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TABLE TIME. LOVE.

TABLE TIME. LOVE.

September 23 2019
LOVE. Love at the table?! This may sound a bit random or 'ah hem', something for the grown ups (insert cheeky wink). ...
TABLE TIME. PLAY.

TABLE TIME. PLAY.

September 23 2019
Tables are not just good for eating at, they also offer a fab opportunity for play! We don’t always consider the table as a destination point for play, but it is in fact a really good one.
TABLE TIME... EAT. PLAY. LOVE.

TABLE TIME... EAT. PLAY. LOVE.

September 23 2019
EAT. The main purpose of a dining table is for eating. Obvious? Perhaps. But increasingly food is being eaten elsewhe...
ALL WILL BE WELL MAMA.

ALL WILL BE WELL MAMA.

September 01 2019
I see you watching your little sidekick. Your little companion of the last 4 years. I see the lump in your throat as ...
STARTING SCHOOL - TIME FOR THE FRONT DOOR PHOTO.

STARTING SCHOOL - TIME FOR THE FRONT DOOR PHOTO.

August 21 2019

How is your front door looking?! Is it primed and polished for those all important first day of school pics?!

And you? Primed and ready? Or a bit wobbly on your hinges?

Your child is starting school. This is a big deal and feeling wobbly (both you and them) is utterly normal. SO many emotions surround this time.

A LAST WAVE AT THE WINDOW.

A LAST WAVE AT THE WINDOW.

July 24 2019
July is a hugely sentimental and emotive time of year for families. There is an army of anxious parents out there rig...
OUR SUMMER LIST OF 10 JUST EXPLODED.

OUR SUMMER LIST OF 10 JUST EXPLODED.

July 21 2019
Our list of 10 has multiplied to be a list of 80 for this month! We want you to have the best summer ever and so have...
WHY FAMILIES NEED MUSIC IN THEIR LIVES.

WHY FAMILIES NEED MUSIC IN THEIR LIVES.

July 04 2019
Music is a little bit magical. It can raise or slow our heartbeat; get our limbs moving with no conscious thought; tr...
An anchor, some Pj's and a tune.

An anchor, some Pj's and a tune.

July 03 2019

Take a quick look at The Positive Place and then nip back over here as we are talking anchors too 😊

As you will have just read, music makes a brilliant anchor. Just as you can anchor yourself to a happy feeling through music, you can equally use it to foster a feeling of calm. And that is what we are encouraging you to do.

We are HUGELY overstimulated in today’s society. Relaxation is becoming a lost art. Even when we plan a relaxing evening, our phone is normally within reach and the tv is on. Both stimulate our brains and don’t give us the much needed down time and headspace we crave.

So here is a lovely suggestion to help you take it back a notch or two. Music is a very effective anchor for relaxation. In the same way we are encouraging you and your children to find yourselves a happy theme tune, you can also find one that evokes feelings of relaxation. A track we highly recommend is called ‘River Dawn’ and it is one we have used for years both for the grown ups and the kids to relax to.

CREATE YOUR OWN HAPPY THEME TUNE.

CREATE YOUR OWN HAPPY THEME TUNE.

July 03 2019

I want to talk to you about anchors first. What is an anchor? The first thing you might think of is the metal version, used by boats to stop themselves drifting due to wind or current. But anchors can be used by us too. An anchor is something we can use to help stabilise us or secure us to a feeling or emotion. Lots of things or people can act as an anchor.

Music can be a fantastic anchor. So often we hear a song on the radio and are transported back to a different part of our lives and with that memory comes a feeling. Music is incredibly evocative.

We can absolutely harness the power of music and use it to our advantage. This month we are encouraging you and your children to find a happy theme song for yourselves. (Those of you who watched Ally McBeal in the 90’s might remember she used this to good effect!)

HAPPY - List of 10.

HAPPY - List of 10.

July 03 2019
 Our ‘happy’ edition is focused on the happiness brought about by music. Our list of 10 this month is a mix of music...
RECHARGING YOURSELF.

RECHARGING YOURSELF.

June 04 2019
I love love love being a Mummy, mostly, although sometimes I would like to have a pee without an audience or perhaps ...
EXPLORE.

EXPLORE.

June 04 2019
EXPLORE. What an exciting word. Such potential. Such possibilities. Where will you go? What adventures will you have?...
EXPLORE - List of 10.

EXPLORE - List of 10.

June 03 2019
Our list of 10 in this bundle all focus on the theme of exploring the outdoors. There is so much potential for fun. H...
Let's talk about touching our children.

Let's talk about touching our children.

May 19 2019
Let’s talk about touching our children. Touch is a vital human need. It reassures, comforts, consoles, breaks down ba...
Scrap the Craptivities

Scrap the Craptivities

May 04 2019
I came across the term ‘craptivities’ recently. Have you heard of this? It really resonated. Craptivities is a term that has been coined to describe activities which allow very little, if any, creative freedom.
CREATE - LIST OF 10.

CREATE - LIST OF 10.

May 03 2019
We have come up with an eclectic mix for you this month with lots of fun ideas for getting creative together.
GROW - LIST OF 10.

GROW - LIST OF 10.

April 04 2019

Here is our list of 10 bonus ideas for the month.  A nice mix of the outside and fun things to do inside. See how you can GROW.

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