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SHOULD YOU TAKE THE KIDS ON HOLIDAY IN TERM TIME?

A warning to all those about to dive into this article – it is long and ever so slightly geeky (graph alert). However, the issue of parents taking their children out from school during term time in order to take a holiday has become such a topic of conversation that I hope you will find…

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BALI “OFFERS BEST VALUE FOR HOLIDAYS”

Bali offers the best value worldwide when it comes to your holiday pound, according to new research from the Post Office. The Holiday Money Report found that the Indonesian island was the cheapest (£31) for a basket of items which includes a three course meal for two with wine, a cup of coffee, a bottle…

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MY TODDLER HAS SEPARATION ANXIETY – FROM THE IPAD

Tears, tantrums and clinging to your leg like a limpet. If you recognise these symptoms, then you probably have a toddler and know all about separation anxiety. Our 18 month old has that but he also has a more modern version of it and I suspect that it is his parents who are to blame….

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THE BEST CUP FOR TRAVELLING TODDLERS?

You would think that being on our third child would mean that by now we had worked out which toddler drinking cup would be best for travelling with. Of course, it could always be that it has been six years since the last time we had a toddler and we are losing our memories with…

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TODDLER FLIGHTS: DREAM OR NIGHTMARE

I am shocked by the four-letter f-word uttered by the woman at check-in. The plane is “full”. So much for our strategy of not paying for a seat for our daughter and instead relying on our technique of putting her in the seat between us in the certain knowledge that a lively toddler will frighten…

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FAT CAT OR FAMILY?

One of the things I learned very quickly after our daughter arrived on the scene nearly two years is that driving to the airport when you go on holiday is a double-edged sword. On one hand it means that the journey there is pretty straightforward. You can take as much luggage as you want and…

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