BRINGING LITTLE IMAGINATIONS TO LIFE

Posts by Jo Howton

How to support someone going through Cancer

Sadly we have all known someone, who this awful disease has effected. Like many I’m sad to say I know people who are full on fighting this, amazingly overcome it and most upsetting of all – Lost their hard fight. Something that has bothered me recently is how to help these incredible people. Is it…

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Dear Zoo Live

Dear Zoo has always been a favourite in our house! So when we were invited to go and see the fabulous new show I jumped at the chance. In April this year the ‘Dear Zoo Live’ tour bus was stolen. The end of their spring tour had to be cancelled, and the future of this…

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My top ten tips for travelling with kids

Traveling with kids? Here are my top 10 tips… If being a mum doesn’t qualify us to give tips then I don’t know what does!? Please add your travel tips in the comment section below… I’d love to hear from you 😘 Don’t stress, forgot it?… buy it there!   My husband’s favourite holiday line…

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Top 5 tips for family calm

My Top 5 Tips for Calm In today’s whirlwind society, where we feel like we have no time for anything, it can be hard find those moments of calm. As a family we always seem to be rushing around trying to get things done. Maybe it’s the forgotten last minute homework, that certain day of…

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Anxiety – friend or foe?

Anxiety – friend or foe? Anxiety’s a funny thing. It can be a symptom of something else or a condition in its own right. For some it is an overwhelming set of physical sensations – maybe a panic attack – for others it’s doom-laden, often random or catastrophic intrusive thoughts which can pounce as if…

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My fab new find from The Kind Planet Company – Power Balm.

Recently I purchased a little pot of power from The Kind Planet Company. I quickly learnt that their Power Balm is truly incredible. Its Main ingredient is Red Palm Oil from the jungles of west Africa. However the balm is created here in our beloved county of Kent.  When I heard it was made from…

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Half term days out – our favourites

Fingers and toes crossed for sunshine this may half term! I’ve been having a good think about our favourite days out around our beautiful kent county. Here is a quick guide to help you out this school holiday.  Lower Leas Coastal Park Lower Sandgate Road, Lower Leas, Folkestone, Kent, CT20 2JP Visit Website  Suitable for…

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For Starters…

So…..here goes, my first ever blog post. I am going headlong into this with having absoloutely no clue where to begin. Just write and don’t edit I thought. That way the words should just flow and the content should emerge uncontrived and beautifully creative? …here’s hoping. I am sitting in my lounge just having done…

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‘He hates reading!’

‘He hates reading!’ is one of the most common refrains I hear from the parents of my students. Enjoying a good book doesn’t come naturally to all of us and while I may enjoy the virtues of literature, most teenage boys would rather be playing football or Fortnite. Unfortunately, nagging, bribing, or forcing them to…

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Post Natal Depression – My story

When you’re in the grips of PND it’s really hard to ask for help. You’ve just been blessed with this ‘bundle of joy’ how can you be sad? This is exactly how I felt! My mind was my worst enemy ‘Pull yourself together jo’ ‘you’ve got nothing to be sad about jo!’  I couldn’t help…

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