V. I. BRAND: Push Presents with meaning from SWAG

A push present is a gift a father gives to the mother to mark the occasion of her giving birth to their child.  Or, in real terms an Olympic medal for making it to the finish line! I joke but really after nine months of your body not being your own, it sure is nice on the day your bundle of joy arrives – you get something that is just for you.  In practice the present may be given before or…

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V. I. BIRTHDAY: Happy 20th Birthday to Monsoon Children at the Tower of London!

As birthday parties go this was a pretty special one.  A few weeks ago we were all invited to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Monsoon children’s range. And, whats more Miss Marnie was sent an outfit to wear to this special party too (its tough being 3… huh!) We all headed to the Tower of London and were greeted on the middle drawbridge by giant number balloons before to the fully styled Kids Camp party. With wigwams, a camp fire, craft tables and soft…

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V. I. BUYS: More treat than trick – stylish Halloween style for kids at H&M

Stylish + Halloween aren’t normally two words you associate together. I mean if there is one time to dress-up and go a little crazy it’s October 31st. For a costume that’s going to get worn once or twice at the most I understand that cheap and chic wins out – but after watching the heartbreaking interview in which Claudia Winkleman talked about the Halloween fire that injured her daughter it’s definitely made me think twice. Of course, those synthetic outfits…

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V. I. BUYS: Christening looks and gift ideas that would get the Royal seal of approval

Rose Bud and Lace Trim Full Length Silk Christening dress by NEXT A certain little Princess is being Christened this weekend. Sunday sees Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana be baptised in the same church as her late grandmother Princess Diana was.  Prince William and Princess Kate will be holding the christening at The St Mary Magdalene Church – which is on the Queens Sandringham estate – and are allowing crowds to gather outside to catch a glimpse of the newest Royal family…

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V. I. BUSY BEES: 5 Egg-tra Easy Easter crafts you can do with the kids – no DIY involved!

Easter Blocks from Sainsbury’s As much as I like crafting and the old spot of creative DIY – getting a toddler to share your enthusiasm is no easy task. Miss Marnie loves a bit of colouring and sticking but that’s about her attention span. As proved when I sat down with her to try and make some Easter cards. After scribbling, I mean colouring over 2 eggs cut-outs and using a sheet of stickers she was totally over it. So,…

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