Tots Get Funky For Mother’s Day

Three-hour, family-friendly music event returns just in time to put hardworking mums’ feet, firmly on the dance floor.  The question on everyone lips this month is ‘What do I get mum for Mother’s Day, this year?’  The answer, how about three hours on a Saturday afternoon to let her hair down, on the dance floor, surrounded…

We Need to Talk About Dad

My husband died six weeks ago. Sorry for this bald opening sentence, but I don’t find delicacy the best option. Speaking to various organisations (tax, banks, DVLA etc) in the last month has made me snort (inwardly) at the hastily assembled ‘passing away’ language they have been told to adopt by their managers. Our relationship…

Families Making a Difference: Brighton Foster Carers Chris and Kieran

Chris and Kieran interview To celebrate LGBT fostering and adoption week, we chat to Brighton foster carers Chris and Kieran about their experiences as foster parents for over 20 years. Chris and Kieran foster with Brighton and Hove City Council and have fostered 11 young people long term as well as supported children in numerous…

The Benefits of Holiday Childcare at an Activity Camp

Activity camps are a great option for meeting your childcare needs for a number of reasons, including being cost effective and flexible for working parents. But what’s more, children also stand to gain a whole host of long-term benefits that will stand them in good stead for years to come. Self-esteem and confidence Activity camps…