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Win tickets to The Baby Show at London’s ExCel!

Fancy winning tickets to The Baby Show at London’s ExCel centre? Then read on – because we’ve got three pairs to give away to celebrate The Baby Show’s 18th birthday! Dubbed the one-stop-shop for everything pregnancy and parenting related, The Baby Show is tried, tested [...]

7 fun things to do at the beach for under £20 #ad

(AD: This is a sponsored post in collaboration with Morses Club) Did you know the average cost of a family day out in the UK is more than £80 if the latest figures are to be believed? As a family of five – and soon [...]

WIN a family ticket to see Peppa Pig at Brighton Dome!

We’re kicking off half term with a brand new competition for all the Peppa Pig fans in the house: the chance to win a family ticket to see Peppa Pig at Brighton Dome! Peppa Pig – My First Concert is coming to Brighton on Thursday [...]

To my third born on her 3rd birthday

Ever heard the saying blink and they’re eight? As the owner of an eight-year-old I totally get it, but I think the same can be said about turning three too. With the youngest turning three this Valentine’s Day it's really driven home to me just [...]

Coronavirus: just how worried should we be?

How worried should we be about coronavirus? I ask after waking up to email alerts from both school and nursery with official advice from Public Health England following increasing reports of coronavirus outbreaks in the UK. It wasn’t long after the aforementioned email alert that [...]

5 home interior trends I’m loving in 2020 #ad

Hands up who loves scrolling through social media for home interior inspiration? The thing I love about the start of the year is that feeds are full of décor and design ideas for the year ahead - and a treasure trove of all sorts of [...]

Managing third trimester aches & pains with The Massage Company

Lower back pain, muscle spasms, trouble sleeping, heartburn: those are among the joyful side effects of the third trimester as any pregnant mama will tell you. At 30 weeks pregnant with baby number four I’m no exception, so when massage experts The Massage Company got [...]

5 things I love most about the UK in winter

Forget skiing in the French Alps or seeing the Northern Lights in Lapland: you don’t need to get on a plane and travel abroad to make the most of the great outdoors in winter. There are equally memorable experiences right here on our doorstep in [...]

Does having an epidural make me a failure?

Does having an epidural make me a failure? According to the so-called ‘cult of natural childbirth’ it does. I ask after the subject of epidurals hit the headlines following claims women are being denied pain relief during childbirth by the NHS, with Health Secretary Matt [...]

5 simple ways to monetise your blog

How do you make money blogging? If I had £1 for every time I’ve been asked that question I’d be considerably richer than I am now! I’m not what you’d call a ‘big hitter’ and blogging isn’t my full time job, but it does generate [...]

Should I harvest my colostrum before my baby is born?

It sounds like the sort of thing best left to scientists in labs, but it's the latest recommendation being dished out to expectant mamas in the run up to the big day. Colostrum harvesting - aka expressing colostrum before your baby has actually been born [...]

5 ways to cope financially when you’re unexpectedly expecting

Six thousand pounds. That’s how much a baby costs in their first year if new research by insurance company LV is to be believed, and I don’t know about you but that sounds like an awful lot of money. Planning for a new baby – [...]

7 ways blogging has shaped me as a parent

Seven years. I’m not sure where the time has gone but that’s how long I’ve now been blogging for – seven whole years! To put it in context, that’s 2,555 days resulting in 1,226 blog posts which have attracted 15,436 comments, the majority of which [...]

10 things I’d completely forgotten about being pregnant!

Isn’t it funny how you can completely forget what it’s like to be in a situation when you’re no longer in it – until you happen to be in it again and it all comes flooding back and you wonder how on earth you could [...]

Celebrating Veganuary with Little Dish

Trying to eat less meat and a little more veg? Want to encourage your little ones to follow suit? Then you’ve come to the right place! With Veganuary in full swing we’ve teamed up with toddler ready meal brand Little Dish to give away three [...]