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Ivy's Library - Books to encourage Self Confidence and Individuality in toddlers.

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This weeks guest blogger is Shelley John. Shelley has a fantastic blog on books for kids. This particular post covers books to encourage self-confidence and individuality in toddlers which is great to feature during Children's mental health week. Ivy, my two-year-old daughter, is currently a big ball of confidence. I watch her run in to her dance classes, leap in to the arms of family friends, blow raspberries at strangers and wave at everyone she walks past in the street and I wonder if she will always be this sure of herself. I truly hope so, but experience tells me that somewhere in her childhood those little doubts will start to creep in as she compares herself to school friends...

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Becoming One of 'Those 'Couples

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We welcome Chloë Byrne to the Disko Kids blog.   I’m Chloë. Since becoming a mum I have really felt the need to talk about stuff, stuff that affects me now, stuff that has affected me in the past, the same sort of stuff that affects thousands of other people just like me who want to be mums, or have just become mums. I now have a beautiful, fourteen month old son, but like everyone, I went on a journey to get to where I am, and if some of the things I mention help anyone or you can identify with them, then mission accomplished. I’ve felt a bit alone at times with what I've gone through over the last...

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Disko Kids Meets | Raver Tots

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Raves don't have to come to an end once you have a family of your own now that Raver Tots are around! Founded by father-of-two Mike, Raver Tots celebrates the best of British rave culture whilst also provided a fun place for kids to be kids, with soft-play, glowsticks, bubbles and balloons...perfect fun for all the family! We spoke to Mike to find out where it all started and how he balances dad-life with running his own business... Tell us about Raver Tots - how did you start? I've been mad about rave music since I was a 10 year old school kid — I would even save my dinner money to buy rave tapes! I've now been running raves for...

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Hannah - Rocksalt Photography

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We love photography here at Disko Kids and this year we want to feature as many photographers as we can here on the blog.  After being given a 35mm camera when she was 11 years old, photography became a constant love in Hannah's life. Through school she was always going to be a photographer. After studying Fine Art Photography at University the dream was becoming a reality. We caught up with Hannah and asked her about her photography & her how she came to Rocksalt Photography. Tell us about a bit about your background - what you studied / what made you want to start up? I studied Fine Art Photography in Cardiff - I started shooting a few friends weddings and...

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DISKO KIDS Meets Juliet Wioland

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 Here at Disko Kids we love great photography and wanted to showcase some of the brilliant photographers out there who we've found on Instagram. Juliet Wioland is a Brighton based children's and fashion photographer and mother of two girls. She is also the current campaign photographer for www.bubblelondon.com  We asked her a few Q's about her photography and what inspires her. Tell us about a bit about your background - what you studied / what made you want to start up?    I did a degree in English and Creative Studies and then spent a year working for a TV production company, followed by a brief spell in advertising and then Film4 . I then changed to the BBC, working on music...

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'We Are Family' Sweatshirts - Supporting Winston's Wish

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 When you are thrown into a situation that you never dreamed you would have to face with a 3 year old child, having support from a charity who are experts in their field is priceless. My daughter Lottie lost her Dad to Melanoma cancer when she was just 3 and a half years old. I was faced not only with losing my partner but trying to muddle through how I would know what to say to Lottie, how to say it and what she needed to hear. As a Mum all you want for your kids is for them to be happy & feel secure Winston's wish gave me many solutions to what I was facing and they really helped...

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Disko Kids Meets | Digital Mums

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With their #WorkThatWorks ethos and a passion for ensuring mums everywhere achieve their perfect work/life balance, Digital Mums are changing the way new mums and businesses need to think about working post-kids. Training mums with in-demand digital media skills helps encourage flexible career paths which fit around family life, whilst also offering businesses high quality, flexible media support which is essential to help them grow. So far, Digital Mums have worked with over 1,000 mums and businesses, with no sign of slowing down any time soon. We spoke to Nikki, who first set up in business with co-founder Kathryn back in 2012, to find out where their business idea came from and why it's so successful. Where do you find the...

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Stand Up To Cancer with Don't Buy Her Flowers

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Cancer is an illness that affects all of us. There's a 1 in 2 chance of getting Cancer, so chances are we will all be affected by it at some point in our lives. That's why it's so important to get behind charities such as Stand Up To Cancer, who help fund ground-breaking clinical research into treatments and cures for Cancer as soon as possible.  In honour of Stand Up To Cancer launching this years 'Join The Rebellion' campaign, Don't Buy Her Flowers, your go-to for care packages of all occasions, has launched a brand new customisable Stand Up To Cancer care package perfect for patients and their loved ones. We spoke to Steph, founder of Don't Buy Her Flowers, about...

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Disko Kids Meets | Beneath The Weather

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When her husband Greg was diagnosed with stage 4 bowel cancer, Stacey Heale decided to start writing their story on her blog. Beneath the Weather is a discussion about the hard things that happens to humans, with frank and honest posts about the emotional toll cancer can have on both the patient and their family. With two young kids herself, Stacey writes openly about caring for her husband whilst also being a mum; they have raised over £200,000 on their crowdfunding campaign as well as working with Bowel Cancer UK and informing people about the ins and outs of cancer, scary parts and all. We spoke to Stacey about her blog, what it means to share online and why honesty is...

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Disko Kids Meets | Lala Loves Decor

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Inspired by her twin daughters Delilah and Orla (the 'Lala girls'!), Lala Loves Decor is a design-led creative business specialising in perfect decorations for your kid's nursery or bedroom. From wooden bunting and wall hangings to sweet dream eyes and personalised acrylic name signs, there's something for everyone to love. We spoke to founder Kelly to hear about what inspires her and which independent businesses she's loving. Tell us about Lala Loves Decor - how did you start? I started Lala Loves Decor when my twin girls started pre-school. I wanted to do something creative in the time I had free. The idea just came to me one day when I was redecorating my girls' bedroom - I started thinking about...

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