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My breastfeeding hopes…and fears

It’s official: the third trimester has arrived! With 10 weeks to go until baby number three is due to make their [...]

By |December 2nd, 2016|Breast feeding, Parenting|0 Comments

10 reasons it’s ok to use TV as a babysitter

Apparently a quarter of all parents of young children in the UK use TV as a babysitter. Anyone who comes [...]

By |November 30th, 2016|Parenting|18 Comments

Annoying things you only notice when you become a parent

It occurred to me, as I tried to ram the Mountain Buggy through the door of Costa Coffee for the [...]

By |November 28th, 2016|Parenting|22 Comments

#MySundayPhoto

We received our very first visit from the tooth fairy this week - even though there was no actual tooth [...]

By |November 27th, 2016|Parenting|6 Comments

‘Mummy I think I just ate my tooth’

There’s been a milestone moment in our house this week: BB lost her first tooth. When I say lost, I [...]

By |November 25th, 2016|Parenting|6 Comments

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|5 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|76 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|31 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|36 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

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

10 ways swimming can help your baby grow

Regular readers will know that Little B and I have been doing Puddle Ducks baby swimming lessons, and now he's [...]

By |October 28th, 2016|Parenting|8 Comments