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The Lowdown on Lockdown Life…

…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, being parent, teacher and Keeper …

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Positive parenting through unsettled times

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 way up’ to get through …

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Peachy Poetry – Part Two

(For Perfecting Playfulness) Yes it’s back! By popular demand (thanks mum…), MORE Peachy Poetry, this time for Perfecting Playfulness! (And if you’re thinking What Is Peachy Poetry? – then check out Part One for a full explanation of the genre and numerous early examples.) But first, how do you define playfulness? And perfect it?? People with serious jobs have spent …

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Peachy Poetry – Part One

(For Pointless Procrastinating…) Peachy Poetry? A little known form of the genre, invented circa 2019 by the poet (ahem) Alison Reddihough and dedicated to short, mostly rhyming musings about totally random things. And Pointless Procrastinating? Hey, don’t knock it! Pointless Procrastinating is underrated (as is Peachy Poetry). Both are a way to distract ourselves from the humdrum, the Tasks-You-Can’t-Face-Doing and …