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Father’s Day: 20 thoughtful gifts that cost nothing

There are lots of great Father’s Day gifts you can buy, but let’s focus on the more important stuff – thoughtful gifts that cost absolutely zilch! Most of these are intended to be things you can help the kids to do for their dads, but no reason why many of them can’t be transferred to your own dad […]

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Festivals with kids: the ultimate checklist

With the sun rearing its head and tickets going on sale for summer fun, I thought it was a timely idea to chat festivals with kids! Last year we headed to Green Man festival in the beautiful Brecon Beacons with both kiddos in tow, and also spent a blissfully decadent few child-free days at Glastonbury.  Joe (12 […]

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Acorn & Pip: Spring/Summer 2017 lookbook

By day, when I’m not ‘Curving’,  I’m a photographer, specialising in photographing kids and families, and I was chuffed to bits when the lovely Lucy from Acorn & Pip got in touch to ask me to shoot their Spring/Summer 2017 lookbook. If you haven’t already checked out Acorn & Pip, please do! It’s a beautifully curated little treasure […]

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Huey’s book of the week: Would You Rather…

Would you Rather… has been around for a long time, and with good reason. I’ve had it on our shelves for over a decade since Joe was a baby, and I still love it just as much now as I did then. It’s full of those fabulous and distinctive John Burningham illustrations and gives little minds […]

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Last minute Mother’s Day printable gift vouchers

I don’t think I really truly appreciated Mother’s Day until parenthood hit me (sorry Mum). Breakfast in bed, something with a child’s hand print or scribble, flowers?… They’re all good, but we wanted to know what the Mum-folk REALLY wanted as a Mother’s Day treat so we asked and the hive-mind answered with some sort of break… time […]

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World Book Day… last minute inspiration!

World Book Day… What? When? Already?! Organised parents around the world who have their kids’ World Book Day costumes ready, I salute you. For me it’s a scramble (again) to pull something together over the next day or two. I think the whole event is great, part of the magic being that a) you get […]

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Valentine’s Day ideas for parents (who can’t get a babysitter)

On Valentine’s Day, knackered parents everywhere face the task of trying to have a sexy evening with a total dearth of willing babysitters. For most of us, the formulaic ‘romantic meal at home’ option beckons… but there’s no reason why this exciting blueprint can’t be tailored to complement your hobbies/interests… For the handymen/women… Wear your ‘going out’ clothes, eat a […]

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5 great audiobooks

Following on from last week’s post about why I love audiobooks, I thought I’d give a few recommendations of audiobooks I’ve really enjoyed over the last year. As I mentioned in the last post, I tend to steer clear of any complex stuff when I’m choosing audiobooks – one slightly irksome thing about audiobooks is that […]

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Blog love: 4 heroes of peace and calm

I haven’t really made any firm resolutions this year… other than learning from a frantic 2016, vowing to make sure that my 2017 contains much more peace, calm, space and time, and to make sure I stick to what The Curve is all about… keeping thing SIMPLE. So, to kick off this year’s posts, here are […]

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Joeisms

My eldest son Joe is a funny child. Sometimes funny-haha, sometimes funny-strange. But always funny. I’m sure many of your kids are the same. Over the years I’ve occasionally posted to Facebook things he’s said or done that have amused me, and often people would say, “You should keep a collection of Joeisms!” So recently, […]

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