What’s in my hospital bag?

Thousands. That's how many times 'hospital bag' is tapped into Google in an average month. And I don't know about you but I'm a bit of a nosy parker when it comes to 'what's in my bag' posts. With just under two weeks to go [...]

Will I be forced to give birth alone?

You might think it's a ridiculous question and one with an obvious answer: of course not. But with the UK in the grip of the coronavirus pandemic labouring and giving birth alone is suddenly a very real possibility facing expectant mamas like me. At the [...]

Planning ahead with the Boxclever Press family life diary

They say preparation is the key to success, and I don't know about you but that means I'm going to need all the preparation I can to get through the next few months with a smile on my face. With the nation on lockdown thanks [...]

8 ways I’m going to (try) & survive coronavirus homeschooling

If you'd have asked me a month ago if I'd ever consider homeschooling 'over my dead body' - or something like it - would have been my response. Quite frankly I can't imagine anything worse - yet here we are in the middle of the [...]

How to work from home with your partner (& stay sane!)

Hands up who’s suddenly working from home with a partner thanks to what the oldest is now calling ‘stupid coronavirus’? With the nation advised to work from home where possible I’m betting there’s a fair few of you – and I’m also willing to bet [...]

Do pregnant women really need to self-isolate?

I'm talking, of course, about coronavirus and the government advice that all pregnant women should self-isolate for 12 weeks in a bid to avoid contracting the bug. The question is, if you're fit and well and so are your family, is it really necessary? And [...]

5 restaurant booking apps for busy parents

Did you know that almost a third of Brits now use apps to order food and book restaurants from the comfort of our own homes? As a busy mum of three with baby number four on the way anything that makes my life simpler and [...]

5 ways to prepare for a newborn in the wake of coronavirus

Preparing to welcome a new baby in the not-too-distant future? Worried about what the coronavirus outbreak means for you and your newborn? Then you’re not alone! With our new baby due in less than month I can’t help but wonder – and worry – what [...]

5 things to consider when planning a home renovation

What makes a good home design? It’s an interesting question, because what works for some people would be a complete nightmare for others. Living all on one floor in a flat or apartment with no outside space to maintain might work for one, while a [...]

Unique & personalised Mother’s Day gift ideas you can buy online

On the hunt for the perfect Mother’s Day gift or want to give someone a nudge in the right direction? Looking for something a little bit different that doesn’t involve traipsing around shops with little people in tow? Then you’ve come to the right place! [...]

10 things that have changed between my first & fourth baby!

They say every pregnancy is different, but what I didn’t appreciate is just how much things change over the course of those pregnancies. It’s been almost 10 years since I first discovered I was expecting baby number one, and now that I’m expecting baby number [...]

7 ways to try & turn a breech baby naturally

Nearing the end of pregnancy with a baby in the breech position? If you’re reading this the chances are the answer is yes – and, like me, I’m guessing you want to try and do something about it. At 34 weeks pregnant baby number four [...]

How I fell victim to the Maternity Allowance tax glitch

Self-employed and expecting a baby in the not too distant future? Planning on claiming Maternity Allowance? Then you MUST read this! This is a tale about a self-employed mama, a claim for Maternity Allowance and a tax glitch that has been swept under the carpet [...]

How to make a Peppa Pig cake in 10 easy steps

Got a little one who loves Peppa Pig? Want to know how to make them a Peppa Pig cake without losing the plot and being left with a kitchen that looks like a bomb’s hit it? Then you’ve come to the right place! According to [...]

Stay at home mums are not ‘economically inactive’!

Brace yourselves: this is going to be a ranty one. Heard the one about the Home Sectetary who reckons 'economically inactive' people like stay at home mums could help fill gaps in the UK's workforce? Priti Patel has been branded 'clueless' after suggesting 8.5 million [...]