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13th June 2013
Some observations on Dads...
Over the last three weeks we've closely examined over 300 Dads, encountering plenty of hair gel, lots of designer stubble, sunburnt skin, cheeky smiles, bashful smiles – and all in the name of producing our Father’s Day book. Processing orders involves isolating... Read More...

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23rd May 2013
Why you shouldn't use the starving children in Africa to get your child to eat a cheese wrap...
Last weekend featured an unusually high number of ‘When Will I Learn?’ moments – even for me. My request for you to share your parenting blunders resulted in one Mum admitting the heinous crime of bundling her children into too many clothes when it was a cold day. And there I was hoping to feel better about my own failings. This harmless... Read More...

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9th May 2013
Fairies and Princesses? How predictable...
Oh, the danger of gender stereo-typing! I felt truly chastised when I asked our followers on Facebook the following question a month or so ago:   Read More...

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1st May 2013
Your Top Ten Children's Books!
Thank you to everyone who told us what book they were reading to their child on World Book Night last week (April 23rd). From the responses on Facebook and Twitter we have compiled our snapshot of the top ten children’s books of the moment which you can see below.  Read More...

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19th April 2013
Reading with children - a Dad's perspective...
Reading with children - a Dad's perspective...
I like to think that Holly and I agree on most things when it comes to our children and their development. However, one area where we differ slightly is reading. Read More...

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8th April 2013
Jaded Boys and a Delighted Daughter!
Jaded Boys and a Delighted Daughter!
Like the cobblers’ children with no shoes, there’s a definite shortage of Itsyourstory books in our home. Books, yes, but books emblazoned with our children’s faces and information about them, no. Read More...

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25th March 2013
Easter Craft Success - you can do it!
However busy, if one of my children approaches me with a book in their hand I normally drop what I'm doing to read with them. When it comes to books, I'm a "good mother". The same can't be said of craft. Think mess, stress and disappointed children. So I hesitate before recommending an Easter craft activity - but this really is fantastically easy and... Read More...

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20th March 2013
Tell your child a story today!
Tell your child a story today!
You may not know but it's World Storytelling Day today, a global celebration of storytelling that should have children curled up on their parents lap, totally absorbed by a captivating story... Except, if you're anything like me, you'll find it much harder than you imagine to make up a good story on the spur of the moment. I tend to start with great... Read More...

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