Category: Parenting (page 2 of 6)

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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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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Quick home workouts for tired and busy parents

“What did we do with all our time before we had a kid???”… said every parent ever. As most parents do, I go through busy phases that only leave a small window of potential fitness/social/hobby time between life’s responsibilities and being eye-rollingly knackered. I am nowhere close to being a fitness expert but I do like […]

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Ask The Clan #2: Potty training

Ask The Clan – words & wisdom from the Curve community Welcome to our second Ask The Clan feature, where we tap into our readers’ considerable knowledge and experience by inviting them to both ask and answer each other’s own family-related questions, so we can all make life a lot easier for each other! Curve readers are free to suggest questions / topics […]

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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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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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