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Five last-minute half-term fun ideas

We’re only at the start of half-term and the mini-Minteds are already driving each other crazy. As usual, it’s up to Mother to find entertainment. I’ve been too busy to book anything in advance so I’ve been having a look around to see what’s on now. I suspect all the big London museums and attractio...
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Most insurers won’t cover mobile phones for under-18s: my solutions

If your child is starting secondary school next month, it’s more than likely part of the new kit will be their first ever smartphone. Whether it’s an ancient Apple or a brand new Galaxy, the phone will need to be insured. And here’s the problem. Most standalone mobile phone polices won’t cover kids ...
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Fun things to do that mums enjoy too

Have the holidays arrived already? With the UK nearly as hot as the Med, it feels like all we’ll need is a paddling pool and a few Magnums to keep the kids entertained this summer. Still, as there’s only so much fun you can have with a super-soaker, I’ve compiled a handy list of things to do that im...
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Why we need to teach school kids about money NOW

What are your kids doing at school at the moment? Mine seems to be playing a lot of rounders but not much else. It was the same when I was young: you don’t really do anything at school in the few weeks before the summer break. So why not fill the time with something actually useful: a skill that arg...
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Six things to do that mums enjoy too

The long summer holiday lies ahead. How to fill all those endless days? Even those going away on holiday will have a few stretches in which child entertainment must be provided or at least supervised. Instead of the purgatory of the playpark, SMM brings you six ideas that, as in the picture of my go...
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