Yellow food colouring added to PVA Glue and washing liquid

Slime Recipe: Formil Slime: Easy UK recipe with no Borax

Just 3 ingredient slime recipe with PVA glue, Washing Liquid, and Food Colouring. No Borax needed. Easy to make and with ingredients you can get from a UK supermarket (Lidl’s Formil makes good slime!). Before we continue, I’d just like to say – it might seem like Copse Magazine are late to the make-your-own-slime party and that’s because it’s true. We have held out as … Continue reading Slime Recipe: Formil Slime: Easy UK recipe with no Borax

German Vice-Chancellor takes time off to pick up daughter

As far as headlines go, it’s a pretty crummy one. I mean, should it even be news that a father picks up his daughter… even less so when you realise that the news is that he intends to pick her up just once a week. But sadly this non-story has made the headlines in the German national press, the international press, and even on the … Continue reading German Vice-Chancellor takes time off to pick up daughter

The costs of childcare

Childcare costs. A lot. People who earn little get significant state help and subsidy. And so they should – a low-income family’s child doesn’t cost them half as much to care for as the child of a family earning twice as much. It costs the same per hour/day/week for childcare regardless of your salary. Obviously there are more and less expensive nurseries, child-minders, and grandparents. … Continue reading The costs of childcare

Divorce Diary: A child’s eye view on discipline

“Nanny”, the 4 year old says, “I have something important to tell you.” A collective intake of breath was audible. You never quite know what they are going to come out with, do you? Is it going to be something related to which food groups were consumed at lunch today, or is it going to be something from that conversation she overheard when you thought … Continue reading Divorce Diary: A child’s eye view on discipline

Comfy Footwear for Those Important First Steps

There’s an advert running on our local radio at the moment with the line “my mother always said you should invest in good shoes and a good bed, ’cause when you’re not in one, you’re in t’other”. They were advertising beds… I’m going to focus on the other. Anyone who’s ever taken care of a child knows how important it is to find the proper … Continue reading Comfy Footwear for Those Important First Steps

When should you talk about death with young children?

At what age is it appropriate to talk about death with young children? I’m not talking specifically about the death of someone close, but death in general. Our 4 year old’s experience of death so far is limited to her Nanny’s dog, and to a Great Grandma she never met, so it seems quite an abstract understanding of death so far, more of absence. So … Continue reading When should you talk about death with young children?

Emilia Gift Box

New Baby Presents by Post: The Jellybox

You know the old adage, good things come in small packages… well I’ve got another for you: Great things come in great packages. If you are looking for the perfect new-mum/new-baby gift, then look no further than Jellybox. With a large collection of luxury gifts for boys and girls of assorted ages, it’s a really interesting concept for a business, especially when the media fills … Continue reading New Baby Presents by Post: The Jellybox