Category Archives: Parenting

16 Smashing Small Businesses!

With unusual and joyful, gifts and activities for children! One of the most interesting things about being a small business owner is bumping into all the other small businesses out there.  There is a wealth of talent around from the most amazing business owners, who have created some truly beautiful, joyful and innovative products and […]

The 5 BEST Family Roles!

Which is your favourite? “There’s nothing that makes you more insane than family. Or more happy, or more exasperated, or more secure.” – Jim Butcher Family. You gotta love em, even if they sometimes drive you crazy. Because through thick or thin, highs and lows, they are always there, journeying through life with you. And […]

What’s In the Current Child’s Names?

(And how it’s bye bye Isabel & Harry and hello Aurora & Xander) It’s interesting isn’t it, how every generation has its own ‘feeling’ and fashion of child’s names. You don’t see any Alisons and few Simons (the Tickled Moon creators) being born at the moment, but our grandparent’s names are right back in vogue.  […]

The Lowdown on Lockdown Life…

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…And the Perils of Pandemic Parenting What a bizarre and unsettled world we’re living in right now. Lockdown life has been thrown upon us, ensuring that we’ve all had to become rapid experts at things like Zoom, washing hands and sourcing toilet paper. And of course, pandemic parenting. Having to spend 24/7 with your children, […]

Positive parenting through unsettled times

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And how joyful activities with your children can help you all When our normal lives are turned upside down – as they currently are  – it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. We can’t think straight and all our best intentions for positive parenting can go out of the window, as we struggle to find the ‘right […]

Pants on My Head 😱 – The Perplexities of Parenting

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When my youngest boy Charlie was 5, he came home from school to tell us that the teacher had shut him in a dark cupboard to ‘learn about death’. 😲😲😲 Anyway, after some ‘gentle extraction’, we finally worked out that they had been learning about being ‘deaf’ and ‘blind’ and that the whole class had […]

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