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A home pitch for our sporty girl!

**This is a collaborative post** Martha is already showing great sporting prowess at only 2; she runs and jumps constantly, can balance well, scoots like a child at least double her age, and can dribble and kick a football like a (semi) pro! Phil and I love this about her, and are keen to give her any opportunities possible for her to progress in any sport she may want to pursue as she grows up.

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Top UK Family Road Trips

*This is a collaborative post For the last couple of years we’ve kept family holidays to within the UK, and they’ve been really enjoyable for all of us so we’re now thinking about where I next adventure will take us. Part of the fun is in the journey itself; new scenery, stops for lunch in beautiful tearooms or family-friendly pubs, playing I Spy. Driving with young children can be stressful, but it doesn’t necessarily have to be.

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Stop Everything And Go Camping

The summer school holidays are nearing – unless you live in Scotland and in that case, your kids might already be on holiday – and for a lot of parents, now is the time of expensive vacations. In fact, more and more families are being fined in their attempts to reduce costs by taking the kids out of school outside of term dates. However, some might argue that even with a fine from the school, the outside of term holiday practice remains a viable and cost-effective option. Besides, aside from cost matters, going on holiday at a different period means you can avoid the crowds at popular attractions, and some of the traffic jams too. But it’s not always the best of solutions. After all, most holiday villas and hotels have a peak season that runs throughout mid-June to end of August. There is very little you can do to avoid high accommodation costs. Unless, of course, you decide to go camping.

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