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Family conflict produces creative kids

Family conflict produces creative kids

Each year as Christmas approaches, my married friends begin to gently sob into their flat whites about how much work there is to do and how they are the ones doing *everything* yet again, and how they’re not looking forward to the in-laws coming and/or going to the in-laws and […]

Christmas Shopping Habits in the UK

Christmas Shopping Habits in the UK

It’s only November but do you already feel behind with your Christmas shopping? Christmas chocolates, decorations and brightly wrapped gift sets have been in shops since early September and in some places, from late August, so you’d be forgiven for thinking that if you hadn’t had it all wrapped up […]

Bonfire night, bonfire fright?

Bonfire night, bonfire fright?

Sarah Thompson wonders if she has missed the point by keeping her little darlings entirely out of harm’s way on bonfire night,  November 5th.   My children and I are lucky enough to live in a house on a hill, with far-reaching views across the town where we live. When […]

Halloween is cancelled

Halloween is cancelled

Halloween is cancelled in my house. I’m not usually the kind of parent who draws the line on things. If my children want to stay up late at the weekend and watch inappropriate films I tend to let them. If they beg me for treats and snacks that I know […]

Getting your body ready for pregnancy

Getting your body ready for pregnancy

Pregnancy is a beautiful yet demanding time for you both physically, spiritually and mentally.Hippychick’s consultant  osteopath, Fenja Hansen, provides her top five tips on how to prepare your body for pregnancy. To be able to better manage the changes occurring at this stage in your baby’s life it is essential […]

No-one actually wants a third child. Do they?

No-one actually wants a third child. Do they?

I can’t be the only mum who heard about Kate and Wills having a third child on the way and immediately thought they must be doing it because: a) They’re being forced to by some evil royal protocol b) They got really drunk at a boring ambassador’s receoption and, well […]

Festivals with children : What to know

Festivals with children : What to know

In my day, back when this was all fields, you knew where you stood with festivals. You had your Glastonbury and your Reading, maybe the occasional rave. Wherever and whatever they were, one thing was clear: they weren’t for children. You’d be sleeping in your clothes in a poorly erected […]

Bored of Board Games?

Bored of Board Games?

If you are a parent today then it it highly likely that your experience of board games as a child yourself back in the eighties and nineties was very limited, although seemingly excessive at the time. We grew up on a few mass market staples such as Monopoly, Scrabble, Cluedo, […]

8 things we love this week!

8 things we love this week!

Here’s a list of 8 things the Hippychick team are loving this week!   The Slow Cooker How easy is it to bung everything in before work and have dinner ready as soon as you get in – lifesaver! Ice Lollies We are partial to the classics in the Hippychick […]