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  • Get your daughters to watch this

    When I was nine years old I thought I was a boy. I wore swimming trunks on holiday, had short hair, was of course flat as a board on my chest, and thought absolutely nothing about mucking in with my brother’s friends. I can truthfully say that I didn’t think twice about my body, or […]

  • 8 insider tips to keep your kids happy at school

    Emma Goldsmith is Head of Winchester House School, a leading pre-prep and prep school in Brackley on the Bucks/Northants borders. Previously she was deputy Head at Bloxham School (13-18 years old) and she’s a mum herself so what she doesn’t know about how kids work is negligible!  So here, I’ve picked her brains on the best ways […]

  • The Story Museum rocks

    I do love to be the bearer of good news. Last weekend I checked out the newly opened  Story Museum in central Oxford  – just down by Modern Art Oxford in Pembroke Street, and across the road from Christchurch College). And let me tell you, it was utterly FAB. Ideally for kids up to 13 […]

  • Mums, rejoice!

    If you can’t stand the sight of another church hall and tepid tea when you’re taking your little ones to pre-school class, I’ve stumbled across your kind of heaven. Sanctum is a newly opened private luxury member’s club for pre-school kids, based in the Beaconsfield countryside, and I zipped down earlier this week to check […]

  • Child’s play

    Those of you who follow Muddy Stilettos regularly will know that I recently met a guy called Kim Bayley. He wrote some tips on how to survive exams (parents and kids!) and is a really lovely guy, very smart, with a dry sense of humour honed during years of teaching at senior level in local […]

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