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Top tips for birthday parties on a budget

Seventy THOUSAND pounds. That’s how much Tamara Ecclestone is reported to have spent on her daughter’s first birthday party. Even [...]

By |November 2nd, 2015|Family life|11 Comments


It's the morning after the night before in our house. Yesterday was Little B's first birthday party - a party [...]

By |November 1st, 2015|Family life|12 Comments

Pregnancy after multiple miscarriage: a year on

Today is Little B’s first birthday. That means it’s been a whole year since he calmly arrived into the world, [...]

Things they don’t tell you about being a parent

After the week from hell last week Misery Guts and I kicked off half term with a much needed spa [...]

By |October 28th, 2015|Parenting|62 Comments

Milton Combi Steriliser review: things could get messy

Having exclusively breastfed both BB and Little B I’ve never needed bottles on a daily basis so have never bothered [...]

By |October 28th, 2015|Reviews|2 Comments

How do you pick the perfect baby name?

We’ve come to the end of BB’s first half term at school and never in all of her four years [...]

By |October 26th, 2015|Parenting|19 Comments


This time last year, after two miscarriages in a row, it was two days before Little B’s due date. I [...]

By |October 25th, 2015|Parenting|25 Comments

Things that have gone wrong this week

You know when you have one of those weeks where everything just seems to go wrong and nothing goes quite [...]

By |October 23rd, 2015|Parenting|16 Comments

How to make a hospital stay fun for kids

I thought milk & doughnuts was the perfect home remedy for BB’s pneumonia, but it turns out I was wrong. [...]

By |October 21st, 2015|Family life|19 Comments

10 signs your baby is a weanager

I thought the terrible twos were the first tricky milestone we’re supposed to face, but apparently there’s a new one: [...]

By |October 19th, 2015|Parenting|62 Comments


It hasn't been the weekend we expected it to be. BB's pneumonia means she is now in hospital because she [...]

By |October 18th, 2015|Parenting|17 Comments

Milk & doughnuts: the BEST home remedy for kids

BB’s got pneumonia. It all started innocently enough – she began complaining of a tummy ache and seemed a bit [...]

By |October 16th, 2015|Parenting, Uncategorised|12 Comments

Routine for babies: just how important is it?

I’m feeling like a really crummy mummy this week. First there was the whole 'brexting' thing, now we’ve had the first of Little B’s [...]

By |October 14th, 2015|Parenting|13 Comments

Why you should NEVER feel guilty about ‘brexting’

Brexting. Also known as texting or using your mobile phone while breastfeeding. It’s the latest no-no being flagged up by [...]

By |October 12th, 2015|Breast feeding|30 Comments


Today we're coming to you from a sick household. BB has had a bug since the middle of last week [...]

By |October 11th, 2015|Family life|8 Comments