Parenting

Dolly Parton Literacy program to help Hackney children

Dolly Parton Literacy program to help Hackney children

Country and Bluegrass Singing sensation, Dolly Parton, is coming to town! The music legend who is currently on the UK leg of her Blue Smoke world tour, will be promoting Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library,  a program she launched in 1997 to provide children a free, age-appropriate book on a monthly basis from birth through age […]

Lollibop Festival @ Queen Elizabeth Park Review

Lollibop Festival @ Queen Elizabeth Park Review

  The biggest children’s festival in the UK has once again stormed through three days of kids entertainment and attractions, this time helping to baptize the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and establish it as a venue in it’s post-Hellenic legacy. I have to admit, even for a hardened cynic like me, it is quite a […]

Baby swim classes in Clapton

Baby swim classes in Clapton

Babies as young as a few weeks old will soon be able to take part in an award-winning swimming course in Hackney when classes open next month. Recently voted the UK’s Best National Baby & Toddler Development Activity, Water Babies enables babies to swim underwater as well as on the surface. It is designed to […]

Going the whole nine months – A Doula in Hackney

Going the whole nine months – A Doula in Hackney

Is this a passing trend for self indulgent hippy-style-new-age pregnant women or do doula’s actually play a vital role in child birth? A Doula is a companion to a pregnant woman who generally begins assisting and supporting her during pregnancy, through the actual birth and provides post natal emotional and practical support. Deriving it’s name […]