Jasmine Stephens

Jasmine Stephens

Jasmine is TLE's family editor. A writer, and mum of three young children, Jasmine has a degree in French and Italian from the University of Leeds and spent over ten years working in language services.

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Happy Father’s Day

By Jasmine Stephens, Family Editor Since I've had my own children, Father's Day has taken on a completely different focus. It's a day for my children to tell their dad how much they love and appreciate him, to give him homemade cards with a wobbly attempt at signing their own...

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The legalities of travelling with families

Between checking everybody’s passport is in date, stocking up on suncream, arranging airport transfers and washing and ironing countless pairs of shorts and t-shirts, there is little time when planning a family holiday to consider what may happen should something go wrong, either before the trip or during. What happens...

Titan mattress by Sleeping Duck – Review

By Jasmine Stephens, Family Editor Lower back pain is often seen as part and parcel of pregnancy with nearly 70% of pregnant women suffering at some point. Unfortunately, unlike many other pregnancy-related complaints, it often doesn’t end with labour and many women continue to experience lower back pain long after...

The Importance of Play – Playday 2015

By Jasmine Stephens, Family Editor  Play is essential for children's development. It sounds obvious when you put it like that, but opportunities for kids to play are being lost all the time by everything from cuts to local services such as Children's Centres and playgrounds, to a more risk-averse society,...

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Vango Euphoria 600 – Tent Review

By Jasmine Stephens, Family Editor A quick google of the new Vango Euphoria 600 tent and I knew it would be quality. A trusted brand, a premium polycotton flysheet and Vango’s Airbeam technology replacing the more traditional poles. This is a tent that means business. When you’re looking to buy...

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Parents want more ‘healthy competition’ in schools

By Jasmine Stephens, Family Editor When I was at school, competition was king and not just through the enforced participation at a multitude of sporting events. The school held annual speech days for each year group where prizes were awarded for achievement and effort and a specific award in each...

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Media to Blame for Breastfeeding Negativity

By Jasmine Stephens, Family Editor Breastfeeding.  It’s among the most emotive of subjects for new mothers, with pressure to breastfeed and blame for low rates being cast from every angle; not least the pressure that guilt-ridden new mums – desperate to do the best for their precious bundles – can’t...

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The Top 7 Green Spaces in the Big Smoke

By Ahmed Al-Ansari, Media Manager at Morgan Pryce, commercial property agents in London London is full of bustling business professionals, office towers, red buses and overcrowded tube stations. What many people do not see is the great number of open, green spaces, free to the public which London has to offer....

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