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8 wishes for my daughter on her 8th birthday

Well I’m not sure how that happened. It seems like only yesterday I was penning 7 wishes for my daughter [...]

By |August 14th, 2019|Parenting|2 Comments

39 thoughts on turning 39

They say age is just a number. Or two numbers if you’re a grown-up and we’re going to be picky [...]

By |August 12th, 2019|Parenting|16 Comments

#MySundaySnapshot

#MySundaySnapshot this week comes from Kingston Lacy, a National Trust property in Dorset where a maize maze has been planted [...]

By |August 11th, 2019|Family life, Parenting|5 Comments

5 weaning tips for happy & healthy baby teeth & WIN one of three Doidy weaning sets!

Did you know it’s recommended to introduce your baby to drinking from an open cup from around six months onwards? [...]

By |August 9th, 2019|Competitions, Parenting|2 Comments

10 reasons to see Tabby McTat’s live theatre show

'Very entertaining, joyful and funny'. Those are the words of my seven-year-old after going to see Tabby McTat's live theatre [...]

By |August 7th, 2019|Parenting, Reviews|1 Comment

5 helpful ways to get your child reception ready

Got a little one starting school? Wondering what you can do as a parent to make the transition from home [...]

By |August 5th, 2019|Parenting|4 Comments

10 things I learnt breastfeeding three babies

I don’t mean three babies at once (although hats off to anyone who does that!) I mean three consecutive children. [...]

By |August 2nd, 2019|Breast feeding, Parenting|9 Comments

5 simple steps to avoid illness on holiday

Did you know that 3,000 Brits a week require medical treatment due to illnesses caught abroad? And that bugs caused [...]

By |July 31st, 2019|Family life, Parenting, Travel|1 Comment

5 top tips for buying school shoes

Less than five months. That's how long the average pair of the most expensive branded school shoes last if the [...]

By |July 29th, 2019|Parenting|12 Comments

#MySundaySnapshot

#MySundaySnapshot this week comes from our allotment, where we've been making the most of the heat wave - and it [...]

By |July 28th, 2019|Parenting|9 Comments

5 simple ways to make holiday travel less stressful

'A feeling of mental strain and pressure related to travelling'. That’s the definition of travel stress, and the chances are [...]

By |July 26th, 2019|Parenting, Travel|1 Comment

Getting our garden summer ready with TJ Hughes

Fancy winning a garden chiminea, a set of solar string lights, a rainbow paddling pool with built-in sprinkler system (such [...]

By |July 24th, 2019|Allotment, Competitions, Gardening, Parenting, Reviews|5 Comments

Protecting little bottoms from nappy rash with Bepanthen #ad

Did you know that nappy rash affects one in three babies at some point in their nappy-wearing life? And that [...]

By |July 22nd, 2019|Parenting, Reviews|0 Comments

#MySundaySnapshot

#MySundaySnapshot this week comes from behind the scenes at Television Centre in London, where I took part in a parenting [...]

By |July 21st, 2019|Parenting|10 Comments

10 sure-fire signs the school holidays have started

It's that time of year again. The school holidays are upon us, and at the time of writing there's six [...]

By |July 20th, 2019|Parenting|10 Comments