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  • The survival guide to lockdown parenting

    School's out for summer... and the bloody rest. Parenting has never been harder so we've taken expert advice. You need to read this.

  • Is it time to try an online school?

    With many children struggling to study at home and doubts over September start dates, specialist ‘virtual’ schools are gaining huge traction - but what do they offer that’s different?

  • Parent ‘Lockdown learning’ survey – the results

    Earlier this month we commissioned our own comprehensive survey amongst Muddy readers into Lockdown Learning – and we’ve been blown away by the response! Thank you to the 1200 of you who expressed how you felt about virtual-schooling, the difficulties you and your children were facing, as well as revealing surprise success stories and offering […]

  • Kids driving you nuts? The best parenting books

    And we all thought parenting was hard BEFORE lockdown. Jeez! We've got five brilliant new books that promise to help.

  • To school or not to school?

    It's the dilemma that's dividing the nation - is it safe to send our children back to school on Monday? Two Muddy editors, one pro and one against, explain why they've made their personal decision.

  • Get beach smart: Top tips for beach safety

    With the recent relaxation of lockdown the beach is back as a place to exercise but with no lifeguards present, make sure you don't end up in distress with our handy round-up of the RNLI's safety tips.

  • Living in lockdown with teens – eek!

    Here are 20 things to do that might encourage your teenagers to get out of bed by midday – or at the very least by least by nightfall (fingers crossed).

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    Had enough of Joe Wicks? 8 more PE classes for kids

    Bored of seeing those curls bouncing on your screen every morning? Get little ones off the sofa and burning off some energy with these lockdown PE teachers instead

  • 25 online classes for kids during lockdown

    Kids driving you mad and homeschooling not quite going to plan? Make the most of these free online classes with everything from drawing and cooking to yoga and astronomy

  • Top tips for home schooling your kids

    Never imagined you'd have to teach your kids? No idea where to start? Here are our top tips and useful resources for home schooling. Good luck!

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    Get creative! 6 fun at-home classes for kids

    Stuck indoors? Internet to the rescue! We've rounded up some of the best digital classes to boost your kids' creativity and keep them engaged.

  • 5 things I’ve learned about motherhood

    Acclaimed author (and Muddy favourite) Clover Stroud is in the midst of raising her 5 children. Miraculously she's found time to write a book about it all. Here's a taster.

  • Easter activities SORTED!

    Are you in Half-Term recovery mode? Now the kids are back at school (praise be), plan for an easier Easter with Barracudas Activity Day Camps – I reckon your ankle-biters will love it.

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    Wisbech Grammar School, Cambridgeshire

    Muddy says: A forward-thinking co-ed school that really prepares students for life outside the classroom. Under a new and progressive headmaster it has undergone a complete transformation and now boasts modern facilities, impressive results and a cool sixth form centre.

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    Day trippers

    Half term's here (*smiles through gritted teeth*). Please the little people and save your sanity by checking out these 22 top family day trips.

  • 20+ things to do this half term

    Harassed parents, breathe! The hols are nearly here, but we know exactly how to keep the kids entertained across Suffolk & Cambs - from bushcraft courses and indoor climbing days to the best theatre and family days out.

  • J’adore/ J’abhor

    Parlez-vous teen slang? The language barrier has always been a problem when it comes to parent/child communications. Do you find the way your little darlings speak totally basic or, like, lit?

  • Your ultimate Autumn Walks guide

    Grab your kids, your besties, your dog and anyone else who is free to join you on our first Autumn Walks initiative with Joules - and win coats and wellies for the whole family!

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    Back-to-school essentials

    Holidays nearly over? Oh, what a *shame*! Sort your kids with our pick of everything they need for the new school term - and then it's a party round at mine.

  • Sweetest summer fashion

    There's no shortage of gorgeous children's companies, but high street brand Joules is our pick for the best-dressed kids on the beach.

  • Cute babywear

    Is there a new little prince or princess in your family too? Click this way for the cutest newborn clothes around. Awwww!

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