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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|6 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|92 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|32 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

How can I boost my child’s self-esteem?

‘I look horrible’. Those three little words made my heart sink and sent alarm bells ringing when they came out of [...]

By |October 17th, 2016|Parenting|51 Comments

#MySundayPhoto

Little B has started doing That Thing that all boys seem to do. At 23 months he's still in nappies [...]

By |October 16th, 2016|Parenting|6 Comments

Motherhood: how old is too old?

At the grand ‘old’ age of 36 and being pregnant with baby number three I am officially classed as a ‘geriatric [...]

By |October 12th, 2016|Parenting|26 Comments

‘Nobody wants to be the kid who does a number two in their pants’ #ad

This post was written in partnership with Andrex ‘Nobody wants to be the kid who does a number two in [...]

By |October 11th, 2016|Parenting|24 Comments

Super easy breadless lunchbox ideas

If I had £1 for every time I’ve silently thanked God – or more specifically Nick Clegg – for the [...]

By |October 10th, 2016|Parenting, Recipes|15 Comments