'from you to me' Blog

How 16 messages for a child as she grows can help you live a better life

While we can complete journals for our children’s journey to date, what can we leave our children for their future should we suddenly depart? Helen Stephens ponders… For those who watch the BBC series “Call the Midwife” I couldn’t help to be moved by the last episode of the latest series, which saw Sister Evangelina pass away peacefully. However, it wasn’t just this scene that resonated with me, it was…

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6 reasons why mother was right about teenage skinny dipping

Research* shows that teenagers’ happiness (girls’ in particular) plummets as they reach the teenage years. So, what advice would you offer your teenage self to get through those rollercoaster years? Kerri Littlefield has a go…. As my daughter reached 13 I started to see more of myself in her. The good bits, the bad bits. I also started to remember how tough it is to be a teenager and how…

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Things about eating a dandelion your kids don’t want you to know

What’s your earliest childhood memory? According to scientists*, childhood memories from aged 0-3 years old are lost forever once the child reaches seven years old. Interesting, but how do we know a memory is our ‘earliest’? How do we choose which memories to keep? And what have dandelions got to do with it?! As Spring emerges and I’m feeling more in touch with nature, I’m mindful of family summers passed.…

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The insider’s guide to an imperfect Christmas

Given that the average Mum spends 51 hours preparing all the loveliness for Christmas Day, major building work in the lead up to Christmas was always going to end in heartache. But nothing prepared me for the challenge ahead… I started off with a positive attitude. A romantic image of the family huddling up together with colourful scarves, red noses and hearty laughs. How could I be so naïve? The…

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Let your kids go wild this half-term!

Halloween is creeping round the corner, but at from you to me there are no nasty tricks, just a lovely treat for you and your children. Read on to find out more... Just as we say a proper goodbye to summer and get used to the slightly shorter autumn days, it's a shock to discover that half term has appeared on the calendar already. The weather this year certainly feels milder than…

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