5 Mother’s Day presents you ACTUALLY want

I don't mean to sound ungrateful, but there seems to be more tat around than usual in the run up to Mother’s [...]

By |March 2nd, 2016|Parenting, Reviews|42 Comments

How to establish a bedtime routine

I THINK we may have done it. Famous last words of course, but after 16 months I think we might [...]

By |February 29th, 2016|Parenting, Reviews|39 Comments

Should you take a child to a funeral?

We had some sad news this week. BB and Little B’s great grandad – Misery Guts’s grandad – died. He [...]

By |February 26th, 2016|Parenting|20 Comments

5 kids’ characters who make me want to SCREAM

Big news! They’re bringing back Super Ted! In case you weren’t around in the 1980s, Super Ted was a Welsh [...]

By |February 24th, 2016|Books, Parenting|123 Comments

#SagGoneGrooveOn: beating nappy sag with Pampers!

Babies have got it pretty easy when you think about it. They can sleep whenever and wherever they like, get [...]

By |February 22nd, 2016|Parenting, Reviews|36 Comments

5 reasons I hate half term

It’s official: just like the school run, I’ve discovered I hate half term. They call it the ‘half term holiday’, [...]

By |February 19th, 2016|Parenting|77 Comments

#Poweredbyplants: 5 ways to get kids to eat more veg

Apparently only 22% of children know that broccoli grows on a plant. In a totally unscientific test I asked BB [...]

By |February 15th, 2016|Parenting|34 Comments

The REAL difference between being a mum & being a dad

Obviously there’s a difference between being a mum and being a dad. Like the small matter of growing a baby [...]

By |February 8th, 2016|Parenting|74 Comments

Top tips for exercise after pregnancy

I recently wrote a post on 5 ways running will change your life and how running quite literally keeps me [...]

By |February 1st, 2016|Parenting|16 Comments

Would you wear pyjamas on the school run?

Would you wear pyjamas on the school run? I appeared on ITV's This Morning debating the issue after a head teacher wrote to [...]

By |January 27th, 2016|Parenting|96 Comments

10 signs you’re turning into your mother

It’s happened. Last week, when BB asked a question and my mum and I answered at the same time with [...]

By |January 22nd, 2016|Parenting|134 Comments

The REAL difference between baby girls and baby boys

I know they say no two babies are the same, but BB and Little B couldn’t be more different. While [...]

By |January 13th, 2016|Parenting|45 Comments

5 easy ways to eat less sugar

Sugar. It’s everywhere, and it’s the new evil if all the headlines are to be believed. I’d never really given [...]

By |January 11th, 2016|Food, Health, Parenting|56 Comments

Co-sleeping with a baby: should you or shouldn’t you?

This week, at 14 months old, Little B spent a whole night in his cot for the first time ever. [...]

By |January 8th, 2016|Parenting|8 Comments

5 ways running will change your life

When I first took up running, I couldn’t even run for a minute. I’m not joking: my heart felt like [...]

By |January 6th, 2016|Parenting|28 Comments