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Why you should vote tomorrow according to my 13-year-old cousin

Statistics say young people don’t care about politics. I say: watch this. This is my 13-year-old cousin, who has not [...]

By |May 6th, 2015|Competitions, Family life, News, Parenting|0 Comments

There was absolutely no sign of the necessary big pants: where was Kate’s VPL?

Didn’t Kate look amazing when she left hospital less than 10 hours after giving birth? I too left hospital around 10 hours [...]

I’m officially a Huggies ‘mumbassador’!

It's official: I'm a Huggies brand ambassador! And Little B is delighted, as you can see (pictured). Yesterday Little B [...]

By |May 1st, 2015|Baby, Beauty, Breast feeding, Family life, Health, News|0 Comments

New nuclear, blended or klingon: what type of family are you?

The idea of the nuclear family – mum, dad and two point something kids living together – is being stretched [...]

Our big allotment challenge! (with a little help from Aldi)

After 14 months on the waiting list we finally have an allotment (pictured). I was surprised at how quickly it [...]

‘There’s SEAWEED in my Bolognese!’

It wasn’t seaweed, it was spinach (pictured), which was swiftly extracted by a shrieking BB and left on the side of [...]

By |April 21st, 2015|Baby, baking, Discipline, Family life, Food, Health, Parenting, Recipes|6 Comments

Post baby running update: six months after the birth

It’s almost six months since I’ve been back pounding the pavements following the birth of Little B, so I thought [...]

Never let the truth get in the way of a good story

Apparently two thirds of parents don’t have enough time to read to their kids, and a third say they suffer [...]

By |April 17th, 2015|Baby, Books, Family days out, Family life, News, Parenting, Reading|7 Comments

Who’d have thought the best bit about a holiday could be a break from pumping milk?

It turns out we couldn’t have picked a better week to have our first holiday of the year – a [...]

Bing DVD review: this bunny will last beyond Easter

We’ve decamped to Dorset and the New Forest to grace the grannies with our presence over Easter. This year we’ve [...]

By |April 6th, 2015|Baby, Books, Family life, Parenting, Reviews|0 Comments

Lindt Easter chocolate review: the diddy lambs are almost too cute to eat (but not quite)

Easter has come early in our house. In fact most seasonal events – Halloween, Christmas, Pancake Day etcetera - tend [...]

By |April 1st, 2015|Baby, Family life, Food, Health, Parenting, Reviews|0 Comments

Shared parental leave: it could easily end in divorce

The new shared parental leave policy comes into force next week. Having just returned from maternity leave, I don’t think [...]

Is it ok to go straight from the school run to the pub?

We’ve had a sobering email from BB’s preschool. After Easter they’re going to start introducing phonics and teaching the children [...]

By |March 25th, 2015|Baby, Books, Breast feeding, Family life, Parenting, Reading, School|0 Comments

I thought it was poo then realised it was blood

There’s nothing like a good shock to wake you up in the morning. I went into BB’s bedroom one morning [...]

By |March 20th, 2015|Baby, Family life, Health, Parenting|2 Comments

Purifyne Cleanse review: an internal makeover for your body

Cold pressed, ready to drink fresh detox juice delivered straight to your door. Doesn’t that sound fantastic? There’s never been [...]