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6 wishes for my lockdown baby at six months old

I can't believe I'm writing this but baby number four is now six months old! It's been six whole months [...]

By |October 20th, 2020|Family life, Parenting|0 Comments

Should I pay my kids to do chores?

I ask after the oldest (nine) asked if she could start earning money by doing jobs around the house. My [...]

By |October 15th, 2020|Parenting|3 Comments

Halloween front door decoration ideas for under £20 #ad

Wondering how to entertain the kids this Halloween in the absence of parties, trick or treating and all the usual [...]

By |October 11th, 2020|Parenting, Reviews|6 Comments

Why I spent our child benefit on a private Covid test kit

Brace yourselves: this is likely to be a bit of a controversial one. It involves a three-year-old with a cough, [...]

By |September 25th, 2020|Parenting|22 Comments

7 simple ways to teach kids a new language

Did you know that learning a second language can help kids with problem solving, critical thinking and listening skills, as well [...]

By |September 21st, 2020|Parenting|3 Comments

Should children be included in the rule of six?

I ask after new government coronavirus restrictions in England ban groups of more than six people from two households meeting [...]

By |September 16th, 2020|Parenting|19 Comments

Celebrating back to school with Kellogg’s

Hands up who's celebrating the kids going back to school at long last? As a work at home mum back [...]

By |September 14th, 2020|Parenting, Reviews|5 Comments

10 things to consider before having a fourth baby

It's been almost five months since we welcomed baby number four Violet Hope and I thought now would be a [...]

By |September 11th, 2020|Family life, Parenting|8 Comments

5 ways I’m dealing with my colicky baby

Almost 30 per cent of babies get it and as a mum of four I feel like I've been there, [...]

By |September 3rd, 2020|Parenting, Reviews|5 Comments

10 things that suddenly happen when you push a pram!

I've got a confession: for the last few weeks I've been shoehorning the baby (four months) into her pram - [...]

By |August 29th, 2020|Parenting|13 Comments

WIN one of 3 cuddly pandas with Ickle Pickles & Sudocrem!

Did you know that every year in the UK 95,000 babies - that's one in 8 - are born prematurely? [...]

By |August 26th, 2020|Competitions, Parenting|4 Comments

Looking after my microbiome with VSL#3 #ad

It sounds like the sort of thing Gwyneth Paltrow might have dreamt up but we all have it and it's [...]

By |August 17th, 2020|Health, Parenting, Reviews|1 Comment

Keeping our nursery clean & safe with Munchkin’s 59S UV steriliser #ad

Ever worry about unmentionables lurking on soft toys and the surfaces of toys that you can't simply bung in the [...]

By |August 8th, 2020|Parenting, Reviews|7 Comments

10 things I’ve learnt breastfeeding four babies!

I don't mean all at the same time - that would be quite a feat! - I mean four babies [...]

By |August 5th, 2020|Breast feeding, Parenting|3 Comments

What is mother’s instinct?

What is mother's instinct? I ask after an altercation between the boy (5) and Misery Guts's bike, resulting in a [...]

By |July 27th, 2020|Parenting|8 Comments