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On the road to safer driving: driving lessons for 10-17 year olds launch in Tunbridge Wells

– Innovative lessons reduce accident rates for newly qualified drivers by more than a half – Young Driver will open its second Kent venue on 29th September A driver training course which allows 10-year olds to get behind the wheel is to launch its second venue in Kent due to demand from parents keen to keep…

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Maidstone’s Newest Gem

Written by Sophia Mosely – Shutterhut Photography A little treat on Saturday afternoon…..thank you Allure and On The Doorstep! When Laura asked me to attend the grand opening Allure, Skin and Laser Clinic, I was super excited to learn more about my skin, my body’s largest organ.  Now, had I been looking after this vital part…

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10 Things To Do With Your New Born Baby in Kent

1. Capture the moment When you bring your gorgeous little bundle of joy home you really want to capture just how tiny they are as they grow really quickly, trust me, the cliché is true. I would suggest creating a mood board on Pinterest detailing all the styles you like for newborn photography and don’t…

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Sounds Right Phonics: Dartford

A few weeks ago we were invited to attend a class run by Jo at Sounds Right Phonics Dartford. I was really excited to be invited to this session as I am a big believer in encouraging speech for little ones. We are very lucky that my daughter Holly (aged 2) has always been very…

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Kent Mum Tribe Summer Challenge: 2019

The Kent Mum Tribe is a Facebook community of Mums supporting each other through the journey of motherhood. During this challenge we are encouraging Mums to share their stories and experiences to help others within the tribe. As us Mums sometimes don’t treat ourselves, we have teamed up with De Valey Vinatge Interiors to offer…

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Lingotot: Gravesend

Yesterday we attended a pre-school Spanish lesson by Lingotot Gravesend and it was excelente! I remember learning languages from secondary school age and finding it really difficult, so to be perfectly honest the first time I discovered Lingotot I did question how pre-schoolers would benefit, but how wrong I was to even doubt it for…

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Leeds Castle

Today we went to visit what has been termed ‘the loveliest Castle in the world’ and to be perfectly honest, I do think I would find it very hard to find one to match up! Everywhere we turned there was a stunning view and we simply fell in love with the place. We visited on…

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Little Potters, Sittingbourne

The perfect place to go if you want a mixture of creativity and play for your little ones and as a bonus you can come away with a lovely little present for someone or even for yourself! Win win! Little Potters can be found in the main building of Central Park Station and when you…

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From redundancy in London to a successful business in Kent in 15 months!

Find out how Amy overcame one of the most difficult situations any mother could be faced with!

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What’s #explorethedoorstep all about?

In our very busy lives we sometimes don’t have time to stop and really appreciate what and who we have around us. There are so many inspirational and motivational people in our communities who we may never meet or hear about and I think it’s time that changed! I’ll be bringing you interviews about parents…

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The Tottenham Hotspur Stadium Opening: On the Doorstep’s Experience

Last night the hubby and I had a night off from the children to go and experience the first game at the new Tottenham Hotspur Stadium and it was incredible! When we reached Seven Sisters train station I realised how heavily outnumbered I was in the male to female ratio. The game is so loved…

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Jo Jingles: Tunbridge Wells

This week we tried out a franchise that I have always been interested in, but after a brief experience with Holly when she was quite young and clearly not feeling it, I never revisited until now. We were invited to attend a session by Lydia who runs classes in Tonbridge and Tunbridge Wells and I’m…

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The Club Hub Directory

I was recently invited to review the Club Hub which is great timing as I am looking to find lots of different types of activities for babies and toddlers in Kent! The Club Hub is a directory doing just that, identifying groups local to you, so let’s take a look… The directory comes in both…

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My TOMM Diary: Part 2

So now my week is complete using The Organised Mum Method, here’s part two (part one) to update you on how the rest of the house went and my final feelings about the method: Wednesday: Entrance Halls and Stairs 07:00 Holly and Liam are in full swing of needing everything this morning, food, drinks, games…

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Mother’s Day: here’s to all the ladies in our babies lives

I have always thought Mother’s Day was an important day. A time to really celebrate one of the most important and special people in our lives, and now I’m a mum it’s an incredible feeling to be a part of it. My children and husband really did everything they could to make me feel special…

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Baby Ballet: Maidstone, Malling and Medway

I’m so glad that we enrolled Holly to join Baby Ballet a year and a half ago. She learnt some amazing skills and made a great little friend, what more can I ask for? I was a little concerned before Holly started as I was pregnant and I didn’t want to start if they wouldn’t…

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Milton Keynes 360 Play

Not exactly on my doorstep, but my brothers, we were invited to my nieces 3rd birthday party and what a day! The 2-hour journey from Kent to Milton Keynes started off with a bit of Dart Charge drama, my account has been a little messed up lately so I couldn’t process my payment fully, but…

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The Power of Puppy Love

Today we met the newest member of the family, Bella, and it was love at first sight! I felt like a child waiting to come downstairs on Christmas day when we walked up to the front door to my brother-in-laws house, I was just so full of excitement. When we entered the front door little…

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Legs, Bums and Bubbas

Health and fitness has always been a big part of my life, I’m so grateful that my parents really encouraged active play and lots of sport when I was little. I grew up in a house where I was one of six children so there was always someone to play with! Throughout my life I’ve…

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Spring has arrived!

Spring has well and truly arrived now and I’m loving it! I went for a lovely morning walk with Louis (our Labrador) Holly and Liam and we came across lots of spring gardens coming to life, I could hear the birds singing and if I tried really hard could even feel a little warmth from…

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