Because it’s not all it’s cracked up to be


November 20, 2017
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Santa School Helps Recreate The Magic

There doesn’t appear to be much to the role of Santa Claus. All you need to do is don a red and white suit and beard and say ‘ho, ho, ho’. Right? Wrong. According to a ‘real school’ for professional Father Christmases, the task of recreating the magic of the […]
November 20, 2017
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Say Farewell To High Heels Hell

Every woman knows high heels can be hell. Squashed toes, gel insoles, corn plasters. Sound familiar? Sometimes stilettos or strappies have to be endured. Flats just won’t cut it with that evening dress or business suit. Product designers have come up with various solutions. One of these was fold-up ballet […]
November 20, 2017
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Beardaments Are Here And Christmas Is Complete

It’s that time of year when boxes are taken down from the attic. Strands of tinsel are untangled from strings of fairy lights. Homemade paper lanterns are unfolded and old chipped Santa ornaments are rediscovered. Every year a new tree trend emerges from the weird and wonderful world of social […]
November 20, 2017

I Cringe When Creche Workers Say ‘I Love You’ To My Daughter

A question in from one of our mums who is wondering whether it is right she cringes every time a creche worker says ‘I love you’ to her daughter? She writes: I’m wondering if other people get as weirded out as I do by other people telling their kids they […]
November 18, 2017

8 Ways To Survive A Play Centre

1. Never go alone. Always bring a friend, preferably one with an older child. Use their child to help locate your missing toddlers who have somehow found the highest point in the play-centre frame, invisible to their panicked mothers’ eyes. 2. Do not wear a dress or a short top […]
November 15, 2017
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Spanked Kids Become Depressed Adults, Says Study

Many of us will remember growing up in fear of the wooden spoon or the hairbrush. That was when spanking was the norm, and most parents saw physical punishment as a reasonable way of chastising their children. Nowadays we’re – thankfully – more enlightened. Corporal punishment is now banned in […]


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