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Check out the Cooking Them Healthy website – written by a chef and nutritional therapist, there’s a great selection of recipes which are healthy, relatively easy (and realistic when there are little children!) and crucially, actually delicious for the whole family to enjoy.  I know so many families who have one dish for the kids [...]

1. Porto sani village- Greek resort with marina, kids clubs, extra touches (e.g. champagne on arrival, supervised kids table at breakfast, nobu like restaurant in Marina, unbeatable service), kids pool etc 2. Westin Costa Navarino – Greek modern but classy resort with own aqua park (posh centre parks like), amazing restaurants with varied cuisine, fab [...]

Are you bored of the rain and the gales and lack of vitamin D? Me too. Options with kids include Centre parcs,although you cannot escape all those elements, there is a sort of rewarding feeling in a biology field trip sort of way! Note get one of the nicer woodland lodges, v spacious and contemporary. [...]

Zulily.co.uk is a fab bargain site with all sorts of gear for kids and expectant mums. Subscribe and you’ll get email alerts to their daily discounts on kids’ wear (ranging from very cute to practical rain/snow gear from well-known brands to the more exclusive), top quality toys, nursery stuff, those expensive Gruffalo merchandised gear, sought-after Trunkies, [...]

Book people

Are your kids getting through books like one gets through biscuits on a bad day?  Yes? I have the perfect bargain basement website to order from,’ The Book People‘. I got this little tip from a clever bookworm nanny. They have a great range of old and new favourites for kids plus lots of booksets. Prices [...]

French chic for les filles

Whenever I’m in France, I try and make time to visit an Ooxoo shop – my favourite kids’ clothes shop au extraordinaire… My favourite label there is the French kids’ brand Marese, which have such different and special clothes and accessories for little girls. Whatever I’ve bought there for my daughter always gets lots of [...]

Rural retreat

The Grove in Herfordshire (technically Watford!) is on the outskirts of London, so perfect for a quick weekend away with the kids in luxe surroundings. This place is popular for weddings, meetings and families. Highlights include short journey from London, posh but not too posh, outdoor swimming pool, sandy beach, kids club and it is [...]

No. 1 resort

Porto Sani Village in Halkidiki in Greece is for me the number 1 resort for the child friendly, luxe factor. This is one of a group of hotels in a large glistening shiny resort. Porti sani village, for me is the best as it has a more villagey feel rather than a towering hotel block [...]

Are you about to embark on the annual family holiday in the sun? Trust it to coincide with a British Heatwave! Anyway, i have a few tips to share for those flying with their little angels… 1. Start packing 3 wks bf, i always forget something.. this time it was the goggles (conveniently reminded by [...]

Changing bags, blahblah

After the Baby Fug dissipated (for me, it lasted during the whole of pregnancy and then at least 6 months after baby was born), I realised how much changing bags make my skin crawl.  Over-the-top reaction, yes but there’s something so Alpha-Mum about it. Ugh. During pregnancy, I “invested” in a changing bag, complete with numerous compartments [...]