Children’s favourites Fireman Sam, Noddy and Milkshake Monkey will be singing and dancing their way to Bangor, the only Northern Ireland location on their tour, to put on the most dazzling musical performance families will ever see. The Milkshake Live musical will revolve around Channel 5’s iconic Milkshake Monkey, whoRead More →

The Easter Parade Call it uncertainty surrounding Brexit (yes – I used the “B” word) but there’s definitely a ‘making the most of the clothes you own’ mood permeating the atmosphere and even I’m not immune says Stephanie Berkeley… In the past, I’ve spouted the “buy less and wear more”Read More →

Anne Frank was an ordinary little girl living in extraordinary times. Anne became one of the most memorable victims of WWII, and the diary she wrote one of the most famous books in the world… Anne was born on June 12, 1929 in Frankfurt am Main, one of the largestRead More →

New on the scene for Spring 19… It’s no secret that there’s a plastic crisis happening and Mother Earth is in danger from plastic waste. Children’s brand Frugi have been tackling the problem by recycling more than half a million plastic bottles to make a brand new enviable outerwear collection,Read More →

As Disney’s new live-action adventure Dumbo flies into cinemas in time for the Easter school holidays, and 2019 is the 30thanniversary year of beloved children’s character Elmer, we’re celebrating our love for elephants by wearing them close to our heart! Kitchen sponge cloths are great to print with. They areRead More →

If by chance you’ve been hiding under a rock, or buried under an avalanche of copies of CBeebies Magazine that haven’t made it to the recycling bin yet, you might not have heard of Marie Kondo. But if closing your six-year-old’s chest of drawers has become a contact sport, AlisonRead More →

April is Stress Awareness Month and if you’re regularly feeling wound up like a kid’s clockwork toy, who you gonna call for help? Family wellbeing expert Dani Binnington is on a mission to help us unwind and de-stress… Being a maxed-out parent is the norm. Life is hectic enough before weRead More →

By Lindsay Maclean I was a particularly shy child and I didn’t like speaking in front of people. There’s nothing wrong with being shy, but for me it was a lonely and painful place. Overcoming this has been tremendously liberating. In light of my childhood experiences, one of my mainRead More →

Children, families and nurseries are being asked to put their best foot forward once again for Barnardo’s NI. Last year’s annual Big Toddle fundraiser saw thousands of under-fives take part in short, sponsored “toddles” to raise money for the UK’s largest children’s charity. In 2018, 20,000 children, young people andRead More →

The Royal Ulster Agricultural Society (RUAS) has launched the 151st Balmoral Show in partnership with Ulster Bank. Northern Ireland’s largest agri-food event once again promises four fun-filled days for all the family.  Taking place at Balmoral Park, Lisburn from 15-18 May 2019, the Show prides itself on offering something forRead More →