Loving Life with Little Ones
Toddle About is very much a family venture. The concept was originally my wife Ruth's idea, who found it incredibly hard to find the things that were going on in our local area for little ones - especially the free things! So we decided to create a magazine and website that worked as a 'one stop shop' for everything baby and toddler in the local area - and so Toddle About was born.
Although Ruth has her hands full with our three children, she amazingly remains heavily involved - her years as an early years teacher at Kislingbury and Blisworth Primary Schools have proved invaluable in getting the content of Toddle About just right.
Toddle About is an incredibly fun project to work on, and we hope you like it! We have received some really positive feedback
so far and we'd love to know what you think too, so please tell us
The Socially Responsible Bit
Every year, thousands of new mothers suffer from post-natal depression. Many more mothers (and new-age home-dads!) suffer from a less serious condition, but a condition no less worthy of our attention: simple loneliness and boredom! Research has shown that better than pills, better than counselling, and better than Facebook (believe it or not!), what mums really benefit from most is personal contact and real conversations with other mothers in similar situations. But finding the places to go that can allow these friendships to begin can be difficult, and attending the first time can be daunting to many. Our intention is that Toddle About will make this first step that little bit easier - and once you have somewhere to look, it's amazing to see how many things are going on. There really are enough activities to suit any personal preferences!
(View our listings of Mums and Tots Groups
to get an idea of what's out there)
We have big ambitions for Toddle About and we would love to see a Toddle About magazine in every county of the UK. As I write this, I have to admit that sounds pretty grand, but the reception our existing magazines have received has shown us that what we do really is appreciated by so many parents - and businesses - and that's definitely motivating!
Of course, we will need help to grow Toddle About, and we hope to provide flexible work opportunities for other parents who are passionate about what we do to get involved and join our team her at Toddle About HQ, near Towcester, Northamptonshire. If that sounds interesting to you, please get in touch