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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 […]

If you want my parenting advice

If you want my parenting advice

It’s just been Parenting Advice Week, everyone! What’s that, you have never heard of Parenting Advice Week? OK, neither had I. Do we really need Parenting Advice Week, one wonders? Surely the one thing most parents are not short on is advice. Everyone loves sharing their wisdom with wide-eyed new […]