In 2004 Chanda Bell, from Atlanta Georgia, sat down for a cup of tea with her mum Carol and together they wrote a children’s story based on a family Christmas tradition called The Elf on the Shelf. Now throughout the world in December, children go to bed wondering where their ownRead More →

George Burns apparently said: “Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family…in another city.” It’s the holiday season which is supposed to mean goodwill to everyone, a time to be jolly and enjoy all the other wonderful Christmassy shenanigans that go on. But what about the other side ofRead More →

Originally from South Africa, Zelna has devoted over 20 years to the study and practice of harnessing success in children. She is the founder and CEO of The Kids Life Studio® and her coaching techniques, are now used around the world. Q) You have been very candid in revealing how,Read More →

Sphere BOLT -CREATING CODERS Having your very own robot is now no longer a space-age dream and both kids, parents and IT teachers, will fall in love with this tiny ball of fun. It not only has lots of impressive talents and tricks for playtime, easily keeping young minds enthralledRead More →

It is so easy to help the kids make a ‘Create Your Own Happy’ Jar – a place to keep a record of all the little amazing things that happen. YOU WILL NEED: A jam jar with a lid Colouring pens or permanent markers Plain paper or sticky labels GlueRead More →

As the countdown to Christmas begins, B&Q will be selling an adorable Festive Fairy doll to raise money for its national charity partner, the housing and homelessness charity, Shelter. For every fairy sold, B&Q will be donating a minimum of £2 to support the charity’s frontline advice and support services.Read More →

In his new cookbook, Disney: The Simple Family Cookbook, food photographer Jean-François Mallet, aims to bring back the joy of cooking delicious family meals with your loved ones using simple recipes inspired by beloved Disney characters. We’ve selected a seasonal, and healthy, twist on a ‘Beauty not Beast’ of a favouriteRead More →

Last seen dazzling us with her dance moves on Saturday night’s Strictly Come Dancing, bestselling author and TV presenter Katie Piper certainly isn’t one for staying still long. Her new title, Confidence: The Journal, aims to help us become the star of our own lives… A quote from the book is,Read More →

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