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The curious case of the shrinking boob

Pregnancy – and breastfeeding – have got lot to answer for in the boob department. Anyone who says they haven't is lying. [...]

By |September 7th, 2016|Breast feeding, Parenting, Pregnancy|16 Comments

‘Mummy there’s POO on my hand!’

The thing they don’t tell you about toilet training is that it goes way beyond simply getting them to do [...]

By |September 5th, 2016|Parenting, School|44 Comments


This week we decamped to my in-laws in the New Forest while some work was done on our flat, meaning [...]

By |September 4th, 2016|Pregnancy|6 Comments

Back to school essentials you didn’t know you need

I can’t wait for the new school year to start. Working from home (see my confessions of a stay-and-work-at-home mum [...]

By |September 2nd, 2016|Parenting, Reviews|49 Comments

How to exercise safely in pregnancy

Regular readers will know that I'm a) pregnant and b) love running. I continued running until I was eight months [...]

By |September 1st, 2016|Pregnancy|0 Comments

5 of the best wooden toys for kids

When I first became a mum I had visions of wooden toys neatly stacked on bookcases lined with traditional fairy tales, [...]

By |August 31st, 2016|Reviews|14 Comments

How to make a Frozen cake in 12 easy steps

If the very thought of conjuring up a Frozen cake fills you with dread, then read on. It may sound [...]

By |August 29th, 2016|Parenting, Recipes|45 Comments


You spend hours and hours making and decorating a cake, and then it's all but gone in a matter of [...]

By |August 28th, 2016|Family life|8 Comments

Things they don’t tell you about pregnancy after miscarriage

There’s no getting away from it: pregnancy is a tricky business. And pregnancy after miscarriage is even trickier. I should [...]

By |August 26th, 2016|Uncategorised|19 Comments

How do you stop co-sleeping?

How do you stop co-sleeping? Google it and you’ll find pages of advice for newborns up to teens which is [...]

By |August 24th, 2016|Uncategorised|21 Comments

Fun lunchbox ideas for kids

One hundred and ninety five. If you had to produce packed lunches for one child for the whole school year, [...]

By |August 22nd, 2016|Parenting|44 Comments


There was only one image I could choose for #MySundayPhoto this week: BB on her 5th birthday. Here she is [...]

By |August 21st, 2016|Parenting|16 Comments

Pregnancy no-nos & what to do if you break the ‘rules’

So, the little blue line appears on the testing stick and what you’d suspected ever since buying it is confirmed: [...]

By |August 19th, 2016|Pregnancy|90 Comments

How to deal with defiant children

Instagram followers will know we’ve recently returned from Spain, where it’s fair to say Little B really tested our patience [...]

By |August 18th, 2016|Parenting|0 Comments

WIN one of 5 video cameras & Cadbury Dairy Milk Buttons!

Picture the scene: it was an average working weekday - I think it was raining - and I really wasn’t [...]

By |August 12th, 2016|Competitions|44 Comments