It’s the beginning of Autumn and tucked away in a Church hall in Crosby is an ever growing group of young people chopping, frying, stirring and tasting the most delicious Pumpkin Curry. The smell is amazing but what is even more exciting is the mix of people this cooking course has attracted. Aimed at ages 7-12 the Little Apples course is full and at the … Continue reading Little Apples Cooking Academy by Chef de Party
The dance floor is full, the lights flicker around the room and we know the words to every song that comes on. But this is not a Saturday night on the town. This is a Sunday morning at Constellations and the space has been transformed into one for families to make the most of those precious weekends together. This is the Holistic Harmonies Family Social. … Continue reading Holistic Harmonies: Family Social
There is no doubt that Liverpool is a city defined by music and you only have to take one glance at the baby/toddler scene to see that the city is continuing to invest in the musicians of the future. We have already written about Moo Music and Mini Maestros and here we discuss our third musical experience with Music in Unison. Music in Unison is … Continue reading The musicians of the future- Music in Unison
For a long time I’ve become more and more aware of just how much my mum actually did (and still does) for us, but having my own baby has really made me get it. I’ve spent many nights recently wondering when the superpowers that single parents, like my mum, must kick in because lord knows being a mum is exhausting enough when the other parent … Continue reading Lipstick on the cheek
In the last post The Power of Praise we touched on language and how much our babies understand in their first weeks, months and years. Since then I have visited the Liverpool Language Lab which is set up to find out just that. The Liverpool Language Lab is based at the University of Liverpool and is made up of researchers and students interested in … Continue reading Liverpool Language Lab
Come on, admit it, you all love to be told you’ve done well. Whether you accept the praise graciously or lap it up it’s always nice to get a pat on the back. Some people thrive on it and it motivates their work, others need help to recognise it as they modestly underplay their achievements. I have to admit I can always work that little … Continue reading The Power of Praise
Only weeks into my maternity leave, as I became a regular on the baby clubs and classes circuit, one particular class kept popping up in conversation. Moo Music came highly recommended time and time again with new mums slipping each other the insider knowledge of when the next booking period went live. They tell you life changes when you become a mum but never had … Continue reading 3 reasons you and your baby need Moo Music in your life!
Week 3 of Water Babies Chapter 1 and before the class has even started I am employing a few new tricks I’ve picked up to speed up the changing room situation. On the last nappy change before we leave the house I swap Phoebe’s regular nappy for her swim nappy and swap any complicated clothes (Pretty much all baby clothes are complicated! Whoever designed … Continue reading A Quick Flash! Water babies week 3…
In the early days of having a baby it’s easy to avoid doing certain things and going certain places in case baby cries. I’ve spoken to mums who have spent the first few months at home for this very reason, as the thought of a mini-meltdown in public just doesn’t bear thinking about. I definitely felt this way myself, but as someone who finds it … Continue reading When Water Babies Cry…
The Performing Arts Edition So, you made a little drama queen! You can’t imagine where they got it from, certainly not from you! Now you can go one of two ways, try desperately to shoe-horn this little ball of energy into an activity that will calm them and give them good solid focus, or embrace the drama by developing it at an activity designed to … Continue reading Choosing a Performing Arts class? Read this first!