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3 simple ways to quit smoking for good

Did you know that if you quit smoking before the age of 40 the chances of dying from a smoking related disease decrease by around 90%? That's quite a sobering statistic - and one worth thinking about if you or someone you know is a [...]

5 reasons everyone should keep a rainy day fund

Did you know that one in 10 of us don't have any savings at all, and of those of us who do a third of us have less than £600? It's sobering stuff - especially as we emerge from coronavirus lockdown with the future so [...]

5 easy ways to back up digital memories #ad

Hands up who worries about the zillions of photos stored on your phone that you've never had time to do anything about? Or the precious newborn and birthday videos you've somehow never got around to downloading? The truth is digital memories are some of the [...]

5 playground safety tips for parents #ad

Anyone else wondering just how safe parks and playgrounds are going to be after lockdown or is it just me? Our playground and parks have been sealed off for months now and with paddling pools standing empty and swings not being swung on I can't [...]

5 last minute lockdown Father’s Day gift ideas #ad

Hands up who thought lockdown would be over by Father's Day? I don't know about you but when Mother's Day came and went under the coronavirus cloud I kind of thought things would be different come Father's Day three months later. Although lockdown restrictions are [...]

Tommee Tippee Made for Me breast pump review

On the hunt for a new electric breast pump or know someone who is? Want to know what to expect from Tommee Tippee's latest offering and whether it's worth parting with your hard earned cash? Then you've come to the right place! As a first [...]

10 things I’m going to miss about lockdown

Now here's a sentence I never thought I'd write: things I'm going to miss about lockdown. When we first went into lockdown I won't lie: at eight months pregnant and with three kids suddenly at home I thought it was the end of the world, [...]

10 things I’ve learnt in one month as a mum of four!

Seven weeks. That's how long it's been since baby number four Violet Hope graced us with her presence. And it's fair to say life has got rather interesting during that time! If someone had told me after baby number one was born that I'd one [...]

6 car safety tips for driving with a baby on board #ad

Did you know that around 5,000 children are either seriously injured or killed in car accidents in the UK each year? It's sobering stuff - and makes safety while travelling with a baby on board even more important. When it comes to kids and cars [...]

5 top tips for surviving sleep deprivation with a new baby

Did you know that the average British parent loses a whopping 780 hours of sleep in the first year of their baby's life? And that the average new mama gets just four hours of sleep a night? Those are among the findings of new research [...]

Capturing special family memories with My-Picture.co.uk #ad

Hands up who else is using lockdown as a chance to start projects that have been on your to-do list for ages but you've somehow never got around to? Whether it's gardening or DIY or something creative, a lockdown silver lining has to be the [...]

7 secrets for a better complexion after 30 #ad

Remember having bags of energy and an ability to look great after multiple nights out despite burning the candle at both ends? Me too - except now I'm in my thirties and facing the big 4-0 this summer it's a different story. These days my [...]

Should I send my kids back to school & nursery?

Should I send my kids back to school and nursery on June 1? It's the million dollar question facing parents up and down the country, and one for which everyone has a different opinion - and answer. The proposed reopening of schools and nurseries as [...]

7 top tips for coping with a newborn in the wake of coronavirus #ad

More than 100 million. That's how many babies will be born under the shadow of the coronavirus outbreak if figures by UNICEF are to be believed. And our youngest is one of them. If you're a regular follower of the blog you'll know we welcomed [...]