Putting children in charge of their own bodies

Putting children in charge of their own bodies

Our 4yr old son has recently started soiling his pants, and wetting them. He overcame a similar problem about 6-8 months ago and was doing well but has regressed since the birth of his new brother (1 month old now). He makes an effort to go to the toilet but often leaves it too late [...]

Instagram Mum of the month!

Instagram Mum of the month!

Introducing our new Instagram Mum of the month, Debbie, and of course, her lovely little girl Myla! We will be posting photos of Myla throughout the month, wearing some top picks from Half Pint Chic, so make sure you keep checking our Instagram account @half_pint_chic (http://instagram.com/half_pint_chic).
You too can become one of our Instagram Mums. All [...]

Beauty for the long haul

Beauty for the long haul

The latest beauty launches are perfect for seeing you through the endless days of summer. Whether you are travelling somewhere exotic or staying put, our resident beauty writer Angelina Villa-Clarke chooses her top ten summer sizzlers

Soak it up
The Greek island of Santorini is the inspiration behind Korres new Santorini Vine range. The Santorini Vine Body [...]

Sleep and Learning.

Sleep and Learning.

It isn't easy to get children to sleep on bright summer evenings and, when then sun streams through the curtains at 5am, they often wake early as well, leaving them shattered and grumpy for the day! We know sleep is important for their growth and development, but what about their brain? Over the last few [...]

Flying with a toddler

Flying with a toddler

Recently, I've been getting cocky. I've been starting to think that maybe I've got this single mum stuff nailed. I can carry three Tesco carrier bags full of shopping plus a whining two year old up two flights of stairs with only minimal sweat being broken. I can climb all over a soft play for [...]

This week I had two different experiences of the use of praise. I heard a psychologist on the radio talking about how it was important to use adjectives rather than verbs when praising children. He said when we use adjectives as in “You are helpful”, rather than “you are helping” this enables children to see [...]

Cornish Cream

Cornish Cream

 
 
Start planning your early summer break now – make it easy with a trip down to Cornwall. It’s one of our travel blogger’s Angelina Villa-Clarke’s favourite destinations.
With its glorious beaches, buzzy foodie scene and chilled-out vibe, Cornwall is one of my top family holiday destinations. These days, there’s a growing choice of laid-back boutique hotel [...]

Dolls and Train Sets

Dolls and Train Sets

Ever wondered whether it was all those years spent changing Barbie’s outfits that led you directly into your career in fashion? Or whether it was the prolonged time your brother (or sister- lets try not to be stereotyped) spent building intricate train tracks which explains his current job with Network Rail? Or perhaps you are [...]

Providing the safe harbour and the launch pad

Providing the safe harbour and the launch pad

As a parent our role is to prepare our children for independence (as well as preparing all the meals, doing the washing, being the driver, dealing with all the school admin…..!)
We need to find a balance between setting our children up for success but not doing so much that they never get a chance to [...]

Make Your Own Concrete Terrarium

Make Your Own Concrete Terrarium

Succulent terrariums have been a DIY trend for quite some time now, and it’s not hard to see why. Succulents are nearly impossible to kill-and even when they start to fade, you can take off a few leaves and re-root them into new plants.
When you plant them in a terrarium, they can pretty much survive [...]

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