DELIGHTFUL TALES ABOUT DIFFICULT TOPICS 

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I CAN Dream… I WILL Flourish

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Healthier Living With Fry’s

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Our Top 10 Christmas Advent Calendar Ideas

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An Intergalactic Adventure with Little Beehive

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Targetting STEAM Skills With The Amazing Osmo

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KID2KID – POP Into A Whole New World Of Learning And FUN!

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Tiny Tree Toys – Educational Toy Heaven

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Celebrating International Hair Day With Ellips

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YOTO Player – Revolutionizing Story and Play Time

Yoto Player – Revolutionizing Story and Play Time Christmas is around the corner and if you are anything like me, you have already started preparation for the Jolly Season. A starts compiling his wish list the day after his Birthday in May, so by the time that I’m ready to actually start buying gifts his ideas are all over the place. Anyone who knows me would also know that I

My Stories – A Personal Reading Adventure

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Geo Fun Boards – When Playing is Learning

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Messy Bo Peeps Bringing The Mess Back Into Messy Play

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On The Go snacks for On The Go people

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Reinvent Play With MEXAConstruX HotWheels

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Arm your skin with SBR this winter!

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Khula Kosblik – The Answer To Every Mom’s Lunchbox Dilemma

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Truth TV – Faith Based Family Friendly Entertainment

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BLOWOUT Action with WWE Superstars

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Let’s get to work with The MEGAblocks Lil’ Building Drill Set

Let’s get to work with The Megablocks Lil’ Building Drill Set Play is the building blocks of life they say, so I say let’s get building and what better way to do that than through Megablocks!? Megablocks has been a huge hit in our home for the last 4 years! A got his first set when he turned 1 and his collection has grown over the last 4 years, and

EduVenturing – Blissful Bathtime for Everyone

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There’s No Wrong Way To Be A Boy

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Swing, Climb, Go Wild with Blue Heaven’s Swing board

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Never miss another milestone with Blink Portraits

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Playing With Thomas And Friends

Playing With Thomas And Friends Trains, planes, trucks and toys, there’s nothing quite like little boys… This quote definitely sums up A at his current age. He is all about trains, planes and trucks, with his favorite definitely being trains. So… when this Thomas and Friends Diesel Tunnel Blast arrived at our doorstep his excitement was over the roof. I’ve never seen his face light up so brightly within seconds

Arts and Crafts with Doodle Tots

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6 Fun Ways To Encourage Learning With The Play Doh Shape and Learn Numbers and Counting kit

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Earthbound Kidz – 100% clean, 100% bathtime FUN!

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The Jellyfish Jiggle Book Review

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24 Fun Christmas Themed Activities to do over the December Holidays 2020

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Alexander Constructor Toys

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Mother of a Wild Child

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Rummikub Turns 70!

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A Peek At Peek A Blocks

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Play Sense Virtual Play Group

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The Importance And Benefits Of Extended Breastfeeding

The Importance and Benefits of Extended Breastfeeding 2 Weeks ago my baby boy turned 3, but that was not our only milestone. In fact, we hit another great milestone together that day, because 2 weeks ago also marked 3 years of breastfeeding for us. Those who have followed us from the start will know that our breastfeeding journey has not been an easy one, in fact I feel that one

A Letter To My Three Year Old

A Letter To My Three Year Old My sweet, sweet boy. Another year has passed and I’m pretty sure this one flew by even faster than the last. I look back to last year and a lot of you are still the same, but then there’s so much that have changed as well. Mommy always says – same same, but different. You are still the same sweet, kind and loving

Nova Pioneer bridging the remote learning gap

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9 Simple Ways to Have a CHRIST – Centred Easter Without Losing Out On Any Fun

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11 Tips To Help You Stay Sane During The Lockdown​

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Pottytraining 101ish

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11 Fun Emotion Themed Activities For Toddlers

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A Toddler’s Christmas Wishlist 2019

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25 Fun, Memory Making Activities For This December Holiday

25 Fun, Memory Making Activities For This December Holiday We all look forward to a quiet, peaceful December Holiday to recharge and rest after a long, hard year. A holiday filled with sleep-ins, suntans, drinks with friends and long afternoon naps, but as mothers we know that this will likely remain but a wish on our Christmas Wishlist for the next 16 years. The kind of expectation vs reality thing.

AcornKids – A Whole New World of Educational Bathtime Fun

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10 Reasons Why I Let My Boy Play With Dolls & Why I Believe Every Mom Should Too

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Little Gentlemen goes KiCoco As a First-time boy mom, I’ve faced many challenges, but one of my greatest, most frustrating challenges has been finding good quality, yet stylish and fashionable clothing for my wild boy child. Girly prettiness is everywhere, and you can find just about anything pretty, sparkly and pink in every single clothing store you step in, by the isles, but somehow boy’s fashion is limited to jeans,

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