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The only maternity items you’ll ever need

Bra clip extensions, weird shaped pillows and morning sickness sweets. A bit like baby items you really don’t need, they [...]

By |November 23rd, 2016|Parenting, Pregnancy|6 Comments

‘I still don’t love my daughter’

Those are the incredibly brave words of Katie Pike, a 29-year-old mum-of-one on the reality of post natal depression (PND). [...]

By |November 21st, 2016|Parenting|95 Comments

#MySundayPhoto

First, a confession: #MySundayPhoto wasn't actually taken by me this week. It was taken by Bournemouth-based family photographer Mei Parsons [...]

By |November 20th, 2016|Family life|7 Comments

Why I gave up my dream job to breastfeed

‘Give mums paid breaks to breastfeed at work’. That’s the recommendation of a new report which blames the UK’s ‘unhelpful [...]

By |November 18th, 2016|Breast feeding, Parenting|33 Comments

5 reasons I can’t live without the Teletubbies

It’s a sentence I never thought I’d write – like so many things they don't tell you about being a [...]

By |November 16th, 2016|Competitions, Parenting|13 Comments

Weird things I worry about now I’m a mum

According to Misery Guts the world has gone ‘bat sh*t mental’. He’s referring, of course, to the election of Donald [...]

By |November 14th, 2016|Parenting|37 Comments

#MySundayPhoto

This week I was treated to a rare night out - with Robbie Williams! I'm a big Take That and [...]

By |November 13th, 2016|Music|8 Comments

The best gifts for expectant mums

With the third trimester of my third pregnancy rapidly approaching I’ve been treated to a surprise – and very welcome [...]

By |November 11th, 2016|Pregnancy|18 Comments

7 ways to make flying with kids easier

If the words ‘flying’ and ‘kids’ bring you out in a cold sweat, you’re not alone. And I’m not referring [...]

By |November 9th, 2016|Parenting|7 Comments

Fun ways to help your child with times tables

They say there’s an app for everything, and it turns out there is. Just two months into year one BB [...]

By |November 7th, 2016|Parenting|11 Comments

#MySundayPhoto

After starting the week with Halloween (I'm still getting over all the things they don't tell you) we ended it [...]

By |November 6th, 2016|Family days out|5 Comments

The stupidest things I’ve been asked while pregnant

Brace yourselves: this is going to be a bit of a ranty one (I’m blaming pregnancy hormones). I don’t know [...]

By |November 4th, 2016|Pregnancy|26 Comments

Things no-one warns you about Halloween

So Halloween is over for another year, thank goodness. Unlike Christmas, when all the preparations are actually worth it because [...]

By |November 2nd, 2016|Parenting|10 Comments

10 things they don’t tell you about raising a boy

We all know babies don't come with manuals and being a parent doesn't come with an instruction book (more's the [...]

By |October 31st, 2016|Parenting|35 Comments

#MySundayPhoto

It's a big day in our house - Little B is two today! Which means it's been two whole years [...]

By |October 30th, 2016|Family life|7 Comments