.

If we are at home then I ensure we have stimulating, creative and educational activities to fill the time. If all else fails, then I call on an electronic distraction such as CBeebies – or better yet, the iPad.

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What Is Causing My Toddler’s Tantrum?

Like most mums, my stress levels can at times, go through the roof.

Whether we are on a day out, eating dinner, putting on shoes, potty training; the threat of a toddler meltdown is always looming.

Even the best-behaved toddlers have days where it’s hard to keep their cool. Tantrums are hard to predict but they are a normal part of development.

However, according to experts, the first step to managing tantrums is to understand what might be causing them.

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