Christmas

The 10 tips for getting your child to sleep on Christmas Eve

Christmas Eve is an incredibly exciting time, which can make it difficult for kids to settle down and go to sleep. However, it’s also the time when parents are trying to finish off their present wrapping and waiting for kids to nod off so they can sneak in with their stocking. Make sure they get to bed on time with these top tips: 1. Limit their sugar intake before bed. As tempting as it is to smash open the selection boxes early, keep your eyes on the prize (bedtime) and save the treats for Christmas day. 2. You might love

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7 ways Christmas is different when you’re a parent

When you start planning Christmas with the kids, you imagine piles of matching gifts under a twinkling tree, visits to Santa in his grotto and joyful hours masterminding the escapades of a cheeky little Elf. You forget the blood, sweat and tears that goes on behind the scenes to make sure each year is more magical than the last. Yes, Christmas with the kids is a wonderful time, but just sometimes we remember what December was like before they came along with more than a touch of nostalgia… Tree Before kids: You carefully selected matching decorations from John Lewis. You

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3 things we’re loving this month

December can be a stressful month when you’re a parent. There’s so much pressure to keep up with everyone else and make sure your kids don’t miss out, while Facebooking the hell out of it all at the same time. This year, we’re particularly grateful for the people who have made it their business to ease the burden by bringing Christmas to us. Here are our top three: Giftwink This one is a total no-brainer. You simply tell Giftwink who you need to buy gifts for, and they come back to you with some personalised suggestions that are so good

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The Top Five Last Minute Festive Getaways

Since we heard the exciting news that bubble is being promoted on Easyjet kids’ boarding passes, we have been daydreaming of boarding a flight for a winter getaway. If you’re also thinking about treating the family to a long weekend of festive fun, read on for the places that have made it onto our wish list. Christmas markets: Berlin & Edinburgh Berlin offers some of the best Christmas markets in all of Europe, and it so should; it boasts over 50 of them! With the aroma of mulled wine and the ready availability of humungous sausages (with curry ketchup of

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